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Trump advances Dakota Access Pipeline, but timeline unclear as tribe plans legal action
In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm towns
Illinois man sentenced to nine months in celebrity hacking case
Gov. Dayton reveals he has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
Trump plans to keep Comey as FBI director, source says
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nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
Sources: UND set to leave Big Sky Conference
NFL sideline reporter Andrews beat cancer during season
Kerr on NBA players' All-Star voting: 'There were 50 guys on there that had no business getting votes'
Steelers' Roethlisberger unsure of future, considering retirement
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Port: Self defense legislation would legalize what most of us would consider murder
Jacobs: ND higher ed in the crosshairs
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
Thomas F. Murtha
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
April 14, 2015
Hearing set for wind farm
BISMARCK - The sure-to-be contentious hearings on a proposed wind farm east of Dickinson have been set by the North Dakota Public Service Commission....
April 14, 2015 - 2:17pm
December 17, 2014
Fedorchak to chair PSC
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission voted Wednesday to appoint its newest member, Julie Fedorchak, as chairwoman of the three-member regulatory panel for the next two years. The chairperson has traditionally changed hands every two years. Commissioner Brian Kalk...
December 17, 2014 - 11:09pm
October 24, 2014
Oil boom raises stakes in PSC races
By Kathleen J. Bryan Forum News Service BISMARCK — One of the state’s largest oil spills, a fiery train derailment and an energy boom that shows no signs of slowing have raised the profile of the state Public Service Commission. The PSC regulates a variety of industries in...
October 24, 2014 - 11:07pm
September 23, 2014
PSC candidates focus on pipeline safety, EPA coal rules
FARGO — Todd Reisenauer, a Democrat running for state Public Service commissioner, took aim at the all-Republican PSC and all-Republican Industrial Commission when he complained during a debate Tuesday about the bureaucracy overseeing oil and gas pipelines in the state. Besides...
September 23, 2014 - 10:53pm
September 3, 2014
PSC orders financial pledge for cost of reclaiming wind farms
BISMARCK — In a first for the state, the North Dakota Public Service Commission has required a wind farm owner to provide financial assurance that it can cover the future costs of reclaiming the site when the wind turbines reach the end of their lifespan. “These are huge, imposing...
September 3, 2014 - 5:33pm
August 26, 2014
PSC candidates introduce plan to improve Internet access
FARGO — Two Democratic candidates for the state Public Service Commission say they would make improving the state’s technology and Internet infrastructure a priority if elected. Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer, at a news conference Tuesday, announced a proposal called “Broadband...
August 26, 2014 - 10:09pm
August 8, 2014
PSC candidate stops in Belfield: Reisenauer focuses on farmer’s story
BELFIELD — Democratic Public Service Commission candidate Todd Reisenauer brought his campaign to western North Dakota on Thursday, hosting...
August 8, 2014 - 2:31pm
July 15, 2014
Democratic challengers to PSC accuse Republicans of ‘governing by emergency’
FARGO — Two Democratic challengers vying for seats on the state’s Public Service Commission are accusing the Republican incumbents of “governing by emergency” and of failing to lead when it comes to rail access and safety. Sen. Tyler Axness, D-Fargo, and Todd Reisenauer were...
July 15, 2014 - 5:56pm
June 17, 2014
Bakken Oil Express pipeline starts up July 1: Pipeline will connect Killdeer, Dickinson
Bakken Oil Express’s crude oil pipeline between Killdeer and Dickinson will be operational July 1. The 38-mile pipeline begins in Killdeer, collecting oil from trucks at a pumping station, and sends the crude south to BOE’s rail hub southwest of Dickinson. “I would say construction...
June 17, 2014 - 11:01pm
June 12, 2014
Axness: System defies common sense: PSC candidates want oil spill oversight consolidated
BISMARCK — Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer, Democratic candidates for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, say too many state agencies investigate oil and gas pipeline spills, causing a “bureaucratic disaster.” They would like to consolidate state oversight over oil...
June 12, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 30, 2014
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 8, 2014
Booming N.D. sees rise in call-before-you-dig requests, fines: Call center received more than 200,000 requests to locate underground utilities last year
BISMARCK — A flurry of construction activity in North Dakota generated more than 1 million requests to locate underground utilities last year, and state regulators are increasingly digging in their heels when contractors violate the state’s call-before-you-dig law. Last week,...
May 8, 2014 - 5:24pm
May 2, 2014
Date set for Infinity Wind public hearing
The North Dakota Public Service Commission will host a public hearing later this month for a proposed wind energy project on the border of Stark and Morton counties. The hearing will be held May 12 at 10 a.m. CDT at the Hebron Community Center. Infinity Wind Power will present the...
May 2, 2014 - 11:48pm
April 25, 2014
Kalk: Reliable power grid essential for ND’s future
We take many things for granted. Electricity is one. Even when the power goes out, we assume that the lights will come back on quickly — and usually they do. We need to ensure this is always the case in North Dakota and that means having a reliable electric grid. Reliability is...
April 25, 2014 - 11:44pm
April 9, 2014
Decision on power line through ND battlefield study area held over
BISMARCK – The state Public Service Commission on Wednesday delayed action on a controversial plan to run about 200 miles of high-voltage power lines across part of western North Dakota, including the study area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers. A...
April 9, 2014 - 2:46pm