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North Dakota native Gary Johnson grabbing attention as third-party presidential candidate
Devils Lake, Ultra Green settle $2 million dispute
Volunteers restoring Dakota border's history half-mile at a time
Not less, but 'better' testing in North Dakota schools
Taylor HorseFest an outlet for those with old-time passions
crime and courts
nation and world
Oil producer Halcon Resources files for bankruptcy protection
Standing Rock tribe files lawsuit over Dakota Access Pipeline
Pioneer says some U.S. fracking costs competitive with Saudis
Hess project to bring Bakken oil to Dakota Access
Whiting Petroleum quarterly loss increases on weak oil price
Veeder: Mist lifts off the doubt first-time mom feels
Dickinson native Jaeger receives entrepreneurship award
VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Twins battle back but fall in 10 innings to White Sox
Late errors haunt Bismarck in loss to Wahpeton
Valley City earns comeback on Beulah, earns title game berth
Walker, Streb still tied after PGA rainout
Underdogs a year ago, top dogs now: Vikings have flipped script
Port: How to not matter
Omdahl: Was ignorance the problem in primaries?
McFeely: Dear NDSU athletic department overlords ...
Letter: North Dakota leaders cherish bragging rights over people
Letter: Native Americans will not let water be destroyed by Dakota Access Pipeline
good bad and ugly
Monte J. Geerts
Grant Gerhard Gullickson
Elsie Louise Schuetzle Huether
Monte J. Geerts
Eldon D. "Bus" Patterson
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
July 22, 2016
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
STANTON -- A North Dakota coal-fired power plant scheduled to close within the next year may not be the last one shuttered here, a congressman and a state regulator said this week. Great River Energy announced last week it would retire the Stanton Station power plant in Mercer County...
July 22, 2016 - 8:21pm
July 20, 2016
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
BISMARCK — After receiving an application for the largest individual wind farm permit in state history, North Dakota utility regulators...
July 20, 2016 - 3:19pm
June 15, 2016
Judges back North Dakota, say Minnesota overreached with coal plant law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota overstepped its authority in a 2007 law that restricts buying electricity from North Dakota coal-fired power plants, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Next Generation Energy Act violates the U.S. Constitution's provision allowing only Congress to regulate...
June 15, 2016 - 10:15pm
April 24, 2016
Lignite industry to seek increased help from state
BISMARCK -- North Dakota coal plans to ask the state for financial help — billions of dollars of financial help over time. Despite a stay on...
April 24, 2016 - 2:00am
April 16, 2016
North Dakota coal remains competitive
BISMARCK -- Coal giant Peabody Energy Corp. filed for bankruptcy Wednesday after laying off 15 percent — 235 workers — of its Wyoming workforce...
April 16, 2016 - 6:06pm
Coal power struggles in competitive energy market
BISMARCK -- The president of Great River Energy's Stanton, N.D., station says he is hoping for a hot summer. The electric utility company's Stanton...
April 16, 2016 - 6:01pm
April 1, 2016
Jarrett: States face war on coal from Obama administration
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Obama administration’s assault on the nation’s coal producers took a remarkable turn recently. The U.S. Supreme...
April 1, 2016 - 10:41pm
Coal miner Peabody Energy to cut jobs in Powder River Basin
Peabody Energy Corp., the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk.The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the...
April 1, 2016 - 3:51pm
March 30, 2016
Stalled oil, coal industry costing railroad jobs
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A top railroad executive said Wednesday in Billings that declining oil prices and coal demand have thrust his industry into...
March 30, 2016 - 8:37pm
March 3, 2016
Despite assurances, mining companies remain skeptical that loopholes will be given on new leases
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Despite assurances from U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that companies desperate for public coal will be given a loophole...
March 3, 2016 - 4:27pm
February 23, 2016
Hoeven, Cramer join legal brief seeking to overturn EPA emissions rule; Heitkamp also supports challenge
BISMARCK – The two Republican members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation joined more than 200 of their House and Senate colleagues Tuesday in filing a brief urging a federal appeals court to overturn the Obama administration’s new rule aimed at curbing carbon dioxide...
February 23, 2016 - 3:11pm
January 15, 2016
North Dakota coal production remains steady
BISMARCK -- North Dakota’s four coal mines sold 28.7 million tons of lignite coal in 2015, the same production level as 2014. North American Coal's Freedom Mine, the nation’s largest lignite producer, sold 14.3 million tons, used by Dakota Gasification Co.’s Great Plains Synfuels...
January 15, 2016 - 6:27pm
Federal moratorium elicits critical response
BISMARCK -- Reaction by North Dakota coal industry and political leaders to the Obama administration issuing a temporary moratorium on new leases for mining federal coal holdings was largely negative. “Fortunately, North Dakota has access to billions of tons of non-federal coal...
January 15, 2016 - 6:23pm
U.S. halts new coal leases on federal land in wide-ranging review
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday ordered a pause on issuing new coal leases on federal land in another step by the Obama administration to control climate change in the first major review of the country's coal program in three decades.The pause could last...
January 15, 2016 - 10:07am
October 27, 2015
Heitkamp, Hoeven among sponsors of resolution aimed at EPA rules
BISMARCK – U.S. senators from North Dakota and South Dakota are among those sponsoring bipartisan Senate resolutions that aim to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules restricting greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. Sen. Shelly Moore...
October 27, 2015 - 12:01pm