Sara Capp and Kellie Christians Awarded Honorary State FFA Degrees
Kellie Christians and Sara Capp received Honorary State FFA degrees during the 95th Annual South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 17 at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in  Brookings.  The Honorary State FFA Degree recognizes individuals who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA, and it... Read more
Doug Buri Named South Dakota Grandparent of the Year
Jose Sanchez wrote the winning essay in South Dakota’s 2023 Grandparent of the Year Contest. Jose learned he was the state winner today, Wednesday, April 19, along with his fifth-grade classmates and his teacher, Bailey Richter. His parents, Esther and Jeorge Ramirez, were also at the ceremony when he... Read more
Easton Corbin to Headline 2023 Farley Fest Concert
Get ready! Easton Corbin plans to “Turn Up” in Milbank for just one concert on Saturday, July 29, during 2023 Farley Fest. The country concert is part of the annual two-day event sponsored by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC). Tickets go on sale May 2. MACC’s executive director,... Read more
115 Milbank Musicians Perform in SD Band Contest
Milbank Elementary and Middle Middle School entered 115 band members in the South Dakota Bandmasters Grades 5-8 Band Contest on  April 13 and April 14. The instrumentals from Milbank received 18 Superior Plus, 80 Superior, 12 Superior Minus, 5 Excellent Plus, 26 Excellents.3 Good Plus, and 7 Goods The... Read more
Disaster Assistance Available for 2022 Livestock Losses
Joel Foster, executive director of the Grant County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds area farmers and ranchers, “The USDA Farm Service Agency can help livestock producers that suffered excessive livestock death losses and grazing or feed losses due to eligible natural disasters. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance... Read more
Storm Causes Power Outages
Whetstone Valley Electric Coop (WVEC) sustained two outages during a storm on Friday night, March 31. According to Dave Page, general manager of WVEC, one outage affected nine members near Browns Valley, Minnesota, and the other outage impacted 52 service locations at SoDak Beach on Big Stone Lake. Each... Read more
State Government Offices Remain Closed Wednesday
Governor Kristi Noem has ordered executive branch offices of state government in several counties to remain closed on Wednesday, April 5, due to winter storm and blizzard conditions in South Dakota. Winds in excess of 40 m.p.h. are expected to cause whiteout conditions across much of the state, and additional snowfall is anticipated. State offices in these counties will be closed all day Wednesday: Beadle, Bennett, Brown,... Read more
Gemma Street and Olivia Wendland Elected at State Student Council
MHS student council members attended the 2023 state convention March 27- 29 in Rapid City. Senior Camryn Wiese served as the state reporter and senior Max Lighfield served as vice president of the Northern Lakes Region Council. Both were elected to their positions during the 2022 convention.  Gemma Street... Read more
What’s Going on With Grant  County  Roads
Taking care of Grant County’s roads in the winter is a difficult job. Taking care of Grant County’s roads this winter has been a nearly impossible job according to Mike Mach, who is chairman of the Grant County Commissioners; Bill Tostenson, who is vice chairman; and Daren Peterson, the... Read more
MHS End-of-Year Wrestling Awards Presented
The MHS wrestling team celebrated the end of their successful 2022-2023 season with an awards banquet. Barrett Schneck won the MVP award and Owen Fischer earned the Pinners award. Fischer was also named Most Improved. Evan Folk and Reese Rabe were named the Rookies of the Year. Jesse Schneck was... Read more