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By Katie Zerr | September 20, 2018

The City of Mobridge received news on Thursday, Sept. 20, that the federal grant for the rehabilitation of the Mobridge Regional Airport runways has been awarded. The grant, $4,099,775 will be used to reconstruct the runway, reconstruct the taxiway and rehabilitate runway lighting.

KATIE ZERR: Kavanaugh’s teenage behavior is an issue that needs addressing

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2018

Is something that a young man has done during his teenage years a window into what kind of a person he turned out to be? That is the question we have been hearing about the claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Christine Blasey Ford during a drunken party when they were both teens. She was 15, he was […]

BALL FIVE: Football Friday nights getting interesting

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2018

It’s getting to that point where there are some pretty interesting matchups coming every Friday night in high school football. There are games pitting ranked teams against each other. There are games with postseason implications. There are games where one team is going home no longer having a zero in the loss column. Of course, the most intriguing game in […]

Commission discusses alternative plans

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2018

The Walworth County Commission heard ideas for a plan for the county jail should the new $10.5 million new jail project be voted down in the November election. Commission chairman Scott Schilling had asked the commissioners and sheriff Josh Boll to bring a plan for discussion in case the voters reject the new jail proposal. Shilling asked each commissioner what […]

Multi-agency unit arrests seven on drug charges

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2018

A joint force made up of officers from across the area conducted an operation in Mobridge, Thursday, Sept. 13, that netted nine felony drug violators, as well as 16 misdemeanor drug charges. According to Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll, local law enforcement participated in a criminal enforcement operation in Walworth County and the City of Mobridge. The operation was conducted by […]

Fitness a way of life for new chamber assistant

By Katie Zerr | September 12, 2018

Sandy Frank believes in fitness. It is a requirement for her job as a National Guard soldier, but is also a way of life. “I am not a fitness freak; maybe a little OCD,” she laughed. “Being in law enforcement and the Guard made me this person.” That person likes to be organized and wants everything in an orderly manner. […]

KATIE ZERR: There are more ‘monster storms’ on the horizon

By Katie Zerr | September 12, 2018

Are we now paying the price for years of ignoring warnings about climate change? Are we headed towards a generation of disastrous weather events that are triggered by human hands? Scientists have long been warning us that warmer average temperatures will have long term effects on the world’s climate. According to the scientific research, as the global surface temperatures increase […]

Tribune comes alive today

By Katie Zerr | September 12, 2018

In the Harry Potter movie incoming students are given the school newspaper when they arrive at Hogwarts. It’s no ordinary newspaper, as the photos on the page are actually movies that play while the paper is being read. Impossible? Well, not really and today’s Mobridge Tribune brings you the future of newspapers with a Harry Potter-like new feature that will […]

City makes changes to animal ordinances

By Katie Zerr | September 12, 2018

In a move to be able to have more control over animals being allowed to run loose in the city, The Mobridge City Council Monday, Sept. 10, put more “bite” into the city’s pet ordinance. Those changes include establishing a late fee for those dog owners that do not have their pets licensed by Feb. 1, each year. That fee […]

KATIE ZERR: Protest is not what is dividing the country

By Katie Zerr | September 05, 2018

How can we form an opinion on something of which we cannot even grasp the concept? So many people are climbing on their soapboxes, preaching about Nike’s choice to include Colin Kaepernick in their new ad campaign. People are destroying their Nike gear and posting their actions on social media. Some are pulling their investment money from the company and […]