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Clinton assails Trump in blistering U.S. presidential debate
Democratic U.S. House candidate seeks fifth debate with U.S. Rep. Noem
Former police chief found guilty of murder
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital to host advocate for patients with Parkinson's Disease
Woonsocket's Van Dyke Taxidermy hit with layoffs
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
Week of Sept. 26 South Dakota Sportswriters Association Polls
Mitchell man aiming for fast draw's Top Gun award
Cubs win Region 3A golf title
Leading the pack: Cougars' Person makes strides in 2016
Area volleyball roundup: Titans sweep Parkston
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Julie L. Lang
Charlotte Ann Foreman
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Raymond Russell Stevens
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
OUR VIEW: Hisses and Cheers
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Former police chief found guilty of murder
Public utilities commission
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
PUC to hold hearing on proposed NorthWestern rate increase
YANKTON (AP) — The state Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing in Yankton next week to take input about a proposed rate increase by NorthWestern Energy. The PUC says it will hear comments at the Thursday meeting on the increase that NorthWestern applied for...
May 6, 2015 - 2:40pm
April 28, 2015
SD PUC postpones public meeting on Keystone XL pipeline
PIERRE (AP) — The state Public Utilities Commission has postponed a meeting for the public to provide input to the regulatory board on the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run through South Dakota. The commission announced Monday the public meeting scheduled for...
April 28, 2015 - 11:08pm