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Washington, D.C. —  Senator John Thune today made the following comments regarding the announcement by Basin Electric to build a new power plant in Walworth County:

"This is great news for Walworth County and an economic development `home run' for South Dakota. This facility will create new jobs and generate economic development, and promises a bright future for north central South Dakota. I congratulate the people of Selby, Mobridge, and the surrounding communities for all their hard work in advocating for the Walworth County location. On several occasions over the past months, I have personally met with Basin's leadership and staff and have encouraged them to select South Dakota for this exciting project, and I look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders as this opportunity becomes a reality."

Basin Electric had been considering several other locations in both North and South Dakota before choosing Walworth County.