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city (1990 pop. 12,703), seat of Yankton co., extreme SE S.Dak., on the Missouri River; inc. 1869. A railroad and trade center in an agricultural region, it has grain elevators, creameries, and plants manufacturing metal and marble products, electrical equipment, and feeds. Settled 1858 as a fur-trading post, Yankton was the Dakota territorial capital from 1861 to 1879; the old capitol building still stands. Mount Marty College and a federal prison are there. Nearby Lewis and Clark Lake, formed by Gavins Point Dam (completed 1956), is part of the Missouri River basin projectMissouri River basin project,
comprehensive plan authorized in 1944 for the coordinated development of water resources of the Missouri River and its tributaries, draining an area of c.
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see SiouxSioux
or Dakota,
confederation of Native North American tribes, the dominant group of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock, which is divided into several separate branches (see Native American languages).
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The objective of this study was to determine population genetic structure and level of genetic variability in Common Nighthawks nesting on rooftops in four towns (Elk Point, North Sioux City, Vermillion, and Yankton) in southeastern South Dakota.
They met at Yankton College, Yankton, S.D., Mary having followed family tradition while Pete transferred after "setting beer-drinking records" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a year.
His farm broadcast experience includes work with NAFB member stations WNAX in Yankton, S.D., and KNOX in Grand Forks, N.D.
WAITT FARM NETWORK PO Box 628, 202 W, 2nd St, Yankton, SD 57078; 605/665-7892, FAX: 605/665-0818 Web site: www.waittfarmnetwork.com Year established: 2000 Number of ag employees: 5 88 stations; 43 stations in SD, IA, NE and KS carrying farm programming.
CLARCOR Inc (NYSE:CLC), a diversified marketer and manufacturer of mobile, industrial and environmental filtration products and consumer and industrial packaging products, on Wednesday announced an investment of approximately USD28m to expand its Baldwin manufacturing facility in Yankton, South Dakota.
He was raised in Yankton and moved to Junction City in 1950.