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Tuesday, Feb. 23

MTech settles in new location, allowing for broader scope of work

It was eight years ago that MTech Service and Repair made its first footprint here in Madison, and at the beginning of 2021 that print grew, allowing for an expanded scope of work. Eric Mosenden began his business venture back in 2013, providing onsite mobile diesel repair.  Within four years...

Four sections of county roads will receive pavement improvements

Four stretches of County State Aid Highways (CSAH) will receive pavement improvements during 2021. Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer Sam Muntean brought forth the informational piece to county commissioners during their Feb. 16 meeting. The four CSAH roads receiving... 

Dawson man charged with felony burglary

Derek James Golden, age 40, of Dawson, Minn., has been charged with felony first degree burglary after allegedly entering his neighbor’s home in an attempt to take that neighbor’s firearms. On Feb. 13, Dawson-Boyd Police received a call from Douglas Peterson, who reported that Golden...

Historic cold snap strikes

Boy was that a harsh stretch of temperatures! February began mild, extending the trend from the rest of the winter, but a record-setting arctic cold air mass dropped south, bringing the coldest air since 2019 to the area. But unlike 2019, this air stuck around for two weeks; something we are...

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