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Press Pass: Clinton accepts Democratic nomination, Benefit ride planned for Dickinson woman injured in motorcycle accident, Police Blotter
Public Input Meeting to be held Tuesday to discuss proposed improvements to N.D. Highway 8 near Richardton
Construction begins Monday on Highway 22 north of Dickinson
North Dakota's oldest person in assisted living celebrates 105th birthday
West Acres adds Maris museum guard in wake of heist
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
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
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Twins trade Nunez to Giants
Class A Legion Baseball Notebook: Wahpeton, Valley City and West Fargo all pick up wins
Volunteers bow out of Class A legion tourney with loss to hard-hitting Devils Lake
Roughriders rebound against Grand Forks, keep season alive in Legion AA tournament
Big 7th pushes Twins past Orioles
Port: Real sovereignty for Native Americans would mean property rights and policy autonomy
Jacobs: More delay in North Dakotan's confirmation
Wardner and Carlson: The truth about oil taxes, property taxes and spec
Holten: The real truth about the status quo
Letter: Political parties doing anything to gain control
good bad and ugly
Johnny D. Witt
James "Jim" Reetz, Sr.
Grant Gerhard Gullickson
Con (Buz) Short
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
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
May 13, 2012
Letter: South Heart area coal project civic corruption at its worst
The proposed coal project near South Heart is a jarring example of big money influence and civic corruption at its worst. The massive coal complex is proposed for just 13 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park and threatens to pollute the air, impact local water quality and...
May 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 1, 2012
ND companies protest coal taxes
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Two North Dakota electric utilities are paying a North Dakota coal tax under protest. Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck and Minnkota Power Cooperative of Grand Forks are challenging whether they owe $5 million in taxes. The companies haven't previously...
May 1, 2012 - 5:49pm
April 18, 2012
Letter: Lawsuit to shed light on impact of coal-company contributions
Something is wrong when we have elected officials accepting money from companies they are supposed to be regulating. Two out of three of our public service commissioners -- Brian Kalk and Kevin Cramer -- are in violation of federal law, according to a lawsuit filed by the Sierra...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
ND Supreme Court affirms coal company land reclamation deal
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Supreme Court has upheld a land reclamation deal between a coal company and several government agencies. The deal allows North Dakota's Transportation Department to get about 730 acres of reclaimed coal mine land from the Falkirk Mining Co. As...
April 11, 2012 - 8:59am