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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
June 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


Commissioner Chris Nelson called the meeting to order. Present were: Commission Attorney: Karen Cremer; Commission Advisor: Greg Rislov; Staff Analyst: Jim Mehlhaff; and Staff: Katlyn Gustafson

Present were:
Kathy Zander, South Dakota Grain & Feed Association; William Bryant, self; Dorothy Bryant; self; and Rick Vallery, self.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Chairperson: Kristie Fiegen; Commissioner: Gary Hanson; Commission Attorney: Adam de Hueck; Staff Attorneys: Amanda Reiss and Kristen Edwards; and Todd Wilkinson, representing Producers.

Grain Warehouse

1.     GW17-001     In the Matter of the Grain Buyer License of H & I Grain of Hetland, Inc. (Staff Analyst: James Mehlhaff; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards, Amanda Reiss)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding docket GW17-001. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2017, June 23, 2017, recording located at:

     Commissioner Nelson moved to immediately suspend H & I’s grain buyer license, to have Commission staff immediately initiate an audit of H & I Grain, to post notice of the suspension at each H & I Grain location, and to publish notice of the suspension in newspapers serving Arlington, Hetland, and DeSmet and a newspaper of general circulation in the State of South Dakota. Motion carried 3-0.

There being no further business, at the hour of 9:35 a.m. the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.


/s/Joy Lashley     .
Joy Lashley
Administrative Assistant
PUC Email
June 23, 2017