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SD Power Outage Update: Governor Daugaard Declares a State of Emergency

SOUTH DAKOTA – On Monday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard used the state’s Emergency Management law to declare a state of emergency. This declaration will help facilitate the movement of out-of-state crews into South Dakota to aid with electric power restoration at electric cooperatives hardest-hit by the Dec. 25 winter storm.   Twenty-five workers...
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Christmas Storm Outages Continue

SOUTH DAKOTA  - Electric cooperatives throughout western South Dakota and the northern half of the state continue to experience outages incurred in Christmas Day storms which brought blizzard, strong winds, freezing rains and even lightning strikes to the state.   On Monday afternoon, thirteen cooperatives were reporting outages to 19,000 South Dakota co-op members’...
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Interstate 90 Reopened Rapid City to Vivian; Travel Caution For Icy/Snow Packed Roads

RAPID CITY, S.D. – State officials have reopened I-90 in both directions from Rapid City to Vivian. I-90 is now completely open to traffic, but motorists are cautioned that winter driving conditions still exist..   Icy, snow-packed roads and strong winds causing limited visibility at times are still creating very difficult travel conditions with...
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MDU Customers encouraged to monitor natural gas meter and furnace vent areas

SD & ND –  For those who endured the Christmas Day snow storm and plan to shovel, snow blow or move snow over the next few days, please put this item at the top of your snow clearing list: Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. encourages its customers to inspect their natural gas meter and furnace vent areas to...
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Power Outages in South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA – A Christmas Day storm that descended on South Dakota brought unwanted presents in the form of power outages for many in the state. About half of South Dakota’s electric cooperatives are reporting outages related to a Christmas Day winter storm.   Electric cooperative crews spent most of the holiday trying to...
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Interstate 90 Closed From Wyoming Border to Chamberlain; Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. – State officials have closed Interstate 90, east and westbound, between the Wyoming border and Chamberlain effective immediately.   Officials will be closing Interstate 90 from Vivian to Chamberlain at 7 p.m. CST. The temperature is expected to drop below freezing, and along with snow and strong winds, travel will be treacherous during...
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Outdoor Ice Activities Begin with the Right Thickness

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (SDSU Extension) - Each year in South Dakota, tragic accidents involve people breaking through ice on rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. Ice thickness can be very variable, and can be effected by snow cover, vegetation and water movement. Ice anglers and others using ice surfaces for their outdoor recreation need to take...
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SD Discovery Center Extends Hours & Adds Exhibits During Holidays

PIERRE SD  -  The SD Discovery Center will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Thereafter, the Center will extend its normal winter hours while children are on their winter break from school.  From December 26 through December 31, 2016 and on January 2 and...
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Wheat Growers Adds Four Staff

ABERDEEN SD – Wheat Growers has hired four new team members who will continue  to help lead the co-op in serving its member-owners. Wheat Growers is an innovative grain and agronomy cooperative with more than  5,100 active member-owners in eastern North and South Dakota. With 40 locations  throughout the region, Wheat Growers annually markets...
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Experienced Lender Joins BankWest Team

PIERRE SD – A business banker with more than 35 years of financial experience recently joined BankWest’s corporate office in Pierre. Chief Credit Officer Marc Rasmussen assumed his position at BankWest earlier this month. His responsibilities include evaluating loans for BankWest’s 17 branch locations, structuring loan packages and leading the bank’s Credit Analyst Department....
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