Farmers and Ranchers: Deadline Set for County FSA Nominations
Joel Foster, Grant County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director CED, reminds farmers and ranchers the nomination period for local FSA county committees ends on Aug 1, 2018. County committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice in federal farm program implementation. This year,... Read more
Bien Honored for Years of Service
School Board President, Dick Schwandt, presents retiring board member, Sheila Bien, with a plaque for her years of service on the Milbank School Board of Education. Read more
Smitty Raises Flag at Minnesota Twins Game
Almost every day a yellow Ford Crown Victoria rolls down the streets of Milbank with George Smith behind the wheel. George, or Smitty as his friends call him, is 87, and has lived in Milbank his entire life. But last Saturday, Smitty was nowhere to be seen. Unless you... Read more
ABATE Gears Up for Kids at Outdoor Fundraiser July 21
Do you love cruising down the highway, the wind at your back and the sun warming your face? According to, you are not alone. In 2013, South Dakota counted over 69,000 registered motorcycles to rank 33rd in the nation. Minnesota registered 240,000 to rank 11th, and California, Florida,... Read more
Jon Christensen Joins Milbank School Board
Jon Christensen was installed as the newest member of the Milbank School District Board of Education at their board meeting on Friday July 6. He is a 1999 graduate of Milbank High School. Christensen and his wife, Alisha, lived in the Minneapolis area for five years, but moved back... Read more
School Board Sets Community Meetings to Discuss Koch School Options
The Milbank School District Board of Education met on Friday, July 6. Dates for two meetings to disseminate information and obtain input from the community regarding the project options at Koch School were set. The first meeting will be held Tuesday July 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Koch School.... Read more
Get Your VIP Tickets for Farley Fest Country Concert!
VIP tickets for the Farley Fest Country Concert offer the ultimate concert experience! The concert is Saturday, July 21 at Lake Farley Park in Milbank and is jam-packed with country music and stars. With your VIP ticket, you are allowed early entrance, enjoy a meal, receive three drink tickets,... Read more
660 Veterans Die Every Month
Did you hear about the plane crash last week that killed 660 people? Read about the toy that disfigured thousands of children? Something must be done! And it would be, if this were true, but it isn’t. Did you know 660 veterans commit suicide each month? This is true.... Read more
SD Game, Fish and Parks Proposes Changes to Refuges and No-Boating Areas
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed several changes to refuges and seasonal no-boating areas. The commission aims to simplify regulations to allow for easier participation in these areas. The GFP Commission will consider the adoption of these proposals in Pierre on July 11. To comment... Read more
Three Options Revealed for Koch School
The Milbank School Board held a special meeting on June 28 with a representative of ICS Consulting of Sioux Falls to discuss options for Koch School. Mike Hubbard of ICS presented three plans in response to recent mechanical, electrical, and educational adequacy studies. Plan A brings the Koch School... Read more