Water damage leads to litigation for city

Issues dealing with weather had Mobridge residents addressing the city council Tuesday, March 12, and will result in legal action against the city. On Tuesday March 5, a water main broke in the Crescent Drive neighborhood and basements in several homes in that area had basement flooding. Kayla Stewart, speaking for the neighbors, explained to the council that the basement […]

Another winter storm to hit area

Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison is urging all residents to be prepared for the coming winter storm and to stay off the roads if possible during the storm. “We will be plowing the roads as soon as the weather conditions allow,” he said. “Our primary focus during the storm will be to keep the emergency routes open.” Madison said when […]

Resident facing rape charges

Mobridge Police are investigating a reported sexual assault of a minor that occurred early Saturday, March 2, at a residence. According to the police report, an officer on patrol spotted two juvenile females walking at an Eighth Street and North Main location. After speaking with the juveniles, he determined that a crime may have been committed. Officers located a witness […]

Kightlinger bringing his film to Mobridge

Area residents will have a chance to view a film written and directed by a South Dakota native whose family roots are in Selby. Mobridge will be one of the nine towns in the state that will host a screening of “Tater Tot & Patton,” a film written and directed by Andrew Kightlinger. This is part of a statewide theatrical […]

Diner’s quick action likely saves building from fire

A quick 911 call may have saved two businesses Sunday night as a fire at Bridge City Liquors was quickly brought under control and kept from spreading. Mobridge Fire Chief Doug DeLaRoi said Monday, that if the call would have come in later, the fire may have been well-established and the outcome different. Nina Schumacher of Timber Lake was having […]

Snow just keeps coming to the area

Area residents are tiring of moving snow as February has been an unusually white month according to the National Weather Service. According to the NWS Climate Data Center, there are 31 inches of snow on the ground in Mobridge. In February, 33 inches of snow has fallen in Mobridge. Since Oct. 1, 2018, 52.1 inches of snow has fallen in […]

Thousands of S.D. voters don’t live where they register

Thousands of people who don’t live in South Dakota have become state residents, registered to vote and cast ballots in elections, which some lawmakers and election officials fear could unfairly alter elections.   State election officials say they are aware that people are claiming on voter registration forms to live at an address where they do not, but a lack […]

Fire at Bridge City Liquors

Rural health initiatives fill life-saving gaps in remote areas

FREE The Helmsley Charitable Trust has invested nearly $100 million to improve rural health care in South Dakota. The newest initiative is technology allowing heart surgeries to be done robotically for patients in isolated areas.

Obtaining quality medical care is difficult for the roughly 350 residents of Bison, S.D, and studies show that they and others living in remote rural areas of America have a higher mortality rate as a result. The northwestern South Dakota town lies about 30 miles from the North Dakota border. Horizon Health Care runs a small clinic staffed by a […]

Continuing snow creates problems

The city of Mobridge has had an unusual amount of snow during the month of February causing snow build-up along the streets and highway. Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison urges residents to drive carefully and watch out for pedestrians and other vehicles at all street corners, alleys, and driveways. Because of the snow built up in these areas, children, other […]

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