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2014 Candidate Forum video online


Video of 2014 Candidate Forum - held October 21st, 2014 at the DSU Science Center in Madison.  The forum was sponsored by the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce's Governmental Affairs Committee and the AAUW.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4471jZn-Uig&list=UUzNQLStWN06ZBgDq_Enhk-g

U.S. Senate candidates square off in debate


    The candidates fighting to replace outgoing U.S. Senator Tim Johnson met for a debate before the November 4th elections.
    Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler on Thursday took part in a debate on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
    The topics debated included the controversial EB-5

Annual Oral Interpretation Tournament is Saturday in Madison


            The annual Dakota Invitational Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is tomorrow in Madison.  The Oral Interp tournament is held on the campus of Dakota State University.  More than 180 students and 35 judges from more than 17 eastern South Dakota schools will take part in Saturday’s event.  This is the

Lake County businesses recognized for great service


            Three businesses and organizations in Lake County have been recognized for their outstanding customer service.  The South Dakota Department of Tourism has recognized the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Herman State Park, and Walker’s Point Recreation Area with the Great Service Star designation. 

Governor learns more about CTE program at MHS


            Governor Dennis Daugaard was in Madison on Wednesday to hear more about how Madison High School is implementing its Career and Technical Education (or CTE) program.  The governor met with Madison High School principal Adam Shaw and Superintendent Vince Schaefer, along with the Gehl-Manitou plant manager Dustin Williams and

District 8 Senate and House candidates take part in candidate forum


            Five of the six candidates on the November ballot for the District 8 House and Senate races took part in a candidate forum Tuesday night.  The forum was sponsored by the Madison Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee and the AAUW.  Two candidates are on the ballot for the District 8 Senate seat – Scott

Caregiver Conference held Thursday in Madison


The Lake County Aging Alliance is holding its first ever Caregiver Conference later today in Madison.  The Caregiver Conference is open to anyone who is in the caregiving role for a senior citizen, whether it be a parent, a spouse, or a friend.  Guest speakers will provide information on adult services and aging, funeral planning, and legal information.  There will be appetizers

Lake Co. Sheriff's Office looking for cow's owner


The Lake County Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of a black Angus cow that has wandered onto a resident's property on 237th Street near the intersection with 456th Avenue, southeast of Madison. The cow has a tag that the owner should be able to identify. If you know who the cow may belong to, or have any information about it, please contact the Lake County Sheriff's

Lake Co. Sheriff candidates answer questions in forum


          A candidate forum including several local and area candidates in the November general election was held last night at the Science Center on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison.  The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee and AAUW sponsored the forum, which included the candidates for

Lake Co. Commission candidates take part in forum


          A candidate forum including several local and area candidates in the November general election was held last night at the Science Center on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison.  The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee and AAUW sponsored the forum, which included the candidates for

Lake County Treasurer reports high revenue day


            The Lake County Commission held it's regular meeting Tuesday morning.  One of the actions taken by the commissioners was to move forward with two tax deed properties.  County Treasurer Linda Fischer told commissioners about two properties that she said she has not been able to collect taxes on.  One of the

US Representative Noem visits Madison students & Rotary members


          U.S. Representative Kristi Noem spent time in Madison on Monday visiting Madison High School seniors and the Madison Rotary Club. 
            Noem told the seniors about her work in the House of Representatives and answered their questions on what it’s like being one

Madison City Commission takes action on Lewis & Clark items


            The Madison City Commission took action on a couple of items in relation to the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System during its regular meeting on Monday evening.  Commissioners authorized the mayor to sign a contract with the water system for water facilities use.  City Engineer Chad Comes said this contract allows

Minor injuries reported in pick-up and tractor accident


            The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident on Friday night north of Madison.  The accident happened just before 8:00 Friday night on Highway 81, about two-and-a-half-miles north of Madison.  52-year-old Ricky Jung of rural Madison was driving a Ford tractor south on Highway 81 when he was hit

Today is last day to register to vote in general election


            The general election is coming up on November 4th, and if you want to make sure you are able to cast your ballot on election day, you need to be registered.  Today is the last day that you can get registered or make any changes to your registration at your local county auditor’s

Candidate forum in Madison on Tuesday


            With just more than two weeks to go until the general election, voters will have an opportunity to hear from some of the local candidates on the ballot in a candidate forum on Tuesday night.  The forum, sponsored by the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee and the AAUW, will be held

DSU group's annual Haunted House open later this week


            Halloween is right around the corner, and to get people in the spirit, a Dakota State University student club is busy putting the finishing touches on its haunted house in Madison.  It’s an annual project by the DSU club called “WHO”, which stands for Working to Help

Madison City Commission meets Monday


            The Madison City Commission meets for its regular meeting later today.  Commissioners are scheduled to authorize the mayor to sign a contract with the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System for water facilities use, and consider the Lewis and Clark construction loan and capital call vote.  Also on the agenda for

Lake County Commission meets Tuesday


            The Lake County Commission has a short agenda for its meeting on Tuesday.  The commission is scheduled to meet with Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Shane Fry at 9:15 Tuesday morning for his monthly report, and Treasurer Linda Fischer at 9:30 to discuss two tax deed properties.  Welfare Director Sierra Steidl-Jenson

Lake County electronic recycling drop-off is Saturday


Lake County is holding its free electronic recycling drop-off event this Saturday in Madison.  The drop-off is from 9:00 until 3:00 Saturday at the Madison Recycling Center on Southwest 7th Street.  Numerous items are accepted at the drop-off, some of which include camcorders, cameras, cd or dvd players, hard drives, keyboards, printers, and televisions.  There are some items that
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