April 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic
A home in northeastern Mitchell was evacuated Thursday night because of a natural gas leak. Continue Reading
September 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE Jim Sedlacek wants NorthWestern Energy to answer why the company wants 7.2 percent more revenue from its natural gas customers in South Dakota.
Sedlacek is using a state law from the 1970s to force a public hearing before the state Public Utilities Commission.
July 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic
Police evacuated the 800 block of North Duff Street today in Mitchell after a strong concentration of natural gas was detected in a home. Continue Reading
November 19, 2010 in The Daily Republic
On the afternoon of Aug. 17, Jose Aguirre wasn’t feeling well.
He had been sick for almost two weeks. A doctor said he had walking pneumonia, a diagnosis that explained the stuffed-up nose Aguirre had been suffering from.
His nose couldn’t tell him that there was a natural gas leak in his house at 718 E. Hanson Ave. in Mitchell. When he turned on his stove, the subsequent explosion did.
September 24, 2010 in The Daily Republic
It’s difficult to know if the kind of house explosions that killed a Menno woman and severely injured a Mitchell man this summer could have been prevented.
But there were hints that such horrific incidents were about to happen. Shortly after the explosions, NorthWestern Energy released information showing gas usage in each home spiked between the last reading and explosions. Continue Reading
August 25, 2010 in The Daily Republic
If you detect a gas leak in your home, there’s a basic piece of advice that may save your life: Get out.
That’s what NorthWestern Energy spokesman Tom Glanzer said Tuesday in the wake of the second natural gas-related house explosion in the area in six days. A Menno woman, Gail Guthmiller, was killed in a blast Monday night.
On Aug. 17, Jose Aguirre of Mitchell was critically injured in an explosion at his home. Aguirre remains in a Minnesota burn center. (See related story, Page 12.) Continue Reading