About Katie Zerr

Flooding damage and repair costs could linger in SD for years

By Katie Zerr | May 15, 2019

Recent extreme weather — and possibly more to come — has caused flooding that decimated eastern South Dakota farms and its rural transportation network. As a result, significant costs await townships and counties that already face fiscal challenges, possibly leaving some roads never fully repaired. The recent blizzards and rainstorms that have flooded farm fields and decimated roads across South […]

KATIE ZERR: How many second chances are too many?

By Katie Zerr | May 15, 2019

Is it time to again get tough on those who continually abuse their legal “second chances” and leave victims of their crimes in their wake? Mobridge Police officers deal with substance abuse situations where children are involved sometimes several times a week. The department works hand-in-hand with the Department of Social Services to remove children from dangerous situations in order […]

Council initiates resident positive recognition program

By Katie Zerr | May 15, 2019

The Mobridge City Council Tuesday, May 14, elected a president and vice-president and started a new recognition program by awarding a young resident for his accomplishments. During a meeting that included many annual actions, the council also recognized employees for their work in improving the community. The council elected Randy Carlson as president and Jeff Laundreaux as vice-president. The council […]

Two Hearts charged with felony sexual contact

By Katie Zerr | May 15, 2019

A Mobridge man is facing a felony charges of sexual contact with a child under 16 after his arrest last week. Tyler Two Hearts of Mobridge made his initial appearance in Fifth Circuit Court in Selby on Monday, May 13 to face those charges. A warrant for his arrest was issued after the incident came to light during an investigation […]

Dessert bars are sweet treat for summer gatherings

By Katie Zerr | May 15, 2019

With the warmer weather comes picnics, camping, ballgames, reunions and community and church gatherings. Deciding what to bring to these events sometimes leaves us scrambling for the perfect item that is easy to make, stores well and is easily transportable. That is where bars come in. They are the perfect treat for bake sales, fundraisers and treats for the neighborhood […]

Mott gets first Kentucky Derby win

By Katie Zerr | May 08, 2019

One of Mobridge’s most well-known natives reached a milestone on Saturday, May 4, as Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s horse, Country House, was draped with the blanket of roses at the Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, the win will be accompanied by an asterisk in the record books as the horse that led wire-to-wire, Maximum Security, was disqualified for interference. It […]

Mobridge woman dies of possible drug overdose

By Katie Zerr | May 08, 2019

A Mobridge woman died Sunday, May 5, despite the efforts of law enforcement and paramedics to save her life. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, an ambulance was requested at the Brown Palace Apartments at 2:53 a.m., Sunday. A Mobridge Police officer and a South Dakota Highway Patrol officer were the first to arrive at the scene, where they […]

KATIE ZERR: Zealous pursuit can backfire on public

By Katie Zerr | May 08, 2019

Should the manner in which meetings are conducting depend on how the public and the board interact? Watching recent Walworth County Commission meetings has been a bit painful for several reasons. Some actions taken by this board have been questionable. Questions on the manner in which they come to those decisions sometimes deserve to be answered. But when they refuse […]

Puppy rescue story the heart of larger issues

By Katie Zerr | May 01, 2019

Thor and Loki, two abandoned pups now residing at the Mobridge animal rescue, have become famous in South Dakota. Their pictures have been on the front pages of newspapers and their story has been told on state news sources from radio to television. It is a horrendous tale of abandonment and near death that the pups only avoided because a […]

CBD oil products still illegal

By Katie Zerr | May 01, 2019

There has been a lot of news coverage of CBD oil in South Dakota of late, causing confusion about the legality of the products. Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. The oil is the non-intoxicating extract from the plants that is being credited with helping treat a host of problems including epileptic […]