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Revenues surprise city administrator

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc on the nations’ economy, in Mobridge a jump in tax revenue for the month of April comes as a surprise. Mobridge City Administrator/Finance Officer Heather Beck said on Tuesday, she was shocked when the April tax revenue came in. “Amazingly the tax revenue has gone up,” she said. “I think that people were […]

Appeal made for return to normal operations

The Mobridge City Council heard from a local restaurant manager and owner concerning allowing full opening of local businesses. Lisa Briggs and Gary Stueck addressed the council about the impact of the closing of certain businesses during the early weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak. Briggs told the council how the restrictions on the Pizza Ranch restaurant after the business was […]

Mohr, Holgard win primary election in commision races

Walworth County will have a new commissioner as on Tuesday, June 2, the primary elections ousted an incumbent commissioner. District 23 will have a new senator and a new representative as the incumbent in that seat was also defeated. The election determined the candidates who will run for the open seats in the November election, if there are Democrat or […]

Dewey County resident tests positive for COVID-19

A Dewey County resident from Eagle Butte tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 2. The South Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday, June 2, reported that the number of reported COVID-19 cases in South Dakota is 5,162, an increase of 85 cases over the Tuesday report. There are 1,016 active cases of COVID-19 in the state at this time. […]

Pool to open with virus protocol for admittance

The City of Mobridge will be opening the swimming pool on Saturday, May 30, with precautionary measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mobridge City Administrator Heather Beck said city officials decided to open the pool after research showed that they could without fearing the virus would be spread by people sharing the pool. According to the […]

Non-resident tests positive for COVID-19

After weeks of no new cases reported, on Wednesday, May 27, it was reported that there has been a positive test in Walworth County. The individual is not a resident of Mobridge or Walworth County but an out-of-state resident working in the community and has frequented businesses in the community. Mobridge Regional Hospital CEO John Ayoub said Tuesday that anyone […]

Officers in another high-speed pursuit

For the third time in less than a month, the Mobridge Police Department was involved in a high speed pursuit in the early morning on Tuesday, May 19. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, at around 1 a.m., officers on the west side of Mobridge checked the speed of an eastbound vehicle at the posted speed limit. Moments later, […]

Estimated numbers push new county jail farther away

Walworth County Commissioners once again discussed a new jail project, but estimated numbers and costs brought concern for the project. Commissioners Marion Schlomer and Kevin Holgard opened the discussion with estimated costs and prisoner numbers for the six counties that are currently in the planning process. Schlomer worked with the numbers of days served and the estimated cost of housing […]

Rath’s grandpa is ‘the most wonderful in the world’

The Oahe Area Retired School Personnel with members from Mobridge, Pollock, Selby, and Glenham, again sponsored the annual Grandparent Essay contest with students from the Mobridge-Pollock, Timber Lake, and Selby schools. There were approximately 75 students participating in the contest this year. Jane Looyenga is the chairman of the project. Essay contest winners for 2020 are: in first place, Shayla […]

City businesses reopening within guidelines

Mobridge businesses are re-opening as the city passed a new ordinance last week, loosening restrictions that have been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there are still the social distancing, facemask and capacity guidelines, most businesses are getting back to welcoming customers through the doors. One of the most restrictive of the business protocols is for those businesses that […]


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