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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 10:30 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412
Pierre, South Dakota

NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605-773-3201 by 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2005.

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Natural Gas

1.     NG05-002 In the Matter of the Application of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for Authority to Increase Rates for Natural Gas Service (Staff Analyst: Dave Jacobson, Staff Attorney: Sara Greff)

Application by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) for approval to increase rates for natural gas service to customers served by its East River Natural Gas System by $849,745 annually or 12.2% based on MDU's adjusted 2004 test year. The company states the proposed increase for a residential customer would average about $9.10 per month. The proposed rates may potentially affect approximately 5,800 customers in MDU's East River System. The Commission suspended the imposition of the tariff for 90 days beyond April 23, 2005, and assessed a filing fee for actual expenses not to exceed $100,000 at its April 12, 2005, meeting. Staff is submitting a proposed contract for consulting services to the Commission. At its June 1, 2005, meeting, the Commission approved the consulting contract.

TODAY, shall the Commission Suspend the Imposition of the Tariff for an Additional 60 days Beyond July 22, 2005?

Heather K. Forney
Deputy Executive Director
July 11, 2005