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									Welcome to the City of Madison, MN
Greetings from the City of Madison! As a new or prospective resident, you may have general questions about Madison, services provided by and available in the City of Madison. For your convenience, the attached information is intended to serve as a reference guide to local government services and resources and various services in the community. We hope that you will find this information helpful in settling into your new community. If there is anything we can do for you, please feel free to call City Hall at 320-598-7373 and a member of the city staff will gladly assist you. Again, welcome to Madison. We hope that you will find that this is a wonderful place to live!

Table of Contents
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………p. 3 Madison History………………………………………………………………………………p. 3 Frequently Asked Questions…………………………………………………………………p. 5 Important Phone Numbers…………………………………………………………………..p. 6 Telephone/Internet/Cable TV Services…………………………………………………….p. 7 Natural Gas……………………………………………………………………………………p. 7 Media Services………………………………………………………………………………..p. 8 Education……………………………………………………………………………………...p. 8 Post Secondary Education…………………………………………………………………..p. 8 City Services…………………………………………………………………………………..p. 9 Culture/Recreation…………………………………………………………………………...p. 11 City Parks……………………………………………………………………………………..p. 12 Madison Area Churches…………………………………………………………………….p. 12 Local Service Organizations……………………………………………………………….p. 13 Annual Community Celebrations/Events………………………………………………....p. 13 Places of Interest…………………………………………………………………………….p. 13

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Introduction
Madison, Lac qui Parle County seat, is located in west central Minnesota and is easily accessible from Highways 40 and 75 "The King of Trails". Unlike many communities in Minnesota that are situated in high traffic tourist areas, Madison is parked right in the middle of rich prairie lands. Madison’s location makes it a natural gateway to Minnesota's "Lake Country" and a natural to serve as the "Lac qui Parle County" seat. But Madison has more to offer than just lake life: several clean uncluttered parks, swimming pool, skating rink, tennis courts and exquisite golf courses in the area. Especially popular is J.F. Jacobson Park with its renowned codfish statue “Lou T. Fisk”. There is plenty to do in Madison, like taking in performing arts at the Prairie Arts Center, baseball games at the Memorial Baseball field, Wissota Auto Racing, the "Little Minnesota State Fair" - the Lac qui Parle County Fair, Stinker Day/Fourth of July, Oktoberfest, Norsefest, Santaland, parades, and many other Chamber celebrations !!! Located just 16 miles from Lac qui Parle Lake, outdoor recreational opportunities are abound with world class walleye fishing, goose, duck, deer, and pheasant hunting. For those preferring to hunt birds with binoculars and cameras, there is Salt Lake located west of Madison. As the only saltwater lake in Minnesota, it offers sightings of over 125 bird species, some unusual, even rare species and is home to the annual Bird-watching weekend the last weekend of April. For the history buff, the Madison area is rich in Native American history as well as that of pioneer settlers. The Lac qui Parle County Museum, located on South Highway 75, features many pioneer displays, Melum doll collection of 300 dolls, period clothing, early home and farm implements, a Native American display, and a log cabin furnished as pioneer home, pioneer schoolhouse, machine and transportation shed, native prairie garden, genealogy research center, photo gallery and many family histories. Madison is also the Birthplace of world renowned poet Robert Bly, named Minnesota’s first poet laureate in February 2008 by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Stop by and visit the Robert Bly Study used by local poet and writer during the 1960s located at the Lac qui Parle County Museum.

Madison History
1862-the future Madison townsite area was buffalo and Indian country. The earliest known activity by white men in the area occured when Colonel Marshall (later governor of Minnesota) pursued the Indians following the New Ulm massacre. More than 30 Indian men and 100 Indian women and children were imprisoned at Camp Release in eastern Lac qui Parle County.

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1884-the village of Madison was founded on the rail line of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. Land, which at the time was a field of wheat, was purchased from John Anderson. The name Madison was suggested by C.P. Moe in memory of his former home, Madison, Wisconsin. 1885- the village of Madison was incorporated. Both Madison and neighboring Dawson started to petition for county seat status to replace the first County seat, Lac qui Parle Village. The population skyrocketed to 600. 1886- the “Independent Press” relocated from Lac qui Parle Village to Madison. Many of the homes in Lac qui Parle Village were also relocated to Madison. It was not uncommon to see a prairie house moving cross-country in the horizon. The Lac qui Parle County Fair also began in 1886 at its present site at the Lac qui Parle County Fairgrounds on the south edge of Madison. The Fair has become known as the “Little Minnesota State Fair” and attracts more than 20,000 visitors every year. 1889- Madison was officially awarded county seat status. 1893- a new school building replaces the old one which had been destroyed by fire. 1894- the Madison Milling Company incorporated. 1895- the common school district changed to an independent school district and a high school was organized. The first graduate from Madison High School finished in 1897 with the 2nd in 1898. 1899- the Lac qui Parle County Courthouse was built at its current location. 1903- the Madison City Hall was built at its current location. 1908- Madison resident and legislator J.F. Jacobson was the Republican Party nominee for governor. He lost to the Democratic candidate, John A. Johnson 1908- the school was expanded. 1942-Madison native Judge Slen was the DFL party nominee for Governor, losing to Republican Edward J. Thye. Throughout the years, four separate fires destroyed Main Street, which resulted in a lack of wood-framed buildings as Main Street Buildings were replaced with modern brick structures. In the 1950’s Memorial Athletic Park (baseball field) was erected and is still used today. 1960- Madison hit its peak population of 2,380. 1987- Madison High School was destroyed by fire. 1987- the current wastewater plant was built 1990-the Lac qui Parle Valley High School (grades 7-12) opened to serve the communities of Madison, Appleton, and Marietta 12 miles east of Madison

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1998- the current water treatment plant was constructed with state of the art technology. It was the first reverse osmosis (RO) water plant in the State of Minnesota. 2001-2002- major renovation of the Madison Public Library 2003-04- Main Street revitalization including street and sidewalk reconstruction/underground water and sewer line replacement, which coincided with the Small Cities grant award used for store front rehabilitation. 2005-06- Major renovation and modernization of City Hall including the addition of an elevator making the building handicapped accessible for the first time. 2008- July 31, a line of thunderstorms move in from South Dakota around 5:30 a.m. bringing historic “straight line” winds of 100 mph + to the Madison area for more than an hour. “Lou T. Fisk” was knocked off his perch. Lac qui Parle and surrounding counties are declared a disaster area by Gov. Pawlenty. City crews, residents, and volunteers do a breathtaking job of cleaning up in the storm’s aftermath. 2007-present Madison City Council makes preparations for citywide infrastructure rehabilitation project.

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where do I sign up for utilities? At the City Clerk’s office in City Hall (hours 8-4:30 p.m., MonFri.). A utility deposit of $100 or $150 is required. The City bills for electric, water, sewer, garbage, and storm sewer services.. 2. When is my utility bill payment due? Utility bills are mailed out the last week of every month with payment due by the 15th of each month. Penalty for late payment is 1.5% of the total due plus an administrative processing fee of $10. 3. When is garbage day? Residential garbage pickup is every Wednesday. Garbage pickup is typically in the alleys May through November and curbside December through April. Listen to KLQP Radio or watch for schedule changes in the Western Guard. Sign up @ City Hall for can size. 4. When do I have to have my garbage can out? Have your garbage can out by 6 a.m. the day of the pickup and your can pulled away from the pick up location by 6 p.m. or you may be fined $25 per occurrence. 5. Does Madison have recycling? Recycling is handled through Lac qui Parle County, who contracts with Olson Sanitation of Dawson. Recycling pick up schedule is as follows: Tuesday – West of 2nd Avenue Wednesday – East of and including 2nd Avenue Items must be out by 8 a.m. Contact the LqP Environmental Office for more information @ (320) 598-3132 or visit http://www.lqpco.com/environment.php 5. Does my dog and/or cat need a license? Dogs over the age of 6 months are required to be licensed with proof of vaccination. There is no charge for licenses. Licenses are available at City Hall
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Cats are not required to be licensed. 6. Does my dog and/or cat need to be on a leash? Yes, all dogs and cats are required to be on a leash at all times while outdoors. 7. When it snows, can I leave my car parked on the street? Street parking is prohibited during and after accumulating snow falls until the streets have been plowed to full width. Violators will be ticketed. 8. Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalks? The property owner is responsible for all sidewalk maintenance. This includes all snow shoveling and repairs. Snow removal is required within 24 hours after accumulating snow/ice. 9. Am I required to keep the grass in my yard mowed below a certain length? Yes. All grass, weeds, and vegetation must be kept cut shorter than 6 inches in height. Failure to comply will result in city crews mowing the grass at your expense. 10. I do a lot of outside watering. Do I have to pay sewer charges on all of the water I use? Water meters for outdoor watering may be purchased from the City. These meters are read twice yearly and a credit is given on the sewer charge based on water consumption. 11. When do I need a building permit? As our population is less than 2,500 the City of Madison is not required to enforce the state building code. However, a zoning permit is needed prior to any construction or reconstruction that affects the exterior footprint, moving of any structure, or improvement to any property. Permit applications are available at City Hall. 12. Can I park my boat and/or camper on the street overnight? Parking of any trailer or commercial vehicles overnight is prohibited 13. Can ATV’s and Golf Carts be driven on city streets? Golf carts may be driven on the shoulders of city streets (except Highways 75 & 40, 1st Ave., & 6th Ave. ) when traveling to and from the golf course only. ATVs may be driven on the shoulders of city streets for nonrecreational purposes. Annual permits are available at City Hall for $5 each 14. What are the rules concerning snowmobiles? Snowmobiles may only be driven for emergency purposes, on designated trails or on the most direct route out of town between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. 15. Is outdoor burning allowed in town? Outdoor burning is strictly prohibited. Recreational fires burning dry, clean wood are permitted provided that the flame does not exceed 3 ft. in height, respecting weather conditions, neighbors, burning bans, and air quality.

Important Phone Numbers/Websites
City Hall Phone# Fax# th 404 6 Ave. (320) 598-7373 (320) 598-7376 Police Department th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-7475 (320) 598-7555 Public Works Building th 616 W. 8 St. (320) 598-3239 (320) 598-7847 Public Library th 401 6 Ave. (320) 598-7938 (320) 598-7526 Electric Utilities th 616 W. 8 St. (320) 598-3060 (320) 598-7847 Municipal Liquor Store st 607 1 St. W. (320) 598-7900 (320) 598-7376 Swimming Pool Slen Park (320) 598-3766 (seasonal) Skating Rink NE MMN School Grounds (320) 598-3766 (seasonal) Prairie Arts Center Website Address www.ci.madison.mn.us www.geocities.com/madisonpolicedepartment www.madisonlibrary.info

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506 W. 6 St. (320) 598-7623 County Assessor th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-3187 County Auditor/Treasurer th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-7444 County Building Services/Landfill th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-3012 County Engineer th 308 6 Ave. S. (320) 598-3878 County Recorder th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-3724 County Sheriff/Emergency Services th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-3720 Court Administration th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-3536 Economic Development th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-7976 Madison Chamber of Commerce 623 W. 3rd St. (320) 598-7301 Environmental Office th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-3132 Family Services st 930 1 Ave. N. (320) 598-7594 Veteran Services th 600 W. 6 St. (320) 598-3445 Countryside Public Health th 422 5 Ave. (320) 598-7313 Prairie Five CAC th 422 5 Ave. (320) 598-3118 Public Transit th 422 5 Ave. (320) 598-3900

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(320) 598-3125 (320) 598-3125 (320) 598-3125 (320) 598-3020 (320) 598-3125 (320) 598-7555 (320) 598-3915 (320) 598-7510 (320) 598-7955 (320) 598-3125 (320) 598-7597 (320) 598-3125 (320) 598-3125

www.lqpco.com/assessor.php www.lqpco.com/treasurer.php www.lqpco.com/environment.php www.lqpco.com/highway/index.php www.lqpco.com/recorder.php www.lqpco.com/corrections.php

www.lqpeda.com www.madisonmn.info www.lqpco.com/environment.php www.lqpco.com/family.php www.lqpco.com/veterans.php www.lqpco.com www.prairiefive.com www.prairiefive.com/trans.htm

Telephone/Internet /Cable TV Services
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, Bellingham: 320-568-2105, (Internet Service, Fiber/DSL/TI) www.farmerstel.net Frontier Communications of Minnesota Residential- 800-435-1504, Commercial- 800-953-9335 (Internet, Fiber/DSL/TI, ISP) www.frontier.com MediaCom: 800-332-0245, (Cable and high speed internet) www.mediacomcc.com/home.html MVTV Wireless, Granite Falls: 320-564-4807 (Cable and wireless internet service) www.mvtvwireless.com

Natural Gas
Minnesota Energy Resources: 800-303-0752 www.minnesotaenergyresources.com
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Media Services
Western Guard Newspaper: (320) 598-7521 (paper published weekly on Wednesdays) KLQP FM 92.1 Radio: (320) 598-7301 www.klqpfm.com Cable Access (Channel 8): (320) 598-7301

Education
Lac qui Parle Valley ISD# 2853- established in 1990 and encompasses the cities of Madison, Appleton, Milan, and points in between. The district headquarters is located at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School www.lqpv.org/district/index.php Madison-Marietta-Nassau Elementary School- Located at 316 4th St. West in Madison, hosts grades Pre-K-4th grade. www.lqpv.org/mmn/index.php Lac qui Parle Valley High School- Located at the intersection of Highways 40 & 119 12 northeast of Madison, hosts grades 5-12. www.lqpv.org/lqp/index.php

Post Secondary Education
Nearest Technical College & Specialty MN West Community and Technical College- Canby, MN (23 miles south of Madison) www.mnwest.edu Nearest Community College & Specialty Ridgewater College- Willmar, MN (60 miles east of Madison) www.ridgewater.mnscu.edu Nearest Public College & Specialty University of Minnesota-Morris- Morris, MN (50 miles north of Madison www.morris.umn.edu

City Services:
Water & Sewer Service: The City of Madison hosts the state’s first Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment plant, constructed in 1998. It has a storage capacity of 300,000 gallons, on-site storage capacity of 100,000 gallons, pumping capacity of 450 gal/minutes, average demand is 281,000 gal/day with peak demand of 400,000 gal/day. Water Hardness is 460 ppm.: Wastewater is treated by a mechanical wastewater treatment plant with treated wastewater discharged to a county ditch.

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To help pay for a citywide infrastructure replacement project, the City Council has adopted the following three tier rate step schedule for water and sewer services.

Monthly Water & Sewer Rates
Utility Water Service Charge Residential 2009 $17.00 2010 $17.00 2011 $17.00

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Usage per 100 gal Residential Water Service Charge Commercial Usage per 100 gal Commercial Water Service Charge City Usage per 100 gal City Sewer Service Charge Residential Usage per 100 gal Residential Sewer Service Charge Commercial Usage per 100 gal Commercial Sewer Service Charge City Usage per 100 gal City

$0.77 $17.00 $0.87 $17.00 $0.77 $10.50 $0.45 $10.50 $0.50 $10.50 $0.50

$0.77 $17.00 $0.87 $17.00 $0.77 $14.00 $0.53 $14.00 $0.53 $14.00 $0.53

$0.77 $17.00 $0.87 $17.00 $0.77 $17.00 $0.61 $17.00 $0.61 $17.00 $0.61

Electric Utilities: The City of Madison contracts with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) for primary power supply and is supplemented from Missouri River Energy Services (MRES). Two professional individuals are employed by the city to operate and maintain the electrical system. The City of Madison’s electric rates have consistently ranked among the lowest in the state. If you have any problem with your sewer, water, or electrical service call City Hall @ (320) 598-7373 between 8 AM and 4:30 PM. After hours, call the Madison Police Department @ (320-598-7475 and ask that the dispatcher relay your report to the appropriate city official. City Public Works: The Public Works Department is responsible for taking care of the city streets, park system, sewer, water, electrical systems and much more. Several seasonal employees are hired during the summer months to assist with mowing, street maintenance, watering, and other duties as needed. City Administration: The business office, located at Madison City Hall, 404 6th Ave. comprises 2 FT and 1 PT staff, who provide full services for the "Madison Public Utilities" which include account billing, meter reading along with general business office functions for the utilities. The office also has responsibility for maintaining the general business for the city such as: minutes, resolutions, and all ordinance books; serves as the bookkeeper, prepares the required notices of all meetings, serves as the
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election administrator, custodian of the city seal, signs all documents, posts and publishes required documents as provided in Minnesota Statutes and the Madison City Charter along with other "administrative" and "ministerial" duties for the city. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., closed holidays. www.ci.madison.mn.us City Police Department: The Madison Police Department is a Community Oriented Police Department with one Chief of Police and 2 full-time police officers. Several part-time officers are utilized on an as needed basis. It shares offices with the LqP County Sheriff’s Department. The Police Department provides 24-hour coverage. This includes a very intense DARE program, community meetings, youth bicycle rodeo, periodic patrol on foot and bicycle, vacation house watch and active participation in the Safe and Sober program. Our office is located at the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Department which enables us to have a great working relationship with the Sheriff's Department and other area Law Enforcement agencies. http://www.geocities.com/madisonpolicedepartment Sanitation Services: The City of Madison contracts with Olson Sanitation of Dawson for garbage service. Weekly residential pickup is on Wednesdays. Commercial pick up varies depending on business needs. Monthly residential rates are as follows (35 gal.-$14.50, 65 gal-$16.00, $95 gal-$17.50). The city has a “closed lid” policy on garbage cans. Tags for extra garbage bags may be purchased at City Hall for $2. Recycling: Recycling is handled through the county. LqP contracts with Olson Sanitation. Recycling pick up Tuesday – West of 2nd Avenue Wednesday – East of and including 2nd Avenue Items must be out by 8 a.m. Contact the LqP Environmental Office for more information @ (320) 598-3132 or visit http://www.lqpco.com/environment.php Organic Dump: Located on Highway 40 near the old wastewater plant at the east entrance to town. Residents may dispose of organic material such as grass clippings, leaves, branches, etc. free of charge. No tree roots are allowed. It is open year around during daylight hours. Municipal Liquor Store: The Municipal Liquor Store, located @ 607 1st St. offers a wide array of beer, wine, liquor, and much more. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Sat. It is staffed by 1 FT manager and several PT clerks. The store is self sufficient and proceeds go towards city improvement projects.

Culture/Recreation
Madison Public Library: Is located across the street from City Hall. The building is owned by the City and is a member of the Pioneerland Regional Library System. The library offers a large circulation of books, videos/DVDs, public computers, children’s programs, and much more! For more information visit http://madisonlibrary.info or call (320) 598-7938.

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Prairie Arts Center: Located at 506 6th St. the building was acquired by the city in 1973 from the former First Lutheran Church, provides a place where art, drama, music and dance can flourish on the Minnesota prairie. The Lac qui Parle players put on a variety of performances throughout the year. The building may also be rented out for special events. Contact City Hall @ 320-598-7373 for more information. Grand Theatre: The theatre has been a treasured landmark on Madison’s Main Street since the early 1900s where the Popcorn is always poppin and the fun never stoppin. The building is currently owned by the City of Madison and leased to a private party. Shows are Fri.-Mon. Check www.klqpfm.com/grand.html or call (320) 598-7301 for current showings. Swimming Pool: The Madison Pool is located at the Theodor Slen Memorial Park. Hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Daily swim tickets are available as well as single and family season passes. An excellent swimming lesson program is offered by certified Red Cross instructors. Swimming lessons are taught to children from seven area communities. Water aerobics, water volleyball, and other activities are also offered by pool staff. For more information contact the pool at (320) 598-3766 June-Aug. or City Hall at (320) 598-7373 Skating Rink: Located on the northeast grounds of the MMN elementary school, hosts a heated warming house, a general skating rink and a hockey rink enclosed by boards. Is open seasonally Dec.-Feb., weather permitting. Lac qui Parle County Museum: Located on South Highway 75, the complex consists of five separate buildings: a 10,000 sq. ft. main museum; an 1870’s Log Cabin furnished for that period; a Rural Schoolhouse built in 1887; and an Agricultural machinery, tools and early transportation exhibit building. You can also visit the Robert Bly study where Madison’s famous son did much of his early writing. Hours of operation are May-Oct./Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun. 1:30-5 p.m. Other times by appointment. Admission is free. Contact (320) 598-7678 for more information. Madison Country Club: Located ½ mile west of Madison on Highway 40, offers first class golfing at very affordable rates. Men’s and women’s golf leagues: Open seasonally. Call (320) 598-7587 to set up your tee time. The country club may also be rented out for special events. Softball Fields: Located at the junction of Highway 75 North & 11th St., offers two lighted softball fields, a concession stand, and modern rest rooms. May-August the fields are bustling with youth summer recreation Mon-Fri. during the day, occasional softball tournaments, and men and women leagues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Memorial Athletic Field: Located on east Highway 40, offers a lighted baseball field and concession stand. The field is home to the Madison Mallards (amateur baseball team), Legion, and VFW teams.

City Parks
Slen Park (a.k.a. pool park): Located at 7th St and Evergreen Ave, is the home of the Madison swimming pool, picnic shelters, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts.

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J.F. Jacobson Park: Located on South Highway 75, is home to “Lou T. Fisk” commemorating Madison as the Lutefisk Capital USA. The park also has a roadside rest area, camping site, farmers market, Lac qui Parle County Fairgrounds, and race track. Kiwanis Kiddie Park (near softball fields): Located at 4th Ave. and 11th street, this park offers a playground, sandbox, picnic shelter, and sledding hill. Madison Square Park: Located at 6th St. and 7th Ave, includes two basketball hoops, court, and green space. Centennial Park: Located at 1st Ave. and 1st St. includes a playground, picnic shelter, and green space.

Madison Area Churches
Madison Lutheran Home Chapel 900 2nd Ave. Madison, MN 320-598-7536 Madison Congregational Church 622 6th St. Madison, MN 56256 320-598-3917 Faith Lutheran Church 106 8th St. Madison, MN 56256 320-598-3630 St. John's Lutheran Church 822 6th St. Madison, MN 56256 320-598-7550 Calvary Baptist Church 804 W. 8th St. Madison, MN 56256 320-598-7809 St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Bellingham, MN 56212 320-568-2651 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Bellingham, MN 56212 320-568-2615 Borgund Lutheran Church (east of Madison) 320-598-3722 Ebenezer United Methodist Church 622 3rd Ave. Madison, MN 56256 320-598-3464

Garfield Lutheran Church (Rural Madison) 320-598-3947

St. James Catholic Church Nassau, MN 320-668-2439 Louisburg Lutheran Church 101 3rd Ave. Louisburg, MN 56256 320-568-2359 St. Michael’s Catholic 412 3rd St. W. Madison, MN 56256 320-598-3690 United Church of Christ Marietta, MN 56257

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Local Service Organizations
Madison Area Chamber of Commerce www.madisonmn.info Madison Kiwanis www.madisonkiwanis.com Son’s of Norway Madison Boy Scouts Madison Lions Club Veterans of Foreign Wars American Legion 4-H Clubs

Annual Community Celebrations/Events
Annual Chamber Party (January) Cabin Fever Days (February) Ms. Lutefisk Contest (March) Bird Watchers Weekend (April) Around the Town Rummage Sales (June) Summerfest (July) Heritage Day (July) Wild Goose Chase (August) Lac qui Parle County Fair (September) Oktoberfest (October) Norsefest (November) Christmas Promotions (December)

Contact the Madison Chamber of Commerce Office @ 320-598-7301 for more information and updates and these and other events, or visit www.madisonmn.info

Places of Interest
Salt Lake West of Madison near Marietta Minnesota’s only saltwater lake-famous for many different species of birds and grasses. /www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteer/marapr05/mpsaltlake.html Lac qui Parle State Park Approximately 17 miles northeast of Madison on the shores of Lac qui Parle Lake,
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offers quality fishing (walleyes, northern pike, crappie, catfish, white bass) camping, hiking, swimming, boating, and much more. www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lac_qui_parle Big Stone Lake State Park Located approximately 35 miles north of Madison on the shores of Big Stone Lake Offers quality fishing (walleyes, perch, white bass), camping, hiking, swimming, boating, and much more. www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/big_stone_lake/index.html Prairie’s Edge Casino Approximately 45 miles SE of Madison near Granite Falls Casino, motel, dining, convention center. www.prairiesedgecasino.com Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel Located approximately 10 miles north of Watertown, SD 4 miles west of I-29. Casino, motel, dining, convention center. www.dakotasioux.com Montevideo, MN Located 30 miles east of Madison- pop. 5,500 Offers scenic parks and bike trails along the Minnesota River, shopping, medical facilities, dinning and much more. Willmar, MN Located 60 miles east of Madison- pop. 18,000 Regional Center for west central Minnesota with a variety of shopping, medical facilities, dinning, and much more Watertown, SD Located 53 miles west of Madison- pop. 20,000 Regional Center for west central Minnesota and northeast South Dakota with a variety of shopping, medical facilities, dinning, and much more Minneapolis/St Paul Located about 3 hours east of Madison

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