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More than 29,000 still in dark

At least 264 poles maintained by rural electric cooperatives in southeast and eastern South Dakota were down as of Thursday afternoon, according to the South Dakota Rural Electric Association.

That count was up from Wednesday as crews continued finding damage and making repairs.

About 5,100 customers of association-member cooperatives were without power Thursday in the aftermath of the strong spring storm.

The following county-organized list only includes electric cooperatives and does not include private electric utilities.

Xcel Energy, a private utility, said around 24,000 of its customers in eastern South Dakota and southwest Minnesota were still without power Thursday. Bon Homme

• Bon Homme Yankton Electric: 30 members without power, two poles down. Brookings

• Sioux Valley Energy: two members without power, no poles down. Hutchinson

• Southeastern Electric, 75 members without power, 30 poles down. Lake

• Sioux Valley Energy: one member without power, no poles down. Lincoln

• Southeastern Electric Cooperative: 1,700 members without power, 65 poles down. McCook

• Southeastern Electric Cooperative: 15 members without power, 20 poles down. Minnehaha

• Sioux Valley Energy: 2,122 members without power, 100 poles down. Moody

• Sioux Valley Energy: 228 members without power, no poles down. Turner

• Southeastern Electric Cooperative: 850 members without power, 43 poles down. Union

• Southeastern Electric Cooperative, 55 members without power, no poles down. Yankton

• Bon Homme Yankton Electric: 50 members without power, three poles down.

• Southeastern Electric Cooperative: one member without power, one pole down.