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Yankton, S.D. man arrested after shootout with law enforcement, hostage situation
BOX ELDER, S.D. -- A Yankton, South Dakota man was arrested and faces numerous charges stemming from a Tuesday incident in which he shot at police officers and took hostages in western South Dakota.According to a notice on the Pennington County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, at around 9:30 a.m. Tue
Yankton Transit Increases Fares, But More Funds Are Needed
Starting Monday, Yankton Transit, Inc., (YTI) will raise the cost of a one-way trip from $2 to $2.50. To avoid confusion for students getting to school, the new rate will go into effect on the same day school starts."We are increasing rates," said Tony Erickson, board chair of YTI. "It’s part of an
A New Journey Begins For The P&D
The Press & Dakotan evolved again Tuesday with the introduction of augmented reality to its offerings with our Yankton Interactive app. With that, I no longer have to try to explain it. Instead, if you download the free app on your smartphone and scan the appropriately labeled photos or stories in t
Yankton Dems Set To Host Candidates
The Yankton Democratic Party will be hosting Billie Sutton (candidate for governor), Tim Bjorkman (candidate for U.S. House of Representatives), Randy Seiler (candidate for South Dakota attorney general), Craig Kennedy (candidate for state senate), Terry Crandall (candidate for state house) and Ryan
City Awards $15K To Onward, Discusses Sales Tax
The City of Yankton will partially meet Onward Yankton’s funding request for 2019.During the city’s final planned budgeting session Tuesday evening, commissioners decided they would add a $15,000 contribution from the BBB (bed, board and booze) fund to go to Onward Yankton in 2019.This came one nigh
Library Closed For Riverboat Days
The Yankton Community Library will be closing at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and will remain closed Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, because of Riverboat Days.
Yankton Interactive Is Finally Here
It’s finally here.For the past three months, I have been waiting to be able to tell people about Yankton Interactive. And finally it is here.In case you missed the half-page introduction on the front page of today’s Press & Dakotan (please go back and check it out when you get a chance), Yankton Int
Authorities Credit 5 DOT Workers with Saving Suicidal Juvenile
The five DOT workers are Gary Steinhoff, Jordan Doane, Chris Peters, Adam Feistner, and Curt Theisen.
Rodeo Group Rides Into New Location
The work to move Yankton Rodeo Association (YRA) to its new home near Paddlewheel Point is nearly complete just in time for this year’s extreme bull riding event during Riverboat Days.Last fall, YRA President Doug Hevle and four inmates from the Yankton Community Work Center transported the bleacher
Nelsons To Stand Trial Together
HARTINGTON, Neb. — A Yankton father and son will stand trial together in the 2017 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) death of a Yankton woman in northeast Nebraska.Derrik Nelson and his father, J. Douglas Nelson, will appear Sept. 11 in Cedar County District Court in Hartington. The prosecution expects a thr
Drive And Diners To Meet This Wednesday
If you like to drive your hot rod, muscle car, Corvette, classic, pickup or special interest car, you are invited to join the group in the northeast corner of the Yankton Mall at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Members of other Yankton car clubs are encouraged to join in. The group leaves promptly at 6:30 p.m. fo
I-90 partially closed due to person jumping from bridge
Interstate 90 near Marion Road is partially closed due to reports of someone jumping from the Marion Road overpass.I-90 traffic was shut down completely for a brief time around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, after scanner traffic indicated someone had jumped from the bridge. Further scanner traffic suggest
I-STATE Truck Center opens in Watertown
I-STATE Truck Center has opened in Watertown, conveniently along the 20th Avenue bypass.Truck sales and servicing is key for area manufacturers, which means I-STATE will be a natural fit for the Watertown community, Chris Schilken, executive director for the Watertown Development Co., said in a news
YHS Fall Sports Kickoff Aug. 20
The Yankton High School Fall Sports Kickoff will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, at the YHS Commons.
Bus Stops Set For Riverboat Days
The Riverboat Days preview section in Monday’s Press & Dakotan included a list of locations at which the transit vehicles will stop to carry people to and from Riverside Park. However, that list has been changed, with the Summit stop no longer available. Instead, the Yankton Middle School has been a
A New Era Begins Today — In Your P&D And On Your Phone
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.In a world full of apps like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, we sometimes take for granted how accessible photos, video and audio are to us.For newspapers and magazines, that isn’t always the case. You can’t exactly click on a photo on the front page of
Work to begin on Nebraska highway to Vermillion bridge
Weather permitting, milling will begin this week on Nebraska Highway 15 from its junction with Nebraska Highway 12 near Maskell, north to the bridge.
Lake committee waits to commit to budget recommendation
Last week, the Mitchell City Council allocated $250,000 in the 2019 budget toward the cleanup of Lake Mitchell.
Yankton Chamber Golf Day Event Aug. 22
Playing to win takes on a whole new meaning when you do business on the green. Designed to create an environment that encourages camaraderie and promotes business opportunity among Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce members, the annual Chamber Golf Day continues to grow each year.The Yankton Chamber “
New Canton Performing Arts Center Coming Together
CANTON, S.D. - The community of Canton is getting excited about its new performing arts center.The nearly $12 million building will be ready in the next few months. The first event taking place inside will be a Veterans celebration in November.Canton School District Superintendent Terry Gerber says