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Donald “Dick” Tritz

Donald “Dick” Tritz, age 97 of Graceville, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Visitation for Dick Tritz will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home in Graceville, MN. Donald “Dick” Tritz will be cremated....
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Three-vehicle Crash East of Silver Lake

A three vehicle crash east of Silver Lake shut down highway 7 for a time Thursday afternoon. The State Patrol says the crash involved a 44-year-old woman from Excelsior, a 27-year-old man from Eagan, and an 18-year-old man from Corona, South Dakota, however, the Patrol has not released names or details on any injuries.
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One Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash Near Odessa, MN

On July 1, 2022, at approximately 9:27 a.m. the Big Stone County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle crash on US Highway 75, near the intersection of 440th St, just north of Odessa, MN. Thomas Fritz, age 50 was traveling together with another motorcycle westbound on US Highway...

Sisseton man sentenced for assaulting IHS employee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Sisseton man is heading to federal prison, convicted of assaulting a federal employee. Court documents say it happened in August of last year. They say 28-year-old Richard Simon was getting a medical exam when he made inappropriate comments to and unlawful physical contact with a healthcare worker working with Indian Health Services at the time.

Wheaton Ends Storied Career With 8-0 Shutout Win

KOKOMO, IN- After five years, 51 games, 247 innings and countless memories, Adam Wheaton walked off the mound for the final time in a Growlers uniform. The right-hander struck out six and tossed eight shutout innings on the mound, leading the Growlers to an 8-0 and making the Magic Number four.

SHS Trap Team competes against other Trap Teams in the State

The Sisseton High School Trap Team competed during the 2022 season against other teams and shooters from across the state of South Dakota. Each week the team members had to shoot two rounds consisting of 25 shots per round. These scores then get turned in and used to determine standings for both team and individual competition.

City of Milbank Requests Watering Restrictions

John Forman, administrator for the City of Milbank, released a water restriction plan today from Don Settje, water manager for the City of Milbank:. The Milbank City Water Manager respectfully requests the citizens of Milbank to follow the following watering restrictions effective immediately and until further notice. It is the...

Milbank Elementary student wins Doodle for Google Student Contest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A talented Milbank, SD-based student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest where K-12 students across the United States have the opportunity to create their own version of the Google logo inspired by the prompt “I care for myself by....”.

Milbank City Council Proceedings • June 20, 2022

Milbank City Council Proceedings • June 20, 2022. PURSUANT TO DUE CALL AND NOTICE THEREOF, a special meeting of the City Council was duly held at City Hall, June 20, 2022, at 6:00 PM. The following members were present: Mayor Pat Raffety, Councilmen Mindy Rogers, Josh Karels, Roger Briggs and Steve Wiener. Absent: Scott Hoeke, Mike Hanson. Present from the staff: John Forman and Cynthia Schumacher. Public present: Tim Jurgens, Craig Weinberg, Holli Seehafer, and Kathy Ward.

Milbank School District Board Proceedings • June 13, 2022

Milbank School District Board Proceedings • June 13, 2022. President Richard Schwandt called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the High School Building. Members present were Christensen, Thue, Stengel, Upton, and Schwandt. Superintendent Justin Downes, Business Manager Nancy Meyer, Dan Snaza and David Graf also attended. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Milbank student wins SD Doodle for Google competition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Milbank Elementary student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions of people to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition. Kinley VanHoorn won the South Dakota...

Milbank Farmers Market Open Tuesday Evenings

The Milbank Farmers Market opened for the season in June with a variety of vendors offering their homemade and homegrown goods for sale. The market is open every Tuesday in good weather through the growing season, and is located in the Courthouse Park, south of the Grant County courthouse. Vendors...

Milbank U8 Cash In at First Bank & Trust Tourney

Milbank’s U8 baseball team took home the title in the First Bank & Trust Tournament on Sunday, June 26, in Milbank. The tournament was held at Pribyl Park, and was the first in what is designed to be an annual event. Ortonville ended up in sixth place. Milbank won by defeating the Watertown White 15-2 in the championship game.

Rep. Johnson celebrates Ocean Shipping Reform Act with Valley Queen

MILBANK, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Representative Dusty Johnson stopped in Milbank Monday to visit with Valley Queen employees. He spoke about the passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, and what it means for dairy. During the pandemic, ocean shipping costs began skyrocketing and American agricultural exporters began being...