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Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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Nourishing the body and the soul
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Women’s golf, baseball each add a recruit
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STOSSEL: Drain the Swamp!
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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
February 6, 2014
PSC ‘very likely’ to propose state-run oil pipeline inspection program
BISMARCK – Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk says it is “very likely” the regulatory agency will ask state lawmakers to create an inspection program for oil pipelines in North Dakota, an idea propelled by a massive oil spill last fall near Tioga. Kalk’s comment...
February 6, 2014 - 4:46pm
August 17, 2013
Attorneys argue about campaign contributions from coal interests to PSC members in lawsuits seeking federal intervention
BISMARCK -- Environmental groups sparred with state and federal regulators in court here Friday over whether North Dakota should be stripped of its authority to regulate the coal-mining industry, raising questions about campaign contributions from coal company officials to the elected...
August 17, 2013 - 12:00am
May 19, 2013
In lawsuit, feds argue coal industry can legally give to regulators' campaigns
FARGO -- Federal lawyers concede that thousands of dollars of campaign donations from coal-mining interests to members of the North Dakota Public...
May 19, 2013 - 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
August 10, 2012
Campaign donation lawsuit draws PSC interest: Cramer, Kalk under fire; South Heart coal mine application pending
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota's Public Service Commission is asking to participate in a federal lawsuit, filed by two environmental groups, that...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Campaign donation lawsuit draws ND PSC interest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Public Service Commission is asking to participate in a federal lawsuit, filed by two environmental groups, that accuses Commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk of accepting improper campaign contributions from the coal industry. The lawsuit...
August 9, 2012 - 4:37pm
August 3, 2012
ND Dem PSC candidate: Bribery law flouted
BISMARCK (AP) -- Two Republican public service commissioners are "flouting the spirit" of North Dakota's anti-bribery law by accepting campaign contributions from industries they regulate, a Democratic candidate for the board claims. Democrat Brad Crabtree said Kevin Cramer and...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 14, 2012
Republicans aim to unite around Cramer
FARGO -- Republicans were quick to rally behind challenger Kevin Cramer following his win Tuesday in the GOP primary for North Dakota's U.S.
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Cramer leads Kalk in US House primary
GRAND FORKS - With 397 of 426 precincts reporting by 10:53 p.m. Tuesday, Kevin Cramer was leading Brian Kalk 54 to 45 percent in the North Dakota primary to clinch the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. House in November. Out of the 90,678 votes cast in those precincts, 49,390...
June 13, 2012 - 12:54am
May 18, 2012
GOP voters mulling House pick; Poll finds Dem. Gulleson trailing both Kalk, Cramer
FARGO -- Six months out from the general election, a Republican seems poised to win North Dakota's U.S. House seat this year, but a significant...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 31, 2012
Letter: Foxes in the henhouse at PSC
Brian Kalk and Kevin Cramer don't seem happy these days.
March 31, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
Groups want 2 men off South Heart Coal mine permit review panel who accepted campaign contributions from company
BISMARCK -- Two North Dakota organizations are threatening to sue if Public Service Commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk don't remove themselves from making decisions about the South Heart Coal mining permit application. Kalk said the notice of intent to file a lawsuit "has...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am