Supporters of a proposed casino and entertainment complex in Yankton are betting it would help their community and bring in millions of dollars for the state, but first they need South Dakota lawmakers to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.
A measure introduced Wednesday at the Capitol would ask voters to allow a nonprofit group to have a gaming license in the southeastern South Dakota city. Former state Sen. Bernie Hunhoff, a Port Yankton project supporter, said the community wants an opportunity to compete with Nebraska and Iowa for tourists, conventions and working families.
Yankton is 60 miles north of Norfolk on U.S. Highway 81.
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