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Lessons from Fort Berthold should be part of the plan

Are the governments of the State of South Dakota and the Standing Rock Reservation preparing for the possible oil boom West River? Have lessons been learned from how the people of the Affiliated Tribes on Fort Berthold Reservation suffered because of BIA assets and mineral right management decisions? These are important questions to raise with the prospect of the oil […]

Hare: Scammers hitting area hard

Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare and law enforcement officials are warning residents not to fall victim to the multitude of scams that are hitting the area. Hare said a recent increase in reported scams is alarming. “They are running the whole gambit,” he said. He said recently residents have reported getting calls from scammers posing as IRS employees telling […]

Beaman tells WCC misunderstanding led to termination

Former Walworth County Deputy Kari Beaman addressed the Walworth County Commission, Tuesday, April 17, concerning an event that caused her termination. Beaman had been terminated after it appeared that she had refused to answer an emergency call at 2:38 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, during a snowstorm. According to the Mobridge Police report, an employee of Mobridge Regional Hospital and […]

School concert season continues

The Mobridge-Pollock Spring Concert season continues this week as the younger students present their musical talents for the public. On Thursday, April 19, the kindergarten and first grade students will present “Down On Grandpa’s Farm,” in the Middle School Theater at 7 p.m. The students will perform a variety of songs about the animals on Grandpa’s farm…and some of them […]

Board votes to eliminate one position

The perfect storm of dropping student numbers, changes in the state aid formula and the increase in teacher salaries forced the Mobridge-Pollock School Board, Monday, April 9, to make two tough decisions: to eliminate a staff position; and to opt out of the tax limitation. The board made the decision after a lengthy discussion on the financial challenges facing the […]

Voters elect Landreaux, Henderson

Despite the sunshine and warm temperatures a low turnout of the registered voters in Mobridge went to the polls Tuesday, April 10, to elect new members to the city council and school board. The only seat open on the Mobridge City Council was in Ward II where incumbent Jeff Landreaux was challenged by Peggy Jackson. Landreaux held on to his […]

Area elections will bring new faces to cities, school boards

Area residents will be going to the polls on Tuesday, April 10, to elect new members to the city councils and town boards and school boards. In Mobridge, two people are vying for the seat in Ward II, incumbent Jeff Landreaux and challenger Peggy Jackson (see candidates questions in this issue.) There will also be an election for the three-year […]

White Owl facing attempted murder, aggravated assault

A Mobridge man is facing multiple charges in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred Tuesday, March 20, at the Brown Palace Apartments on Main Street. Derek White Owl is being held at the Walworth County Jail on $100,000 bail on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault with the intent to cause bodily injury with a dangerous weapon. He […]

Chamber searching for wild game cooks

The Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Surf ‘n Turf fundraiser will be held Friday, April 13, at Oahe Hills Golf Course. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the meal starting at 6 p.m. There will be a live auction to follow at 7:30. Each year the Chamber asks area cooks to enter their best wild game dishes in the annual contest […]

Fire destroys Mobridge home

A fire destroyed the home of Mike and Carol Zimoski located on Sixth Avenue East, Friday, March 16. Fire departments of Mobridge and Glenham battled the blaze for several hours before bringing it under control. The fire was reported at about 8:45 p.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the home. Heavy smoke was present when firefighters arrived […]


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