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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Friday, July 7, 2003; 1:30 p.M.
State Capital, Room 412
Pierre, South Dakota


Chairman Bob Sahr called the meeting to order. Also present were Commissioner Jim Burg; Executive Director Pamela Bonrud; Commission Advisor Greg Rislov; Commission Attorney Rolayne Ailts Wiest; Staff Attorney Karen Cremer; Staff Analysts Keith Senger, Harlan Best, and Michele Farris; and Administrative Secretary Tina Douglas.

Also present were Darla Rogers, Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Brown, representing Northern Valley Communications, LLC, and Midstate Telecom Inc.; and David Gerdes, May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson, representing Midcontinent Communications

Joining the meeting by telephone were Vice Chairman Gary Hanson; Bill Heaston and Matthew McCaulley, PrairieWave Telecommunications, Inc.; Larry Toll, Tim Goodwin, and Colleen Sevold, Qwest Corporation; Gary Jensen, Black Hills Corporation; Mary Lohnes and Tom Simmons, Midcontinent Communications; Tom Welk, Boyce, GreenField, Pashby & Welk LLP; and Joe Schuele, Martin Group.


1. TC03-057 In the Matter of the Application of Qwest Corporation to Reclassify Local Exchange Services as Fully Competitive. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best, Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer)

See Transcript of July 7, 2003, 1:30 p.m. Ad Hoc Commission Meeting of TC03-057

Chairman Sahr moved that action be deferred. Commissioner Burg seconded and Commissioner Hanson concurred. Motion passed 3-0.

Meeting adjourned.

Tina Douglas
Administrative Secretary