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Mitchell's Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers to accommodate growth
Daugaard names new head of Bureau of Finance and Management
Investigation shows Scotland train derailment resulted in $1.08M in damages
Dakota Access pipeline court battle to linger into new year
Good samaritans rescue ice-covered deer, blinded by blizzard
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
Second half lifts Mitchell Christian past Iroquois
Harold Thune's basketball career comes full circle with Gophers' visit
Huron's late charge upends Marlins boys
Area basketball roundup: Winner takes down Red Raiders
Mitchell in 25th after first day at Rapid City Invite
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Alvin V. Hoekman
James F. Hinrichs
Doris D. Mebius
Carroll M. Hunstad
WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
The price of listening and hearing fatigue
ACT’s “A Christmas Story, The Musical” delights audiences with familiar, beloved characters
ROUNDS: The Electoral College a vital piece of our Constitution
OUR VIEW: Cabela's keeps playing waiting game
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
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Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
Public utilities commission
October 31, 2016
Election for Public Utilities Commission seat reflects opposite paths taken after 1868 treaty
PIERRE — The three members of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission operate mostly in obscurity. That is, until someone wants to...
October 31, 2016 - 5:14pm
PUC candidates face off for year's only forum
STURGIS — The two candidates for one seat on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission met Saturday for their only joint forum before the Nov. 8 statewide election. Democrat Henry Red Cloud, of Pine Ridge, and Republican incumbent Chris Nelson answered questions for nearly...
October 31, 2016 - 10:10am
September 13, 2016
PUC allows wind energy company to withdraw permit application
PIERRE — Without further controversy, the state Public Utilities Commission accepted the request by the Prevailing Winds project to withdraw...
September 13, 2016 - 10:28am
September 12, 2016
Public opposition has helped block three proposed wind farm projects in past 8 months
Public outcry may have stopped another area wind project in its tracks. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will consider approving...
September 12, 2016 - 5:18pm
June 27, 2016
State Democrats nominate Pine Ridge entrepreneur to PUC
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Democrats have nominated a Pine Ridge entrepreneur to run for a spot on the state's Public Utilities Commission. The nomination of Henry Red Cloud came Saturday during the South Dakota Democratic Party state convention. Red Cloud is the founder and...
June 27, 2016 - 11:43am
April 8, 2016
Utility regulators asking residents to call before digging
PIERRE (AP) — The Public Utilities Commission is reminding South Dakota residents to call "811" before starting any digging project. The PUC says the calls are required by law to prevent injuries and avoid disturbing underground utilities. When a call is received, an operator notifies...
April 8, 2016 - 6:25pm
March 14, 2016
PUC faces big decisions regarding Dakota Access
PIERRE—The state Public Utilities Commission meeting Tuesday features some major decisions about construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline through South Dakota. The commission will decide whether to accept the company's choice of Eric Munz as its public liaison officer...
March 14, 2016 - 10:17am
February 3, 2016
Proposed bill would limit authority of PUC
A bill proposed Tuesday would make it more difficult for projects like the Keystone XL pipeline to receive approval in South Dakota. Senate Bill 134, sponsored by Sen. Troy Heinert, D-Mission, and five House Democrats, would prohibit the state’s Public Utilities Commission from...
February 3, 2016 - 11:27am
October 2, 2015
PUC didn't get historic sites survey from company for pipeline's permit
PIERRE—A historic preservation official said Friday the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission could become better informed about granting a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline if the company filed its five-volume report about the proposed route. Paige Olson, who is...
October 2, 2015 - 5:29pm
September 30, 2015
Pipeline permit to be considered without an environmental review
PIERRE—An environmental impact statement won't be required for the Dakota Access crude-oil pipeline through South Dakota. The state Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to reject a request from some pipeline opponents for an EIS. The decision came as the commission...
September 30, 2015 - 11:23am
September 2, 2015
CenturyLink agrees to expand its broadband in South Dakota
PIERRE—The state Public Utilities Commission gave CenturyLink the final clearance necessary Tuesday to receive federal broadband support. The company will use the aid to deliver high-speed Internet to rural areas of South Dakota that are high cost to service. More than 15,000...
September 2, 2015 - 8:34am
PUC says power companies fulfilled duty with nematode sampling along power line
PIERRE—Day County landowner Gerald Pesall lost Tuesday before the state Public Utilities Commission in his attempt to stop two electricity companies from building a major transmission line. Pesall raised questions about whether Montana-Dakota Utilities and Otter Tail Power...
September 2, 2015 - 8:32am
August 21, 2015
Ellsworth Air Force Base accepted as an intervener in MDU's rate hike plan
PIERRE—The federal government doesn't want Ellsworth Air Force Base to simply accept the rate hikes that Montana-Dakota Utilities proposes for natural gas in South Dakota. U.S. Department of Defense lawyers are representing the base before the state Public Utilities Commission....
August 21, 2015 - 8:24am
July 17, 2015
TransCanada pumps hundreds of thousands into S.D. ad campaign
The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline is spending thousands to shift opinions of South Dakotans about the controversial oil delivery system that would run through 11 of the state's counties if approved. "We want to be more than a pipeline company. We work hard to be a trusted...
July 17, 2015 - 3:12pm
July 6, 2015
MDU seeks rate increases for electricity and for gas
PIERRE—Another set of requests is filed with the state Public Utilities Commission to increase prices for electricity and natural gas for South Dakota customers, this time from Montana-Dakota Utilities. MDU wants to collect an additional $2.6 million for electricity service...
July 6, 2015 - 8:25am