Western South Dakota's Only Ranch Station


An aerial image taken on August 10, 2023 shows destroyed homes and buildings burned to the ground in Lahaina in the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui, Hawaii.
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The co-op business model emerged in 1936, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation enabling the creation of cooperatives. The law was meant to address the challenging economics of getting electricity to places like rural South Dakota, where energy companies don’t see enough customers to justify the cost of power lines and substations. The mechanism for electric service delivery was the extension of low-interest loans, backed by the security of co-ops’ shared commitment to servicing debts. The first co-op in South Dakota was founded in 1937.


Rapid City, US
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