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Tuesday, Nov. 22

         Madison Memorial Field getting all new lights, fundraising underway for new grandstand

After being battered by the May 12 derecho storm, Madison Memorial Field is on a path to being built back better than ever. During the Nov. 14 Madison City Council meeting, the decision was made to install all new LED lighting and poles at the baseball field.  It was also noted that the...
 

Three ditch consolidations approved by Lac qui Parle Commissioners

Multiple ditch systems within Lac qui Parle County were approved to be consolidated during the Lac qui Parle County Commissioners meeting held Nov. 15. A public hearing was held at 11:30 within the Annex building, no one was present. The ditch systems being consolidated are: County...
 

Benson man with .316 blood alcohol level faces felony fleeing charge

A Benson, Minn., man is facing a felony fleeing charge as well as two gross misdemeanors for driving while impaired after being arrested Nov. 14. John Gerald Carlson, 40, faces up to three years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine for the felony charge and two gross misdemeanors.  Carlson's blood...
 

Rising costs, big projects keeping 2023 preliminary levy higher than usual

Inflation and improvements are keeping the Madison 2023 preliminary levy increase in double digits. During the Nov. 14 Madison City Council meeting, while going over preliminary levy projections for 2023, City Manager Val Halvorson said she was able to trim the increase from 15.7...

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