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PUC Candidates Face Off At Sturgis Forum

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Incumbent PUC Commissioner Chris Nelson.

Incumbent Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson faced challenger Henry Red Cloud at a forum in Sturgis this weekend. This is the only joint appearance the two will make this election season.

Red Cloud says it's time for South Dakota to move away from fossil fuels and into renewable energy.

Nelson says the PUC is legally mandated to keep utility rates low.

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PUC candidate Henry Red Cloud.

The forum was sponsored by Dakota Rural Action and Prairie Hills Audubon Society.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.