Just Announced: David Nail + Two More Bands Added to 2024 Farley Fest Lineup
David Nail was just announced today as the headliner for Saturday night’s 2024 Farley Fest Country Concert. Tyler Braden and Taylor Austin Dye will also appear in the  Saturday lineup during the two-day festival July 19-20.  Nail is known for his No. 1 songs “Let It Rain” and “Whatever... Read more
Two MHS Teams Qualify for FFA Nationals
Two Milbank FFA teams qualified for Nationals during South Dakota’s state FFA  convention on April 18-20 in Brookings. The MHS Milk Quality and Products team composed of Veronica Fonder (2nd), Moregean French (5th), Jacob Erickson (8th), and Joseph French (13th) punched their ticket with a first-place team finish. The... Read more
Aubrey Fraasch Wins Second at 7-State Region Gymnastics Meet
Aubrey Fraasch of Milbank finished her high school gymnastics career as the Region 4 Level 8 Floor runner-up with her score of 9.425. It was also a personal best performance for Aubrey. The meet, held in Bettendorf, Iowa, on Saturday, April 13, featured the top qualifying gymnasts from Iowa,... Read more
Important Changes for Food Giveaway on May 8
‌The first food giveaway of 2024, sponsored by the Grant County Christian Service Council and Feeding South Dakota, will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 4–5  p.m. in the Living Word Church parking lot in north Milbank on Hwy. 15.  Several changes have been made to the giveaway... Read more
Dog Saves Eric Brewster From House Fire
A major blaze caused fire, smoke, and water damage to a home in rural Milbank early Sunday morning. The toll could have been much higher, however, if the owner’s heroic canine had not alerted him and allowed them to get to safety. At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, April... Read more
Do it Best CEO Explains How Merger Will Affect Milbank
United Hardware, a wholesale hardware distributor and owner of the United Hardware distribution center in Millbank, announced its merger with Do it Best became official on April 11. Do it Best has annual sales approaching $5 billion. According to the company, United Hardware shareholders had overwhelmingly voted in favor... Read more
Last Chance to Get Info About Proposed New Jail
Are you a Grant County resident? Do you want to learn more about the proposed new jail in Milbank? Would you like to see the architectural drawings and diagrams? Do you have questions? Make plans to attend one of the final public meetings in Milbank or Big Stone City.... Read more
911 Down in Grant County and Statewide
**UPDATE: 911 SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTORED ** Emergency 911 Service is down across the state of South Dakota. If you need emergency services in Grant County, Texting 911 Option is still working, or call 605-882-6210. Or call the Grant County Dispatch at 605-432-5853 – Extension #2.   Do not call... Read more
MHS HOSA Students Qualify for Int’l Conference in Houston
Eleven MHS HOSA members qualified for the 2024 HOSA International Leadership Conference to be held June 26-29 in Houston. The students punched their tickets at the 10th Annual South Dakota HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference held April 11-12 in Sioux Falls. Kaia Tillotson was also elected as  South Dakota’s... Read more
High Winds Cause Two-Vehicle Crash
High winds gusting in excess of 50 mph caused a two-vehicle accident on Highway 20 at 447th Avenue on Saturday, April 6. At approximately 5:50 p.m., Brenden Schwenn of Stockholm, along with his two children, were traveling in their Chevy Equinox, when the wind pulled the vehicle and it... Read more