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Black Hills Corporation employees safely accepted the #ALS challenge from Wyodak Mine. We nominate Black Hills Federal Credit Union, Strider Bikes and the rest of the BHC General Office building. You have 24 hours. Black Hills Power Black Hills EnergyCheyenne Light, Fuel & Power
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Our employees at the Wyodak Mine in Gillette, WY challenged other Black Hills employees to the ALS ice bucket challenge. Black Hills employees have 24 hours to respond. #als
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The last of the Ben French power plant collapsed into dust on Saturday. The plant was named after the first CEO of what would become Black Hills Corporation, and served the Rapid City area for more than 50 years. To learn more about the plant check out www.blackhillscorp.com/ben-french.
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It’s not too late to save energy this winter. And since you’ve already endured some cold weather, you’ll really appreciate the savings on your energy bill and the comfort in your home.

Does your annual holiday card say Happy Valentine’s Day? Does your accountant see you every April 14? Did you go to Target on Dec. 24? Then it might be safe to say you tend to procrastinate. No judgement here. Instead of feeling bad about that procrastination, here’s a guide to use it to your ad...
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Although the discovery is a winner, it’s not automatically a slam dunk for business; to replace affordable petroleum or natural gas, the new bio-fuel needs to be cost competitive.

Greek yogurt is almost magical. It’s delicious. It’s healthy. My kids will even eat it. And now, some of its byproduct can be used to make biofuel. The Greek variety of yogurt is so creamy because much of the liquid is strained out of the milk protein. This leftover yogurt whey was once consider...
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Today was a momentous day, as we held an official ribbon cutting with the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce for our new corporate headquarters, Horizon Point.

We’re not just your trusted energy partner; we’re your neighbors, your friends and your family. We've grown to serve 1. 2 million customers in eight states. Since 2005, we've added 300 additional corporate jobs in Rapid City.

It’s time for us to begin the next era, and we’ve chosen to do it right here in Rapid City at... Horizon Point.

Learn more about Horizon Point at blackhillscorp.com/horizonpoint.

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According to a Department of Energy poll, residents who received weatherization services reported sleeping better and demonstrated increased levels of energy.

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get healthy. And the general game plan to do that usually includes working out more, eating healthier and getting more sleep. But you might be surprised to hear that weatherizing your house can help you reach your 2018 health goals. According to ...
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Far from the North Pole, the world’s first fully solar train recently hit the tracks in Australia. The solar train works well for the sunny beach town’s 2-mile route where the sun almost always shines, the tracks are flat and the train cars are made of lightweight aluminum.

The Polar Express is great and all, with its magical trip to the North Pole, hot chocolate and enchanting nudge to believe in the season. But it could use an upgrade. The original coal-powered train could maybe one day run on solar power.
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Sending you Christmas cheer!

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Electric vehicles hook up to the grid when there’s lots of energy but not much demand for it. That energy is stored in the vehicle and then put back on the grid when energy demand is high.

Who doesn’t love a good infomercial? You mean I just slap that thing and all my veggies are chopped? Free shipping too?! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, my expectations are totally exceeded.
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A new study found that occupants of energy-efficient buildings aren’t above using a Popsicle to raise the heat or a children’s toy to trick motion detection lights into staying on.

Smart buildings may have artificial intelligence, but they’re no match for a cold woman on a mission to turn up the heat. A new study found that occupants of energy efficient buildings aren’t above using a Popsicle to raise the heat or a children’s toy to trick motion detection lights into sta...
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No one will judge you if you opt to put on your Christmas pajamas and stay in for a merry motion picture marathon. But before you do, check to see if your entertainment system is costing you unnecessary dollars.

According to Energy Star, a home equipped with TVs, set-top boxes, a Blu Ray player and a sound system that have earned the Energy Star label can save consumers nearly $140 over the life of the products.
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It's hard to get excited about hanging the LED lights when they make your house look more like something off the Vegas strip than a Norman Rockwell painting vibe.

I know I should like LED holiday lights. They save energy. They help save on power bills during the holiday months. They’re safer and last longer than the old incandescent ones.
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From our table to yours, happy Thanksgiving.

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We spend $3,184,457,143 on school bus fuel annually, according to the American School Bus Council. But a new bus on the road might change that.

Sure, the Magic School Bus is pretty cool. It can travel through space, shrink to fit in Ralphie’s blood stream and withstand heat when baked into a cake. But have you ever wondered what fuel it runs on?
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The wind is generally stronger and more consistent higher in the sky. That means a tall tower can produce more energy than its shorter counterparts.

How tall things are is a big deal to toddlers. My daughters ask almost every day if we can put a new marker on our door-jam height ruler. It seems even engineering professionals are in on the height intrigue.
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We've had a great time this week meeting with manufacturers and businesses at FABTECH. We continue Improving Life with Energy by strengthening our communities through growth and development opportunities.

You can learn more about our economic development efforts at BHgrows.com.

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There’s a silver lining to the dreary early afternoon dusk. Check out these tips — and get the history of Daylight Saving time — to help you out of your time-change funk.

This weekend marked the end of Daylight Saving Time. We now enter that period of the year when it gets dark at 4 p.m., and we start popping extra vitamin D. Let’s be honest: This transition can kind of be a bummer.
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