President signs executive order to review Clean Power Plan

President signs executive order to review Clean Power Plan

March 31, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order March 28 directing the Environmental Protection Agency to begin reviewing the Clean Power Plan as well as other greenhouse gas regulations for the power Read More
Merlin Van Walleghen retires from Heartland board

Merlin Van Walleghen retires from Heartland board

March 31, 2017 Director for Subdivision 7 steps down after 24 years of service Merlin Van Walleghen has always been interested in electrification. “I’m old enough to remember when we first got electricity Read More
CEO’s Report: Teamwork

CEO’s Report: Teamwork

March 31, 2017 South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard recently signed Senate Bill 60, an act to revise certain provisions regarding the sale of consumers power district assets. Existing state statutes limited the sale Read More
Vincent Protsch remembered

Vincent Protsch remembered

March 31, 2017 Vincent Protsch was instrumental in the formation of Heartland and served as general counsel for the District until 1993. He passed away in March. “Vincent was the counsel when the Read More
March student of the month skilled in American Sign Language

March student of the month skilled in American Sign Language

March 31, 2017 Kara Hannasch has been named Heartland’s March Student of the Month. A senior at Colman-Egan High School, she is recognized by her teachers as a bright, well-rounded student with a Read More
2 steps to safe digging

2 steps to safe digging

March 31, 2017 April 2017 marks 10th anniversary of National Safe Digging Month Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or mailbox? Heartland and Common Ground Alliance remind you of two Read More
Apply to be South Dakota Capital for a Day

Apply to be South Dakota Capital for a Day

March 31, 2017 Governor Dennis Daugaard wants to visit your town and hear from residents Pierre, SD is not an island. That’s the message South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is sending as he invites Read More
Small utility cybersecurity guide released

Small utility cybersecurity guide released

March 15, 2017 From the February 2017 issue of The Resource, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a Guide to Cybersecurity, Resilience, and Reliability for Small and Read More
CEO’s Report: Advocacy in action

CEO’s Report: Advocacy in action

March 3, 2017 Former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt was recently confirmed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. If you do a quick internet search on Pruitt, coverage focuses on his being “arm Read More
Growth from within strengthens entire district

Growth from within strengthens entire district

March 3, 2017 Economic development highlights from 2016 To the average citizen, economic development means new businesses and new jobs. For municipal employees, it also means utility sales, an increased tax base and added Read More