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    • City Approves Rail Authority
      Posted on: May 27, 2015
      By Rob Nielsen rob.nielsen After months of discussion at the county level, it was the City of Yankton’s turn to weigh the potential benefits and pitfalls of entering a regional rail authority. Ultimately, the city chose to embrace the idea of a rail authority agreement with Yankton County. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Yankton City …
    • A Promising State
      Posted on: May 20, 2015
      By Randy Dockendorf randy.dockendorf Those attending Tuesday’s “State of the Community” luncheon had plenty of good news to digest. The local economy and government show growing pains, according to Yankton County Commission chairman Todd Woods and Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) president John Kramer. The two men emphasized the need to plan now in order …
    • City OKs Pact With B-Y
      Posted on: May 12, 2015
      By Rob Nielsen rob.nielsen On a night when the Yankton City Commission reorganized, the board also made headway on solving a long-standing stalemate with B-Y Rural Water. During Monday’s meeting, City Manager Amy Nelson said a new agreement was a long time in the making. “This water development agreement comes after many months and, for …