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Forest Service: Closure order for Crow Peak area lifted
Sioux Falls mayor advances building after council rejection
New-look Corn Palace 'pretty darn busy'
Indian Health Service announces contract to improve health services in Rosebud, Pine Ridge
Man charged with rape of a minor starting in 2007
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Armour rallies for final District 3B state tournament spot
Lakeview women's scramble set for Wednesday
Mitchell's Thill joins junior hockey team
A boost with heart in mind: SDHSAA foundation provides AEDs to schools in need
Tigers to open football season with rare Friday game
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Jackie (Bowar) Miiller
Ima Gene Toland
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
Beating the S.D. heat; old style vs new style
Achieving regulatory reform and improving chemical safety laws
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
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
August 6, 2014
PUC backs itself into a corner in fight on new Big Stone line
PIERRE — Unsure about some of the evidence, the state Public Utilities Commission delayed final action Wednesday on the permit for two companies to construct a high-voltage electricity transmission line across northeastern South Dakota. Montana-Dakota Utilities and Otter Tail...
August 6, 2014 - 6:39pm