Housing boom in growing Volga

Housing boom in growing Volga

November 2, 2016 29 new housing permits is a record for the small town By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Reprinted; Originally published in the October 29 issue of The Brookings Register. A lot Read More
Howard senior boasts long list of achievements

Howard senior boasts long list of achievements

November 2, 2016 Ellen Lewis has been named Heartland and KJAM Radio’s October Student of the Month. A senior at Howard High School, Ellen is recognized for her many accomplishments both in and Read More
Madison utility featured in Tweet Along

Madison utility featured in Tweet Along

November 2, 2016 Heartland partners with the city to celebrate Public Power Week The city of Madison’s Electric Conversion project began nearly a decade ago. It’s goal: convert the entire city from overhead Read More
Plankinton council approves $23K rate study

Plankinton council approves $23K rate study

October 4, 2016 Utility is one step closer to upgrading electric system Some utility poles in Plankinton, SD are standing simply because electric lines are holding them up. Cause for concern? You bet. Read More
Volga senior is fine arts standout

Volga senior is fine arts standout

October 4, 2016 Tommy Kasper named Heartland’s September student of the month A senior at Sioux Valley High School, in Volga, S.D., Tommy Kasper is recognized for his leadership skills, positive attitude and Read More
City finds success with main street spec building

City finds success with main street spec building

September 1, 2016 Officials in Akron, Iowa have long considered the possibility of a spec building in their community. It wasn’t until Akron native, former city council member and entrepreneur John Lucken stepped Read More
Mutual aid agreement fulfills plant maintenance needs for three Minnesota utilities

Mutual aid agreement fulfills plant maintenance needs for three Minnesota utilities

September 1, 2016 Jim Maras likens¬† generating plant maintenance to car maintenance–if it isn’t done regularly, things are more likely to go wrong. According to Maras, general manager of Madelia Municipal Light and Read More
Akron ripe with aronia berry business

Akron ripe with aronia berry business

September 1, 2016 The old saying goes “There’s something in the water,” but in Akron, Iowa, there’s something in the juice: aronia berries. The city has become the unofficial aronia berry capital of Read More
Work continues on underground distribution project in Parker

Work continues on underground distribution project in Parker

August 1, 2016 A small contracting crew from Karian and Peterson Powerline Contracting is wrapping up their first month in Parker converting twelve blocks of overhead power lines to underground. Parker Electrical Superintendent Read More
Miller community mourns loss

Miller community mourns loss

August 1, 2016 Friday, July 8, two Miller, SD city employees were gravely injured when a water line trench in which they were working collapsed, trapping them. Terry Manning and Jim Bonebright were extricated Read More