Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology
BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix. Heitkamp said the “Advanced...
March 24, 2014 - 2:36pm
March 7, 2014
EPA Chief: Energy rules won’t hobble business
HOUSTON — Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without “shutting down business in its tracks,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said at a major energy conference on Thursday. “We don’t have to choose between a healthy...
March 7, 2014 - 12:06am
March 4, 2014
Another Enbridge pipeline proposed: Proposal would replace line from Canada to Wisconsin
DULUTH, Minn. — Enbridge Energy said Tuesday it plans to build yet another new oil pipeline through Minnesota, on top of two expansion projects...
March 4, 2014 - 11:39pm
March 1, 2014
War on coal? EPA chief says Obama, agency not out to destroy industry
BEULAH — If there’s a war on coal, the top environmental regulator in the nation said that she isn’t waging it. Environmental Protection...
March 1, 2014 - 1:05am
January 22, 2014
Debate over coal technology burns at forum on EPA carbon regulations
BISMARCK — Debate over whether technology is available for coal-fired power plants to meet the Obama administration’s proposed stricter limits...
January 22, 2014 - 9:58pm
November 14, 2013
ND, Australia sharing info on low-grade coal
BISMARCK — North Dakota and Australia claim the world's biggest caches of proven lignite reserves, and industry groups from both places have agreed to share information on how to reduce emissions and increase efficiencies at factories that use the plentiful but low-grade coal. The...
November 14, 2013 - 3:53pm
November 8, 2013
As coal projects languish, some question worth
BISMARCK — Two companies that have spent several years and $8 million in state money studying a pair of projects to develop North Dakota’s...
November 8, 2013 - 7:01pm
As coal projects languish, some question worth
By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK — Two companies that have spent several years and $8 million in state money studying a pair of projects to develop North Dakota's coal industry must soon decide whether to seek another extension or walk away from the projects....
November 8, 2013 - 1:33pm
October 23, 2013
EPA hits the road to seek input on power plant rules
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday kicked off an 11-city "listening tour" as part of its effort to craft emissions rules for existing power plants under the Obama administration's strategy to address climate change. States that already have plans in place...
October 23, 2013 - 5:02pm
October 22, 2013
Updated: Judge denies legal challenge to PSC campaign contributions
BISMARCK -- A federal judge has ruled against two environmental groups alleging that campaign contributions from people tied to the coal industry to state regulators were illegal, but the judge says their argument "raises legitimate questions as to the appearance of impropriety."...
October 22, 2013 - 1:16pm
September 21, 2013
ND delegations upset with new EPA rules
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a proposal for strict new regulations on carbon emissions from new U.S. power plants, causing some of North Dakota's top politicians to fire back. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., both released statements...
September 21, 2013 - 12:00am
September 12, 2013
U.S. coal industry braces for EPA emissions crackdown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The Environmental Protection Agency is due to unveil next week the first batch of regulations under President Barack Obama's...
September 12, 2013 - 10:16am
September 5, 2013
Judge: Public Service Commission did not violate federal law
BISMARCK -- A federal judge says a North Dakota conservation group failed to prove that state Public Service Commission policy changes on the coal industry were in violation of federal law or caused any harm. The Dakota Resource Council, a Dickinson-based nonprofit conservation...
September 5, 2013 - 12:00am
August 17, 2013
Attorneys argue about campaign contributions from coal interests to PSC members in lawsuits seeking federal intervention
BISMARCK -- Environmental groups sparred with state and federal regulators in court here Friday over whether North Dakota should be stripped of its authority to regulate the coal-mining industry, raising questions about campaign contributions from coal company officials to the elected...
August 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 23, 2013
N.D. coal plants pose no serious risk to waters, report finds
BISMARCK -- A report issued Tuesday highlighting the harmful effects coal-powered plants have on natural water resources found that North Dakota's six coal plants do not pose a serious risk to the state's rivers and lakes.
July 23, 2013 - 6:06pm