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KATIE ZERR: Our community helps to right a wrong

On Saturday, Aug. 11, an event was held in the Mobridge-Pollock High School gym that was meant to right a wrong and help to heal old wounds for the Vietnam veterans of our community. When these soldiers returned home after serving our country during this war there were no parades, no welcome groups at the airports or at military bases. […]

BALL FIVE: Tigers have one-of-a-kind football schedule

The Tigers have what I consider a perfect schedule as far as region competition is concerned. The Tigers are in Class 11B Region 1. They play the rest of the region during the regular season. That may seem like a logical schedule, but it’s actually an abnormality. An extreme abnormality! In fact, the Tigers are the only team in the […]

KATIE ZERR: Are Jones’ conspiracy theories protected by the First Amendment?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects free speech. It states […]

BALL FIVE: Road schedule will make repeat of last year’s 13-3 record hard to match

I saw in a headline the other day that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer gave his prediction for the upcoming NFL season. It wasn’t really a prediction, but it was a heck of a quote. Following the Vikings’ practice at new TCO Stadium on Saturday, Zimmer told a huge crowd of Vikings faithful that, “You’re going to be really […]

Social media can be tool or distraction

Facebook and Instagram announced that they were rolling out time limit options and the first thing that came to my mind was: good. Social media is extremely popular with my age demographic, but too many times the time our age group spends together is dominated by cellular devices. It’s hard to have a conversation with someone who has their attention […]

Just like that, it’s time

Here we are enjoying another beautiful South Dakota summer and suddenly it’s time for fall sports at Mobridge-Pollock High School. I got word on Tuesday that the football and volleyball teams are starting practice next week. That jibes with the countdown to the openings of the fall seasons. They are not far away. The MPHS fall seasons officially get underway […]

Abrego: ‘Mobridge is a great community’

Dear Mobridge, I came to this small town in hopes of two things, move to where I didn’t know anyone and get a good learning experience. I am glad to say that I did both of these things effectively. My first run in with Mobridge was when I met editor, Katie Zerr at an internship fair at South Dakota State. […]

Davis: ‘MLB needs more offense to fix image problem’

There has been a lot of chatter lately about how Major League Baseball has a marketing problem. In the world I live in, the problem comes from how they are playing on the field as the game evolves. In the world I don’t live in, the problem is the players’ lack of status in places like Twitter and Instagram. Let’s […]

Davis: ‘MLB needs more offense to fix image problem’

There has been a lot of chatter lately about how Major League Baseball has a marketing problem. In the world I live in, the problem comes from how they are playing on the field as the game evolves. In the world I don’t live in, the problem is the players’ lack of status in places like Twitter and Instagram. Let’s […]

KATIE ZERR: Much more than an embarrassing grammatical mistake

After such a tumultuous week on the national level, can we recover and find our way back to being the United States of America? To say most people were shocked as they watched the U.S. president push aside the nation’s federal law enforcement agencies methodical work that links Russian military officers directly to the disruption of the 2016 election as […]


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