Electric Rates May Stabilize

Photo: clipart.com

Electric Rates May Stabilize

Many rural electric cooperatives in South Dakota had to raise rates sharply over the past few years to deal with their wholesale power costs. New electric generating plants and low water on the Missouri River contributed to those costs. This year, it looks like rates may stabilize.

Brad Schardin is the manager of Southeastern Electric, based in Marion…


Schardin says after increases of five to ten percent over the past couple of years, it looks like they will hold rates stable this year…


While they expect power usage to grow this year, Schardin says the recent cold weather has them pushing some peak loads…

Recent Headlines

in Local

A Dialysis Center Opens at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Avera dialysis center 112715

A new outpatient dialysis center has opened at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

in Local

SD Businesses Watching Ballot Issues


There will be eleven ballot issues for South Dakota voters to consider in next November’s election.

in Local

Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

Amy Nelson 122013

The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

in Local

Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

medical file

A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

in National

Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.