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News organizations sue Speaker Gosch

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The Sioux Falls Argus Leader and the South Dakota Newspaper Association (SDNA) have filed a lawsuit against South Dakota Speaker of the House, Republican Rep. Spencer Gosch of Glenham stating he violated state open records laws by refusing requests for the names of lawmakers who signed a petition for the special session. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the suit was filed […]

Four arrested in investigation linked to reported gunshot

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What started as a report of a gunshot outside of the Brown Palace Apartments on Third Street West, Wednesday, Oct. 13, ended with multiple arrests on drug related charges. According to the police report, a woman called police at 6:48 p.m., reporting a man had discharged a weapon outside of the Brown Palace and was still in possession of that […]

DCI investigating death of resident at East Side Motel

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The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting an investigation into the death of a Mobridge woman after her body was found in a cabin in which she had been living. Officers were called to the East Side Motel Thursday, Oct. 7 after the owner of the business became concerned about the lack of activity at the cabin, which […]

Redistricting Committee hears concerns about representation

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Members of the redistricting committee of the South Dakota State Legislature, chaired by Speaker of the House Spencer Gosch of Glenham, met with concerned residents in Mobridge Tuesday, Oct. 12. Matthew Frame, attorney for the Legislative Council explained to the crowd gathered at the Wrangler Hotel that according to the South Dakota law this process happens every 10 years. The […]

Volk named SDAHO’s 2021 ‘Healthcare Hero’

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A long-time employee of Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics has been named the South Dakota Association Heathcare Organization’s Hero of the Year. June Volk, who is an RN, was honored for her dedication to the nursing profession, her patients and her community for 50 years. There will be a celebration for Volk on Friday, Oct. 15, at the Zion Lutheran […]

Boll urges board to work together to find solution to jail issue

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Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll appealed to the county commission Tuesday, Oct. 5, to work together to find solutions for a new jail plan and budget issues. After the discussion about where to go from here when the opt out failed to pass, things started to get a bit tense. Boll interjected that the board needs to work together to […]

Walworth County taxpayers say no to opt out to fund jail

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In a resounding defeat, the voters of Walworth County said no to a tax freeze opt out to fund a new jail. County residents went to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 28, to vote on whether or not they wanted to approve an opt out that would fund $11 million for a 21-year period. They voted the against the opt out […]

Sen. Thune hears concerns, discusses possible solutions

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Telling his constituents that this fall in Washington will be very busy, U.S. Senator John Thune spent more than hour answering questions for residents. Area residents gathered at the Great Plains Family Restaurant Friday, Sept. 17, to meet with Thune and to discuss issues they are dealing with in this part of South Dakota. From agricultural to jurisdictional issues, Thune […]

Albers arrested on felony arson charge

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A Mobridge businessman was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 15, on a felony warrant for arson in connection with a fire at Bridge City Liquors in February 2019. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, officers arrested Rhett Albers at his home on First Avenue West after a grand jury indicted him on the arson charge. The charge of arson in the […]

City council hears Chamber’s budget, need for contribution

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The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 14, heard Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Tanner Jerome explain the organization’s budget, purpose and need for the city’s contribution. Jerome told the council he and board of directors were aware of the questions the council had about the funding from the city, especially about the budget proposal for the salaries and benefits for […]


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