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The Madison Central School District has informed parents via email that one student or staff member at the middle school and another at the high school have tested positive for COVID-19. The middle school case was reported Sunday and the high school case on Monday afternoon.

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On Sunday at 12:50 p.m., Lake County emergency crews were called to an injury accident on SD-34 near 451st Ave.

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Dakota State University is slowly rebounding from the pandemic which contributed to a decline in enrollment last year. On Friday, the university announced an increase of 1.04% over last year.

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As of Thursday morning, more than 1,200 Lake County residents were signed up for a chance to win Madison’s $1,000-a-day vaccine lottery, according to Madison City Administrator Jameson Berreth.

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Tuesday afternoon, the Madison Central School District alerted parents via email to a staff member or student at Madison Elementary School who tested positive for COVID-19.

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CHESTER AREA SCHOOL’s homecoming royalty are (left) Queen Raegan Hoff and King Ashton Olivier. Coronation was held on Monday. Chester will host Canistota-Freeman in the homecoming game on Friday at 7 p.m. Submitted photo

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Late Sunday afternoon, the Madison Central School District informed parents via email of a positive COVID-19 test in a student or staff member at the Madison Elementary School.

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Lake County Emergency Management Director Kody Keefer will be recognized on Tuesday morning at a regular meeting of the Lake County Commission. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse.

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SIOUX FALLS — A group of nearly 1,000 gathered at Sanford Health’s Menlo campus. The rally was organized by employees and grassroot coalitions, following the announcements by both Sanford and Avera Health systems that all employees and staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Oct. 18 o…

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COVID-19 threw a wrench in a lot of lives, including that of a local attorney with plans to retire. Jay Leibel is still working on cases that were delayed as a result of the virus.

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A state kiosk at Sunshine Foods in Madison, originally used to update license plate tags, has been upgraded to allow for the renewal of driver’s licenses.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky was the keynote speaker for the 2021 Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) conference last week in Denver, Colo.

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The city of Madison’s vaccine incentive program will be open to all Lake County residents, not just residents of Madison.

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Shoppers shouldn’t feel bad if they are a little overwhelmed when they visit the new Runnings in Madison. The new store is seven times the size of Runnings’ old location with increased stock in every department.

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The discussion of a potential wrestling cooperative as well as the Dakota State University athletic facilities project will be on the agenda when the school board of the Madison Central School District meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in the high school/middle school library.

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Details of the community vaccine incentive program will be on the agenda when the Madison City Commission meets at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Residents of Madison who have had their COVID-19 vaccinations will have a chance to win a share of $25,000 in a new incentive program approved Tuesday night by the Madison City Commission.

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Lake County commissioners supported the Lake County Highway Advisory Committee’s recommendation that a highway management plan be developed by including the services of IMS in the budget for 2022.

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At its next meeting, the Madison City Commission will consider the second reading of two medical marijuana ordinances as well as discuss the creation of a vaccine lottery incentive program.

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A two-block extravaganza on Saturday is going to offer both family fun and the opportunity to pick up small gifts. South Dakota’s only bacon festival will kick off at 11 a.m. with a scavenger hunt and continue into the evening.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Please let us know what's going on!