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Grand Crossing crash causes injuries, no fatalities

A vehicle drove into a pole on East Grand Crossing outside of La Cabana on Monday, July 26, but no serious injuries have been reported. Two people were in the vehicle, Police Chief Shawn Madison said. An ambulance transferred one of the two people in the vehicle to the hospital, with one suffering a fractured bone and some bruising. No […]

South Dakota’s first West Nile case hits Walworth County

The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed that a Walworth County resident, a male in his 60’s, is South Dakota’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the 2021 season. “Protecting yourself from mosquito bites, especially during evening hours, remains vitally important to avoid becoming infected with West Nile Virus,” said Dr. Joshua Clayton, State Epidemiologist. Historically, South […]

USDA offering drought help to ag producers

There’s no end in sight to the drought despite some recent showers, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has several programs to help producers during this tough time. Walworth County is in the midst of a “D3” or “extreme” drought, meaning the area’s producers could be eligible for USDA programs, which can be applied for at their local USDA Service […]

Opt out letter causes confusion with county taxpayers

The Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, July 20, decided it is important to clarify the need and the use of the opt out funding to taxpayers as there seems to be much confusion related to it. Commissioners Scott Schilling and Kevin Holgard said they had received calls from county residents concerning a letter sent out by the county. Schilling told the […]

Well-known resident found deceased in fire

A well-known Mobridge resident was found dead in her home Saturday, July 17, when emergency services were called to a fire at a Fifth Avenue West home. The Mobridge Volunteer Fire Department and Mobridge Ambulance Service responded to a report of a fire and the discovery of Verene Faehnrich, 89, unresponsive in the home. According to Mobridge Fire Chief Doug […]

Fire damages garage, Fifth Avenue West home

A fire Friday, July 9, heavily damaged a garage and caused smoke and water damage to a Fifth Avenue West home once owned by the late Dennis “Packy” Naasz. Fire units were called to the home at 5:53 p.m., when a Sixth Avenue West resident smelled and discovered smoke coming from the garage at the back of the home. Units […]

County Commission approves $1.18 million tax opt out, vote

The Walworth County Commission voted on Thursday, July 8, to move forward with a tax opt out to help ensure the county can show revenue to pay back loans needed to build a county jail. Commissioner Kevin Holgard first presented information about the purchase and conversion of the former Shopko building in Mobridge to a 54-bed behavior and modification facility. […]

Mobridge man stabbed during fight in alley

A Mobridge man was stabbed with a nail during an altercation in an alley between Ninth and 10th Avenue West on Sunday, July 4. According to the police report, a caller reported a man had been stabbed at that location during an altercation between two people. Brandon Crow Feather, 45, of Mobridge suffered a puncture wound to his chest during […]

Bismarck youth hit by vehicle on July 4

A Bismarck youth was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle while assisting in moving a camper on Sunday, July 4. According to the police report, a caller reported a person had been struck by a vehicle on the 900 block of Fourth Avenue East at 10:07 a.m. Mobridge Police, the Mobridge First Responders and the Mobridge Ambulance Service all […]

Repairs to Singing Bridge delayed until July 12

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that the original start date for the permanent repairs to the “Singing Bridge” on S.D. Highway 1806 over the Grand River has been adjusted due to a delay in receiving necessary supplies and equipment. The start date has been rescheduled for Monday, July 12, 2021, at which time the bridge will be closed […]


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