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By Alina Sturgess
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Election 2018 – Public Service Commission Districts 1 and 5

PSC's chairman seeks another term as newcomers vie in huge District 1


October 26, 2018

Republican Randall Pinocci

Voters across huge chunks of north and northeast Montana will fill two seats on the body that sets rates for regulated utilities, including NorthWestern Energy, which serves nearly two-thirds of the state's homes.

Republicans have held all five of the Public Service Commission's seats since 2012 and hope to keep it that way, but two Democrats are aiming to change that.

In District 1, which covers Montana from Toole County east to the North Dakota line and includes Great Falls, Lewistown, Glendive and Sidney, features contestants Doug Kaercher, a Havre Democrat and the city's finance direct...

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