South Side Main Street

The Rosholt Town Board would like to answer any questions town residents may have concerning the ordinance that would increase Municipal Sales Tax from 1% to 2%. Please submit your questions to City Hall by November 1st. Answers to those question will be submitted to The Rosholt Review prior to the special election set for November 28th.

Questions may be mailed to City Hall at PO Box 156, dropped off in the drop box outside City Hall, or emailed to


Voter registration for the Rosholt Town Special Election to be held on November 28, 2017, will close on November 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at or call the county auditor at 605-698-7336.

Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor's office, municipal finance office, secretary of state's office, and those locations which provide driver's licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at ( or a county provided website with a link to a voter registration form - insert one option or the other).

Any voter who needs assistance, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration.

The Next Regular Town Board meeting will be on November 15th (instead of the 8th).

Rosholt's Restricted Landfill's last open day of the season will be Saturday, October 21, 2017.


It is the duty of the property owner, tenant or person in possession of any property located within the City of Rosholt to maintain their lawn in such a manner that grass and/or weeds shall not be permitted to grow more than six (6”) inches in height. Whenever the height of the grass and/or weeds exceeds the six (6”) inch maximum, the property owner, tenant or person in possession of said property shall receive written notification and have said height removed within 48 hours. In the event the lawn is not maintained, the City may mow the lawn and recover the cost of mowing. This notice shall constitute notice as required by Ordinance No. 129-2.

Welcome to Rosholt!

Rosholt, SD is located in the NE corner of SD, 7 Miles off I-29 on exit 246. We are a South Dakota Gold Community located on the southern edge of the Red River Valley. The soil is fertile, and has provided the area with bountiful crops year after year. Corn, soybeans, and wheat are the backbone of the agriculture economy.

A brief history of Rosholt starts when the Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation was opened for settlement in 1892 with a “Run” for property. The run came under the “Homestead Law”. Under the Homestead Law, no land could be bought at any price, but farms were given free to any citizen who would live on them. It was early in 1913 that a reservation citizens group approached Julius who was a well-known railroad promoter and entrepreneur. Mr. Rosholt met with the group and presented them with an impressive plan for a proposed railroad. The town of Rosholt was born out of the hopes, dreams, optimism and entrepreneurial courage of Julius Rosholt and a visionary citizenry. The first lots in Rosholt were sold on August 11th, 1913. The town was born and has thrived on the economy of agriculture.

Rosholt is a community with a big heart, a strong work ethic and a sense of community. Main Street includes a medical clinic, grocery store, gas and service station, car dealership, flower & gift shop, hair salon, post office, insurance and law offices, furniture store, mortuary, bank, trucking business, and liquor sales. Within blocks of Main Street is a newspaper and printing office, a museum, salon & spa, a gas/convenience store, the region's largest grain elevator with rail site, corn ethanol plant, café, full-service auto repair, lumber yard, and RV campground. We are very fortunate to have an advanced K-12 school system, were named a "distinguished school", whose students' ACT scores currently ranked 10th highest in the state. We also have a fully-equipped medical clinic, assisted living facility, volunteer fire department and EMT-certified ambulance service.



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