Bringing natural gas to rural SD
 
The prospect of natural gas coming to Wessington Springs will be the topic of discussion next week and the community is invited to join in on the conversation. 
 
At the request of Wessington Springs Mayor Brian Bergeleen, on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. two representatives from Northwestern Energy, a utility company that serves South Dakota, Nebraska, and Montana, will present information at the American Legion about a project in the works that aims at enabling a way to get natural gas to rural South Dakota. 
 
Due to its size and location, Wessington Springs has been selected as one of the eight communities to serve as potential founding members of the project.   
 
Reed McKee, director of business development at Northwestern Energy and Dan Rausch, the company’s treasurer, will be on hand for the discussion. McKee said that after an initial meeting with Bergeleen in December, the mayor requested he return to Wessington Springs to familiarize the community as a whole with project information. 
 
“I’m looking for some input from the community,” Bergeleen said, on why he asked McKee to return to Springs for a public discussion. “This is an opportunity. Whether we are the right community or not, I don’t know. But I do think it’s good we are selected as one of the first founding eight communities.”
 
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