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Nicholas Scherr released after serving 23 year

A former Mobridge resident who served 23 years in prison for raping and killing an 18-year-old South Dakota woman in 1980 has been released from prison according to the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Parolees. Nicholas Scherr, 54, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Candace Rough Surface after a party at a Mobridge residence. He was sentenced […]

Two Mobridge residents killed on Highway 1806

Authorities have identified the two people who died in accidents that occurred at the road washout on Highway 1806 just north of the North Dakota border as Mobridge residents. According to Standing Rock Chairman Mike Faith, officials have recovered the bodies at the scene and have confirmed Trudy Peterson and Jim Vanderwal, both of Mobridge, were killed when the vehicles […]

Mound City man killed in July 2 car accident

A Campbell County man died as a result of a in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday, July 2, two miles south of Herreid. Ernest Fjeldheim, 82, of Mound City, was severely injured when at 7:04 p.m., a northbound 2015 Freightliner Cascadia semi truck and trailer while attempting to pass a second vehicle, collided with a southbound 2019 Buick LaCrosse […]

Law enforcement searching for missing people and vehicles following highway washout

Law enforcement from several agencies in North and South Dakota, including the BIA and the Sioux County N.D., Sheriff’s Office are searching for missing vehicles and people in a washed out area on Highway 1806, just north of the N.D. border. According to local law enforcement officials, area agencies are using ATVs, aircraft and rescue teams to search an area […]

Fireworks cause severe injuries

A young resident suffered serious injuries to a hand Sunday, June 30, in an accident involving fireworks. According to the police report, at 11:23 p.m. a caller reported an injured minor at a Fourth Avenue East location. Officers were the first on the scene and realizing the seriousness of the injury, applied a tourniquet to the wounded area, according to […]

Commission asks contract counties for upfront building committment

Walworth County Commissioners, Tuesday, July 2, decided to move forward with requests for participating counties to commit to helping with the building costs if a new jail is built. According to Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare, after commission chair Scott Schilling submitted the schematic of a two story addition to the current jail submitted by Klein McCarthy Architects of […]

Autopsy shows no drugs involved

The results of the autopsy of a Mobridge woman who died Sunday, May 5, at the Brown Palace Apartments, show drugs were not the cause of death. According to Walworth County Coroner Eric Schley, who received the results last week, Cristany Jo Seewalker, did not die of a drug overdose, which had been the suspected cause of death. He did […]

Trip of lifetime takes Schmaltz to Normandy

A Mobridge resident had the honor to represent her hometown, her tribe and her school recently in ceremonies honoring the military personnel who participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Phoebe Schmaltz accompanied her aunt, Kaye Weninger, on a trip to France the first week in June, to witness the honoring ceremonies of the 75th anniversary and celebrate her […]


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