A scary incident happened at a business in Yankton on Monday afternoon. A man threatened to burn down a business and mentioned having a pipe bomb with him. Luckily, the men and women with the Yankton Police Department were on the case.

Dakota News Now is reporting that 30-year-old Jared Herbert Nichols "was arrested and charged with possession of an explosive or device with intent to injure, intimidate, or destroy property and threatening a law enforcement officer or family." Apparently,  this explosive device that Jared had on him appeared to be a homemade bomb.

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How did the police identify that Jason was the criminal behind this threat? Chief Jason Foote of the Yankton Police Department explains to Dakota News Now received a report that a man did make a "suspicious purchase of materials that can be used to make a homemade explosive device. Yankton Police Officers with assistance from the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify this male and later locate him." You just never know what people are going to do. They are just nuts!

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No report has been released about the Yankton business that was threatened. More information about this threat and the developing story can be found by clicking here.

It's always best to report something to local authorities if it seems suspicious. We cannot thank our first responders enough for keeping our communities safe!

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The 10 Most Redneck Towns in South Dakota

Are you a 'Redneck?' I guess to some people, all of us in South Dakota are rednecks.

If we use the Jeff Foxworthy Scale of Redneckeness, I have, in fact, been too drunk to fish. So by definition, I am a redneck. And so are many people I know.

Not that being from the country is a bad thing, and it can be fun to poke fun at ourselves.

With that in mind, we found that the folks at RoadSnacks put together a list that claims 'These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In South Dakota.'
What is a Redneck?

The dictionary says that a redneck is someone "...who lives in a small town or in the country, especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive."

Well, a few things. First, South Dakota isn't THAT kind of 'south.' We're to the south of North Dakota, but to the north of 'The South.'

Plus that definition sounds awful mean and serious. I thought we were having fun here.

RoadSnacks leaned into the funny, Jeff Foxworthy-based version of a redneck. Then they rounded up select data on places in SD to determine their rankings. RoadSnacks Redneck Criteria:

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates
  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

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