Milbank Firemen Perform Live Training Using Water From Lake Alice
The Grant and Deuel County emergency management agencies hosted a full-scale exercise at Alice Lake on Thursday, July 21. The Milbank Fire Department sent 20 members. Squads from Big Stone, Brandt, Clear Lake, Corona, Gary, Goodwin, Marvin, Revillo, Stockholm, and Toronto also participated.   Kevin Schuelke, head of Grant County... Read more
Tammy Snell is New Grant  County Deputy Treasurer
If you see a new face at the Grant County Courthouse, it is Tammy Snell. Monday, July 25, was Snell’s first day in her position as the second deputy to Grant County Treasurer Karla DeVaal. According to Snell, her computer and people skills helped her to land the job,... Read more
Bent Arrow Shooters Place in   3D  Tourney
Milbank’s Bent Arrow Shooters competed at the 2022 State 3D Tournament on July 9-10 at the Whitetail Bowman Archery Club in Aberdeen. David Cizadlo won first place in his division. Dwight Peschong took second place in his division, and Josh Anderson and Arnie Veen took third-place honors in their respective divisions.... Read more
Dr. Al Ross Named CEO of Ortonville Area Health Services
The Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) Health Care Board of Directors, in collaboration with Sanford Health, has named Dr. Al Ross as their new chief executive officer (CEO). Dr. Ross will begin transitioning into the role on September 1. As a longtime medical provider and the current chief medical officer... Read more
Quales Move Milbank Glass & More to East Highway 12
Milbank Glass & More has been owned by the Quale family for 25 years, but it recently purchased a new home. The business is in the process of moving from its location at 103 East 4th Avenue to the 28,000 square-foot building that formerly housed Hanson-Torness Furniture and then... Read more
Weinberg Sworn In at City Council Meeting
The Milbank City Council convened for their regular meeting on Monday, July 11, at the Milbank Visitor Center. The council approved the minutes from the June 13 and June 20 meetings. No treasurer’s report was presented. Bills in the amount $432,820.41 were approved for payment. Mayor Pat Raffety thanked... Read more
MHS Grad Don Waletich and Team Win State Baseball Title
The Fairmont Cardinals, coached by Don Waletich, a 1984 graduate of Milbank High School, took home the trophy and the title at the 2022 Minnesota State High School League Baseball Class AA State Tournament. It was Fairmont’s 11th trip to the state tournament and their fourth trip to the... Read more
Pick Up Starts on Fire in Milbank
The Milbank Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire at about 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.  The Ford pickup owned by Steve Mogard began burning at 216 North 2nd Street in Milbank. Milbank’s fire chief, David Giesen, said, “Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and protected a nearby... Read more
Groundbreaking Held for American Legion Baseball Field
Home was an oft-repeated word at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new American Legion baseball field at Lake Farley Park in Milbank on Friday, July 1.  Milbank — the official Home of American Legion Baseball since 1925 — suited up and signaled they are ready to up their game.... Read more
$6 Billion in Emergency Relief Payments Expected Soon
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling approximately $6 billion. The payments will become available through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP) to offset crop... Read more