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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 2:00 P.M.

Room 468, State Capitol Building

Pierre, South Dakota




Chairman Bob Sahr called the meeting to order.  Also present were Vice Chairman Dustin Johnson; Commissioner Gary Hanson; Executive Director Patty Van Gerpen; Commission Attorneys Rolayne Ailts Wiest and John Smith; Staff Analysts Bob Knadle and Steve Wegman; Administrative Secretary Tina Douglas; and Cheri Wittler, Court Reporter


Also present were: Tom Knapp and Pam Bonrud, NorthWestern Energy.


Joining the meeting by telephone was Kelly Hildebrandt, Argus Leader.





1.            In the Matter of FERC Docket EC06-127-000 (General Counsel:  John Smith)


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Chairman Sahr moved to recess the meeting until 3:00pm (CT).  Commissioner Johnson seconded and Commissioner Hanson concurred.  Motion passed 3-0


Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the Settlement Agreement regarding the filing with FERC in Docket EC06-127-000 and authorized the Agreement to be executed by General Counsel and the Executive Director.  Commissioner Hanson seconded.   Motion passed 2-0.


Chairman Sahr recused himself from voting on this Docket.


Meeting adjourned.



Tina Douglas

Administrative Secretary