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Mount Marty - LATI Agreement

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Mount Marty College signed an agreement in Watertown Thursday in partnership with Lake Area Technical Institute.

Mount Marty President Dr. Mark Long says articulation agreements were signed to benefit students of both schools.  These agreements will allow credits from both schools to transfer 100% fully for all students, and Long says this will help career-focused students with various fields of study.

The agreements go into effect immediately, but Long says it may be a year or two before the full effect will be seen.

 


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Yankton Robbery Suspect Arrested

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Yankton Police Department has apprehended the suspect in the armed robbery Wednesday evening of the Casey's Convenience store on Fourth Street in Yankton.

Yankton Police Lt. Todd Brandt says 23-year-old Zachery Edward King Conner was arrested Thursday during the 4 p-m hour in the 500 block of Green Street.

Brandt says Conner has an extensive criminal record, and he is being held in the Yankton County Jail at this time.


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Robbery Arrest

Friday, December 9, 2016

The help of the public is being credited for the quick arrest of Zachery Edward King Conner who has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Casey’s convenience store in Yankton Wednesday evening. Chief of Police Brian Paulsen says an employee in a local business recognized Conner from the description of the suspect that had been circulated and contacted law enforcement. Paulsen says that action by the store employee led directly to Conner’s apprehension. Paulsen says he expects that Conner will be charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a stolen firearm in connection with the robbery at the Casey’s store.


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Collector Well Online

Friday, December 9, 2016

While design work on the new municipal water treatment plant nears completion, city of Yankton residents are already drinking water supplied by the city’s new collector well. About twenty percent of the city’s water is being supplied by the new collector well and City Manager Amy Nelson says that percentage will increase over time. Nelson says current plans are to begin advertising for bids on the water treatment plant project during February or March of next year. Nelson says a bid award on the project is expected in April of 2017.


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Yankton Armed Robbery

Thursday, December 8, 2016

There was an armed robbery at a Casey’s Convenience store in Yankton last night.

Yankton Police Lieutenant Todd Brandt says in a news release that around 7:30 p-m, an armed subject entered a Casey’s store and demanded money.  The man fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Brandt described the suspect as a white male, from 5’9” to 6 feet tall weighing 180 to 200 pounds.  He was wearing a dark coat with a red hooded sweatshirt, dark colored jeans, red tennis shoes and wearing a black mask and sunglasses.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Yankton Police Department at 668-5210 or Crime Stoppers at 665-4440.

 


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Casey's Robbery

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Yankton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for robbing one of the local Casey’s Stores Wednesday evening. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 180 to 200 pounds, who is about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, wearing a dark colored coat with a red hooded sweatshirt, dark colored jeans, red tennis shoes and a black mask and sunglasses. Lieutenant Todd Brandt says at about 7:30 PM an armed subject entered a Casey's convenience store in Yankton and demanded money after which the suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Brandt says anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Yankton Police Department at 605-668-5210 or Crime Stoppers 605-665-4440. Brandt says authorities are following leads in the case and hope to make an arrest soon.


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Fireball Run

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yankton is in consideration to be a stop on Fireball Run, a twenty-six episode adventure-travel series that airs on Amazon Instant Video. Executive Producer J.J. Sanchez says he and his crew have spent this week touring the Yankton area and have seen some of its’ unique features. Sanchez says the shows’ producers will now begin an evaluation process to determine if Yankton will be a stop on the next Fireball Run. Sanchez says a decision on Yankton’s status as a Fireball Run finalist is expected after the first of the year.


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Stevens On Legislature

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Declining sales tax revenue as a result of a slumping farm economy will be a consideration for lawmakers when the 2017 South Dakota Legislative session gets underway next month in Pierre. Governor Dennis Daugaard gave his annual budget address earlier this week and District 18 Representative Mike Stevens says he understands the conservative approach that the Governor is taking on state finances. Stevens says given the cyclical nature of the ag economy, the lag in sales tax revenue is not surprising. The 2017 session of the South Dakota Legislature convenes at noon on January 10th.


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Budget Reaction

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As it is every year, the upcoming session of the South Dakota Legislature will be centered on one issue: where to spend the dollars that are available to state government. Vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee District 18 Representative Jean Hunhoff says in the light of declining revenues she was surprised that Governor Daugaard proposed a one percent increase to K-through-12th grade education and technical schools, healthcare providers and state employees Hunhoff says now the work of determining exactly where state dollars will be spent goes to legislators as next month’s session gets underway. The 2017 session of the South Dakota Legislature will convene at noon on January 10th with Governor Dennis Daugaard’s State of the State address.


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MMC Fall Commencement

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fall commencement for students at Mount Marty College has been set for the afternoon of December 17thWyatt Yager Director of Events and Outreach says over sixty students will be awarded their degrees at this year’s fall commencement. Yager says the keynote address will be given by Sister Penny Bingham prioress of the Sacred Heart Monastery. Mount Marty College’s fall commencement exercises are set for 2 PM December 17th at Marian Auditorium.


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