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Maynard Meyer owns and operates KLQP Radio. He and a partner also lease and operate the Grand Theatre in Madison. The building and equipment are city-owned as part of a venture to keep a movie house in the town. Residents of the small community have donated more than $75,000 toward the goal of raising $100,000 to convert the two-screen theater to digital. Tribune photo

Rural communities across region helping theaters make costly conversion to digital

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MADISON -- As a civic booster and owner of KLQP Radio in Madison for three decades, Maynard Meyer probably attends fundraising events more often than Al Lindner gets out fishing.

Yet nothing prepared Meyer for the catch that came with a fundraising event Wednesday in Madison. A block party raised more than $20,000 in contributions toward buying digital equipment for the Grand Theatre in Madison.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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