Kylynn Schwandt Meets Governor Noem During Girls Day Out
What could be better than a Girls Day Out with your mom? Nothing! But Kylynn Schwandt has a special souvenir to remember one of her mother-daughter dates. While Kylynn, a sixth-grader at Milbank Middle School, and her mother, Bre Schwandt, were in Watertown pampering themselves with manicures, they noticed South... Read more
Cameron, Behrns, and Tostenson Elected as WVEC District Directors
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative held its 81st Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 23 at Milbank High School. The meeting also included an election for district manager positions.  The winner of the $500 cash drawing was Diane Berkner of Milbank.  Macy Mueller won the $100 drawing held for attendees between the... Read more
Ellie Neugebauer and Rachel and Joe Schulte Play in All-State Band
South Dakota’s 73rd  Annual High School All-State Band Grand Concert was held at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls on March 25. Lewis Band, under the direction of Robert Sheldon, performed  ‘Aegean Festival Overture”, “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral”, “Pacific Crest”, and “Pas Redouble”.  Ellie Neugebauer, a senior at MHS, played the clarinet.Clark... Read more
Ortonville Area Health Services Receives $102,614 Grant for Ultrasound
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) $102,614 in grant funds to purchase ultrasound machines as part of a $26.4 million ultrasound initiative in Minnesota. The initiative includes nearly $18.3 million to help Minnesota hospitals and health centers purchase ultrasound... Read more
Mayor Raffety Addresses Milbank Water Issues
Mayor Pat Raffety released this letter to the residents of Milbank. Raffety addressed the questions people have been asking the members of the city council; City of Milbank Water System The Milbank City Council has recently had several meetings to discuss the City water supply and rate structure. As... Read more
BSC and Milbank Fire Departments Dispatched to POET Ethanol Plant
The Big Stone City Fire Department was dispatched at 4:23 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, to the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant at 48416 144th Street in Big Stone City for a dryer fire. The Milbank Fire Department was also paged to provide mutual aid in the form of a... Read more
Deadline for General Conservation Reserve Program Signup is April 7
Joel Foster, executive director of the Grant County Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds agricultural producers and private landowners that the deadline for applying for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup is April 7. There are currently 23 million acres enrolled in CRP, with 1.9 million set to expire this... Read more
Vote in the SDDOT Snowplow-Naming Contest
Tired of people complaining about being tired of winter? Has your March Madness bracket been busted? You’ll just laugh at winter when you vote in the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Snowplow Naming Contest.  The 2023 SDDOT Named Snowplows Blizzard Bracket involves 36 snowplows (named by the public... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Assists 22 Agencies in Fire
Fire broke out at Midwest Machinery, the John Deere dealer in Madison, Minnesota, at 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Fire and ambulance crews and law enforcement were dispatched after a report of smoke came from a local caller.  Mutual Aid was called for immediately by the Madison Fire... Read more
Milbank Middle School Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
Milbank Middle School has released the honor roll and improvement honor roll for the third quarter of the 2022-2023 school year. Grade 8 Distinction 3.800 or higher GPA Alexa Adolph Mason Allen Thomas Bass Beckham Berry Ivy Dreis Oliver Erickson Edna Flores Morgean French Izabella Glomstad Liam Heller Evan... Read more