Yankton News and Info

Nancy Wenande on Alive at Five

Friday, November 16, 2018

Our CEO visited with David Leonard, the host of KYNT 1450's Alive at 5 program, on November 15th! Listen to the conversation here! Learn more about Alive...
Polling The People

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Port Yankton supporters will decide by January whether to resurrect the proposed entertainment complex and convention center. Plans include a casino, requiring a state constitutional amendment....
Diving in, But Not Driving Apart

Friday, November 09, 2018

It’s no secret how the Yankton City Commission feels about the aquatic center issue that now faces Yankton voters. We stood together on Oct. 8 and...
'Us Vs. Them' In County Race?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Us versus them?” The Yankton County Commission candidates tackled that question during Monday night’s debate at the Discovery Church. An audience member noted, in a written comment,...
YAPG Donates to the MMC Project

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Mount Marty College’s (MMC) long-awaited athletic fieldhouse is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Tuesday, Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) donated $1 million to...
Napa Junction Community Investment

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Lately there has been some confusion regarding the investment that Dakota Plains has made in Yankton County.  Let me help by providing some facts in...
Local Growth: Fact Vs. Fiction

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

As we move closer to Election Day, whether it’s a statewide or a local race, please educate yourself on the candidates and the issues. It...
What's An Opportunity Zone?

Friday, September 28, 2018

The South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development team traveled to Yankton on September 21st. Here's their presentation about what opportunity zones are, what they...
Yankton Set To Celebrate Manufacturing Week

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Each year, Manufacturing Week helps students and adults build career networks and knowledge. South Dakota celebrates Manufacturing Week Oct. 1-5. To recognize manufacturers in Yankton, the...
Forum Eyes Growth Issues

Monday, September 10, 2018

Economic and growth issues dominated candidate forum held Saturday. Yankton’s GFWC Woman’s Club this weekend hosted an hour-long County Commission candidate forum at the Hillcrest Country...
South Dakota Tops List of Friendly States

Sunday, September 09, 2018

We weren't surprised when we opened this article to find South Dakota on the top of the list ranking states "friendly" for small businesses! Find the...
Get to Know YAPG CEO Nancy Wenande

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Nancy Wenande took the lead as YAPG’s CEO in March 2018. Wenande is a Yankton native who studied at Black Hills State and then moved away...
Officials Clarify Bond Proposal

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A proposed pelleting plant may be sailing in smoother waters after being the subject of online controversy. Officials with Dakota Protein LLC appeared before the Yankton...
SDSU President Discusses School, Farm Economy, CAFOs

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A wide-ranging discussion was on the agenda at Yankton Area Progressive Growth’s (YAPG) quarterly meeting Tuesday. South Dakota State University (SDSU) president Barry Dunn took local...
New Funding Source For South Dakota Companies

Monday, August 13, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. - Entrepreneurs can make a big difference in an area's economy.  There's now another way new companies in South Dakota can get funding.  South Dakota...
Fewer Hurdles Ahead

Monday, August 13, 2018

It’s almost time for the tents to rise, for vendors to move in and for all the other trappings of Riverboat Days to come to...
Nut and Hop Production Tours Aug. 4 in Yankton

Friday, August 10, 2018

YANKTON, S.D. – The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours to feature the production of nuts and hops on Aug....
Hometown Farmer - 6th Meridian Hops Farm

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

YANKTON, SD — Hops farms are popping up in Siouxland, but how does this often bitter beer ingredient grow here? Ryan Heine knows about beer. He and his...
YAPG: Entity Interested In Former City Land

Friday, July 13, 2018

A new business may be making its way to Yankton, but details are still scant at this time. On Monday, the Yankton City Commission unanimously approved...
New Casey’s Store Coming To Yankton

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Another vacant property is about to be occupied once again. Casey’s General Store is set to open a fourth Yankton location at the intersection of 23rd...
Finding Enjoyable, Well-Paying Work

Monday, July 02, 2018

By Gov. Dennis Daugaard Work is an important part of personal fulfillment. True, most of us work because we must – to provide for ourselves and our...
A Big Splash For Dive In Yankton

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Another step has been taken in making Yankton’s future aquatic facility a reality. Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) has donated $250,000 to Dive In Yankton (DIY),...
Time To 'Think Big'

Friday, May 18, 2018

Port Yankton supporters will continue their push for gaming at the proposed entertainment complex, while the downtown "Sandbox" co-working space will receive a new look...
SD Labor Secretary Discusses Youth Participation

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

South Dakota is trying to stem the trend of falling labor participation amongst the state’s youth. Tuesday, Marcia Hultman, secretary of the South Dakota Department of...
Stephenson Dedicated To Giving Back

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Rob Stephenson grew up in Yankton, left home, then returned in the late ‘90s to work for First Dakota National Bank. Since then, he has...
Stephenson Wins Yaggie Cornerstone Award

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Frank Yaggie Cornerstone Award is the highlight honor given out each year at the end of the Yankton Chamber of Commerce Social and Awards...
Wenande Takes The Reins At YAPG

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Nancy Wenande has taken on many roles in serving the Yankton community. This month, she’ll officially take on a new one — CEO of Yankton Area...