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Palmer Nelson was known for his mechanical skills

Funeral services for Palmer Nelson, 90, of Dickinson, N.D., and formerly of Grassy Butte, N.D., were held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church in Dickinson with Pastor Lisa Lewton officiating. Burial with military rites by the Dickinson Honor Guard followed at Dickinson Cemetery under the direction of Stevenson Funeral Home of Dickinson. Palmer passed away on Tuesday, […]

For a great day all Molly needs is a kitchen and a request

By Katie Zerr Molly English learned to cook at a young age and is known for a couple of her favorite creations; apple pie and crème cheese truffles. “I don’t give out that recipe,” she said about the truffles. Molly is a first-year speech-language pathology assistant at the Mobridge-Pollock School District. She said she loves teaching and working with the […]

Lady Tiger rally comes up short in loss to Warriors

By Jay Davis After falling behind by as many as 14 points early in the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers fought back but fell short in a 53-50 loss to Standing Rock at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Monday. “The comeback was huge, because we didn’t have subs,” said coach Lindsey Kramer. “The girls on the floor played most of […]

Tigers trounce McLaughlin, stop five-game losing streak

By Jay Davis The Tigers put a five-game losing streak in the back seat quickly with a 21-5 run in the first quarter and went on to defeat McLaughlin 73-52 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Tuesday. “In preparing for the game we talked about getting out fast,” said coach Tim Frederick. “We played well together.” Frederick said the Tigers […]

Jaden Madison wins Monster title

By Jay Davis Tiger senior Jaden Madison had the biggest weekend of his career, taking first place at 132 pounds at the Mid-Dakota Monster wrestling tournament in Presho on Friday and Saturday “He had one heck of a tournament,” said coach Scott Stone. After wrestling at 145 pounds in the early going, Madison bumped down 132 pounds and made the […]

Governor’s proposal includes tax increase

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board, Monday, Jan. 11, heard Blue Ribbon Task Force member Eric Stroeder report that Gov. Dennis Daugaard would address teacher pay in his state-of-the state message on Tuesday, (Jan. 12.) Without revealing too much of what the governor would propose, Stroeder told the board the proposal would include a number of proposals to help boost teacher pay. […]

Fire destroys Lowe building

Fire fighters from four area communities fought flames and freezing temperatures Saturday, Jan. 9, as the former Lowe Clinic building was completely destroyed. Mobridge firefighters were called to building at about 7:30 p.m. according to Mobridge Fire Chief Mitch Voller. He said when they arrived there was light smoke pooling in sections of the building. He said there was no […]

Darrel Smith: Diverse communities may harm us

Human diversity is very important. Universities spend considerable effort to include a diverse faculty and student body. Larger businesses and researchers also focus on creating a diverse workforce. Many of the challenges society faces are becoming increasingly complex and require teams to create solutions. Research demonstrates that diverse groups of people in teams are often more productive than even better […]

JAY DAVIS: Tigers, McLaughlin have hoops centennial

I wish I had come across this little nugget earlier, but I didn’t so you all get to hear about it a little bit after the fact. Mobridge and McLaughlin first played a basketball game in 1917. That makes last night’s contest a centennial game. That’s right. Mobridge and McLaughlin have been facing off on the basketball court for 100 […]

KATIE ZERR: Legislators must put S.D. before party

Gov. Dennis Daugaard took what some are calling a bold step Tuesday during his state of the state speech to take South Dakota out of last place in teacher pay. Daugaard said he would seek a one-half-cent increase in the state sales tax to raise teacher pay in South Dakota. The Blue Ribbon Task-Force on Teachers and Students worked for […]


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