Jul 15, 2013
Weather History: July 15: Record temps, storms, wind, tornadoes & flooding
The first of three damaging tornadoes hit 7 miles north-northeast of Highmore, SD and moved to the northeast.
KOTA-TV Rapid City
GOP's Nelson wins seat on SD utilities commission
The 48-year-old Republican defeated Democratic challenger Nick Nemec, a 54-year-old farmer and former state lawmaker from Holabird, for a four-year term on the commission.
Canadian Business Magazine
Democrats mount aggressive campaign in 2 PUC races
The race for two spots on South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission has turned increasingly testy as Democratic challengers accuse Republican incumbents of letting utility companies charge customers too much and failing to protect farmers who lost $2.6 million when a grain-buying company went broke and couldn't pay them.