Pipestone teen recognized for leadership skills

Shantelle DesMarais recognized for leadership skills through Sioux Valley Energy EmPOWER Youth Program

Shantelle DesMarais spent only three nights at home last month. An incoming senior at Pipestone Area Schools (PAS), a lot of her traveling this summer was due to her involvement in the first year of EmPOWER Youth Leadership, a program about cooperatives that was offered by Sioux Valley Energy (SVE), a member-owned electric utility based in Colman, S.D. that services […]

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Doug Fortune transitions to Pipestone life after five years working as a contractor in Iraq & Afghanistan

It took Doug Fortune four minutes to walk to work last week and he didn’t have to wear body armour. That simple act is a first in five years for the former contractor who spent four years in Afghanistan and one year in Iraq overseeing the construction of air force bases. His new commute is from the Pipestone home he […]