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Fur Trader Recounts 1808 Buffalo Hunt by Big Stone Lake

If you aren't a subscriber to The Review, you are missing out on really cool stories –– like the account of and 1808 buffalo hunt near Big Stone Lake!

Elmer Binsfeld of Big Stone City recently donated a buffalo skull (pictured) to the Grant County Historical Society. He found it along the Whetstone River west of Big Stone City, and it is believed to be between 1,000 and 3,000 years old.

For the whole story as printed in the Grant County Review, click the "read more" button!

Immediate start date. Competitive wage. Position open until filled.

The Grant County Review, the weekly newspaper located in Milbank, SD, has an opening for a full-time sports writer/general assignment reporter/photographer. The responsibilities include providing coverage of all organized athletic events in Grant County, plus athletics from nearby schools.

In addition to sporting events, the candidate will assist with coverage of community events and write some feature articles. This responsibility is shared with two other full-time staff members. A 40-hour work week is expected, with comp time for evening events. Paid vacation is available; some paid holidays are included.

The Review is beginning its 138th year of publication, and has been under the management of the current owners for six years. While remaining committed to solid reporting, management is embracing the societal changes and moving forward with new aspects of news delivery. The Review is the largest conventional weekly newspaper in the state with 3,300 subscribers.

Milbank is a community of 3,350, and it is the county seat of Grant County with a population of 7,350. It’s located in the northeast corner of the state, approximately two hours from Sioux Falls or Fargo, near I-29. The community has a solid school system with preschool through grade 12 in the public school, and preschool through grade 5 in the Catholic school. The area is largely agricultural, with granite and cheese industries, and a retail community that is on an upswing. The town also features a brand new Avera healthcare campus which just opened in December 2016, many other healthcare-related profession businesses plus two nursing homes. It is located in a good area for hunting and is near Big Stone Lake, which is a draw for sportsmen. Link to

Resumes should be submitted to Deb Hemmer at, or mailed to Grant County Review, PO Box 390, Milbank, SD 57252.

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