Category Archives: South Dakota

Mobridge, SD update: BSL passed

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Dog Law Debate

Erich Schaffhauser
12/04/2009 10:03 PM

[…] Mobridge city council recently passed a law that doesn’t ban pit bulls but does single them out.

Pit bull owners are required to have $250,000 liability insurance and a sign warning people they have a pit bull. They also need to keep a pit bull fenced or kenneled if it’s running around outside.[…]

But the Mobridge law is tame compared with one passed by a public vote last year in Leola.

There, the law bans a handful of breeds. The city passed it after complaints of Rottweiler and German shepherds running in the streets. Concern also rose when a meter reader in a North Dakota town was a dog attack victim.[…]

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Mobridge, SD: Council resurrects the dog ordinance (BSL proposed)

Crossposted from BSL Updates

City of Mobridge
City Hall, 114 1st Ave E, Mobridge, SD 57601-2604
(605) 845-3555
(605) 845-3521
FAX: 605-845-3309 (City Administrator Steve Gasser)

Mayor – Kyle Jensen
Ward I – Thomas O’Connell
Ward I – Jamie Dietterle
Ward II – Dennis Wheeler
Ward II – Tony Yellow Boy
Ward III – Rick Godkin
Ward III – Gene Cox

City council meets at 6:30 PM on the first and third Monday of each month. Next city council meeting: Nov. 16, 6:30 PM.

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Council resurrects the dog ordinance

By Katie Zerr
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4:03 PM CDT

Ongoing problems in the city were the focus of the Mobridge City Council Monday, Oct. 19, as the dog ordinance was resurrected and nuisance properties discussed.[…]

Cox said his disagreement with the ordinance is that it only requires pit bull owners to adhere to the special requirements for ownership that includes a six-foot fence, with signage noting the presence of the dog and proof of $250,000 in liability insurance. He said other breeds should be included in those restrictions and that is why he voted against the first reading.[…]

In a vote on the first reading of the ordinance, the council approved it by a three to one vote, with Cox voting against the ordinance and Ward III Councilman Rick Godkin absent from the meeting.[…]

Full article retrieved 11/4/09 from