Experienced Tigers ready for football season

With a bevy of returning talent, the Tiger football team is getting ready for what they hope is a highly successful season. “We have a lot of key guys back,” said coach Dan Merkel. “We have returning starters all over the field and some are three-year starters. We have a lot of talent and we’re two-deep at almost every position. […]

Top four golfers prepping for third straight state tourney run

The Tiger golf team is as familiar as familiar can get this fall for coach Stephen Hettick. The 17-man Tiger team starts with the same top four golfers the team has had for two years heading into the season that opens next Thursday with the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational. Chamberlain and Class AA JV teams from Aberdeen Central and Pierre will be […]

This is a teaching moment in history

These are teaching moments in our history. As the majority of Americans stood in disbelief while the leader of our nation yesterday defended protesters dressed in hoods, carrying symbols of hate and facing the opposition with the Nazi salute, something that I had heard earlier in the day kept going through my head. In a conversation with Mobridge-Pollock Superintendent Tim […]

Search for teams to play spreads farther

In the ever-changing landscape of South Dakota high school football there is always something brand new to the Mobridge-Pollock schedule. I have often described Mobridge in terms of our fair city being on an “island.” It seems that every time the new schedules come, we are forced to get on a boat and sail to a new land looking for […]

Media bias impacts Americans

Truth and trust are necessary for a flourishing democracy or a prosperous civil society. Can America trust our elites and institutions? Many Americans are losing their trust in both. The media teaches us about our society. Unfortunately, much of the media is biased and their bias affects us. In 2002, Tim Groseclose, then a professor at UCLA, and Jeff Milyo, […]

Presidents are human, different

One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them. Johnson was a deal-maker — always trying to figure out how to get your […]


From left to right, Brooke Bain, Becca Cox, Kalli Goodshield, and Taliah Pay Pay play in the trees at Mobridge City Park Tuesday, Aug. 15. They had a great time running around to their favorite hiding places and figuring out which trees were climbable. Brooke is the daughter of Doug Bain. Becca is the daughter of Gene and Lorie Cox. […]

Board makes policy changes

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board prepared for the 2017-1018 school year, Monday, Aug. 14, reviewing changes to student handbooks and discussing policy changes. Superintendent Tim Frederick and Middle School Principal Erin Dale presented information about the handbook and policy changes to the board.  Frederick said the principals have been working on these changes with the staff to update the handbook. Those […]

Mobridge man killed in N.D. accident

A Mobridge man was killed on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in a two-vehicle accident in Morton County, N.D. Bray Harrison, 19, was killed when two vehicles collided on Highway 25, 10-miles north of Mandan. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol at 6:14 a.m., officers responded to the accident in which a southbound Dodge Ram pickup driven by a man from […]

Heavy rain causes local flooding

Water rushed down gutters and over curbs on Tuesday, Aug. 15, as a record 2.22 inches of rain fell in Mobridge throughout the day. There was localized flooding in the streets as a heavy downpour occurred in the early evening. Before the skies let loose in the evening, .45 inches of rain had fallen  in Mobridge according to the National […]

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