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Nov 10, 2014 Max

Candidates – they're just like us!

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It’s election day. And in honor of our democracy, we’re learning how candidates save energy at home.  Think of it as our very own version of US Weekly’s Stars – They’re just like us. Only instead of finding Kim Kardashian at the grocery store, we talked to respected political leaders about energy. So basically the same thing.

Most importantly, don’t forget to vote today. Check out your state’s Secretary of State site to find your voting place.

Nov 04, 2013 Max

In a crisis, keep it simple

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70 mph winds and up to 55 inches of snow arrived in the darkness of October 4th and cut through the Black Hills in western South Dakota. The 230 kV line that surrounds the Black Hills and was designed not to fail, did just that. Within hours, our Black Hills Power electric utility lost 2/3 of their customers. Entire cities went black. Few people were prepared for what was coming.

Feb 16, 2013 Max

Biking duo takes kids on virtual tours of the world

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Images of the World is a unique venture owned by husband-and-wife team Bruce Junek and Tass Thacker. The duo has traveled all around the world on bicycles and presents programs about their travels to students in schools throughout our service territories. The programs focus on adventure, social studies, science, geographic, history, art and culture. The pair finds things in each country to inspire kids.

Here, the husband half of the team, Bruce, talks about what their presentations mean to kids, especially those on the fringe.