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Man found guilty of shooting Lopez to death appeals conviction
Grand Forks man pressure-washes Dr. Seuss’ words into sidewalk
Tougher ND human trafficking laws take effect today
Dickinson Wal-Mart to cut hours of operation
Bike Patrol allows DPD to interact with community
crime and courts
nation and world
Tumbling oil prices slam profit at Exxon Mobil, Chevron
Expo showcases some cost-saving measures while oil prices remain low
Planning and Zoning Board approves wind data tower permit
Oil companies slash spending, jobs as prices slide for second time
U.S. Senate energy panel votes to lift oil export ban
Little Texas mixes traditional country with a splash of rock: concert to highlight Spirit of the West
Beach to celebrate Spirit of the West
Sleepy Hollow bringing musical revue to Dickinson
Olson and Klug to say vows
Baer and Schaper plan wedding
Bismarck Governors 3-run fifth leads to win over Grand Forks
Registration set for Kevin Bergman Labor Day Classic
Minnesota Twins pick up Jepsen to bolster shaky bull pen
Race for hobbies points remains close at Southwest Speedway
Holten: Is this the dawn of a new era?
Benson: Hip-hop and Alexander Hamilton
Jacobs: Limit UND nickname vote to active athletes
Too much energy wasted on ‘Fighting Sioux’
Other Views: Kudos to Kelley for latest nickname decision
Cory S. Chamberlain
Alvin A. Kuntz
May 15, 2013
Fire at Wheatland, Wyo., power plant, nobody hurt
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Nobody was hurt in a fire at a power plant near Wheatland. Platte County officials say sheriff's dispatchers got a report around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday of people trapped in a roof collapse at the Laramie River Station. The initial report of people trapped turned out...
Energy / News
May 15, 2013 - 9:56am
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...
coal / News
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
Otter Tail seeks rate boost for plant upgrade
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Otter Tail Power Co. has asked South Dakota regulators for a rate increase to help pay for a $490 million environmental upgrade at the Big Stone Power plant on the South Dakota-Minnesota border. The coal-fired plant is jointly owned by Otter Tail, Montana-Dakota...
News / North Dakota
April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Plug it in, plug it in: North Dakota sees increase in electricity use
More western North Dakota residents are plugging in, and it doesn't seem like it is going to slow down. "In remote areas, electric heat gets...
News / oil
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Mine foes visit PSC
BISMARCK (AP) -- Opponents of a proposed coal plant and electric power station near South Heart are letting the North Dakota Public Service Commission know where they stand. The commission is reviewing a coal mining application for the project. On Tuesday a group of activists delivered...
coal / Energy
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
ND electric co-op turns to surcharge after storms
BISMARCK (AP) -- Mor-Gran-Sou Electric is adding a surcharge to customers' bills next year to help the cooperative recover from devastating storms in January and April. Rural customers can expect a storm surcharge of $10 while in-town customers will see a $5 fee.
October 6, 2010 - 7:33am
June 16, 2010
MDU likely to get 7 percent ND electric rate rise
BISMARCK (AP) -- Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is likely to get a 7.9 percent increase in its North Dakota electric rates this week. MDU has asked for the interim rate increase while North Dakota's Public Service Commission considers its request for a larger increase. It would affect...
June 16, 2010 - 10:04am
April 18, 2010
New Basic Electric transmission line operational
BISMARCK (AP) -- Bismarck-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative says its new $40 million transmission line in southwestern North Dakota is operational. The 230-kilovolt line runs between substations near Belfield and Rhame, a distance of 74 miles. The North Dakota Transmission...
April 18, 2010 - 8:54pm
February 1, 2010
Roughrider to restore power to last few homes in Billings County
Roughrider Electric crews and contractors will restore power to the last few homes in Billings County that have been without power related to the ice storm, according to a press release. A few new outages occurred overnight due to ice loading and power will be restored to those...
February 1, 2010 - 2:34pm
January 24, 2010
Roughrider Electric outage update for Sunday
Roughrider Electric Cooperative crews continue with power restoration efforts, according to a press release Sunday. Crews will be working in Oliver County in the Center area and Mercer County as additional calls came in overnight from north of Golden Valley. Snow and ice have caused...
January 24, 2010 - 3:41pm
June 22, 2008
Advocates for Xcel N.D. customers say disallow electric rate increase
BISMARCK -- Xcel Energy's North Dakota electric customers shouldn't be socked with a 14 percent rate increase and instead the Public Service Commission should order a slight decrease in the company's rates, two experts will tell the PSC at a rate hearing that begins Monday in the...
June 22, 2008 - 12:00am
May 2, 2008
N.D. rural electric co-ops plan $2 billion upgrades
FARGO -- North Dakota rural electric cooperatives plan to go on a spending spree, with planned investments approaching $2 billion over the next three years to upgrade transmission lines and emission controls. The investment figure, compiled by the North Dakota Association of Rural...
May 2, 2008 - 12:00am