Mikkelsons Question Commissioners
The Grant County Commissioners met in a regular meeting Thursday, June 9. Community members attended to present questions about Ordinance 2016-1. The ordinance, which deals with CAFO operations, went into effect June 10. Dan and Tammy Mikkelson queried the commission regarding the vesting process for a CAFO. They also requested... Read more
Gretchen Koopmans Hired as MHS Language Arts Teacher
The Milbank School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Gretchen Koopmans as the high school language arts teacher during its regular meeting Monday, June 12. “We are excited to bring Gretchen to the Milbank School District,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. Koopmans was an English teacher and debate... Read more
John Mills to Run for District 4 House
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Republican Party announced that John Mills of rural Volga has been chosen by the District 4 Republicans to be on the ballot for State House this November. Mills joins Milbank resident Jason Kettwig as the second of two GOP candidates running for District... Read more
Boys Scouts Head to Summer Camp
The Milbank Boys Scout Troop 45 left Sunday, June 12, for their annual summer camp. This year, the troop is traveling to Lewis and Clark Scout Camp in Tabor, near Yankton. Activities during the week-long camp will include: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, rifle shooting, black powder shooting, shotgun, archery, leather... Read more
Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association Kicks Off Penning Season
The Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association kicked off its first team penning event of the season on Saturday, June 4. Of the thirty teams participating, only five penned all three of their cattle. Steven, Joanie, and Dustin Hill from Ortonville, MN, took home first place with a time of 43 seconds.... Read more
Local Residents Experience Power Outage In Milbank Today
Otter Tail Power Company is replacing underground lines in Milbank near the Grant County Courthouse and Grant County Public Library area. As a result, power has been shut off in that surrounding area. “The lines are being trenched in today,” stated Scott Wiese of the local office. “We have... Read more
Cancer Walk Raises $130,000
The It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk raised $130,000 for the greater Grant County area during its 19th annual event Friday, June 10. Nearly 2,600 luminaries were sold in honor or in memory of someone affected by cancer, resulting in over 1,100 names being read during the walk.... Read more
Deadline Approaching For Grant County Combined Appeal Applications
The deadline to apply for funds from the Grant County Combined Appeal for 2016-2017 is approaching. Any charitable organization requesting funds has until Monday, June 20th, to file an application, according to Kerry Fish, chairperson of the 2016-17 campaign. Applications were mailed in early June to all 2016 recipients... Read more
Interns Invited To Survivor Milbank
The Grant County Development Corporation is hosting its second annual Survivor Milbank Thursday, June 16. “The intent is to bring together the young interns and employees new to the area for a fun, informational, get-to-know-us event,” explained GCDC executive director Bobbie Bohlen. The event will begin at 3 p.m.... Read more
Local Leaders React to Ordinance Vote
Interested voters were on hand at the Grant County Courthouse as precincts turned in their ballots during the June 7 primary election. The much anticipated vote to approve or disapprove Ordinance 2016-1 resulted in the “Yes” votes prevailing at 1,526 votes and the “No” count falling short at 1,058.... Read more