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Some rural Minnesota businesses embrace solar to control energy costs
Dickinson residents help out their neighbors during recent snowstorm
No discussion of Cabinet job in Trump meeting, Heitkamp says
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
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EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Cougars' boys basketball depth has them pondering the next step
Heart River girls basketball team has room for improvement
Dickinson High gymnasts enter season younger but just as hungry for success
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All-Star Game winner no longer tied to World Series in new MLB deal
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STOSSEL: Drain the Swamp!
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New tellings of old museum stories
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Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
July 16, 2014
Minnesota Power to pay millions to settle Clean Air Act dispute
DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million civil penalty and spend another $4.2 million on conservation and clean energy projects under a settlement agreement with state and federal regulators announced Wednesday. The Duluth-based utility also will spend another $500...
July 16, 2014 - 9:21pm
June 24, 2014
Steelworkers rally against steel dumping: Clarion call for US sanctions against South Korean steel pipe
VIRGINIA, Minn. — Richard Eklund has been retired for 20 years, but he still drove over from Gilbert Monday morning to show his support for...
June 24, 2014 - 11:34pm
June 20, 2014
The quest to make cleaner coal: Mapleton firms aim for green energy market
MAPLETON — Norm Miller calls himself the father of biocoal. And now, after decades spent developing a cleaner alternative to traditional coal,...
June 20, 2014 - 11:51pm
June 2, 2014
Lignite industry says EPA’s carbon rules for coal-fired plants a ‘recipe for disaster’
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s lignite coal industry bristled Monday at the Obama administration’s plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, calling it “a recipe for disaster” that could lead to higher electricity prices and a less reliable energy grid. The...
June 2, 2014 - 10:48pm
U.S. unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution
WASHINGTON — The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate change strategy. The Environmental Protection Agency’s...
June 2, 2014 - 10:03am
May 30, 2014
A nod to nuclear power: EPA expected to release carbon emissions regulations on Monday
WASHINGTON — U.S. environmental regulators could throw a lifeline to the nation’s ailing nuclear power fleet when they unveil landmark carbon...
May 30, 2014 - 11:24pm
Kalk appointed to National Coal Council
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. secretary of energy this week appointed North Dakota Public Service Commission Chair Brian Kalk to the National Coal Council. The PSC regulates electric and gas utilities, power plants, coal mine reclamation and more in the state. Energy Secretary Ernest...
May 30, 2014 - 10:57am
May 28, 2014
Senators seek more time to comment on coal plant emission standards
BISMARCK — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants the Environmental Protection Agency to allow extra time for public comment on proposed rules expected to be released next week for greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.,...
May 28, 2014 - 5:24pm
May 23, 2014
White House seeks to smooth way for carbon curbs
WASHINGTON — Last month, Washington’s top environment advocate went to the Cleveland Clinic to talk about how President Barack Obama’s landmark efforts to crack down on power-plant carbon emissions would ease a range of respiratory illnesses. Speaking separately to historically...
May 23, 2014 - 8:39pm
May 14, 2014
Tracks reopened after coal train derailment
PILLAGER, Minn. — BNSF Railway tracks are open again near this central Minnesota town after a coal train derailment Sunday, but mammoth piles of coal still litter the area. The tracks reopened at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Pillager, west of Brainerd, but crews now have the task...
May 14, 2014 - 10:13pm
May 13, 2014
Coal train derails in Minnesota: No one hurt in 45-car derailment
By Jessie Perrine Forum News Service PILLAGER, Minn. — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central...
May 13, 2014 - 10:44pm
Hoeven calls out Harry Reid in debate
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., decried U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during an energy debate on Tuesday for stopping a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline project. On Monday, Reid did not allow a vote on the controversial project after Senate Republicans blocked...
May 13, 2014 - 5:10pm
April 18, 2014
Federal judge strikes down Minnesota rules on out-of-state power plants
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A federal judge has blocked restrictions set by the state of Minnesota that tried to limit businesses in North Dakota and other states from building coal-fired power plants and selling the electricity in Minnesota. The ruling issued Friday found that Minnesota's...
April 18, 2014 - 5:03pm
April 16, 2014
Dalrymple: ND to use ‘every tool available’ to fight EPA emission rules: 21 states represented at summit in Bismarck to find common ground on rules
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple vowed Wednesday to use “every tool available,” including potential legal action, to fight the federal government’s proposed tightening of emission standards for power plants and petroleum refineries. Speaking at a summit...
April 16, 2014 - 11:52am
April 15, 2014
US appeals court upholds hazardous air pollution rule
WASHINGTON — In a victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a regulation that would limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, starting next year. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
April 15, 2014 - 10:18pm