Britton, SD

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Deal keeps South Dakota elevator alive; state renews grain buyer license

PIERRE, S.D. — The financially troubled Roslyn, South Dakota, grain elevator will continue to operate after reaching a deal with its bank and having its state license renewed. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday, June 29, voted to approve the grain buyer license for the Roslyn Elevator....
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Oakes Hires Skoglund As New Boys Basketball Head Coach

OAKES, N.D. (Oakes Public School) – Oakes Public School announced that they have hired Jeremy Skoglund as their new varsity boys basketball coach. Coach Skoglund has two children, a daughter, Brooke, who is 23, and son, Trey, who is now a Junior at Oakes High School. Jeremy grew up in Hecla, SD, where he participated in basketball, football, and track. While in high school, he and his teammates appeared in 2 State Basketball Tournaments and 3 State Track Meets. After high school, Jeremy continued pursuing his passion for athletics by running hurdles at SDSU for a year.
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Oakes Puts Up 21 Runs in Win Against Lidgerwood-Hankinson

OAKES, N.D. ( – The Oakes Post 36 Legion baseball team had no trouble putting away Lidgerwood-Hankinson on Monday afternoon as they racked up the runs in the middle innings and won by a final score of 21-2 by run-rule. Oakes got the scoring started with back-to-back singles from...

Fletcher Willprecht Strikes Out Thirteen in Post 36 Win

OAKES, N.D. ( – The Oakes Post 36 Legion baseball team dominated the Edgeley Post 146 Legion baseball team by a final score of 11-5. Despite the high amount of runs, it was the pitching that was the headline of the day for Post 36. Starting pitcher Fletcher Willprecht was dominant, to say the least with 13 strikeouts in six innings pitched in the win. He had an immaculate inning (nine pitches for nine strikes leading to three strikeouts) in the top of the second inning, which was one of the two innings where he struck out three batters. Willprecht also allowed just three earned runs, three walks and six hits and picked up the victory.

Groton High School celebrates early college graduates

It’s hard to believe another academic year has passed, but indeed it has, and 50 seniors will graduate from Groton High School (GHS) on June 25 at 11 a.m. Of those 50 students, 10 already graduated in May from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) with an associate degree — seven of the 10 graduating with honors — thanks to the CollegeNow program, wherein students may take concurrent enrollment courses and earn high school and college credits simultaneously.

Rhonda Day Wins Oakes School Board Vote

OAKES, N.D. ( – One June 7th, a vote for the Oakes Public School Board was voted on, but it resulted in an unofficial tie. However, there was a ballot that was recently discovered that put Rhonda Day on top with 65 votes. Day squeaked by John Bakke by one vote and Ryan Rosendahl came in 3rd place with 59 votes.


The funeral for Alfred LaMee, longtime Britton area farmer and horseman, will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in Britton. Pastor Lance Griese will officiate. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment with military honors will be at the Britton Cemetery.

James River reaches moderate flooding in SD

COLUMBIA, S.D. (KELO) — The James River in northern South Dakota has reached the moderate flooding level, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS says the James River near Columbia, SD is at 17.5 feet, which is 4.5 feet above the beginning of flood stage. That begins at 13 feet.

Six Win School Board Spots

Voters from the Britton-Hecla and Langford Area School Districts went to the polls on Tuesday to elect three members to each board.A total of six candidates were vying for the Britton-Hecla board spots, while seven people were running for the Langford Area positions.Elected to the B-H board were incumbents Troy ...

Skeet Available For Shooters

A growing high school and 4-H shooting program has led to a new opportunity for area residents.The Marshall County Sportsman’s Club, located eight miles south of Britton, now has a skeet range available for public use as well as trapshooting facilities.“The skeet range was put in last fall,” said Ray ...

Britton U12 Baseball Squad Stands At 20-3-1

The Britton U12 baseball team is beginning to raise some eyebrows around the state.The local diamondmen opened their season with a tournament championship at Bismarck, ND, in late May, added the Aberdeen Smitties tourney title a week ago, and last weekend added a feather to their cap by winning the ...

Britton Diamondmen Reign

The Britton U12 baseball team won its third straight tournament last weekend in Mitchell and its season record stands at 20-3-1. Team members in front left to right are Carter Grobe and Jack Tevedal. Second row Oliver Suther, Emmett Symens, Trey Biel, Lincoln Kilker, Carter (Nelly) Nelson, Drew Heitmann, Lofton ...

Oakes Legion Game vs. Edgeley Tomorrow is Postponed

OAKES, N.D. ( – The legion baseball game scheduled for Monday, June 20th between Oakes and Edgeley has been postponed, according to Oakes Post 36 head coach Cory Schall. The game will be made up on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
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South Dakota grain dealer, US Bank working to avoid elevator shutdown

PIERRE, S.D. — A financially troubled grain elevator and its bank have until the end of the month to work out a deal in order for the elevator to keep its operating license. The Roslyn Elevator in northeast South Dakota has in recent months been operating under the supervision of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission as it tries to return to profitability.

Oak Leaves Fundraiser

OAKES, N.D. ( – The community of Oakes, ND, is holding a unique fundraiser to support their local Chamber of Commerce to purchase the only green space along their Main Street. The dream is to develop the park into a community gathering space with outdoor seating, a paver patio,...