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County waiting on disaster declaration

(Editor’s note: There will be an informational meeting on the proposed 75-bed jail facility tonight Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Edge Event Center located at 1708 W. Grand Crossing. The last public meeting on the proposed facility will be held on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Hoven located at 102 Main […]

Lightning causes natural gas fire

Lightning caused an unusual situation Sunday, June 17, striking a tree at a Kennedy Drive residence and causing a gas leak. According to the Mobridge Police report, it was reported at 1:49 a.m. that lightning struck a large evergreen tree at the Bob and Barb Zerr residence and the tree was on fire. Bob Zerr said the strike sounded like […]

Two men arrested for aggravated assault

Two men were arrested for aggravated assault Saturday, June 9, when officers were called to a disturbance at the Brown Palace Apartments. According to Mobirdge Police Captain Tom Strickland, a caller reported a disturbance that involved several individuals including one who was kicking at an apartment door. When they arrived they found three men had been involved in an altercation […]

Another inmate files lawsuit against county

Walworth County Commissioners heard that another lawsuit has been filed against the Walworth County jailers and State’s Attorney Jamie Hare. Hare told the commission Friday, June 8, that an inmate involved in an altercation with another inmate held in the jail has filed a lawsuit. This is the third such lawsuit filed this year, according to Hare. He told the […]

Ducheneaux elected Girls State governor

Mobridge representative Calico Ducheneaux did not go to 2018 Girls State with the intention of running for office, but through encouraging words and tapping her inner confidence, she was elected to the governorship by her fellow Girl Staters. Ducheneaux is the first delegate from Mobridge to be elected as governor at an annual conference. She attended the 2018 American Legion […]

Schilling, Krein to again serve county

Incumbents had a strong showing in the Tuesday, June 5, Republican Primary in Walworth County as Scott Schilling will retain his seat on the county commission and Rebecca Krein will serve again as county auditor. Schilling received 70 percent of the 331 votes cast, garnering 231 votes. His opponent, former commissioner Phylliss Pudwill received 100 votes, or 30 percent of […]

Denny Palmer tourney hits Lake Oahe with new two-day format

The anglers and fans of the Dennis Palmer Memorial Walleye Classic will see some changes for the eighth annual running of the event. The first change is the growth from a one-day to a two-day tournament. That has also upped the ante for the entry fee. In previous tournaments, the entry fee was $150 for one day of fishing. This […]

Work on Highway 12 Bridge starts June 4

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says substructure repair on the Missouri River Bridge located one-mile west of Mobridge on Highway 12/1806 is set to begin Thursday, June 7. The bridge will be restricted to one 13-foot wide lane of traffic during daytime work hours, approximately 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT, and controlled with flaggers. Over-width loads will need […]

Residents capture burglary suspects, hold for police

Two juveniles were arrested Monday, May 28, after being apprehended by citizens who witnessed the youths leaving a building on Main Street through a broken door. According to the Mobridge Police press release, at 5:23 a.m. a caller reported seeing two individuals coming out of a broken door at the Grand Central Station on Main Street and West Grand Crossing. […]

False report sends law in force to Pollock

A man with a gun at the West Pollock Resort, Thursday, May 24, set off a series of law enforcement reactions that included response of agencies from across northern South Dakota. According to Campbell County Sheriff Lacy Perman, at 7:08 a.m. dispatchers at the Mobridge Regional E911 Dispatch received a report of an active shooter at a resort located in […]


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