8th-Grade Volleyball Team Challenges Ortonville
Milbank’s eighth-grade volleyball team hosted Ortonville on Tuesday, September 7. Ortonville took the victory home, but Milbank gave them a run for their money.  Milbank got better as the night went on. They lost the first set at 11-25 and the second one at a close 23-25. The Lady Bulldogs defeated... Read more
Milbank Boy Scouts to Hold Kick-Off and Registration Night
Who wants to launch some bottle rockets?  The Milbank Area Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America) will hold their annual Scout Kick-Off and Registration Night on Thursday, August 26. The event runs from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. at Pribyl Park in Milbank. Come ready to participate in Troop 45’s water... Read more
Milbank Food Giveaway Helps 715 People
The food giveaway sponsored by the Grant County Christian Service Council (GCCSC) on August 18  helped 295 area families. According to Brenda Maass of GCCSC, 715 individuals from 16 communities received food. Maass says,”Feeding South Dakota again provided the food at no charge to the Grant County Christian Service... Read more
Ebsens to Build New Coffee Shop in Milbank
The popular downtown coffee shop is moving to the east corner of the former Trevett’s Cafe parking lot.  If you know the owners, Jacob and Lexy Ebsen, it might not surprise you that Jacob wants to be closer to the highway.  He’s spent a lot of time and logged... Read more
Grant County Voters Go to the Polls on Tuesday, July 27
Voters in Grant County go to the polls to vote in a special referendum election on Tuesday, July 27. All voting locations remain open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Absentee ballots are also still available at the Grant County Courthouse during regular business hours until Monday, July 26,... Read more
Clinton Elevator Engulfed in Flames
Fire departments from Clinton, Graceville, Beardsley, Ortonville, Odessa, Big Stone City, SD, Wheaton, Herman, Browns Valley, Chokio, Morris, and Dumont are on the scene of a major blaze that broke out at the Wheaton-Dumont Elevator in Clinton, Minnesota, this morning. The fire, an orange ball of fire that can... Read more
Loutsch Family Receive Highest Order Of The Arrow Honors
If you are a wolf or a tiger, an arrow seems like something you would try to avoid. If you are a Boy Scout, however, the Order of the Arrow is a lofty goal. Chris Loutsch joined Cub Scouts as a Wolf in second grade and his brother, Nathan,... Read more
MALST Swimmers Win 27 First-Place Finishes at Britton
MALST took 22 swimmers to compete in the Britton Invitational on Saturday, July 10th. They returned to Milbank with 27 first-place finishes. Coach Jodi Street said, “TyLynn Wellnitz broke three MALST records and was our top time cutter. She cut 57 seconds from her time in the 50-meter freestyle and 40... Read more
Food Giveaway in Milbank Helps 257 Families
According to Brenda Maass, of the Grant County Christian Service Council, the food drive held in conjunction with Feeding South Dakota on June 30 served 257 families for a total of 567 people. Maass says, “The number of families that attended was down considerably from this time last May. In... Read more
Who’s That Bulldog? —  It’s Amaya Street
Senior Amaya Street, who most recently was a member of the MHS track and field team, is Who’s That Bulldog??? for The Valley Express. Amaya is the daughter of Jodi and Jason Street. “When I was in sixth grade, I ran in the Avera Glow Run, and I thought it was... Read more