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Commission votes to opt out of tax freeze

Editors note: In this week’s edition of the Tribune, it was reported that the Walworth County Commission voted to opt out of the tax freeze in 2022 in order to raise revenue for the new jail, transport or other needs. According to Commissioner Rick Cain, a vote to opt out did not happen at the Tuesday meeting. The vote taken […]

Area COVID-19 cases dropping with vaccinations

The South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case daily report has shown new cases are still being reported across the state, but the news has been positive for this area. Once a hotspot for COVID-19 cases, in the past weeks those cases have dropped in numbers and in new cases reported. State officials have reported that residents adhering to the […]

MP eighth grade class scores highest in nation on FBI Safe Online exam

A group of eighth-grade students from Mobridge-Pollock Middle School were honored Monday, April 26, for scoring the highest percentage on a national FBI online exam. The MPMS students won the National FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) award in the small school category for the month of March 2021. These students scored 94.17 % to beat out every other participating school […]

Interrupted supply chains causing stock issues here

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are dealing with how their lives have changed living in an age of a medical emergency. Wearing masks in public places, cancellation of events and limitations on group settings are all things people have had to learn to live with, but those are not the only disruptions in the lives of […]

Silbernagel confident mistakes in recording entries will be found

The Walworth County Commission, Tuesday, April 20, heard county treasurer Amanda Silbernagel report that the issues with county bookkeeping will be close to being resolved in the coming weeks. She told the commission that the balancing issues that have occurred are being resolved and as of now the treasurer’s office is fully reconciled with the banks. She said the $83,000 […]

Commission questions state auditor about full audit of 2020

Walworth County Commissioners heard Dave Schlosser of the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit report there are some issues with the 2018-19 audit that have been noted that are currently being addressed. Commission chair Jim Houck, earlier in the meeting expressed concern that the county would be paying more than $90,000 in funds from the general fund to an account […]

Kemnitz defeats Yellow Boy, Mound retains Ward III seat

In the Tuesday, April 13, city council election Brent Kemnitz defeated long-time Ward II councilman Tony Yellow Boy and Jade Mound retained her seat and will continue to represent Ward III. In a low voter turnout election, the unofficial results show Kemnitz took 93 of the votes cast in Ward II while Yellow Boy received 17 votes. “First I would […]

South Dakota Democratic Party intersectional solidarity with Tribal Nations results in passage of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People legislation


SIOUX FALLS, SD (April 9, 2021) – This past legislative session was an important advancement for justice and visibility for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP). South Dakota Democratic legislators worked with Tribal Nations and allies to successfully introduce and pass House Bill 1199, legislation that will begin to address the MMIP epidemic within the state. HB 1199 establishes an […]

MRH&C offering COVID-19 vaccine to those 18 and older

The South Dakota Department of Health announced last week that beginning on Monday, April 5, the COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all South Dakotans 16 years and older. With this move, vaccines will be made available to any state resident, over the age of 16, in addition to any persons from Phase 1 who have not yet chosen to […]

Schilling honored for city service

Dean Schilling, longtime employee of the City of Mobridge water Department, was recently honored by the South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association (SDWWA) for serving the city for 40 years. The SDWWA created the recognition plaque to honor members working in the water and wastewater field for 40 years. The award is named after and in honor of JR Yde, […]


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