PIERRE, S.D. – Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy filed an application today with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 600 megawatt wind energy project in South Dakota as part of a larger 1,500 megawatt project in Sioux Falls. The proposed project would impact residents in Codington, Deuel and Grant counties.
“If there are two things South Dakota is abundant in, it’s wind and opportunity, so a capital investment worth potentially $800 million is exciting” said South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Our premier business climate makes doing business in South Dakota affordable and profitable, and harnessing our natural wind power will provide energy...
As part of our ongoing housing initiative, two surveys have been created to help us better understand our housing need. One of the two focuses on the commuter while the other will help us to get our arms around why people leave. Please take a moment to share this or complete it, if it is relative to your situation.
Exit Survey: This survey is intended for former Milbank residents who have left the community or are planning to leave.
Commuter Survey: This survey is intended for those that live outside of Milbank and commute to Milbank for employment.
PIERRE, S.D. – After months of research and planning, the state officially launched its workforce development campaign at the Governor’s Economic Development conference held last week in Sioux Falls.
“We knew we needed to get some solid research done to understand what it’s going to take to attract people to South Dakota and what the messaging needed to be,” said Pat Costello, Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
“The findings? People lack salient images of South Dakota and therefore think we lack development and a forward economy,” Costello said. “They don’t picture themselves being able to live in...
Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc. was founded in Milbank, South Dakota in 1929. Valley Queen was founded by two Swiss immigrants with a knack for cheese making. Today Valley Queen employs over 100 people from Milbank and surrounding communities.