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Walworth County auditor trial delayed

The trial of Walworth County Auditor Rebecca Krein has been delayed by a move made by her attorney. Krein is on trial for not providing public information required by state law at the commission meetings. She is being prosecuted by Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare. Krein’s attorney told the court at this morning’s hearing that he believes it is […]

Council approves extension days for Airport runway renovation project

The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 11, took into consideration the input from several groups before making a decision on how many days extension they would grant on the airport runway project. The construction company, Morris Inc., of Ft. Pierre, was the contractor for the Mobridge Regional Airport Reconstruction Project, during the construction season of 2019. The project had been […]

Board explores more bus routes to bring students to district

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board, Monday, Feb. 10, discussed moving forward with bus routes that would bring students from West River to the Mobridge district. MP Superintendent Tim Frederick told the board it was time for them to consider adding bus routes that would enable area students to open enroll at the Mobridge-Pollock District, expanding their educational opportunities. He said the […]

Bolduan to serve probation for theft

A Mobridge man charged with grand theft received a suspended imposition of sentence Monday, Feb. Feb. 3, in Fifth Circuit Court in Selby. Ricky (Rick) Bolduan, 52, was ordered to serve three years probation and pay $136,829 in restitution to the victim. He must also pay $605.50 in court costs and fines and spend 30 days in jail, with one […]

Case of whooping cough reported in school district

A case of whooping cough has been reported in the Mobridge-Pollock School District.  According to MP Superintendent Tim Frederick, the district is working with the South Dakota Department of Health to ensure those who have come in contact with the individual have been notified. He said they are also working with the Department of Health to monitor the situation and […]

County Zoning board approves Hoffman variance request

The Walworth County Commission, acting as the county Zoning Adjustment Board, approved several motions that paved the way for the dairy confinement facility near Bowdle. The group had requested a variance to an ordinance on setbacks. The ordinance requires a setback of 300 feet from the road to a facility lagoon. The facility group requested that be dropped to 100 […]

Current keeps ice conditions on Lake Oahe unpredictable

With the flow of water under the ice of Lake Oahe and other reservoirs along the Missouri River System, ice conditions may not be as predictable is in some years. The elevation of the lake level was high for most of the summer in 2019, leading to fuller than normal reservoirs along the system. That has led to higher water […]

Group formed to rehabilitate Lake Hiddenwood State Park

A group of area residents are working together to raise funds and assist in the rehabilitation of Lake Hiddenwood Park. The group has formed the Lake Hiddenwood Foundation (LHF) and are waiting for their 5013C designation in order for the foundation to take tax deductible donations. The LHF board members Scott Schilling, Desi Simons, Bernie Stulken, Leah Holder and Deb […]

Standing Rock Council declares state of emergency

Taking a step to help in the battle against illegal drugs and the problems caused by their use on the reservation, the Standing Rock Tribal Council declared a state of emergency to protect the people of Standing Rock. Last week the council declared the emergency as part of their actions to battle the dangers of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs […]

Producers hear tracking, policy, marketing issues in beef industry

Despite the cold, windy January weather, a large group of cattle producers from across the area met at the Mobridge Moose Lodge Thursday, Jan. 16, to hear information that is impacting their industry. The Northern Oahe Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the event bring in three speakers to talk to the group about several important issues. South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin […]


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