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No B section in Wednesday paper due to power outage

December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

A power outage that struck The Daily Republic on Tuesday night prevent the B section from being included in Wednesday’s newspapers.

The outage struck The Daily Republic’s building in southern downtown Mitchell between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., after…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Another power outage hits Mitchell; Daily Republic’s printing affected

December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Mitchell is suffering its second power outage in as many days, and this one is believed to be more widespread.

NorthWestern Energy crews are trying to find and fix the cause of the outage. NorthWestern spokesman Tom Glanzer said at 11:15 p.m. that…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Another power outage hits Mitchell; Daily Republic’s printing affected

December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Mitchell is suffering its second power outage in as many days, and this one is believed to be more widespread.

NorthWestern Energy crews are trying to find and fix the cause of the outage. NorthWestern spokesman Tom Glanzer said at 11:15 p.m. that…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Digging ruptures gas line at Mitchell home

April 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A home in northeastern Mitchell was evacuated Thursday night because of a natural gas leak. Continue Reading

Power quickly restored after outage in Mitchell

February 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

NorthWestern Energy reported that ice buildup on power lines was the cause of a power outage early Wednesday. Continue Reading

Power outage affects 6,000 in South Dakota

January 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ABERDEEN (AP) Electricity is being restored to about 6,000 NorthWestern Energy customers in Aberdeen, Warner, Mellette, Stratford and the surrounding areas. Continue Reading

Scotland man challenges utility on gas-rate increase

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.

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Mitchell neighborhood evacuated after natural gas detected

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

Explosion victim works to reclaim his life

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.
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Gas usage spiked in houses before recent explosions but measuring is difficult, expensive

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