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KATIE ZERR: Legislators should not be in the exam room

Why do certain legislators in South Dakota feel the need to make our state less safe for those who are perceived as not “normal” to certain segments of our population? Do they not understand that every time they introduce legislation masked by their claims of protecting children, that they are perpetuating the myths that only children without issues deserve to […]

BALL FIVE: Tigers face second half loaded with quality BB teams

Monday night was the kind of game I think the Tigers needed. A usually tough Standing Rock/Selfridge could not keep up with the Tigers, who pulled away early and pretty much had the game in hand by midway through the second quarter. The Tigers needed the 34-point win because it has been an up and down season so far. Now, […]

KATIE ZERR: Sign stealing is part of the baseball game

Has Major League baseball made a statement with the latest punishments for the cheating scandal involving sign stealing? Are the powers that be stating no longer will the art of sign stealing be allowed to play a role in our “National Pastime?” Sign stealing, in some form, has been a part of baseball for as long as the game has […]

OUTSIDE THE FENCE: Breaking rules is not as fun anymore

As a younger me, I lived by the adage that rules were made to be broken. As I aged, I realized that rules are guidelines to life. Boundaries of sorts that keep the good order and discipline of the world in line. That doesn’t mean I obey all rules. It would be against my nature to follow without question. Pushing […]

BALL FIVE: Big Dakota Conference loaded with quality teams

The Tigers and Lady Tigers open Big Dakota Conference play on Thursday when Miller comes to the Bridge City. I have a feeling that both teams are going to go through what is as tough a conference schedule as any teams in the state. I’m not talking about just the Mobridge-Pollock teams, the other teams have to face each other, […]

KATIE ZERR: Thank you and best of luck Christine

The year 2019 ended with an appropriate event, given how things unfolded at Mobridge City Hall this year. Mobridge City Administrator Christine Goldsmith has resigned. At the Monday meeting, Mayor Gene Cox hailed her as one of the “most remarkable women in South Dakota.” High praise in a state where women are leaving their mark in many different fields these […]

KATIE ZERR: In order to make change we must first make mistakes

With a New Year comes a new beginning. We try to clean our slates, set goals and prepare to be better people than we were in the last year. We make promises to ourselves that with all intent, will last long into the New Year. Most of us fail at those lofty goals but preparing for a new beginning is […]

BALL FIVE: Something could be brewing

I watched an interview with Dabo Swinney, the Clemson University head football coach, the other morning and he said something that hit the nail right on the head about the Tiger basketball team and their come-from-behind victories this weekend. I’m paraphrasing here because I can’t remember his exact words, but Swinney said that he reminds his players every day that […]

KATIE ZERR: Here is hoping for a smoother sail in the coming year

Dear Santa, This year my annual Christmas wishes are different than the normal ones. It has been a year of incredible highs and lows for me and I’m a bit tired of the roller coaster I have ridden in 2019. So, my first wish is that 2020 will be a little bit smoother sailing for me. I know that sounds […]

BALL FIVE: Need your basketball fix? Get it here on Saturday

The Bridge City’s annual celebration of basketball, the Rotary Basketball Classic, tips off on Saturday with seven games at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium. While the crown jewels of the day are the cross-county matchups between Mobridge-Pollock and Herreid/Selby Area, there are going to be a whole bunch of hoops before those games take to the court. If you are looking […]


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