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In a matter of weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases in Lake County has climbed to 100 from a mere 21 on July 1. Of the 100, 17 were considered active on Aug. 13.

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A proposed construction project to build a new commercial building in south Madison between the Classic Corner convenience store and the AmericInn Lodge received its initial go-ahead from Madison officials this week.

The Lake County Commission will again return to a discussion of the 2021 budget on Tuesday, when members convene for a regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse.

Similar to a program that Madison's public schools have offered at the start of previous fall semesters, the K-12 boys and girls will have one week of free meals in the school cafeterias.

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Madison's new Catholic priest wasn't expecting to be reassigned this year. The Rev. Anthony Urban had only served as pastor at St. Wenceslaus in Tabor for two years and had even signed up for a 30-day retreat during the month of July.

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The owners of two new businesses in downtown Madison are currently stocking up on the wares for their shops, which will serve customers interested in computer technology and the nonnarcotic products gleaned from hemp plants.

More than three dozen alfalfa growers in eastern South Dakota have the option of improving their yield next year as a result of a research project conducted this summer at Dakota State University.

The Madison City Commission will review an agreement with the state transportation department regarding the expansion of an apron at the city airport when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.

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Students haven't attended classes on the Dakota State University campus since March, but that will change in a few weeks. On Aug. 19, students will walk the halls of buildings on campus and take their seats in classrooms.

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City of Madison repair crews restored power at about 10:05 p.m. on Monday to city residents who were without power for about three hours.

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The Madison City Commission will review the contractor bids submitted for installing underground electrical wiring in a Madison neighborhood when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.

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The Madison City Commission will review the contractor bids submitted for installing underground electrical wiring in a Madison neighborhood when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.

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Despite the challenges thrown up by a viral pandemic and the need for people of all ages to keep their distance, Madison's Dairy Queen tallied 30,222 Blizzard treats sold for Thursday's Sweet Miracles event.

The Lake County Commission will continue to consider the budget for fiscal year 2021 at Tuesday's meeting. The regular meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse.

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An Iowa dairy farmer whose family stocks some of the ice cream for two Madison retail stores spoke about his organic farming operation during a Thursday seminar held in Lake County.

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The Madison School Board approved a plan on Tuesday for how Madison's public schools should reopen this fall while dealing with the public-health threat created by COVID-19. However, many persons attending the special meeting knew -- and some said so -- that protecting children and staff and…

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The South Dakota Department of Health found no deficiencies when it conducted a COVID-19 focus infection control survey at Bethel Lutheran Home on July 21. This indicates the nursing home was doing everything right.

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The attendees of the special Madison School Board meeting held Tuesday night learned that Madison’s public schools may see the start-up of fall sports on a “normal” schedule despite the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

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In a year when events have been canceled right and left in response to the pandemic, one fact sparks hope in those who are seeking safe opportunities to socialize with others. Outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities.

Officials with the Madison Central School District released Monday afternoon emails to students and parents about plans for starting classes and reopening school buildings for the fall semester.

The Madison City Commission approved a resolution on Monday that gives Madison’s mayor or city engineer the authority to approve some changes to public infrastructure-improvement projects.

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On Saturday evening, two months after their graduation was initially scheduled, the Rutland graduating class of 2020 finally walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Filled with laughter, the program was as much a celebration as a leave-taking.

The Madison School Board will hold a public meeting in the Madison High School gym at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss plans for holding classes in the public schools this fall while the community will probably need to continue dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rutland School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the Rutland media center.

Officials with the Madison Central School District are planning to install two new illuminated display signs on the north side of Madison High School and the south side of Madison Elementary School property this summer.

The Madison City Commission will consider authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement with the state Department of Public Safety regarding 2019 flooding in Madison when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.