Yankton company building $3.5M oats processing facility
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton company is building a $3.5 million oats processing facility on the city’s north side.
Yaggies Grain and Feed’s current facilities are running out of space. Transportation and utility considerations also led to the decision to seek a new site, the
South Dakota college golfers treated after Iowa collision
WESTFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say members of a South Dakota college golf team were treated at a hospital after a collision between their van and a sport utility vehicle in northwest Iowa.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday about a ...
Authorities recover body of missing Yankton boater
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a missing boater from Yankton.
The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 53-year-old Duane Ernster was discovered Monday morning near Gavins Point campground. A camper discovered the body in the water near the ...
Crews searching Missouri River for missing Yankton man
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Crews from Nebraska and South Dakota are searching the Missouri River in the Gavins Point Dam area for a Yankton man who was reported missing Friday.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks District Supervisor Sam Schelhaas
South Dakota school celebrates 30 years of special education
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — For more than 30 years, Yankton’s Stewart School has had an entire wing of its building dedicated to providing special education services.
“It’s been around since 1987, and was kind of created on a napkin by Joyce Wentworth, our former director of student services,” ...
2 National Guard units to deploy for training in Europe
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton- and Watertown-based National Guard units will be deployed to Europe this winter for a noncombat training operation.
The Yankton-based 1-147th Bravo Battery field artillery battalion and its supporting Watertown-based 147th Forward Support Company will be ...
Vandals destroy walleye sculpture in Yankton worth $15,000
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Vandals destroyed a popular riverwalk sculpture near the Meridian Bridge in Yankton.
The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the 9-foot-tall granite sculpture ...
South Dakota officials emphasize firewood restrictions
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding campers to follow quarantine restrictions on firewood to stem the spread of an invasive insect.
Emerald ash borers were confirmed for the first time in South Dakota in Sioux Falls last May, the
Historic Navy hangar in South Dakota gets upgrades
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — This summer, Yankton officials decided that it was time to spruce up the barrel hangar at Chan Gurney Municipal Airport.
The structure, which dates back to World War II, will get a new roof and all new windows on the north side.
“The barrel hangar was built in ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota police department has received a $40,000 state grant to equip its officers with body cameras in an effort to improve transparency.
The Yankton Police Department has spent nearly a year researching the equipment,
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton’s interim police chief has been given the job on a full-time basis.
City Manager Amy Nelson recently announced that John Harris had accepted the position full-time, the
LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a car crash in Yankton County over the weekend.
The state Department of Public Safety said Thursday 20-year-old Saul Renteria, of Yankton, was killed when the car in which he was riding veered into a ditch near ...
LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — One man is dead and two others seriously injured after a car crash in southeastern South Dakota.
Authorities say the 1983 Ford Mustang crashed Saturday afternoon near Lesterville in Yankton County.
The state Department of Public Safety says the driver lost ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — This man’s treasure was definitely another man’s trash long ago.
Tom Askjem, of Buxton, North Dakota, collects bottles, but not just any bottles; he collects antique medicinal bottles, and during his frequent digs in Yankton, he’s found numerous items in old outhouse ...
BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton man accused of shooting at a police officer and briefly taking hostages at gunpoint in Box Elder is facing several charges including attempted murder.
- Sioux City JournalYankton, S.D. man arrested after shootout with law enforcement, hostage situationAugust 15, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsOne killed, one hurt in northeast Nebraska crashJuly 18, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsTawna Lichty-Reineke, Chad Reineke, Janicka LuschenJuly 13, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsServices pending for family members killed near YanktonJuly 7, 2018
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton County has launched an effort to try to access federal disaster money to pay for repairs needed after this summer’s heavy rains.
The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Officials in southeastern South Dakota are easing regulations to encourage more ride-sharing services in the city.
The Yankton City Commission voted unanimously this month to alter the city’s vehicles-for-hire ordinance, the
HARTINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A South Dakota man has died and a woman has been critically injured in a single-vehicle crash in northeastern Nebraska.
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota man who caused a crash last week, killing himself and four other people, was being pursued for traveling at a high speed before the collision.
Yankton interim police Chief John Harris said Wednesday that the sergeant who attempted to stop ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A 12-year-old South Dakota girl severely injured in a crash last week that killed five people is expected to make a full recovery.
Tirany Luschen is able to walk again less than a week after the crash that killed her mother Tawna Lichty-Reineke, 40, stepfather Chad ...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who authorities say caused a crash that killed himself and four others had convictions for motor vehicle offenses dating back more than a decade.
Court documents show 29-year-old Michael Worlie had 10 convictions between February 2010 and this past May ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities have released the names of five people killed in a crash after a driver failed to stop for police and hit another vehicle.
Authorities say the accident happened Wednesday when a Yankton police officer tried to stop an Acura Integra on Highway ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities are investigating after a driver failed to stop for police and hit another vehicle, leaving five people dead.
The Highway Patrol says a 12-year-old girl was also hurt in the crash about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday near Yankton, about 80 miles (130 ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after five people died in a two-vehicle crash in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 12-year-old girl was also seriously injured in the crash that occurred around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday near Yankton, about 80 miles (130 ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota company is making “Reserved For Veterans” parking signs for businesses.
Robert Lindsay of Midwest Striping in Yankton has started making the signs to let veterans park closer to businesses,
VIBORG, S.D. (AP) — Ordell and Shirley Oswald and their son, Jason, have education backgrounds. Even though they’re not currently in the classroom, they teach and learn from each other on the farm.
The process of handing down information and experience to each succeeding generation has ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Before welcoming their first shipment of pigs, Louie and Josh Johnson welcomed visitors to their new hog nursery.
In the process, the rural Volin father and son hoped their open house would dispel misconceptions about large-scale pork production, the
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota Republicans’ state convention (all times local):
South Dakota Republicans have chosen to nominate Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg for state attorney general and selected candidates for other offices.
GOP delegates at the ...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans on Saturday chose Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg to run against Democratic former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler in the race for state attorney general.
GOP delegates voted to nominate Ravnsborg at their state party convention, where the attorney ...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans will choose between a longtime county prosecutor, a broadly endorsed Yankton attorney and the head of the state Senate judiciary committee in deciding their candidate to face an experienced Democratic former U.S. attorney in the race for state ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Zachary Schlaefli couldn’t help himself.
He stepped off the small airplane and back on the ground and immediately cracked a wide smile. The 10-year-old then pumped his hands up and down in joy and ran to his mother, Pam, who was waiting nearby.
Schlaefli was ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota collective is addressing food insecurity in a southeastern county by collecting kitchenware, food storage containers and other cooking supplies.
The Yankton Hunger Collaborative launched the special collection drive this month to direct donations toward ...
SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) — The longtime warden of the medium-security Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield is retiring.
The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that Friday is the last day on the ...
NAPA JUNCTION, S.D. (AP) — Developers say a new pelleting plant in Napa Junction will go a long way in helping the region solve its natural gas woes.
Dakota Protein plans to build a plant north of the existing Dakota Plains Ag facility that will produce grain pellets for range cattle and ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Road signs throughout southeast South Dakota county are getting a facelift thanks to a $372,000 federal grant.
Clark Engineering of Sioux Falls is replacing or adding nearly 13,000 signs in Yankton County,
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Experts say a Civil War-era cannonball at the Dakota Territorial Museum is non-explosive.
Museum officials began looking into whether the cannonball is an explosive threat while the museum prepared to move into the Mead Cultural Education Center, the
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Mount Marty College is adding dancing, cheering and shooting to its list of varsity sports.
The Yankton school’s board of trustees recently approved three new varsity sports — cheerleading, a dance squad and trap shooting.
The shooting team will begin competing ...
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — With an infestation of emerald ash borer insects almost a certainty at some point, Aberdeen is implementing a plan to remove ash trees from public rights of way.
The city’s goal is to remove 5 percent of ash trees annually, starting this year. That’s about 240 trees ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A weekend rollover crash north of Yankton that killed one person and injured another involved a stolen vehicle.
Yankton County Sheriff Jim Vlahakis and Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen confirmed to
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A weekend rollover crash north of Yankton killed one person and injured another.
The Highway Patrol says a sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 81 shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, made minor contact with another vehicle and swerved out of control, ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal investigators have concluded that several problems at a state-run psychiatric hospital in Yankton caused the death of a patient who succumbed to alcohol withdrawal.
Issues identified in a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Three men facing drug and other charges after a 17-year-old girl killed herself in Yankton are set to have court hearings this week.
The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Four people face drug charges after a 17-year-old girl killed herself in Yankton.
Court records show 18-year-old Andrew Johnson, 19-year-old Logan Huber and 20-year-old Logan Winder face felony charges including methamphetamine possession. Winder is also accused of ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several current or former federal, state and tribal prosecutors are seeking to replace outgoing state Attorney General Marty Jackley as South Dakota’s top law enforcement officer.
Former South Dakota U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler formally announced Thursday he would ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Police say four people have been detained in the death of a 17-year-old girl who took her own life in Yankton.
Authorities say the girl died early Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.
Yankton Police ...
Nov. 29, 1928 -- March 24, 2018
Carmen A. Pesicka, 89, of Shelby passed away March 24, 2018 at York General Hospital in York, Nebraska.
A funeral service is being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Shelby Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby with ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River (FOMNRR) is a relatively new organization, and Dennis Menke, one of its newest members, is hoping a new campaign can help relieve the financial pressure of Yankton’s Missouri River events.
As previously reported ...
The South Dakota Transportation Commission approved six projects for various state highways and agreed to replace a Yankton bridge Thursday.
The commission decided to proceed with the Pine Street crossing on Marne Creek, after hearing Yankton city officials would pay the amount exceeding ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A 37-year-old woman died of alcohol withdrawal at a state-run mental hospital in December, even though the hospital wasn’t equipped to handle her condition and its policy was to transfer such patients to another facility for treatment, an Argus Leader investigation has ...