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Temporary landfill position approved

Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, April 16, voted to appoint a temporary position at the county landfill and voted down an effort by Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll to re-open the jail to federal prisoners and re-open conversation concerning building a regional jail. According to Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare, the commissioners voted to appoint current county auditor Rebecca Krein […]

Police agencies struggle to recruit and retain officers

Low pay, high stress, image issues are reasons for applicant declines

Law enforcement agencies across South Dakota and the nation are struggling to find enough qualified people to serve as police officers, potentially putting the safety of the public and existing on-duty officers at risk. Recruitment challenges and difficulty in retaining officers have caused some departments to endure reduced officer counts at a time when populations are increasing. That can mean […]

Stroeder, Fried elected to MP School Board

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board will have a new member for the 2019-2010 school year and beyond as incumbent Eric Stroeder and challenger Chris Fried received the most votes in Tuesday’s election. Voters in Mobridge, Pollock and Mound City cast ballots for two of the three candidates for the two available seats. Current Mobridge-Pollock School Board President Eric Stroeder of Glenham, […]

City to hire another police officer

The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, April 9, approved the hiring of an additional full-time police officer for the Mobridge Police Department. Police Chief Shawn Madison told the council his department is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. T0here are times when there is only one officer on duty with multiple situations in need of attention. There are […]

Atkinsons sell area papers to Wyoming publisher Mullen

March 28, the staff of the Mobridge Tribune gathered in the general manager’s office. It was an unexpected meeting made at the request of the owner. In a surprise announcement, the staff learned that the paper had been sold. J. Louis Mullen, of Buffalo, Wyo., purchased the operations of the Mobridge Tribune, the Monday Reminder, the Potter County News of […]

Commission takes steps to correct mistakes

Correcting mistakes made in hiring practices took up a good portion of the Tuesday, April 2, meeting of the Walworth County Commissioners. According to Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare, commissioners corrected mistakes they made in the hiring of Blake Friend as the new highway superintendent. They approved his hiring and set his wage at $55,000 per year. Commissioner Jim […]

Badten resigns as landfill supervisor

The Wednesday, March 20, meeting of the Walworth County Commissioners was controversial and at times tense with discussions concerning the landfill, a lawsuit and failure to meet state requirements for public meetings. The tension began when the commission declared an executive session at the beginning of their regular meeting. Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare declared his disagreement with the […]

Evidence of fish winterkill on Pocasse not alarming to GF&P

Reports of dead fish on Lake Pocasse have raised some concerns about winterkill on area lakes and ponds because of the heavy snow cover, but that might not be the case. According to Dan Jost of the South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks Mobridge office, the dead fish might not be a product of regular winterkill. There are […]

Shopko to close remaining stores

Mobridge is losing another business as on Monday, Shopko announced it will liquidate its assets and close all of its remaining locations by June. In a document filed Monday in U.S. bankruptcy court, the company will begin liquidation process over the next 10 to 12 weeks. Shopko had announced in February plans to close 250 stores, or about 70 percent […]

Snow could possibly be record

Howling winds peaking at nearly 60 mph Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, packed 5.4 inches of new snow into solid drifts that caused serious issues for area residents. But it wasn’t just the snowfall from the storm that was drifting, as one week prior nearly nine inches of snow fell in the area. “We had a report of […]


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