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Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
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
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Keith Duane Bittenbinder
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
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
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
March 26, 2014
PSC approves Lonesome Creek Station expansion to help meet western N.D.’s energy needs
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission gave Basin Electric Power Cooperative the thumbs-up Wednesday to expand its Lonesome Creek Station near Watford City, while also cautioning that it’s not a long-term solution for meeting the western region’s growing energy...
March 26, 2014 - 11:54am
March 25, 2014
PSC chairman Kalk to announce re-election bid on Wednesday
BISMARCK – North Dakota Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk will formally announce his re-election campaign in his hometown of Bottineau on Wednesday, followed by a campaign tour around the state. Kalk, a Republican, is seeking a second term after winning a six-year...
March 25, 2014 - 12:39pm
March 6, 2014
Democrat Reisenauer says PSC needs better planning: Fargo businessman launches bid for seat held by Brian Kalk
BISMARCK – A Fargo businessman pledged Thursday to bring better strategic planning if elected to the North Dakota Public Service Commission,...
March 6, 2014 - 3:05pm
February 15, 2014
Kalk: Oil pipeline inspection and safety — a new approach
Most North Dakotans believe the development of our energy resources has been good for our state. Oil, coal, wind and natural gas, along with our booming agricultural sector, and the best work force in America, have combined to make us the envy of the nation. Our entire state has prospered,...
February 15, 2014 - 12:53am