City of Madison offers text message alert service

The city of Madison, SD has announced that it has added a new text message notification option. The sole purpose of this advancement is to better serve and keep the citizens informed of situations within the city. Text messaging is designed to communicate to mobile devices in the fastest, most reliable way.

By texting the word ‘MADISON’ to (605) 593-8008, individuals can sign up to receive text messages regarding:

  • Emergencies
  • Snow Alerts
  • Energy Alerts
  • Garbage Holiday Scheduled Changes
  • Water Main Breaks
  • Electrical Outages
  • City Wide Clean-Up
  • Electronics Drop Off
  • Street Closures
  • Hydrant Flushing
  • City Projects (chip sealing, street projects)

“This is one more way to make citizens aware of city business,” said Madison Public Works Director Fred Snoderly. “Right now, we are focused primarily on emergencies and alerts, and will hopefully be able to expand in the future to include Park & Rec and community events.”

Text messaging is not designed to take the place of any current communication tools being utilized, such as email notifications. It will simply provide an additional resource for Madison residents. For more information, visit

SD Capitol Building

Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature scheduled for Jan. 27

The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce – Governmental Affairs Committee and Dakota State University have released the agenda for the 2015 Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature event in Pierre, SD. This annual event includes a day of learning about South Dakota state government at the Capitol while networking with legislators and guests about the great community of Madison.

2015 MDHL Schedule Tentative

Cost is $60 and includes a motor coach ride to Pierre, full day of activities, luncheon and reception. Seats are limited so make your reservation today! For more information, visit or call 605-256-2454. You can also find the GMACC on Facebook.


Heartland to celebrate Public Power Week October 5-11

Heartland is celebrating Public Power Week next week along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 47 million Americans.

“Public Power Week celebrates our customers’ reliable, affordable electricity and service,” said Heartland CEO Russell Olson. “Public power puts the consumer first. Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power.”

In recognition of Public Power Week, Heartland plans to host electric utility officials from the city of Madison and other customer communities for lunch tomorrow at our headquarters. As a token of appreciation, Heartland will be giving away electric grills to two customer utilities for their use.

Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. The association represents not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power homes, businesses and streets in nearly 2,000 towns and cities, serving 47 million Americans. With no divided loyalties, these utilities are focused on a single mission — providing reliable electricity at a reasonable price, while protecting the environment. More at  


Game Day in Madison

Heartland is proud to have an active presence in our hometown community of Madison, SD. Some of that presence includes sponsorship of local events, programs and organizations, such as the local high school athletic booster club.

Madison High School recently renovated their building and built a new gymnasium. With the upgrade in facilities, the school installed new scoreboards that feature video and playback content. As a game day sponsor, Heartland has produced a 30-second commercial which runs on the boards during timeouts and game breaks.

If you can’t make it to a basketball or volleyball game this season, you can check out our video online, after the link below.

HCPD-MHS Commercial 2014

Good luck to all Bulldogs! We’re proud to serve the city of Madison with the Power of Forward Thinking–ensuring the lights are on game day and every day.