Yankton County

Yankton's Plans

Mar 25, 2020

In The Moment ... March 25, 2020 Show 781 Hour 1

SDPB is inviting representatives of cities and counties across South Dakota to join us to discuss the COVID-19 plans for their communities. And we're also asking listeners from those communities what questions they would like to hear answered.  Today we take a look at how COVID-19 is impacting the City of Yankton and Yankton County. Paul Scherschligt is the director of Yankton County Emergency Management​, and Amy Leon is the city manager.  


Lee Strubinger

Governor Kristi Noem backs a legislative proposal that could change the state’s local zoning and appeals process.

Noem says it will streamline development in rural South Dakota—especially for wind farms and livestock operations.

That could affect Yankton County, where a number of largescale livestock farms have gone up. Residents are split over the future of that kind of agricultural development.

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Jan 10, 2020

The assassination of General Soleimani comes only weeks after the House passed a $738 billion military budget that omitted a number of provisions that would have limited the President's military powers to go to war with Iran, and the release of the "Afghanistan Papers," which reveal we've made little progress during our 19-year occupation in the region. Dr.

Group Holds Meeting To Secede From Yankton County

Jan 6, 2020
Yankton County

Citizens in several northern townships in Yankton County are considering leaving the county.

Over the weekend, a forum was held in Irene to discuss the idea about joining Turner County or starting it’s own.

One farmer says it’s in response to the county commission’s approach toward livestock development.


Simon Healy is a cattle farmer in Irene who is pushing for several townships to secede from Yankton County.

Healy says the idea is join Turner County, which he says is more friendly toward ag producers.

Soft County Roads

Apr 10, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 10, 2019 Show 553 Hour 2

Several counties in southeast South Dakota are saying that some of their county roads and highways are in such condition that they can't put plows on them when this week's snow hits.

Some roads are too soft that even a small passenger car can create a "waterbed" effect on them.

Barry Van Osdel toured roads in Yankton County on Tuesday. He's a County Supervisor for Gayville Township.