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Curtis “Curt” Johnson

Curtis “Curt” Johnson, 81, Jasper, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. with gathering of family and friends beginning at 12 noon, all at the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jasper.
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City commission hears update on storm clean-up progress

Madison City Commissioners heard an update on the storm clean-up efforts taking part in the city during their meeting Monday. City Administrator Jameson Berreth thanked the city employees who worked hard to keep the recovery running smoothly. He said that there are still weeks of work ahead, but that so far things have been going well. Berreth gave an update from the city’s electrical department, stating that all residential power was restored, and that there are a few areas where crews will be working on repairs this week.
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Castlewood gets donation; storm clean up; man guilty in fentanyl deaths

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It’s Tuesday, May 17. Start your day with KELOLAND On The Go with everything you need to know in news and weather. Brookings, like many communities in eastern South Dakota, is still cleaning up after last week’s storm. Crews are busy cutting up fallen trees and clearing trees and branches off the sides of the roads. They hope to have the city cleaned up by the end of the week.

‘Her Turn’ awards 9 scholarships to young girls Tuesday

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO) — About a month ago, we brought you the story of “Her Turn”, a nonprofit started by SDSU women’s basketball players Myah Selland and Tori Nelson. Tuesday, they shared some awesome news!. They awarded nine scholarships to 5th-8th grade girls in the Brookings...

City commission approves resolution waiving building permit fees related to storm damage

The Madison City Commission approved a resolution Monday that will temporarily waive building permit fees related to storm damages. City Administrator Jameson Berreth said the resolution will allow building permit fees to be waived for those needing to do repair work or improvements related to the May 12th storm event. The fees will be waived until August 18th, unless the city’s Building Official deems it necessary to extend the deadline under certain circumstances. Berreth said that this is similar to what the city did after the 2019 flood in the city.
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Chester boys win BEC meet, girls place 4th

For the first time since 2015, the Chester Flyers boys track team won the Big East Conference Meet. The Flyers accumulated 177.50 team points to win the meet. The Chester girls placed fourth overall with an overall score of 97. The Flyers had a strong showing in the 100-meter dash....

Death notice for Dennis F. Dahl

Dennis Fred Dahl, 79, St. Cloud, Minn., formerly of Pipestone died Friday, May 13, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 17 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, Minn. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 18...

Bonita “Bonnie” Cordes

Bonita “Bonnie” Cordes, 75, Pipestone, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 under hospice care at the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Pipestone. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2022...

Tri-Valley schools resume classes after storm damage

COLTON, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A monumental cleanup effort at the Tri-Valley school district was needed after the school received storm damage. But thanks to the effort of staff and businesses, the school is back open with students looking to finish the year strong. Debris and damage weren’t hard...

Madison Aquatic Center pool to be cleaned out before opening May 28th

The Madison Aquatic Center pool collected a lot of dirt and debris during last Thursday’s storm, but city officials are confident it should be able to be cleaned up and open on time on May 28th. During Monday’s city commission meeting, City Parks Supervisor Mike McGillivray said that the inside of the pool will be the main thing that needs to be cleaned up before it opens.
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Derecho leaves five families homeless, widespread damage

The National Weather Service reports that Madison saw wind gusting up to 97 mph as part of the derecho which caused widespread damage over an extended area on Thursday night. As a result, trees were downed, property was damaged and power was out over much of the region. In Madison,...

Cody Johnson to headline Swiftel Center in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville country powerhouse, Cody Johnson has just announced 23 new dates for the final part of 2022, including a show in Brookings, SD. Cody Johnson, along with country music mainstay, Randy Houser, will be performing at Swiftel Center on Saturday, September...

MRHS named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

Madison Regional Health System was named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals for overall performance in the country. Madison Regional Health CEO Tammy Miller said that the award is “particularly meaningful” because it not only reflects the organization’s quality of care and financial stability, but also it analyzes patient outcomes and satisfaction, among other statistics. She said that then it is all compiled into a score that is compared to 1353 other critical access hospitals.
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City hires tree company to assist in cleanup

A company hired to assist the city of Madison in cleaning up tree damage on city property was given clear priorities on Monday morning when local officials met to assess recovery efforts. Thursday evening’s storm left widespread damage, including damage to city property. “Because of COVID, the pool has...

MHS Tennis team found shelter on the road during Thursday’s storm

While some were able to stay safe from Thursday’s storm in their homes or businesses, others were left seeking shelter while on the road. The Madison High School Boys Tennis team was on their way back from a meet in Watertown Thursday, when the powerful winds forced them to the nearest farm house they could find.

Brookings continues storm cleanup

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO) – People across eastern South Dakota are picking up the debris left behind by Thursday’s deadly storms. That includes Brookings where trees and branches line the streets. Just outside of Brookings along Medary Avenue sits Good Roots Farm and Gardens. There wasn’t much damage here,...

Bulldog Tennis ready for Day 2 at State Meet

Madison boys tennis will play in 6 different Consolation Finals today, during Day 2 of the State Tennis Meet in Rapid City. The Madison boys lost their opening round matches in all flights on Monday, but then battled their way back to play for 9th place today. Four bulldogs will...

Derecho brings 90 MPH winds and destruction

Residents throughout Moody County continue to clean up after last week’s derecho that swept through the area. The storm this past Thursday brought with it winds upwards of 90mph as it approached the city of Flandreau. Barns were shredded with remnants stretched out for miles, buildings and silos were flattened, roofs were torn off, generations-old trees were toppled, trampolines were flung, car windows everywhere were shattered, and fences brought down.