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More than 120 Dakota Access protesters arrested, sent to jails across North Dakota
Community comes together to stock Amen Food Pantry’s shelves before the holidays
Cramer happy in Congress: Cramer wouldn’t rule out role in Trump cabinet
Charges filed after film crew held at protest camp
Jury finds ND man guilty of murdering man by stabbing him in the heart
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
UND hopes to reach the top of the Big Sky this season
UND women's basketball team plans to push pace
DSU men's basketball downed by Minot State in home opener
Arrieta, Cubs even World Series with Game 2 win
Grizzlies slip by Timberwolves in season opener
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
James "Jim" Danks
Bernice M. Kuhn
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Martin R. Harnisch
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
November 17, 2015
Proposed N.D. wind farm’s impact on bald eagles needs more study, FWS official says
BISMARCK – A proposed wind farm breezing toward approval by North Dakota regulators deserves more study on its potential risks to bald eagles, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official said Tuesday. “I would not put this in a low-risk category,” Kevin Shelley, ecological...
November 17, 2015 - 8:40pm
November 9, 2015
First turbines becomes operational at Thunder Spirit Wind Farm near Hettinger
HETTINGER — The first of 43 turbines at ALLETE Clean Energy's 10,000-acre Thunder Spirit wind farm in Adams County has begun generating renewable energy. The first turbine went online Oct. 21 and was followed quickly by four more. ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE...
November 9, 2015 - 5:36pm
November 4, 2015
Landowners discuss 87-turbine NextEra wind project in southern Stark County
RURAL DICKINSON -- Landowners offered differing and even split opinions Wednesday night during an open house for an 87-turbine wind project proposed...
November 4, 2015 - 11:19pm
November 2, 2015
Two-part NextEra project could bring wind turbines to Stark and Hettinger counties
Despite having a project denied earlier this year, NextEra Energy Resources is continuing its work to put a wind farm in southwest North Dakota. And this time, the Florida-based energy company has even bigger plans for the area. Company spokesperson Steve Stengel said an 87-turbine...
November 2, 2015 - 9:00pm
October 21, 2015
Bald eagles delaying Rolette wind farm permit
BISMARCK – Bald eagles have put the brakes on a proposed wind farm in North Dakota as state regulators seek input on how the towers with their spinning blades could impact the national bird. Rolette Power Development LLC applied to the state Public Service Commission in March...
October 21, 2015 - 3:52pm
August 26, 2015
Blade-signing event heralds wind farm near Hettinger
HETTINGER — More than 100 people turned out to a public blade signing that officially introduced the community to Allete Clean Energy, a company...
August 26, 2015 - 12:13am
August 25, 2015
Regulators approve Xcel Energy ownership of southeast N.D. wind farm
BISMARCK – Regulators granted a request Monday by Xcel Energy to take ownership of a 100-turbine wind farm project in southeastern North Dakota, lauding it as the Minneapolis-based utility’s first electrical generation asset in a state where it has done business for more than...
August 25, 2015 - 12:46pm
July 30, 2015
Planning and Zoning Board approves wind data tower permit
The Stark County Planning and Zoning Board made a recommendation to approve a series of conditional use permits for the construction of three meteorological towers by NextEra Energy Resources on Thursday at its regular meeting in the Stark County Courthouse. The towers, which would...
July 30, 2015 - 11:38pm
July 7, 2015
NextEra granted wind information towers in southern Stark County
At their regular meeting Tuesday, Stark County commissioners approved conditional use permits for two tracts of land in the southern part of the county for wind farm company NextEra Energy Resources to erect two information towers. The 197-foot temporary towers will each sit on separate...
July 7, 2015 - 11:53pm
July 3, 2015
Company wants to operate 75 wind turbines just north of Tioga in Oil Patch
WILLISTON — Cold winters and an industrial-based economy have forced North Dakota to rely on coal to meet demanding electric needs. But now, its sweeping wind gusts are attracting turbines. In efforts to feed the power grid and reap millions of dollars in the process, Lindahl Wind...
July 3, 2015 - 11:53pm
Citizens discuss wind ordinances
After a proposal for an 87-turbine wind farm was struck down by the Stark County Commission in May, the Concerned Citizens of Stark County are looking to amend the county’s wind ordinance as a safeguard for future projects. A public hearing to discuss the wind ordinance was scheduled...
July 3, 2015 - 1:09am
June 26, 2015
NextEra Energy still searching for potential wind farm location in southwest ND
The company that withdrew its application to build a $250 million wind farm in eastern Stark County isn't giving up on southwest North Dakota. A spokesperson for Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources said Thursday that it is "looking at multiple options" in the area for a future...
June 26, 2015 - 11:56am
May 27, 2015
Long-in-making southern ND wind farm approved
BISMARCK — A proposed 150-megawatt wind farm in McIntosh and Dickey counties in far southern North Dakota gained approval by the North Dakota Public Service Commission on a split vote Wednesday. The Merricourt Wind Farm is being developed by San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy,...
May 27, 2015 - 10:04pm
May 13, 2015
PSC postpones hearing on Dickinson Wind project
BISMARCK – North Dakota utility regulators on Wednesday granted a wind developer’s request to continue its application for a $250 million...
May 13, 2015 - 4:03pm
April 30, 2015
Wind project breezes on: After 5 hours of discussion, NextEra goes to Stark County Commission
A wind farm planned for Stark County cleared another hurdle, but not without extensive debate and a lot of attention. The County Planning...
April 30, 2015 - 11:38pm