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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
October 31, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION MEETING

Chairman Gary Hanson called the meeting to order. Present were: Commissioners: Chris Nelson and Kristie Fiegen; Commission Counsel: John Smith; Commission Advisor: Greg Rislov; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards; Staff Analysts: Brittany Mehlhaff, David Henry, Jason Simmons, Boice Hillmer, Eric Paulson, Robin Meyerink, Darren Kearney, and Patrick Steffensen; and Staff: Sherry Dickerson

Also present were:
Brett Koenecke, May, Adam, Gerdes, & Thompson, representing Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.; Frank Morehouse, Garret Senger, Mark Hanson, Caitlin Straabe, Gay Lynn Lueder, and Tamie Aberle, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Dave Peterson, Bob Towers, and Basil Copeland, Chesapeake Regulatory Consultants Inc., representing SD Public Utilities Commission Staff; and Jack Pous, Diversified Utility Consultants, Inc., representing SD Public Utilities Commission Staff

Natural Gas

1.     NG12-008     In the Matter of the Application of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for Authority to Increase its Natural Gas Rates (Staff Analysts: Brittany Mehlhaff, Patrick Steffensen; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding docket NG12-008. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2013, October 31, 2013, recording located at: http://puc.sd.gov/commission/media/2013/puc10312013.mp3

     Commissioner Nelson moved to grant the Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement Stipulation and approve the rates, tariff sheets, terms, and conditions stipulated.  Motion carried 3-0.

There being no further business, at the hour of 10:25 a.m. the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/S/Joy Lashley
Joy Lashley
Administrative Assistant
puc@state.sd.us
October 31, 2013