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Judge prohibits ND from forfeiting Lake Sakakawea oil royalties to private ownership
John Lohman, believed last surviving member of Forum's 1957 Pulitzer-winning tornado coverage, dies at 82
Trial under way for ND man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend to death
Oil company comes forward after discovering five unreported ND spills
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Lighting change required for wind farms
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Flaring policy changes keep benchmarks but give ND oil industry flexibility
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Trump ethanol moves may be worse for farmers than soy tariff
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Sue Anderson leaves her footprints in the arts
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Andrew Rohwedder retires as technology educator
Gardenhire's return is good for Tigers and baseball
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DHS softball earns sweep in regular season finale
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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
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.
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