Two MN men arrested in Madison on drug and weapons charges

            Two Luverne, Minnesota men were arrested on drug charges Saturday in Madison.  The Madison Police Department stopped the men’s vehicle near the intersection of Highway 34 and 456th Avenue.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the stop.  During the course

Lake Co. Sheriff's Office needs help identifying hit & run suspect

            The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a person involved in a hit and run accident in Chester last week.  On Monday, February 23rd, just before 7:00 in the evening, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a hit and run accident in Chester at the intersection of 241st Street and

County Equalization Director updates Madison City Commission

            Lake County’s Equalization Director visited with Madison City Commissioners Monday evening regarding the 2015 assessments for the city of Madison.  Shirley Ebsen reviewed the current laws that come into play when figuring the 2015 assessments – which recently went out in the mail to property owners.  Ebsen

2015 KJAM/Community Center Fitness Challenge results

            The 2015 KJAM and Madison Community Center Fitness Challenge came to a conclusion this past weekend, with the final weigh-ins determining this year’s winner.  Taking first place by losing more than 11-and-three-quarters percent of their starting body weight was the team called the Triumphant Losers.  Second place

Madison Fire Department responds to two calls

          The Madison Fire Department responded to a couple of calls over the weekend.  Fire Chief Randy Minnaert said that firefighters responded to a call Friday night at Lakeview Towers (the Highrise) on Washington Avenue in Madison.  He said the report came in around 11:00 Friday night of a smell of smoke on the 3rd floor of the building,

Madison City Commission meets Monday

            The Madison City Commission holds its regular meeting later today.  Commissioners are scheduled to hear from Lake County Equalization Director Shirley Ebsen regarding the 2015 assessments for the city of Madison.  The commission will also acknowledge the application for a temporary alcohol license for St. Thomas Aquinas

Lake County Commission meets Tuesday

            The Lake County Commission meets on Tuesday.  On the agenda for commissioners is County Health Nurse Jen Fouberg at 9:05 to discuss a new hire, and Emergency Management and Veterans Services Officer Doug Huntrods to give his monthly report at 9:15 tomorrow morning.  Highway Superintendent Dave Fedeler is scheduled to

SD Symphony Orchestra performing in Madison on March 8th

            The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is making a return visit to Madison this weekend.  The Symphony Orchestra’s Jeans ‘n Classics will perform Shower the People-the Music of James Taylor on Sunday, March 8th.  The music of James Taylor will be performed at 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse

Abraham files petition for Madison City Commission race

          The field of candidates has grown to five for the Madison City Commission election.  Current commissioner Nick Abraham filed his petition with the Madison City Finance Office today (Friday).  Abraham’s term on the commission is up for election this year, along with current commissioner Mike Waldner.  Abraham and Waldner

Today is deadline for petitions for city and school board elections

     Today is the last day to file petitions to run for a seat on either the Madison City Commission or Madison Central School Board. 
     Currently, four people have filed petitions to be on the ballot for one of two seats open on the Madison City Commission.  Robert Thill, Jennifer Wolff, Marshall Dennert, and Mike Waldner have all filed

Dinner Theater this weekend at Howard Hotel & Conference Center

            A Minnesota theater company is bringing a special performance to Howard this weekend.  Spellbound Theatricals will present "Anne of Green Gables" at the Howard Hotel and Conference Center tonight and Saturday night.  The performance will be part of a dinner theater, which begins each evening at

Laughs & Linguini event Saturday to benefit Domestic Violence Network

            The Domestic Violence Network is holding its annual fundraiser on Saturday night.  Laughs and Linguini will be at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse and Lounge in Madison on Saturday, with the show starting at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s event will feature two comedians – Shawn Powers and Steve Hirst.  Along

Nelson files petition for Madison Central School Board

            A second person has filed a petition for one of the two seats open on the Madison Central School Board.  Current board member Steve Nelson has filed his petition for re-election to the board with the Madison Central Business Office.  Nelson and Camelyn Sims, whose seats were both up for election this year, have both

Thill joins Madison City Commission race

            There are now four candidates in the race for the two seats on the Madison City Commission.  Madison City Finance Officer Jennifer Eimers said that Robert Thill filed his petition on Wednesday.  Thill joins three other candidates on the April ballot – including Jennifer Wolff, Marshall Dennert, and current

SD House defeats plan requiring parental consent for tanning

     A proposal that would have required parental consent for minors to use indoor tanning beds at salons has died in the state Legislature.
     The state House voted Wednesday 40-29 against the plan, which faced opposition in part because it would have put more burdens on small businesses.
     Republican Rep. Scott

SD farmers deciding on crop coverage for farm bill

     Farmers have until Friday to make some key decisions that will govern their operations for the next five years under the new farm bill.
     The first deadline of Feb. 27 requires them to update base acre and yield history for their chosen crops. Those are then used to calculate choices about crop coverage.

Area FFA chapters celebrate National FFA Week

            FFA Chapters in the area are celebrating National FFA Week this week.  In Madison, Madison Central FFA Chapter members have been holding different activities like serving pie to faculty, holding a pizza party and ag Olympics, and ag equipment day, where students are encouraged to drive a tractor or some piece of agricultural

Waldner files petitions for Madison City Commission election

            The city of Madison will hold an election in April, with now three candidates filing petitions for the two open seats on the Madison City Commission.  Incumbent commissioner Mike Waldner has recently filed his nominating petitions, joining challengers Jennifer Wolff and Marshall Dennert.  Waldner and Nick Abraham’s

Madison city officials named to joint bypass road committee

            The Madison City Commission has appointed the city’s representatives to serve on a joint committee with Lake County to discuss the south Madison bypass road.  During their meeting on Monday, commissioners appointed Mayor Roy Lindsay, City Engineer Chad Comes, Public Works Director Fred Snoderly, and Commissioner Nick

Madison Chamber Director updates city commission

            The Madison City Commission heard an update from Madison Chamber Executive Director Rosie Jamison during its regular meeting Monday night.  Jamison told commissioners that she promised she would provide them with more updates throughout the year during her budget presentation to them last year.  On Monday night, Jamison
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