Business opportunity at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton

PIERRE – Entrepreneurs interested in operating a marina on Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton can now begin submitting their proposals according to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officials. “Lewis and Clark Recreation Area is a popular outdoor recreation destination for South Dakotans as well as residents of … Read Article

Gov. Daugaard: State is monitoring potential for Missouri River flooding

PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has directed state emergency officials to work with federal and local entities to assess the potential for Missouri River flooding this year. Daugaard also asked citizens who live in flood-prone areas along the river to assess their individual situations and to pay attention to any … Read Article

Missouri National Recreational River tourism creates $6,664,300 in local economic benefit

Report shows visitor spending supports 98 jobs in local economy YANKTON – A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2012 shows that the 167,776 visitors to Missouri National Recreational River spent $6,664,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 98 jobs in the local area. “Missouri National Recreational … Read Article

Flooding and the Fifth?

By Randy Dockendorf randy.dockendorf@yankton.net NORTH SIOUX CITY – Property owners suffering Missouri River flood damage can use the Fifth Amendment, a Kansas City, MO, attorney says. Not the well-known part about self-incrimination, but rather the “taking” clause, said Seth Wright with the Polsinelli Law Firm. The national firm is considering … Read Article

Missouri National Recreational River added to National Water Trails System

A water trail that flows above abandoned frontier towns, waters that Lewis and Clark traveled, and a popular water trail that follows an international border were added to the National Water Trails System Nov. 19. “These national water trails provide exemplary close-to-home places for people to explore and enjoy,” said … Read Article

MSMSAC asks public to outline sediment management priorities on Missouri River

The public is invited to weigh in on sedimentation management priorities in the Missouri River reservoirs through an online survey. The Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, requests the public’s comments. MSAC is dedicated to educating the public about sedimentation problems in the Missouri River reservoirs and to … Read Article