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Bill O'Reilly breaks silence after Fox News ouster: 'I'm very confident the truth will come out'
ND native who died trying to rescue soldier in Texas creek escorted by law, fire officials to funeral site
Mitchell man incarcerated for selling drugs gets 3 more years for probation violation
Former Parkston football coach apologizes, receives 75 days in prison embezzlement
Mayor Mel? Longtime Mitchell teacher, councilman and state legislator throws hat in the ring for 2018 mayor election
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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
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Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
SHIPLEY: 'It' factor is no mystery, but the Wild need to find it
China's Shao Ting getting acclimated to Lynx and hoping to make roster
Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
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
Mary Freidel Mimmack
Harold Theodore Tiede
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
Public utilities commission
April 11, 2017
State utilities commission opens hearing on avoided cost for NorthWestern Energy
PIERRE — NorthWestern Energy submitted six different sets of avoided costs during negotiations on proposed wind projects in three South...
April 11, 2017 - 1:33pm
February 10, 2017
Consolidated Edison buys three proposed wind farms
PIERRE -- Consolidated Edison Development received approval Friday to take over a complaint filed with the state Public Utilities Commission...
February 10, 2017 - 10:13am
January 19, 2017
SD PUC's Chris Nelson appointed to national board of directors
PIERRE — South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson has been selected to serve on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Board of Directors, a group tasked with overseeing NARUC's efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of public...
January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm
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