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FBI: Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2015 but far from peak levels
Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police
Outspoken Cramer says he's attentive to North Dakotans
Iron Eyes offers 'real world perspective'
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
crime and courts
nation and world
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
Trinity: Building the future, embracing the past
Vikings beat the odds, sack Panthers big time
Twins lose 100th game; to get top draft pick
Baseball world mourns death of Miami Marlins star Fernandez
Wentz, Eagles remain unbeaten, shredding the Steelers
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dead at 87
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
Letter: BLM's duty is to protect tribes from wasting natural gas
Murdock: 'Clueless' Clinton spent 6 years on Senate Armed Service Committee
good bad and ugly
Regina M. Bruha
Thomas "Tom" Kuntz
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
December 11, 2012
Coal plant backers seek extension
BISMARCK -- Backers of a proposed coal-to-liquid fuel plant in western North Dakota will ask for a fifth extension of state aid to study the project, a spokesman said Monday. Dallas-based North American Coal Corp. spokesman David Straley told The Associated Press that developers...
December 11, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Cramer: Energy production a moral responsibility
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- North Dakota Republican Kevin Cramer not only supports the production of domestic coal, oil and natural gas; the incoming freshman House member believes it's a moral responsibility. "In my view, it would be immoral to leave it there," Cramer told the Lignite Energy...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 10, 2012
Coal company announces layoffs: CEO says job losses are response to Obama win
NEW YORK -- A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Barack Obama's election victory. Murray Energy said Friday that it had been "forced" to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal...
November 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
ND energy policy of world importance: US House candidates vary position on government's role in growing sector
North Dakota's energy policy has never been more important to the nation or the world, something candidates from all political parties can agree...
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
Corruption in the Public Service Commission? Industry donations made to commissioners widespread
BISMARCK -- NextEra Energy needed approval for a wind farm. BNI Coal was facing penalties for environmental rules. The Arthur Companies needed...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
PSC race sets off finger-pointing galore
BISMARCK -- It's usually one of the last statewide contests listed on the ballot, and often the last on voters' minds. But few elections are more heated this year than the race for the North Dakota Public Service Commission. There are suggestions of bribery, charges of hypocrisy,...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Risking an election-year backlash from Republicans, the Obama administration is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air. The move, to be announced Friday, is likely to win support from environmental groups...
June 15, 2012 - 7:36am
June 14, 2012
Letter: EPA proposal for emission limits will hurt coal industry in North Dakota
One of North Dakota's largest industries is under direct attack by the Environmental Protection Agency and the current administration. Lignite coal, an economic driver in this state, has been the backbone for many counties, provided thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to the...
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Letter: Federal law on campaign contributions must be upheld
I would like to applaud the Fargo Forum for its recent editorial, "Of Course, PSC suit is political" (May 31). The editorial really gets to the heart of the fact that North Dakota has elected officials that are trying to avoid being held accountable. Both Commissioner Kevin Cramer...
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas
NEW YORK (AP) -- America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. The fuel that powered the U.S. from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 9, 2012
ND coal is here to stay
With enough coal to fuel North Dakota and surrounding states for more than 800 years, industry officials are confident the business of mining the resource is here to stay. "It's an industry that has been very stable compared to agriculture or other industries," said Steve Van Dyke,...
June 9, 2012 - 12:00am
June 7, 2012
Western ND coal mine zoning affirmed by court
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A coal mine developer has won a North Dakota Supreme Court victory in a zoning dispute. The court ruled Thursday that the Stark County Commission acted properly when it approved the zoning and land use changes. Great Northern Project Development wants to...
June 7, 2012 - 3:48pm
May 30, 2012
Environmental groups sue over alleged questionable campaign contributions related to South Heart coal project
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Environmental groups are suing U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the North Dakota Public Service Commission over coal regulations. The lawsuits say Commissioners Tony Clark, Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk violated federal coal mining laws by taking campaign...
May 30, 2012 - 5:54pm
May 25, 2012
Support for ND coal power in Minn. Legislature
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Minnesota lawmaker says some legislators in St. Paul are backing a North Dakota lawsuit against Minnesota coal restrictions. Minnesota law bans utilities from importing electricity from newly built coal plants outside Minnesota. It assigns environmental costs...
May 25, 2012 - 7:50am
May 19, 2012
UND may study coal gasification in western ND
Coal veins in western North Dakota could be the key to a potential form of energy used across the world, officials said Friday. The Lignite...
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am