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  • A Big Investment: Boys and Girls Club Unveils Plans for $7 Million Project - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Ness Set for SD Hall of Frame - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Ness Honored with Cornerstone Award - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Ness Chosen For Search Committee- Yankton Press & Dakotan story
  • Denny Everson is named Most Valuable Player in Agriculture with SDCGA award
  • Shred Day Event
  • First Dakota Cares

    At First Dakota, we are proud of our accomplishments in the communities we serve. Click here to browse our archive of press releases, videos, and radio announcements.


    Wheels N Squeals, FFA, Fwd Downtown, Light Up Beresford, Frostbite 4 Road Race, Beresford Booster Club, Beresford After Prom. Beresford Baseball Softball Association, Chamber Ambassadors, Tri County Bike Tour, Beresford School District
  • Beresford's Wheels N' Squeals


    Sully Buttes Yearbook, Sully Buttes Post Prom, Oahe Shrine Club Circus, Blunt Fest.


    Sanford Health Consumer Advisory Council, Harvest Initiative Indian Business Development Fund, United Church of Christ, Lake Francis Case Development Corporation, Kiwanis, Chamberlain Soccer Organization, Chamber of Commerce, Schoenhard Community Foundation, Orrion & Edith Barger Memorial Foundation, and Mattson-Halverson-Christiansen-Hamilton Foundation, Brule County 4-H, Junior Achievement, Kiwanis-Aktion Club, Chamberlain School District, American Island Days.
  • Cubs football dominates St. Francis, First Dakota hosts tailgate - Chamberlain-Oacoma Sun

    Elk Point

    Chamber of Commerce, Teach Children to Save, EverFi Financial Literacy Program, Clay-Union Foundation, EPJ Little Wrestling Club, Pheasants Forever, Whitetails Unlimited, Juvenile Diabetes-JDRF, Make a Wish, Shred Days, Friends Feast, Prarie Estates Annual Fall Dinner, Meals on Wheels.

  • Donation helps fund scoreboards - Leader-Courier & Times
  • Friends Feast set - Leader-Courier & Times


    Chamber of Commerce, Kimball Ambulance District, Catholic Daughters of the America’s, KIP- Kimball in Progress, and Kimball Board of Education.


    Mitchell Gymnastics Booster Club, Area Wide Business Council, Mitchell Wesleyan Church, Mitchell Development Corporation, Mitchell Christian School, First Reformed Church, Independent Community Banker of SD, Rotary, Meals on Wheels, United Way, Salvation Army, Chamber of Commerce, Mitchell Scholarship Fund, Turkey Baskets, Kiwanis, Mitchell Ducks Unlimited, Extreme Ranch Bull Riding, SD Bankers Association, First Lutheran Church, Hero’s Field Committee, Make a Wish, Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, Booster Club, and Heart & Sole Cancer Walk.

  • Downtown Thursdays concert series returns to Mitchell - Mitchell Daily Republic
  • First Dakota announces Shred Days - The Daily Republic
  • Mitchell marketing naming rights for fine arts center - Mitchell Daily Republic
  • Turning dumpsters into works of art - Argus Leader
  • Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 - Intelligent Community Forum
  • United Way fulfills goal, raises $464,785 - Mitchell Daily Republic
  • New Quintal scoreboard to have video quality - Mitchell Daily Republic
  • MTI Honors Supporters at Donor Recognition Event - The Daily Republic
  • United Way reaches goal for 33rd year
  • The Chamber Monday Memo - October 28th, 2013
  • Rotary Club President, Fran Rietveld at Rotary celebrates International's 107th anniversary
  • $5,000 Donation to Mitchell School District 


    Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce, St Luke’s Catholic Church, United Methodist Church, and Petrified Wood Gallery.


    Commercial Club - Old Fashion Saturday, Easter Egg Hunt, Back-Pack Program, Food Pantry, After Prom Party, Parkston Baseball Park, Parkston Public School, Meals on Wheels, Parkston Area Development Corp., Parkston Special Olypics, Hutchinson County Cancer Walk/Run, Parkston Fire Department, Parkston Country Club Wine on the Nine Fundraiser.
  • Larry Gehle and Dusty Anderson at the 2012 Polar Plunge  


    Chamber of Commerce, and Platte Volunteer Fire Department.


    Legislature Welcome Sponsor, Pedco Silver Level Membership, USD Dance Team Sponsor, Fort Pierre Development, Governor's Prayer Breakfast, Country Hospice Support & Memory, Pierre Post Prom, Dakota Western Heritage Festival, Pierre Area Referral, Pierre/Ft. Pierre Kiwanis Club, Blunt 4-H Rodeo, SDBA 2016 State Legislative, Pierre Governors, Central SD 4-H Rodeo, Blunt PTO, Stanley County High School Prom, Hyde Stadium Renovation, Casey Tibbs Foundation, Sully County Fair, Oahe Days, Masonic Lodge, Ft. Pierre Regional High School Rodeo, Junior Achievement, SDHSRA Regional Rodeo, Carolyn Aske Benefit, Hillsview Golf Course, Millionaire for a Day Downtown Pierre, Exchange Club, SD State Historical Society, Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo, Pierre Athletic Booster Club, Avera St. Mary's Gala, FBLA, Flying Five Foundation.  
  • Counties, cities compete to see who can donate the most food - Capital Journal
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area Receives Large Contribution - DRG News
  • Pierre Swim Team Receives Check - DRG News
  • Give vets stocking stuffers this Christmas - Capital Journal 


  • 'I don't see it very often' Salem FFA 'gets the goat' - Mitchell Republic

    Sioux Falls

    RHS Senior Class Party, Downtown Economic Development Incentive Fund, Dakota Business Finance, Downtown Sioux Falls, RASE, Junior Achievement, Rake the Town, Family Fun Fest, J&L Harley Casino Run, Ghost of Christmas, Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Thanksgiving Meal, Make a Wish, She Gives, Sioux Empire Housing Partnership, Sioux Empire United Way, Celebration UMC, Peace Lutheran Church, Ronald McDonald House, Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women, Sioux Falls Sales & Marketing Executives, ABA, Sioux Council Boy Scouts of America, First Reformed Church, Spring Hill Cemetery Board, Lincoln High School Marching Band, First Lutheran Church, Augustana College, Harrisburg United Methodist Church Youth Council, Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council, Tiger Nation Foundation, Festival of Giving, Children’s Inn, and Avera Breast Cancer Center.

  • Augie Sweeps 2 From USF In Softball - KDLT
  • Sioux Falls Made Market vendor deadline Friday - Argus Leader
  • Schwan: The 'heart' of our business community - Argus Leader
  • Sioux Falls Made announces holiday market - Argus Leader
  • Renovated YMCA apartments open for tours Monday - Argus Leader
  • Movers & Shakers - Argus Leader
  • Augustana claims First Dakota National Bank Mayor's Cup for third straight season - Augustana Vikings
  • Banker: Attract young workers with quality opportunities - Argus Leader
  • Sioux Falls Made Market grows in second event - Argus Leader
  • No. 18 Augustana softball hosts USF on Wednesday, heads north for the weekend - Augustana Vikings
  • Legacy Electronics Finalizes Purchase of Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility with Plans for Expansion - Business Wire
  • Fourth graders to learn about the farm - Tri-State Neighbor
  • Roti: People who love old houses have a lot to share - Argus Leader
  • Hollywood theme for American Cancer Society gala in March - Argus Leader
  • Women's basketball set to open 2015 on the road at USF and SMSU - Augustana College
  • Ashley takes home NSIC South Division Player of the Week honors - KSFY News
  • First Savings Bank's new home has room for growth - Argus Leader
  • Movers & Shakers - Argus Leader
  • Augustana soccer No. 23 in NSCAA Coaches Poll - Augustana College Vikings
  • Vikings set for clash with USF in "Key to the City" game - Augustana College Vikings
  • Augustana set for 'Viking Days' clash with U-Mary - Augustana College Vikings
  • Movers & Shakers - Argus Leader
  • Banks Look to Wirehouses to Recruit Advisors - BankInvestmentConsultant.com
  • Q&A: Downtown faces challenges from growth, banker says - Sioux Falls Business Journal
  • Mayor's Cup press conference set for Wednesday - GoAugie.com
  • First Dakota Sponsors First Dakota Kids Race in 2013 Canton Cycling Classic


    Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Co., Vermillion NOW Advisory Board, Teach Children to Save, Women’s Fun & Finance Event, Vermillion Housing Authority, Lewis & Clark Board of Realtors, United Way, Junior Achievement, Downtown Vermillion Action Team, Thursday on the Platz, Meals on Wheels, Public School Backpacks, USD Entrepreneur Class, Vermillion Rotary Club, Field to Table, and Vermillion Public Schools Foundations.

  • First Dakota National Bank Awards Scholarships - Vermillion Plain Talk
  • City Seeing A Large Number Of Fall Building Projects - Vermillion Plain Talk
  • Booster Bash Set For Friday - Vermillion Plain Talk
  • 'Mary Poppins' coming to the state next weekend - The Equalizer: Pulse
  • New VHS Scoreboards To Cost $105,000 - Vermillion Plain Talk
  • Day in the Life... of a Bank Teller - Vermillion Plain Talk
  • The Art of Success: First Dakota National Bank - Vermillion Plain Talk
  • Banker Sees Ag Sector Making Adjustments - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Sign up and win with First Dakota National Bank - South Dakota Coyotes
  • Vermillion, SD will welcome 200 jobs with Eagle Creek expansion - KTIV
  • ‘A Bright Future’ In Vermillion - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Eagle Creek Software Service Breaks Ground on Tech Facility - KMEG14/FOX44


    Chamber of Commerce, Wagner Area Growth, Church Finance Committee, Wagner GSC Carnival & Walk of Ages Committee, Alumni Association, Wagner Housing Committee, Wagner Area Growth Revolving Loan Committee, Wagner Housing and Development Commission, Wagner Community School, Wagner Area Foundation, Horizons/Beautification Committee, and Meals on Wheels.


    Heartland Humane Society Board of Directors, Yankton Contact Center, SD Community Foundation, Yankton County Thrivent Financial, Yankton Downtown Historic District, Yankton Senior Center, Sack Pack, SD Ag and Rural Leadership, Yankton Area AHEC, Alpha Gamma-Beta Sigma Phi, Junior Achievement, Yankton Federal Prison Camp Teacher, Calvary Baptist Church, Sacred Heart Middle School, Kiwanis, Meals on Wheels, Disaster Relief, Yankton County Historical Society, SD Investment Council, Volin First Responders, Colin Community Club, Decorate a tree for a family in need, March of Dimes, AgriBusiness Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Relay for Life, Riverboat Days Parade Committee, Sertoma, First United Methodist Church, Special Olympics, Sacred Heart Parish, Junior Achievement Board, Fire Department Auxiliary, Fire School, Post Prom, St Benedicts Church, Walker Valley Beach Clean-Up, Big Friend Little Friend, Southeast SD CASA, Majestic Bluffs, YankTON Challenge, Lewis & Clark Homebuilders, Turkey Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley Lutheran Church Sunday School, Banquet Bags, Chamber of Commerce Board, Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Interchange, Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton Public Schools, At Agnes Altar Society, SD Human Services, Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, Shred Days, Keep Yankton Beautiful, Yankton School District Foundation, Calvary Baptist Church, Yankton Area Foundation, Boy Scouts, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of American, St John’s Masonic Lodge, Community Concert Association, St Rose School Board, Treasure Chest at Avera Hospital, and First United Methodist Church.

  • A Community Conversation - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Archers Enjoy Changes to First Dakota Classic - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Onward Gets $250K Donation From 1st Dakota - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • SDRS Boards Gets Two New Trustees, Two Incumbents Are Re-Elected - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Yankton School Board Member Joins the SD Retirement System Board - WNAX
  • YHS Shines At First Dakota Relays - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • First Dakota National Bank Staff Gets RED-y To Honor Troops - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Onward Yankton Working On Goal - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • YAPG Looks for Another Steady Year - WNAX
  • Onward Yankton Becomes Nonprofit, Announces Board Of Directors - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Surgeons Step Up To The Plate With Ball Field Donations - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • YHS Students Learn The Value Of Ethical Decisions - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Next Steps Onward - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Yankton Homeless Shelter Set For New Facilities - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Friends Bid Farewell To Passionate Servant - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Summer Arts Festival Was Great Success - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • We Say - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • The Big Pitch - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Downtown 'Fish Night' Arts Event Sept. 2 - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • RiverWalk and YAA Team Up For 'Fish Night' - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • SE Job Link Quiz Bowl Sept. 24 - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Youngworth/Williams Survey Now Available - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Yankton County 4-H Brings In The Community For A Day Of Farm Fun - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Ground Is Broken On New Boys & Girls Club Facility - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Competition Finalists' Ideas A Part Of 1 Million Cups Meeting - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Summer Is Winding Down, But August Will Be Busy - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Housing Development Moves Forward - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Local Students Place In Statewide Competition - Press & Dakotan
  • Keeping The Beat With Yankton's Rich Arts Scene - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Swim Carnival At Memorial Pool July 4 - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • A Busy Weekend Looms For Yankton - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • We Say - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Legion Baseball: Wachendorf First Dakota Classic Set - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • YHS Wins 16 Events At First Dakota Meet - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • A Helping Hand - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Sip A Cup Of Wisdom - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Archery: 22-Year-Old Comes Up Just Short Of $1M Prize - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Archery: Top Pro Aims For Repeat Success In Yankton - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Event Continues To Grow In Seventh Year - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • All Things Archery: Tourney Prep On Target - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Every South Dakota Town Needs a Big Idea - Black Hills Pioneer
  • Archery group says it lost money in 2009 Ogden tournament - Standard Examiner
  • Yankton Initiative To Offer $10,000 For Next Big Idea - WNAX Radio 570
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • LCTC Setting The Stage For Gala - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Yankton Prepares to Host the World - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Commission To Review Boys & Girls Request - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • YAPG: Potential Still Exists for Napa Rail Park - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • 2 Towns, 1 Goal? - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • AgriVisions 2015 Set For Yankton Jan. 26 - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Boys & Girls Club Launches Campaign - WNAX
  • A Big Investment: Boys and Girls Club Unveils Plans For $7 Million Project - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • MMC Unveils First Dakota Masters Scholarship - Yankton Daily Press
  • Cancer Survivor Shares Her Strength - Yankton Daily Press
  • B&G Club Benefit Saturday - Yankton Daily Press
  • Welcome to a new school year at YSD - Yankton Daily Press
  • Scoreboard For July 5, 2014 Yankton Daily Press
  • Area Athletes Enjoy Smaller ‘Relays’ - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • 'Ignite The Power Within You' At Celebrate Women - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • First Place Shoot-Off - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Community Prayer Breakfast - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Fire and Ice! - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Simply D’Vine Silent Auction Now Open - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Click here to watch the Fan of the Game Half Time Event on Oct. 11, 2013
  • What's in the First Dakota Piggy Bank - Last Winner for 2013

  • Double Dose Of March Madness For Local SDSU Fans - Yankton Press & Dakota
  • YAPG Hits Its Goal Of $2.2 Million - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • A Distinctive Honor- O'Connell, Pugh Win Annual Awards for Service- Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Jane Pugh was selected as the November Volunteer of the Month by the Yankton United Way and Volunteer Services.

  • Yankton's Citizens of the Year - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Annual Big Friend Little Friend Christmas Party Donation
  • Spirit of Giving Takes over Mall- Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • First Dakota donates to the 2011 YHS Science Olympiad Team
  • Yankton employees donate boxes of toys to Peds Unit at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Toy for Tots Challenge Met
  • Annual Optimist Baseball Event Set for Thursday- Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Banks Team Up to Serve Food- Yankton Press & Dakotan story
  • Challenging a Community to Give - Yankton Press & Dakotan
  • Marcy Moser selected for the Friends of Education award from the Yankton High School 
  • Making The Right Decisions - Yankton Press & Dakotan Story