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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Defenders sweep DWU baseball
Kernels grind out pair of dual victories
Tiger men's golf in third heading to GPAC final round
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
February 24, 2017
WOSTER: And there was light ...
I saw a thing on Facebook awhile back that asked people to name a development, discovery or invention from their early life that younger folks...
February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 21, 2017
Central Electric looking for member input on next step with sun power
Is solar power right for you? Central Electric Cooperative tried to help some of its members answer that question Monday evening during a solar...
February 21, 2017 - 4:54pm
January 3, 2017
Power restored to all rural electric co-op members in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials say power has been restored to all rural electric cooperative members in South Dakota who were hit by a Christmas weekend winter storm. The ice and wind storm caused outages to more than 23,000 members of more than 20 South Dakota electric cooperatives....
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am
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