Banks and the Yankton School District are extending a hand to help those federal workers who have been furloughed by the partial government shutdown.
First Dakota National Bank president Rob Stephenson told the Press & Dakotan that it has its own federal worker assistance program.
“Last week, we got our heads together and decided to offer a no-fee, no-interest (loan) program for federal workers that aren’t getting paid in our service communities,” Stephenson said. “Anybody is eligible that lives or works in our trade territory of our 19 offices. They don’t have to be a customer; they just have to be able...
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. Currently, South Dakota allows certain gaming at Deadwood and tribal casinos.
The Pork Yankton effort ran into a roadblock during the 2018 Legislature when the measure died in committee and didn’t reach the floor. However, Port Yankton backers are considering a petition drive to place the constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot.
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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 voted unanimously to “dive in” to this pool project. Our intent with approving the property tax opt-out as a commission was not to take a short cut or to deprive citizens of a vote on the issue.
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