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Fire damage closes Holiday Station

A Mobridge business is closed for what could be an extended period after an early Monday, Aug. 3 fire extensively damaged the inside of the building. According to Mobridge Fire Chief Mitch Voller, firefighters from Mobridge and Glenham were called to the Holiday Stationstore at the corner of Fourth Avenue East and East Grand Crossing just after midnight on Monday. […]

Jansen pleads guilty on two counts of rape

Former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen, changed his plea on Wednesday, July 29, to guilty on two of the six counts of rape of a child the state had filed against him. He pleaded guilty to two charges for sex acts committed with two children under the age of 13. The other four counts on the indictment will be […]

KENDRA THORSTENSON: Why is starting so much easier than finishing?

When I take a look in the rearview mirror, I see a common trend throughout my life. I love to start things. Taking that first step towards change or starting something isn’t the hard part for me. Don’t get me wrong it takes a significant amount of willpower, determination, and strength to take that first step, but I have found […]

A record-setting crowd of derby fans

By Kendra Thorstenson It was a hot late afternoon and evening for derby fans and competitors in the Mobridge Demolition Derby that was held Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Mobridge Rodeo Grounds. It was 95 degrees at the start of the derby so not only did car fumes and hamburger aroma fill the air, but also dust from the heat. […]

KATIE ZERR: Outrage causes change in Africa, we can’t say the same

The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe sparked a reaction that was world wide, passionate and sometimes ridiculous. Cecil was an icon outside of Zimbabwe. He was to those living outside of Africa, the perfect example of what the King of the Jungle should be. His flowing black mane made him stand out from other males. It was as […]

Mobridge is home, once again

By Travis Svihovec Christine Duncan’s spent her career in New York City and Denver, Colo., but her growing up years in Mobridge are what influenced her cooking style. “I was the youngest of five,” Christine said. “We had a hot breakfast in the winter, and a full dinner with meat and potatoes.” Christine is a 1981 graduate of Mobridge High […]

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In an effort to stem the epidemic use of  hard drugs on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, the council voted Wednesday, July 29, to banish and exclude any adult found to be selling methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs on the reservation. he resolution states the tribe will ban or exclude any individual 18-years-old or older convicted in tribal, state or […]

Cardinal bats come to life in 17-2 win over Claremont

By Kendra Thorstenson After a close loss Monday, July 27, the Mobridge Cardinals came up strong offensively defeating Claremont 17-2 in the District Tournament. The game was called after the fifth inning due to the 15 scores after five innings mercy rule. It was a short, confidence building game for the Cardinals. “It was a good game to have after […]


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