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Yankton approves $12M measure for new outdoor pool
YANKTON — Voters in Yankton approved a $12 million bond issue for a new outdoor aquatic center on Tuesday. Sixty-six percent of voters were in favor of the new pool, as 2,481 votes were in support and 1,266 votes were in opposition. The bond was approved by the Yankton City Commission in October, bu
Yankton man gets jail, probation in fatal crash
HARTINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A Yankton man accused of drinking alcohol before the fatal Nebraska crash of an all-terrain vehicle has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years of probation.
Ryken's shot gives Yankton a win over Brandon Valley in overtime
The Pentagon Basketball Throwback Classic delivered with something resembling a classic on Thursday night with the reigning state champion Yankton boys defeating Brandon Valley 62-60 in overtime with Rex Ryken gathering in an offensive rebound and putting it in at the buzzer.
Brandon Valley uses big second quarter to defeat Yankton
Class AA No. 2 ranked Brandon Valley got 15 points and seven rebounds from Hannah Behrens, and the Lynx improved to 3-0 on the season with a 57-41 win over Yankton at the Pentagon.
Yankton Passes Opt Out, Will Build Pool
YANKTON, S.D. - Yankton is getting a new pool. A majority of voters said yes in the opt out election to help pay for the $15 million facility. The final results were posted on the city's Facebook page early Wednesday morning.
Yankton Voting On Aquatic Center Tuesday
YANKTON, S.D. - Tuesday is a big day for members of one southeast South Dakota community. People Yankton will decide the fate of a proposed aquatic center. The City Commission has is holding a special election Tuesday to let people cast their vote on whether to raise property taxes to help pay for t
Sheriff-elect in northeast SD to have license suspended until felony bar fight case is settled
PIERRE, S.D. — For now, Roberts County in the far northeast corner of South Dakota doesn't know who its sheriff will be in January. That's because Sheriff-elect Korey Ware, a 28-year-old former Sisseton police officer and a current deputy sheriff, has been accused of seriously injuring another man i
Mors & Yankton Seek Second Straight AA State Championship
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The last time the Matthew Mors and his Yankton Bucks were in Sioux Falls they left the floor of the Denny Sanford Premier Center with the AA State Championship Trophy.
SD Game, Fish & Parks Host Day Long Meeting on Zebra Mussels
The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department hosted a daylong meeting in Yankton dealing with the spread of zebra mussels. The invasive species have now been found in the Missouri River and Lewis & Clark Lake.
South Dakota's unsolved mysteries: 5 to remember
Several murders and missing person cases in South Dakota remain unsolved, including the 1974 disappearance Ellabeth Lodermeier, who has never been found. Another unsolved mystery in South Dakota dates back to the 1940s. Another is as recent as 2015.
ZEBRA MUSSELS SUMMIT SET FOR YANKTON
A one day summit on the invasion of zebra mussels into our area lakes and rivers will be held this Thursday in Yankton. Mike Greiner of the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department, says they want to bring together different groups impacted by the spread of the zebra mussel;
Bishop's free throws give UMKC edge over South Dakota 65-63
VERMILLION, S.D. -- Xavier Bishop sank a pair of free throws with a second to play to give UMKC a 65-63 edge over South Dakota on Saturday. The Kangaroos (3-7) trailed by 12 points early in the second half but battled back to take a 63-61 lead on a Bishop layup with 2:52 to play. South Dakota's Stan
NELSON SENTENCED IN CEDAR COUNTY A-T-V DEATH
A Yankton South Dakota man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years probation in the death of a 21-year-old woman who died in a 2017 all-terrain vehicle crash in northeast Nebraska.
Norfolk, NE man arrested in connection to with the death of a Yankton, SD woman appears in court
OMAHA, NE (KTIV) – The Norfolk, Nebraska man arrested in connection to the death of a Yankton, South Dakota woman appeared in court Thursday. Forty-seven-year-old Joseph James is charged with arson in connection with the burning of a car owned by 59-year-old Phyllis Hunhoff on the Santee Sioux India
South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll - December 10th
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll - December 10th. Teams are ranked by points received. First-place votes are listed in parentheses. Receiving votes: Brandon Valley 22, Sioux Falls Washington 15, Harrisburg 5.
Yankton man sentenced to jail for fatal ATV crash
HARTINGTON, Neb. -- For the next five years, Derrik Nelson will spend his birthday, as well as the birthday of his victim and the date on which she died, in a jail cell. In a unique sentencing order Monday, District Judge Paul Vaughan sentenced Nelson to 180 days in jail for the June 29, 2017, fatal
Randolph man gets up to 53 years prison for child sex assault
HARTINGTON, Neb. -- A Randolph, Nebraska, man was sentenced Monday to up to 53 years in prison for sexually assaulting at least five children. Clinton Pollard, 34, had pleaded no contest in September in Cedar County District Court to two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child, three counts
Elder Ladies Celebrating 109, 102 Birthdays In Style
Virginia McLaurin, the 109-year-old who danced with the Obamas and celebrated her last three birthdays with the Harlem Globetrotters, reunited with her friends from the famous team to throw a holiday party for students at the school she used to volunteer at.
Yankton residents vote to raise taxes to fund new pool
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Residents of Yankton have approved raising property taxes to help pay for a $15 million aquatic center. Unofficial results show that about two-thirds of the 3,747 voters in Tuesday’s special election said yes to a $12 million bond issue.
Yankton Voters Deciding on New Pool in Special Election
YANKTON, S.D. – Yankton voters are deciding the fate of a proposed $15 million aquatic center. Today’s special election will decide whether to raise property taxes to help pay for the project. Commissioners previously approved a 20-year opt-out of the state property tax freeze, but opponents filed e