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Email from January 2011 shows Schopp knew about GEAR UP
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe completes water pipeline
Mitchell VFW gets helping hand from county commissioners
Trump will not pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio at Phoenix rally, White House says
‘Mentally disturbed’ man in custody after two-day standoff in Mount Vernon
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Cavs trade G Irving to Celtics for G Thomas, other assets
Jon Jones failed drug test before UFC 214, stripped of title
SANSEVERE: Matt Birk believes football is getting a bad rap
Illness keeps Kepler out of Twins' lineup
Vikings rookies look like a class act this year
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
Harold W. Bietz
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
James and Karen Geppert
July 21, 2017
State regulators pull grain-buyer licenses from H & I Grain
PIERRE — State government regulators revoked the grain-buyer licenses for a Kingsbury County business Friday. The South Dakota Public Utilities...
July 21, 2017 - 3:01pm
July 7, 2017
State regulators halt grain-buyer licenses at Hetland company
PIERRE — State government regulators suspended the grain-buyer licenses and ordered a financial audit for H & I Grain of Hetland. Citizens...
July 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
June 6, 2017
Utility regulators approve MidAmerican report and plan on economic development
PIERRE — A provider of natural gas to customers in southeastern South Dakota received a green light Tuesday on its 2016 spending report for economic development activities and its 2017 plan. MidAmerican Energy officials said the company spent $112,343 last year in the nine counties...
June 6, 2017 - 3:35pm
May 15, 2017
State's utility regulators approve NorthWestern's economic plans
PIERRE — Chris Nelson asked a question about golf the other morning, as NorthWestern Energy officials presented the 2016 reports and 2017 plans on economic development efforts by their electricity and natural gas divisions. Nelson, one of three elected members on the South Dakota...
May 15, 2017 - 1:24pm
April 28, 2017
Utilities commission takes Astoria Station application
PIERRE — The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission designated a six-mile radius Thursday as the affected area for Otter Tail Power Company's proposed electricity plant in Deuel County. But the affected area would stop at the state border, rather than extend into Minnesota's...
April 28, 2017 - 4:45pm
April 3, 2017
Consolidated Edison proceeds: PUC hearing vs. Northwestern
PIERRE — Consolidated Edison Development gets four days to make its case next week before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission,...
April 3, 2017 - 5:44pm
March 4, 2017
High-speed internet access expands by 222K in 10 years, makes ‘a world of difference’
When Kay Miller's high school children had a large school project, they were forced to make a 12-mile trek from Fulton to Mitchell to use a restaurant...
March 4, 2017 - 7:00am
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
October 26, 2016
PUC is in middle again as companies disagree on wind-power price
PIERRE — The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has been asked to resolve another pricing dispute between a wind-power company and...
October 26, 2016 - 4:59pm
June 7, 2016
MDU customers in South Dakota face higher prices for gas, electric
PIERRE—South Dakota customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. have been paying higher prices for natural gas and electricity since January of this year, while the company waited for state regulators to finish considering rate increases submitted last June. Now, customers will...
June 7, 2016 - 6:37pm
May 24, 2016
State regulators will continue using FCC broadband reports
PIERRE — Telecommunications providers in South Dakota who seek federal high-cost support can continue to file the same reports to the state Public Utilities Commission as they provide to the Federal Communications System, including information about their deployment of broadband...
May 24, 2016 - 4:56pm
April 27, 2016
Replaying an old rivalry, utilities regulators allow SDREA into major case
PIERRE—While agreeing its criteria might be too loose, the state Public Utilities Commission relented Wednesday and voted 2-1 to let the South Dakota Rural Electric Association join a dispute over the power supplier for a new agricultural business. The case involves a request...
April 27, 2016 - 5:54pm
March 15, 2016
PUC approves key personnel for Dakota Access oil pipeline
PIERRE—State regulators approved the choices of a public liaison officer and a third-party compliance monitor Tuesday for the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction project through South Dakota. The project will carry oil from western North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa...
March 15, 2016 - 4:33pm
February 13, 2016
NorthWestern gets to power Dakota Access pump station
PIERRE — The state Public Utilities Commission gave its blessing Friday to an agreement for NorthWestern Energy to provide electricity to the pump station planned in rural Spink County for the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline. The pump station is near Crandon, east of U.S....
February 13, 2016 - 10:33am