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Minnesota hunter’s death being investigated as homicide
Trump to pick retired Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security
Founder of artists' collective after deadly warehouse fire: 'I am incredibly sorry'
Dakota Access pipeline company fighting small state fine
Sioux Falls firefighter lends a hand in rescuing woman
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Baruth, Saginaw Valley ranked No. 1 in nation
Greenway named Vikings Community Man of the Year
Mesman leads Class A all-state first team
Area high school girls basketball roundup: Flyers top Trojans
Second half dooms Mitchell Christian in season-opener
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
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Lest we forget
OUR VIEW: A win for transparency
Preparing for a lean year
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
August 2, 2016
Fight over 'juice' to Napa rail site gets settled before state regulators
PIERRE — State regulators agreed Tuesday to dismiss the dispute between two utilities competing to deliver electricity to a proposed grain elevator and railroad center in northern Yankton County. Instead NorthWestern Energy and Bon Homme Yankton Electric Association will serve...
August 2, 2016 - 5:44pm
February 9, 2016
Utility reduces steep rate increase for Montana customers
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A utility serving 26,000 eastern Montana customers scaled back its proposal for a steep rate hike on Monday, just a day before the matter was scheduled to go before state regulators for a public hearing. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. planned to file a new application...
February 9, 2016 - 12:22pm
February 8, 2016
Regulators looking at proposed electricity rate increase
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A steep hike in electricity rates for 26,000 homes and businesses in eastern Montana is up for consideration this week by state regulators who have aired prior concerns with the proposal. Montana-Dakota Utilities says the 21 percent increase is needed to cover...
February 8, 2016 - 12:25pm
July 13, 2015
Power outage in Mitchell caused by fearless flyers
No power in Mitchell Monday morning? Blame the birds. A total of 1,230 Northwestern Energy customers in Mitchell were without electricity Monday morning. Northwestern Energy is dealing with a substation problem, caused by some birds that managed to get in the way of the power,...
July 13, 2015 - 10:17am
June 27, 2015
Noess caps 25-years managing Central Electric
As rural America has grown, so has the world of electrical cooperatives. And few people in South Dakota would know that better than Central...
June 27, 2015 - 10:26am
June 24, 2015
Xcel Energy restores power to most in eastern South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Xcel Energy has restored electricity to areas of eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota that were hit by strong storms this week. Winds gusting to 100 mph Monday downed hundreds of power poles and plunged about 8,000 Xcel customers in the region...
June 24, 2015 - 10:34am
June 16, 2015
South Dakota's PUC OKs Xcel Energy 4 percent rate hike
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Xcel Energy customers in South Dakota will see a 4 percent increase in their electric bills starting July 1, after state regulators approved the change Monday. The allowed rate hike by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission means the average residential...
June 16, 2015 - 2:41pm
June 10, 2015
Wind farm now producing power
TRIPP — The Beethoven Wind Farm is fully operational, according to the company CEO of the firm that owns the project. BayWa r.e. Wind...
June 10, 2015 - 5:34pm
November 18, 2014
Accident causes small power outage near Wagner
Nearly 10 customers lost electricity in rural Charles Mix County on Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle slid into the ditch and ran into a support pole for electric lines. Russell Gall, member services representative for Charles Mix Electric, said six or seven customers lost power...
November 18, 2014 - 8:33pm
PUC allows Dakota Rural Action to take role in electricity rate-hike case
PIERRE -- Dakota Rural Action won a foothold Tuesday in a major utility company's request to charge higher prices for electricity to its western South Dakota customers. Black Hills Power, however, was able to convince the state Public Utilities Commission that Dakota Rural Action...
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
October 16, 2014
Rural electric co-ops getting fed loan guarantees
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Four rural electrical cooperatives in South Dakota are getting large federal loan guarantees to help build or improve transmission and distribution lines. The money is part of $1.4 billion in U.S. Department of Agriculture loan guarantees for such projects...
October 16, 2014 - 11:54am
October 8, 2014
PHOTO: New power poles
October 8, 2014 - 12:55pm
October 3, 2014
Co-ops burying power lines to protect from storms
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials say five electric cooperatives are using state and federal disaster funds to bury hundreds of miles of power lines to protect against widespread outages from storms. The cooperatives are burying more than 530 miles of line damaged in a powerful...
October 3, 2014 - 5:05pm
October 1, 2014
Black Hills Power withdraws proposed solar fee
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — An electrical utility serving parts of Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana has withdrawn its proposal for a rate increase for customers who have installed solar panels. Wyoming Public Radio reports utilities in Arizona, Utah and Wisconsin have proposed similar...
October 1, 2014 - 12:44pm
August 13, 2014
Sioux Falls utility building $260M hydroelectric dam in Iowa
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A South Dakota-based not-for-profit utility company is breaking ground on a $260 million project to add hydroelectric power generation to the Red Rock Dam. The dam, on the Des Moines River about four miles north of Knoxville, will have the ability to...
August 13, 2014 - 8:50am