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KATIE ZERR : Again, Congress will do nothing

I had every intention of writing an editorial celebrating National Newspaper Week and the job small town newspapers do in their communities across the nation. But Las Vegas changed all that. As I watched in absolute horror at what was happening on the TV screen one thought kept running through my mind, “How could we let something like this happen […]

BALL FIVE: Postseason success would just be gravy

When the Twins jumped out to a 3-0 lead last night, I thought maybe we would get to see something special. It did not happen as the New York Yankees came back with three runs of their own and went on to beat the Twins 8-4 in the American League Wild Card Game. But you know what? We did get […]

Golfing Tigers struggle at State A tournament

The Tiger golf team struggled mightily at the State A Golf Tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at Dakota Dunes Golf Course. The team shot 391 on Monday and 410 on Tuesday to finish in 13th place. Stone Jensen was the top Tiger, but playing with the shoulder injury suffered in football, could not find his groove. He shot 96 his […]

Darrel Smith: Freedom of speech is now viewed differently

Liberals have adamantly defended free speech. The difference between liberals and leftists about free speech is as different as their positions on race. No one was any more committed to free speech than liberals along with 73 percent of all Americans who agree with Voltaire’s statement that, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death […]

Federal charges against residents are misdemeanors

Three Mobridge residents were among the additional sixteen individuals that have been indicted for violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Jeff Jensen, 53, Amanda Silbernagel, 30, and Steve Marin, 46, all of Mobridge were among those in the latest round of indictments resulting from an investigation dubbed Project Dakota Flyer. These indictments are in addition to the 15 individuals […]

Boll tells commission respect is missing

In an abbreviated meeting, the Walworth County Commissioners heard sheriff Josh Boll tell them it is time for better communication. After a discussion on a bill that commissioners did not approve at the last meeting, Commissioner Scott Schilling asked Boll why the phone system was put in when Boll’s department was over their set budget. He said he felt that […]


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