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PUC cuts its tax rate for utilities, telecoms

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota’s tax rate on in-state gross receipts of utilities and telecommunications companies will be lower for the 2015 fiscal year that starts this summer on July 1.

The state Public Utilities Commission set the levy at 0.14 pe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PUC’s Nelson picked to lead national panel

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Vice Chairman Chris Nelson has been selected to serve as chairman of a national committee of utility regulators charged with analyzing and impacting telecommunications policy, trends and best practi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Gary Hanson says he’ll run for 3rd term on PUC

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Gary Hanson said he will seek election to a third term on the state Public Utilities Commission in 2014.

“Darn right, I’m running,” Hanson said on New Year’s Eve in an email response to a reporter’s question about his politi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Gary Hanson says he’ll run for 3rd term on PUC

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Gary Hanson said he will seek election to a third term on the state Public Utilities Commission in 2014.

“Darn right, I’m running,” Hanson said on New Year’s Eve in an email response to a reporter’s question about his politi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Gregory co-op called regulatory success

July 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PUC says handling of insolvency shows system isn’t broken.
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Hearing set today on oral credit sales between farmers, elevators

July 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is proposing new rules for oral credit sales between farmers and elevators. Under the proposal, the contract must be mailed to the farmer, who then has 48 hours to object in writing, or the contract goes into effect.
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Farmers Union to host grain buyer and warehouse meeting

July 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

CHAMBERLAIN South Dakota Farmers Union will host an informational meeting on grain buying and warehousing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at AmericInn, Chamberlain.
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PUC praises company for work

June 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Otter Tail recognized for efforts in electricity efficiency.
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Otter Tail, Xcell apply for transmission line with PUC

June 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) Otter Tail Power Company and Xcel Energy have filed a permit application with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission for a high-voltage transmission line from Big Stone City to near Brookings.
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After Anderson Seed debacle, PUC eyes changes in grain sales

June 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE — The state Public Utilities Commission decided Tuesday it must try to further fix South Dakota’s regulations for sales of grains, sorghums, beans and oil seeds.
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