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Positive COVID-19 cases top 100

The South Dakota Department of Health, Wednesday, Sept. 23, held some bad news for Walworth County as reported the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state increased by 445. The number of South Dakotans who have contracted the virus now stands at 16,324, with 3,108 active cases. In Walworth County, the number of positive cases recorded in the […]

Increases in tax revenue continued through summer

The trend of increasing tax revenue in the city has continued through the summer with possibly several reasons pushing the numbers. Mobridge City Administrator/Finance Officer Heather Beck said on Monday the area saw about a 9% increase in August 2020 when compared to August 2019. Beck said there are several possible reasons the increase has continued throughout the summer. “I […]

Parents tell officials they appreciate efforts to keep kids in school

Several parents of Mobridge-Pollock students attended the school board meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, to show support for the board and administration during  the COVID-19 situation. Jade Mound addressed the board, thanking them for taking the health of children into consideration in the decisions they have made about students attending school. “COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the works,” she […]

Mobridge youth killed in accident

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An accident just north of Mobridge on Tuesday, Sept. 15 claimed the life of a Mobridge resident and sent two more to the hospital. Although the names of those involved have not been officially released pending notification of family, Tony Mangan of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety released the following information on Wednesday morning. According to Mangan at […]

COVID cases in area continue to rise, hospitalizations increase

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The South Dakota Department of Health, Wednesday, Sept. 16, reported the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state increased by 297. The number of South Dakotans who have contracted the virus now stands at 17,291. The number of South Dakotans who have died from COVID-19 increased by eight to 192. The total number of South Dakotans who have […]

Council hears options for water project funding

Northeast Council of Governments representative Ted Dickey told the Mobridge City Council on Tuesday that water rates in Mobridge could pose a problem when trying to secure grant funding for needed water department projects from federal and state agencies. The city is considering two projects for the water department including an $11.35 million water treatment plant renovation or replacement. This […]

COVID cases still increasing

The South Dakota Department of Health, Wednesday, Sept. 9, reported the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state increased by 168. The number of South Dakotans who have contracted the virus now stands at 15,571, with 2,434 active cases. That is down more than 200 since Tuesday’s report. The number of South Dakotans who have died from COVID-19 […]

O’Connell is proud to have served Ward I, community

Maybe it was years in the military or his upbringing, but former Mobridge City Councilman Tom O’Connell tackled his job representing Ward I with energy and commitment. For 14 years, O’Connell dedicated himself to making Mobridge a better community in which to live. Up until June 2020, he took the job very seriously. He has seen a lot of changes […]

Postive COVID-19 cases increase in community

Increasing numbers of COVID-19 in the state, area and community on a daily basis, show a recent heightened rate of spread of the virus. In the last seven days, the number of positive cases of the virus in Walworth County has increased by 11. In Corson the numbers increased by six cases in the past week. There have been 14 […]

A little grace and patience needed in community

Since Wednesday, Aug. 19, when positive cases of COVID-19 in Walworth County jumped by five, 10 more positive cases have been reported. With this jump in positive cases has officials concerned because the spread of the virus is happening within the community. Walworth County has become a hot spot once again after remaining steady for an extended period. With this […]


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