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RC Post 22 Eliminates Yankton at State “A” Legion Tourney

RC Post 22 Eliminates Yankton at State "A" Legion Tourney

MITCHELL, SD… Thanks to some stellar defense from both teams the game was 2-0 RC into the 4th inning of an elimination game at the State “A” Legion Baseball tournament in Mitchell on Monday. Owen Feser and Matthew Mors each had great catches for Yankton and Michael Drotzmann was robbed by a diving Blake Weaver. But the Hard Hats broke…

Celebrating 35 Years of South Dakota Magazine

Editor highlights why she remains so dedicated to what has been the mission of the publication since it's inception

Katie Hunhoff’s father, Bernie, started South Dakota Magazine when she was just in the first grade. Years later, now at the helm, Katie couldn’t be more proud of the work she and her team are doing. Sharing stories about South Dakota and the people and places here remais her passion. And it shows. We also talked with Katie about a…

Prepping For Lake Yankton and Homestead Days

Promoting Outdoor Education & Awareness Through Fun Events

YANKTON, S.D. – Hundreds are expected to hit the shores of Lake Yankton this Saturday for outdoor awareness, education, and a little fun. For the last three years, the ‘Lake Yankton Festival and Homestead Days’ has educated people on the importance of the environment and wildlife. This weekend’s event includes fishing and kayaking clinics, water safety classes, and rescued raptors…

72 Miles On The Missouri River

YANKTON, S.D. – 160 paddlers from 15 states, and Canada, are ready to wade through the Missouri River. The annual ‘South Dakota Kayak Challenge’ kicks off Friday morning in Yankton. Paddlers will maneuver their way through 72 miles of the Missouri River, hitting four check points along the way. While some get competitive over the three days, everyone bonds over…

Senator Rounds Meets with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA- Senator Mike Rounds is worried about more flooding along the Missouri River. That’s why he plans to keep the lines of communication open with the Army Corps of Engineers. He met with officials Wednesday. The Army Corps of Engineers manages dams along the river. When Rounds was governor back in 2011, flooding from Gavins Point Dam in…

Officials: Tattoos Identify Victim Who Had Been Dismembered

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities say tattoos on the body of a South Dakota woman found in a river in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula helped identify her because she had been dismembered. Prosecutors have charged Stephen Falkenberg with killing 46-year-old Tamara LaFramboise in Yankton, South Dakota and dumping her body in Menominee County, Michigan not far from where Falkenberg’s brother lives….

South Dakota Man Gets Jail, Probation in Nebraska ATV Crash

HARTINGTON, Neb. – A South Dakota 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. Cedar County District Court records say 27-year-old Derrik Nelson was sentenced Monday. He’d pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide and false reporting. Prosecutors dropped manslaughter and other…

Vermillion And Yankton Experience Heavy Weekend Snow

YANKTON, S.D. – Plenty of our viewing area saw snow this weekend. Chunks of snow line the roads in Vermillion. It’s a snowy walk to class for the yotes. USD received seven inches of snow over the weekend. Down the road, Eastern Yankton was hit hard by snow, with nine inches. Friday night kicked off with a mix of freezing…

Mountain Lion Caught on Video in Eastern South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. – A state wildlife official says a mountain lion captured on video in eastern South Dakota is likely just passing through. Yankton resident Jim Ryan spotted the big cat on footage from the security camera outside his garage over the weekend. The closest breeding population of lions is in western South Dakotas’ Black Hills. Ryan contacted a game…

Date of Yankton Aquatic Center Vote Announced

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – Residents of Yankton will decide the fate of a proposed aquatic center next month. The City Commission has scheduled a special election Dec. 11 on whether to raise property taxes to help pay for the $15 million facility. The commission recently voted unanimously to approve a 20-year opt-out of the state property tax freeze to help…

Free Children’s Flu Shot Clinic Today in Yankton

County, State Public Health Departments co-sponsoring event as first flu death is reported this season

Health officials nationwide are encouraging people to get the seasonal flu vaccine. It is a plea that comes as news of the first flu-related death of the season is reported, a child who had not been vaccinated, in Florida. The child tested positive for influenza B. It also comes on the heels of one of the deadliest flu seasons in decades. Last…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 8

You've got to check out this haunted house! But if sipping good whiskey is your idea of a better time, there's a festival for that, too.

It’s a fantastic week to get out and enjoy fall in South Dakota! From a Farm to Fork dinner and a harvest celebration at a local winery, to the doors opening at one of the region’s best haunted houses, there is a little something for everyone. Tuesday, October 9 – Creative Home Workshop, Brookings  Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, Opening Weekend…

SD State Prison To Release “High Risk Inmate” on Friday

YANKTON, S.D. – The Department of Corrections is planning to release an inmate they’ve classifed as “high risk.” Inmate Moses Waggoner, age 24, is currently finishing up a 3-year sentence for aggravated assault from Yankton County. Waggoner’s sentence expires on September 30, 2018. However, that day falls on a weekend, so law enforcement plans to release him on Friday, September…

Yankton Man Pleads Not Guilty To 22 Felony Charges

BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Yankton man accused of shooting at a police officer and briefly taking hostages at gunpoint in Box Elder has pleaded not guilty to 22 felony charges including attempted murder and drug possession. Thirty-one-year-old Justin Littrell was arrested Aug. 14 after a three-hour standoff. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted….

Trial set for South Dakota men in fatal Nebraska ATV crash

A September 11th trial start has been scheduled for a South Dakota man and his father on charges stemming from the death of a 21-year-old woman after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeast Nebraska. Cedar County District Court records say 26-year-old Derrik Nelson pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular homicide, manslaughter and other charges. The June 29 crash last year…

Pierre and Post 22 Advance at State “A” Legion Tournament

Pierre and Post 22 Advance at State "A" Legion Tournament

PIERRE, SD… The defending champs and the 41-time champs both advanced to the winners bracket on Wednesday night in Pierre at the State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament. Rapid City Post 22 got 3 RBI’s from Jack Sorenson and Connor King blasted a grand slam in their 12-1 win over Brookings. And the host team also looked sharp against Yankton with…