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From Our Files

100 years ago August 2 1912 The sewer system is now far enough advanced so that the work of connecting the property of users can be begun. The contract was let early in May for the erection of a steel tank and tower for water supply, which will cost about $7,000. So great will be the northwest harvest this fall […]

Men embark on cross-country trek to raise money for housing charity

Bob Frick and Len Holmes embarked on their second Cycle of Hope bike tour in June. In July, when they reached a halfway point in Mobridge, they had raised more than $125,000 and biked more than 1,500 miles for the Habitat for Humanity (HFH). By journeys end, the cyclists’ route will have taken them 3,000 miles across the nation. Their […]

Record levels reached for whooping cough

Whooping cough is rapidly spreading across the nation, with states bordering South Dakota experiencing as much as a three-fold increase in infections. Whooping cough, or pertusis, is named for its symptomatic, wheezing cough. Experts say the disease peaks every three to five years, but, according to the Centers for Disease Control, this year’s infections are the highest on record in […]

Drought enters fourth week

Uncertainties continue to drive market conditions as drought conditions extend past four weeks in northwest South Dakota. According to South Dakota State University’s Extension program, half of South Dakota is in severe to extreme drought. The drought is not isolated to an area, or state, but is most importantly affecting an entire agricultural region known as the corn-belt. Farmers produce […]

Caring runners hold ceremonies in Mobridge

Runners on the Peace and Dignity Journeys stopped in Mobridge last week Wednesday bringing with them their message of unity for the North America’s indigenous people. “This run is a metaphor for suffering,” said Iron Eyes. “The indigenous people have been given suffering as a way of life and we have still found ways to receive blessings from it.” In […]

Free democracy stiffled by abusive political parties

Party lines force us to cast a vote for candidates who share a distinction with no real difference. Political third parties have the only true ideological differences but so long as they are stifled and ignored, voters will only have one choice. The two major candidates share a strikingly similar political ideology, but they find ways to distinguish themselves by […]

Liking tape-delayed Olympics

You can turn on just about any media outlet and listen to someone complaining that nothing important in the Olympics is being aired live. With London being six hours ahead of the United States, most of the action there is occurring when the average American is too busy to watch anyway, so I don’t know what the big deal is. […]


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