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Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died
Woman who persuaded juveniles in motel fire avoids prison
Driver runs out of gas again after stealing squad car
Oversight panel says new juvenile commitments have fallen
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
Oropeza lifts DWU to split with Mount Marty
Mitchell starts season strong
With youth, Golden Eagles track looks to excel
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
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
January 20, 2016
PUC making progress on new rules regarding stray voltage at dairy farms
PIERRE—The state Public Utilities Commission moved closer Tuesday to formally proposing rules regarding stray electrical voltage at dairy facilities in South Dakota. The Legislature established a remediation program last year for solving disagreements between electricity providers...
January 20, 2016 - 9:43am
Commission decides telephone customers should have option of printed phonebooks
PIERRE—The phonebook business is changing in South Dakota. The state Public Utilities Commission ruled Tuesday that telephone companies can switch to electronic directories for customers' numbers. But the companies must still provide traditional printed phonebooks if customers...
January 20, 2016 - 9:20am
December 19, 2015
Dakota Access Pipeline inches toward construction
The good news keeps flowing for Dakota Access LLC, but not so much for opponents. On Monday, the final order of approval for Dakota Access to...
December 19, 2015 - 2:05pm
December 17, 2015
Electric co-op wants to provide power to pipeline pump station in its territory
PIERRE— A lawyer for Dakota Access oil pipeline filed a confidentiality agreement Thursday over the source of electricity for its pump station in Spink County. The company wants NorthWestern Energy to supply the power but needs permission from the state Public Utilities Commission....
December 17, 2015 - 3:24pm
October 10, 2015
Hearing ends, wait begins for Dakota Access permit
PIERRE — Eight days of testimony concluded Friday afternoon on a state permit needed for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross South Dakota. The state Public Utilities Commission will make its decision at a special meeting Nov. 30. "This has not been easy for any of us,"...
October 10, 2015 - 10:24am
July 31, 2015
PUC lengthens hearing on TransCanada permit
PIERRE—More time will be needed to complete the permit hearing that began this week for the Keystone XL oil pipeline proposed through South Dakota, state Public Utilities Commission chairman Chris Nelson said Thursday. Nelson told the various parties they should expect to work...
July 31, 2015 - 8:29am