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5 Ways to Keep Electrical Spooks From Haunting Your Halloween

Children and adults both love Halloween. However, decorative lights, fog machines, black lights and animatronics can all be electrical hazards if you are not cautious. Check for electrical hazards to avoid the risk of fire or electrical shock. Follow these…

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Energy Awareness Month Tips

October is National Energy Awareness Month! It's a great time of year to pay attention to your energy use and see if there is anything you can do to be more efficient. Here are five tips to make sure you…

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Celebrating National Co-op Month

October is National Co-op Month and your local electric cooperatives are excited to take this time to share our mission and values! “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spotlighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of…

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Powering Your Safety on the Farm

Farmers know that safety is more than a precaution. It’s a way of life. Because of that, most farm workers are aware of the dangers that come with the job, and know how to avoid the risks and consequences of…

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Partnering for Safety at the State Fair

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives partnered with South Dakota FFA to promote farm safety at the South Dakota State Fair. Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives want to…

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East River and Member Co-ops Host Ag Appreciation Day

On August 9, East River teamed up with Sioux Valley Energy, Southeastern Electric, Union County, Clay-Union Electric and Central Electric to host Ag Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair. During this annual event, the cooperatives serve a free meal…

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Celebrating 8/11

The date August 11, or 8/11, serves as an easy reminder for members to call 811 prior to any digging projects. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to the local one call center, which notifies the appropriate utility…

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Cooling Systems: A Mid-Summer Checkup

Have you been neglecting your air conditioning system? An annual cleaning and inspection is important, but failure to continually maintain your system throughout the cooling season can cost you in higher energy bills and equipment failure.Consult with a qualified professional…

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Home Cooling Energy Tips 2

Summertime brings longer days, barbeques, and tan lines, but not everything is fun in the sun. Trying to keep your home cool can mean higher energy costs. Follow these tips to start saving energy and money! 1. Here's a…

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Top 5 Back-To-School Energy Tips

Back-to-school time can be a busy, expensive time, too. Don’t forget these simple tips to save money while everyone is on the go. 1. Set the Thermostat Higher. It’s a common misconception that turning your air conditioner on and…