At South Dakota 811, we issue one call tickets. It’s pretty simple. You call us, we get some information, and then we send you a ticket along with any utility operators in your excavation vicinity.

The ticket is used to track progress on line locating prior to your dig, and it’s good for 21 days from issue.

Of course, we’ve all heard of the Golden Ticket issued by Willy Wonka to tour his magical candy factory.

And the South Dakota Lottery issues PLENTY of tickets.

But we’re the only entity in the state that issues tickets that could very well save your life and the lives of those around you.

And while we’re proud of our one call service and the damage prevention it provides –we admit defeat here at the hands of farm co-op Cenex Harvest States.

They’re handing out the biggest ticket of all – to this weekend’s Super Bowl.

A Lennox, South Dakota couple won two tickets by being chosen in an essay contest by Cenex.

Jonathan Hagena wrote a 250-word essay explaining what the co-op did for his farm.

You can read the whole story here:

You have to remember that Lennox has a population of just over 2,000, so it may seem that lightning struck – but everyone in Lennox has the opportunity for a South Dakota 811 ticket!

Simply call before you dig to take free advantage of utility locating services. Making that 811 request is as simple as dialing 811. Prevent outages and gas leaks. The 811 call is free, and so is the underground utility locating – which is either performed by the utilities in question or locate services working for them.

Plus, we don’t care if you’re an Eagles fan or a Patriots fan. If you’re digging in South Dakota, you’re always welcome at South Dakota 811!

(Even if you’re a Browns fan, but let’s not go there)

Until next week, safe digging!

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