Pekelder Warns Fishermen of Changing Ice Conditions on Lakes
Jamie Pekelder, district conservation officer supervisor for Game, Fish, and Parks, reports the ice on Big Stone Lake is changing rapidly.  Pekelder says, “Conditions are getting worse every day. The shorelines are starting to deteriorate, especially at the access areas and anywhere water is flowing in.”  “I wouldn’t drive a car or truck out anymore. It’s just not safe,”... Read more
CANCELED: The Grant County Farm and Home Show  Has Been Canceled
The Grant County Farm and Home Show slated for tomorrow, Friday, January 14, and Saturday, January 15, has been canceled. Laurie Folk, director of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce that sponsors the show, says, “Due to the incoming inclement weather, the Ag Committee has decided for the safety of... Read more
Lori Leddy Chosen 2021 Teacher of the Year
Lori Leddy, math and language arts instructor at Milbank Middle School, was selected as the 2021 Milbank School District Teacher of the Year by parents and staff. Lori’s family, fellow middle school teachers, and middle school students attended the surprise ceremony held in the MHS theater at the close of the school day... Read more
Chris Christie to Announce Presidential Run on Tuesday
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the 2016 presidential race and will make an official announcement Tuesday at his old high school, two people familiar with his plans told The Associated Press. The Republican leader of a Democratic stronghold has been laying the groundwork... Read more
Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies... Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will make clear that families of Americans held by terror groups will not be prosecuted if they pay ransoms, part of a broad review of U.S. hostage policy that will be released Wednesday. President Barack Obama ordered the review after the deaths of... Read more
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world’s biggest online social network knocked the world’s largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500... Read more
Huckabee: Confederate Battle Flag Should Be Up to States
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mike Huckabee and other GOP presidential contenders are staying clear of the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, saying it’s an issue that should be decided by the state, not the federal government. The flag is a symbol of racism to some, of Southern pride... Read more
First Service Held at Black Church Since 9 Slayings
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a historic black church worshipped at their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since a gunman opened fire at a Bible study, killing nine people, and uniformed police officers stood among the congregation as a measure of added security. The service started with... Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century. If the court steps in, the hearing and the eventual ruling... Read more