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The Madison City Commission meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the commission room at City Hall.

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MADISON ROTARY CLUB Treasurer Jill Ruhd (left) and President Jeremiah Corbin (right) present a check for $2,000 to Renae Prostrollo, executive director of the Madison Central School Educational Foundation. The donation is this year’s contribution to the Rotary/Don E. Gross Memorial Scholarsh…

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Small schools always face challenges when it comes to the report cards released annually by the state Department of Education. A single student having a bad day can skew the results disproportionately due to small class sizes.

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The state Department of Education, in announcing that school report cards were available last month, also praised schools across the state for providing in-person instruction during the 2020-21 school year.

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An old adage says necessity is the mother of invention. Nothing suggests that invention must do more than solve the existing problem – unless, of course, the solution provides an opportunity.

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The Ray Schultz Achievement Award began in 2020 in memory of Ray Schultz, founder of Mustang Seed in Madison. This award is given annually to a Mustang Seeds team member dedicated to helping the customers and the company succeed.

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Dakota State University Esports is hosting a Midwest Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. It will feature collegiate gameplay in VALORANT and League of Legends, with open to the public, pay-to-play fighting games tournaments.

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Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg reports that his office responded to three weather-related incidents last week when winter weather conditions hit the area for the first time.

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The Lake County director of equalization received a green light from Lake County commissioners on Tuesday morning to move forward with having software installed and records converted.

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A long-time employee in the city of Madison’s Engineering Department will be promoted to director under a restructuring plan approved by city commissioners.

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Imagination, the insight of a librarian and the assistance of an entrepreneurial center helped transform gaming events held in a garage with strobe lights and fog machines into a successful online business.

The Madison Bulldogs won the Class 11A state football championship, blanking Milbank 31-0 on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

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LOCAL BOY SCOUTS participate in the Retiring of Colors as Danny Frisby-Griffin, Colonel USAF, Retired, explains the history and symbolism of the colors of the American flag at Thursday’s Veterans Day program in Madison.

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The Madison Fire Department will now be a 32-member department, after a request for the increase was approved by the city commission.

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The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce will get a requested $10,000 budget increase in 2022 from the city of Madison, after commissioners voted to amend their budget to allow for the last-minute request.