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Tuesday, Oct. 4

LqPV School Board gives the go-ahead for wind turbine repair

Lac qui Parle Valley’s wind turbine should soon be turning (and generating profits) once again. At the school board’s regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, a bid from Williams Power Systems, of Egan, S.D., was approved for repairs to the turbine, which has been sitting stationary for the...
 

City of Madison 2023 preliminary levy set at 15.7 percent increase

Madison City Council approved a 15.7 percent preliminary tax levy increase for 2023 during their Sept. 27 meeting. As always is the case, the city sets the preliminary levy at a high amount as a safeguard, with plans on working to lower it by the time they approve the final levy in December.  The...
 

Help celebrate harvest by submitting photos for “Harvest Highlights” 

Harvest is in full swing, and at The Western Guard, that means it is time to start gathering content for the annual Harvest Highlights section.   This special section celebrates agriculture in Lac qui Parle County with advertising, photos and stories of the economic backbone of our area...
 

Hearing held over future of County Ditch 42

by Ryan Feiock Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed is finally able to move forward with trying to fix and finish drainage issues that have arisen from work that has been done to County Ditch 42. Originally, the watershed went out for bid to have improvements made to the ditch system. At...
 

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