Although the Northern Oahe Rescue Team is the
Search and Rescue Unit of the Mobridge Police Department, NORT
is not tax-subsidized. This means that all the money used to
operate the team, to pay for training, and to purchase equipment
and gear is obtained through private donations by the public and
through NORT fundraising efforts.
The Northern Oahe Rescue Team's main source
of funding is generated through our NORT Annual Walleye Fish Fry
Fundraiser. During this fundraiser, we serve delicious Walleye
caught right from our own Lake Oahe in the Mobridge Area. The
Walleye are donated each year to NORT by fishing tournament
competitors. NORT members clean and fillet the fish during the
tournament and then water pack and freeze the Walleye fillets
for use during our annual fish fry. NORT members cube, batter
and fry the Walleye at the fish fry. Also served are two sides
such as potato salad and coleslaw, dinner rolls with butter, and
a desert such as bars or cake. Hot dogs and buns are also
available for children and those who don't wish to enjoy some of
the finest fried Walleye anywhere!
This fun event is held every year at the
Moose Lodge in Mobridge overlooking beautiful Lake Oahe. This is
a rapidly growing and very successful event thanks to all the
supportive people in our community and the area, as well as all
our event business sponsors.
Mobridge and surrounding area businesses
donate hundreds of dollars worth of prizes to NORT each year.
These prizes are won by patrons at the fish fry on the Bingo
Balls-O-Fun. Numbered paint sticks are purchased for amounts
ranging from one to five dollars, depending on the worth of the
prize, by patrons for a chance to win various donated prizes.
Once all the numbered sticks have been sold, numbered bingo
balls are collected at random and the patron who holds the
numbered stick matching the bingo ball number wins that
particular prize! This is a very popular and exciting portion of
our fish fry.
Some of the more high-end prizes donated to
NORT by area businesses are auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The fun part about this is listening to our emcee "try" to sound
like a professional auctioneer!
During the finale of our fish fry fundraiser,
we hold our annual raffle drawing in which we give away three
For 2010, we gave away $1,000 in
Mobridge Cash as Grand Prize, $500 in Mobridge Cash
as Second Prize, and $250 in Mobridge Cash as Third Prize.
Mobridge Cash is same-as-cash at any participating business in
Mobridge. (Mobridge Chamber of Commerce sponsored five-hundred
dollars of the Mobridge Cash given away. Thanks Mobridge
You do not need to be present to win
the raffle prizes, but you will miss out on excellent food!
NORT Raffle tickets are sold by NORT members,
at the Mobridge Police Department, through Mobridge sponsor
businesses and at the fundraiser event. Our fundraiser raffle
tickets can even be purchased online through this website using
PayPal™ or your credit card or check card. The online raffle
ticket purchase option appears at the top of this webpage when it