November 19, 2019

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Lake Co. in disaster declaration

Financial assistance is now available to those who were impacted as a result of flooding and other storms in September.

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Monday 11/18/2019
Sheriff responds to semi accident

Personnel from the Lake County Sheriff's Office were called to a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon on SD-34 about 1 mile southeast of Wentworth.

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Friday 11/15/2019
Gratitude shapes Talbott Brothers as musicians

Music, by its very nature, is communal, drawing performers and audience into a shared space -- not just a physical space, but an emotional space where energy flows back and forth, creating a special kind of magic.

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Thursday 11/14/2019
Madison looks at new duplex housing rules

Madison's city commissioners took a first look this week at additions to the city zoning laws that will cover a different type of duplex residence than what is already defined in local housing ordinances.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Suicide march raises funds to help veterans heal

Guardsmen in Army combat uniforms, some carrying 50-pound packs, took to the Dakota State University track on Saturday for a Veterans Suicide Awareness March which was organized by former Marine Jacob Schaefers.

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Tuesday 11/12/2019
Chester student body honors veterans

Patriotism plucks as the heartstrings, lifts up our hearts with pride and reminds us of the sacrifices which our servicemen and women make to protect all that Americans value as citizens -- the flag, the Constitution, the freedoms that define us as a nation.

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Monday 11/11/2019
Disaster Relief Funding applications are due this Friday

The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) was created to assist in meeting the housing needs of South Dakota citizens. HOF funding can be used for new construction or purchase and rehabilitation of homeownership housing, housing preservation and home repair.

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Friday 11/08/2019
DSU's Nanocon game convention starts Fri.

Nanocon, the Dakota State University Gaming Club's weekend-long game convention, begins on Friday at 6 p.m.

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Madison hires firm to study utility systems

Madison officials decided earlier this week to hire an Austin-based construction management company to study the city's utility systems, especially electric and water, to determine how Madison should proceed with managing its services.

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Thursday 11/07/2019
Washington Ave. will open to through traffic

Washington Avenue will be open to through traffic before winter sets in, according to Kirk Henderson, project manager with the state Department of Transportation.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
City votes split on utility rates

Madison City Commissioners heard the first readings of resolutions on Monday that would increase certain payments for city-provided utilities in 2020, including electricity, water and wastewater connections.

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Tuesday 11/05/2019
Oldham-Ramona students help prepare for future flood events

September flooding created myriad challenges throughout Lake County, and students were among those affected.

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Monday 11/04/2019
Veteran organizing march to raise suicide awareness

Semper Fi.

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Friday 11/01/2019
More women are choosing to have babies at MRHS

Rob and Teryl Hein spend a lot of time in a rocking chair these days, holding their one-month-old miracle, Will.

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Thursday 10/31/2019
Lake Herman recovering from Sept. flooding

Two flooding events in 2019 and high water on Lake Herman going into the winter freeze make planning for spring at Lake Herman State Park a bit of a gamble, according to District Park Manager John Bame.

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Engineers hired to study Madison creek wall damage

Three sections of the rock walls that line Park Creek in central Madison were significantly damaged by mid-September flooding, and city commissioners this week hired engineers to survey the structural failures and offer some preliminary designs for repairs and/or improvements.

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Tuesday 10/29/2019
Lakeview Hotel opens this week

Workers were putting finishing touches on interior furnishings and some turf still needs unrolling on the lawns, but the new Lakeview Hotel in Madison officially became part of the Best Western Plus organization on Monday and the hotel staff is renting rooms to lodgers.

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Monday 10/28/2019
Rutland students learn about farm safety

From riding all-terrain vehicles to moving corn out of grain bins, Rutland students of all ages were reminded on Friday that do-overs are rare when it comes to farm safety.

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Friday 10/25/2019
Workers to lay down new Washington Ave. pavement

Motorists trying to drive in and out of businesses and residences along S. Washington Ave. between S. 4th St. and the SD-34 bypass on Saturday will need to negotiate construction equipment and crews laying down new concrete.

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