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UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Trump's budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years
Teacher salaries still in flux
Palace plaza project breaks ground
Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Cool, wet weather limits fieldwork in South Dakota
Southwest Minnesota's Tru Shrimp venture builds on region's crops
ND organic farmer wins USDA appeal after 7 years
NOEM: Sharing our agricultural traditions
AgweekTV: North Dakota flavor in DC
Heartbreaker: Roosevelt stuns Kernels for region title
Fundraising event to be held at amateur game Thursday
Kernel girls fourth at Watertown
Athlete of the week: Cubs' Priebe jumps to top of Class A
Flyin' high: Honkers return to Class B state tourney
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
Lois Irene Heck
Rudolph S. Johnson
OUR VIEW: Bring on the moisture
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Hauser: When Jesus told his disciples they were to be salt, light
THUNE: South Dakota businesses would benefit from pro-growth tax reform
Pinke Post: The purpose of trophies in the box
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Opbroek inducted into 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame
South Dakota sees drop in 2016 pheasant hunting season
Wiltz: A list of favorite lures
South Dakota to release fewer deer hunting licenses
Dick and Joan Goetsch
Myron and Margaret Eich
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
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