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Colman Family Was Ready for Winter Storm Wesley

The Hoyer family was well prepared for winter storm

COLMAN, SD— Many South Dakotans are living in the dark. “There are still about 8,500 people without power,” said South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. “Our crews are working to restore that as soon as possible.” Many lost power Wednesday night but for the Hoyer family who lives in Colman, they were at least ready for storm. “Early Wednesday morning, we heard…

Line Crews Work to Restore Power to Thousands Throughout Region

Power companies across the region continue to work to restore electricity to homeowners and businesses in this latest winter storm – as high winds and ice weigh down miles upon miles of overhead lines. While the situation is fluid, XCel Energy Thursday morning was reporting outages to more than 5,000 of its customers. Sioux Valley Energy is reporting no power…

Update: Power Restored in Mitchell, Davison County

MITCHELL, S.D. — Power is restored to customers in Davison County after multiple outages Monday morning. Mitchell Police Dept. officials posted on Facebook around 10:00 a.m. that they had opened the Corn Palace and the Davison County Fair Grounds for emergency shelters for those without power, as temperatures sit at minus 20 and will remain below zero throughout the day. Northwestern Energy…

Hundreds Without Power During Severe Weather

Eastern South Dakota hit with mass power outages

According to Xcel Energy and electric cooperatives, more than 1,000 customers are without power in eastern South Dakota as severe weather rolls through the Sioux Empire Tuesday evening. Xcel is reporting more than 1,500 customers are without power in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas.  You can follow Xcel Energy’s website for the latest information on outages.  The South Dakota Rural Electric Association’s…

Spring Snowstorm May Leave Some Without Power Overnight

Nearly 200 electric poles in southeastern South Dakota were downed in the spring snowstorm that hit Sunday night and Monday morning. As of Monday afternoon, Bon Homme Yankton Electric Association in Tabor, Sioux Valley Energy in Colman and Southeastern Electric Cooperative in Marion reported about 2,000 people without power.  The South Dakota Rural Electric Association says storm damage includes 180…

Thousands Of Electric Co-Op Members Get Power Restored

Power Restored Early Friday Morning To Thousands Of Members In Northeastern South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA – Power was restored early Friday morning to thousands of electric cooperative members in northeastern South Dakota after the Christmas weekend ice and wind storm. Crews began reenergizing the lines Thursday evening, with consumers seeing their power restored overnight. Cooperative officials estimate that power will be restored to most of the remaining members by the end of the…

Nearly 14,000 Customers Still Without Power After Weekend Storms

Holiday weekend storms knock out electricity for thousands of customers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Rural Electric Association says nearly 14,000 customers remain without power after the holiday storm, mostly in the northeast and northwest corners of the state. And the cooperative association says it could take several days before power is restored everywhere. Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared a state of emergency that will help facilitate the…

Expert Tips To Deal With Deep Freeze

Power outage information & protect your home during cold weather

Xcel Energy is preparing for the heavy snow, ice and brutally cold temperatures set to hit the region this weekend.  The company says it has crews and equipment ready to respond to power outages. People are asked to check the outage map on Xcel’s website for the latest on the number of customers affected and when their power will come…