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In newly surfaced Howard Stern interview, Trump joked about giving Princess Diana an HIV test
Man arrested near White House had at least nine firearms in vehicle, D.C. police said
N.Korea moving airplanes, boosting defense after U.S. bomber flight
Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill appears doomed after Collins says no
Fort Thompson man is charged with assault in federal court
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Livestock Forage Program could do more for producers, ranchers say
Yield impact of dicamba injury unknown, label changes possible in SD
Volunteer group hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between growers and consumers
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Area volleyball roundup: Trojans topple Titans in road win
Blackhawks' Kolousek to speak at Mitchell QB Club
Trojans claim Region 3A title
Kernel boys finish ninth at ESD meet
South St. Paul's Stalock continues comeback with Wild
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Laura Jean Haiar
Gertrude "Trude" Morgan
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: Did No Two Horns make horse effigy?
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
July 1, 2016
Board of Regents approves request on arts degree programs
MADISON (AP) — The state Board of Regents has approved a request to move three arts degree programs at Black Hills State University to the bachelor of fine arts designation. The university will now award BFA degrees in studio art, graphic design and photography. Black Hills State...
July 1, 2016 - 11:48am
June 27, 2016
Madison rallies past McCook/Miner
MADISON—Madison scored six runs in the final two innings to come back to beat McCook/Miner 12-11 in a Legion baseball game on Monday in Madison. For McCook/Miner, Collin Cleveland went 3-for-4 with and RBI, while Ross Roling added two hits and two RBIs and Tanner Miller added...
June 27, 2016 - 11:42pm
May 25, 2016
Madison man accused of killing fiancee pleads not guilty
MADISON (AP) — A Madison man accused of killing his fiancee has pleaded not guilty to murder. Forty-six-year-old Joseph Schmitz is accused of fatally shooting 46-year-old Corina Booth the night of April 27 at a home at Lake Madison. The Daily Leader and KJAM radio report that he...
May 25, 2016 - 12:05pm
May 16, 2016
Madison High School getting new auto mechanics shop
MADISON (AP) — Madison High School will soon be getting a 2,500-square-foot auto mechanics shop. The Madison Daliy Leader reports that the school board has hired a Brookings-based architectural firm to conduct design work on the project. Principal Adam Shaw says the school district...
May 16, 2016 - 12:26pm
May 2, 2016
Bond set at $1M for Madison man accused of killing fiancée
MADISON (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million cash-only bond for a South Dakota man accused of killing his fiancée. Forty-six-year-old Michael Schmitz, of Madison, appeared in court Monday. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder. Authorities accuse Schmitz of fatally...
May 2, 2016 - 4:06pm
April 29, 2016
Woman shot and killed in Madison was fiancée of suspect
MADISON (AP) — Court documents show that a woman slain in Madison was the fiancée of the suspect. Authorities have not yet identified the 46-year-old woman they say was shot and killed Wednesday night. Michael Schmitz, of Madison, is charged with second-degree murder and is being...
April 29, 2016 - 4:29pm
April 28, 2016
Man charged in killing of Madison woman
MADISON (AP) — A Madison man is facing a charge of second degree murder in the shooting death of a woman at Lake Madison. KSFY television reports that the Lake County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a call Wednesday night. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found...
April 28, 2016 - 5:04pm
March 24, 2016
DOT to host public meeting for highway project in Madison
MADISON (AP) — The state Department of Transportation is having a public meeting about the reconstruction of a mile of Highway 34 in Madison. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, and it starts at 6 p.m. Construction on the $6.8 million project is tentatively scheduled to start...
March 24, 2016 - 12:12pm
February 29, 2016
Madison moving forward with new animal shelter project
MADISON, S.D. (AP) — City commissioners in Madison are taking the first steps toward building a new animal shelter for the city. The Madison Daily Leader reports that commissioners accepted a bid and provided some of the money needed for the project. Amert Construction of Madison...
February 29, 2016 - 12:38pm
February 14, 2016
Cubs' Bairey ties for third in Class A all-around
BROOKINGS—Chamberlain's Shantel Bairey found a pretty good way to cap her career at the state gymnastics meet. On the heels of a school...
February 14, 2016 - 11:33pm
November 10, 2015
65-year-old Madison man dies in weekend mobile home fire
MADISON (AP) — A weekend mobile home fire in Madison killed a 65-year-old man. Lake County Coroner Ted Weiland tells The Daily Leader that Coy Burk died of smoke inhalation early Sunday. Fire Chief Randy Minnaert says the blaze happened about 4:30 a.m. Burk's body was found...
November 10, 2015 - 10:37am
October 24, 2015
Oral interpretation tournament kicks off in Madison
MADISON (AP) — The 33rd annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament comes to Dakota State University on Saturday. The Madison Daily Leader reports that more than 250 students and 50 judges are expected to participate from more than 28 eastern South...
October 24, 2015 - 5:20pm
October 2, 2015
Madison man charged with assault in death of 3-year-old boy
MADISON (AP) — Authorities have charged a Madison man in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy. Police say 21-year-old Jacob Meinders faces two counts of aggravated assault on a child, along with alternate child abuse counts. He could face up to 30 years in prison if...
October 2, 2015 - 5:24pm
September 28, 2015
Madison dedicates 110,000-square-foot, $37 million hospital
MADISON (AP) — Officials have dedicated a $37 million medical center in Madison. The Daily Leader reports that officials on Saturday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 110,000-square-foot Madison Regional Health System facility. The hospital is tentatively scheduled...
September 28, 2015 - 5:07pm
September 4, 2015
Cybersecurity threats pose moving target for business, government
MADISON—The threat of hackers isn't going anywhere, and a keen eye is being placed toward the future. On Thursday, those two ideas met,...
September 4, 2015 - 1:00pm