Local

Storms Cause Problems To Electric Companies

Photo: clipart.com

Storms Cause Problems To Electric Companies

Winter ice storms and summer severe weather have led to numerous, long term power outages in cities across the region. Some of those power companies may have to make some expensive decisions. Chris Nelson, vice chair of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission says those companies may be forced to look at moving power lines underground…

Sioux Falls had a major outage due to an April ice storm, while the Twin Cities and Omaha have seen outages due to severe weather this summer. Nelson said many rural cooperatives have already put much of their wiring underground…

Nelson says the PUC will act if they hear enough from utility customers…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Take Back Drug Program Reinstated

medicine1

The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is applauding a recent decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reinstate its National Prescription Drug Take Back program.

in Local

Search for U of I President Continues

university-of-iowa-logo

Sally Mason has stepped into retirement.

in Local

Nebraska Senator Says Change is Needed In Highway Funding

Washington DC

The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill.

in Agriculture

CEO of Growth Energy Steps Down

ethanol plant

Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis announced Friday he’s stepping down as Chief Executive officer of the organization that lobby’s on renewable fuel issues.

in Agriculture

Iowa Senator Calls for Review of Cargill Deal

pork chop 1

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley wants the U.S. Justice Department’s Anti Trust Division to review the proposed acquisition by JBS of Cargill Pork.