The Miner County Courthouse offices, with the exception of the Sheriff/911/Dispatch, have temporarily relocated to 217 S. Main Street in Howard (the previous Rivers Edge Bank building) while courthouse renovations are underway.  Hours are 7:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm Monday through Friday.
Offices in the temporary 217 S. Main Street location WILL BE CLOSED on Friday, September 17th to move items from storage back into the Courthouse basement.  Offices will reopen on Monday, September 20 (still at 217 S. Main Street).

To access the Sheriff/Dispatch services during this renovation, please call 772-4501 or use the south doors of the courthouse.  Thank you for your patience as we update our beautiful building!

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was created in 1873 and organized in 1880. It was named for Captain Nelson Miner of Vermillion and Ephriam Miner of Yankton, both of whom were members of the Territorial Legislature in 1873. Captain Miner is credited with assembling the first company of Dakota Territory Militia on January 27, 1862 in Yankton after the US troops stationed here were pulled out to fight in the Civil War.  In 1880 Territorial Governor Ordway named three Commissioners. Forestburg and Howard were contending for the county seat. Howard's victory was said to be due to the large number of graders from out of state working on the railroad. Following a legal battle with citizens from Forestburg, the records were delivered to Howard.

Area: 570 sq. mi. 
Population: 2,389 
Seat: Howard

Commissioners: Alex Protsch, Garrett Gassman, Roger Wentland, Tom Reisch, and Kathy Faber.
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Physical Address: 

Miner County Courthouse

Park Ave. & Main St

401 N. Main St.

Howard, SD 57349


Temporary Physical Address for all offices

(excluding Sheriff/Dispatch & Hwy): 

217 S. Main Street

Howard, SD 57349


Office Hours (217 S. Main Street offices): 

7:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm

Monday - Friday



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