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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
crime and courts
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
December 22, 2016
Downsized N.D. wind farm approved on split vote
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission issued a permit that has downsized what had been planned as the largest wind farm...
December 22, 2016 - 9:53pm
December 13, 2016
Low-income households get help to stay warm this winter
Residents in the area are braving the winter weather and with the help of low-income heating assistance some families get a little extra push...
December 13, 2016 - 11:45am
August 22, 2016
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
ST. PAUL—Minnesota will not appeal a federal court ruling that called unconstitutional a law restricting importing electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota filed the suit against the Minnesota Next Generation Energy Act and won in a federal district...
August 22, 2016 - 7:50pm
October 25, 2015
Carbon dioxide requirements will require ‘major changes’ in electricity generation
BISMARCK — As North Dakota begins drafting a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent in the state as recently mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, utility companies stand behind state actions and offer input. “The state has been very proactive,”...
October 25, 2015 - 5:00am
October 23, 2015
Goldenwest Electric Cooperative to receive $10M USDA loan
An electric cooperative that services Billings, Golden Valley and Slope counties has received a $10 million guaranteed loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build and improve 62 miles of line and includes $270,000 for smart grid projects. North Dakota’s Congressional...
October 23, 2015 - 9:53am
May 12, 2015
Slope Electric gets $12.5M in USDA Rural Development loans
WASHINGTON -- Slope Electric Cooperative in southwest North Dakota has been awarded $12.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loans to help improve power lines throughout Adams, Bowman, Hettinger and Slope counties. The loan will help the electric cooperative,...
May 12, 2015 - 3:31pm
December 4, 2014
Cramer: Where will you be when the lights go out?
Discussion of the Obama administration’s proposal for reducing carbon emissions from power plants has mostly focused on the staggering cost of this unprecedented regulation. But a pair of reports out this month paint an even more frightening picture. Not only will your electricity...
December 4, 2014 - 11:19pm
September 9, 2014
Roughrider Electric receives $50M in Rural Development loans
BISMARCK -- A southwest North Dakota electrical provider will receive a $50 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to make improvements needed to meet the area’s demand for services. Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director,...
September 9, 2014 - 10:43am
August 20, 2014
MDU customers won’t see rate hike for Mandan turbine project
BISMARCK – Customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities won’t pay more for a new natural gas-fired turbine in Mandan unless the company’s earnings fail to meet projections, according to a settlement agreement approved Wednesday with the North Dakota Public Service Commission. The...
August 20, 2014 - 5:16pm
June 25, 2014
Roughrider Electric scammer claiming customers owe money
HAZEN — Roughrider Electric Cooperative is warning its members about a scam trying to get money. The Hazen-based company said a customer reported a caller claiming to be a Roughrider Electric representative. The caller said the customer owed approximately $600 on her electric bill....
News/crime and courts
June 25, 2014 - 4:27pm
May 13, 2014
Turning toward the deadline: Minnesota Power set to reach renewable-energy mandate 11 years early
DULUTH, Minn. — Talk about meeting a deadline early. This year, Minnesota Power will reach the state mandated-requirement of producing 25...
May 13, 2014 - 10:13pm
February 8, 2014
‘No mistakes were made’ at Killdeer Mountains: NDSU professor claims that historic value of power line path ignored on purpose
FARGO – Call it the second Battle of Killdeer Mountain – a clash between growing power needs associated with the oil boom and preservation of what one historian calls the Gettysburg of the Plains. It’s a clash the power company, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, tried to avoid...
February 8, 2014 - 11:33pm
Straight through the golden nest: Biologists fear power line will disrupt eagles
FARGO — Biologists are concerned that a proposed power transmission line that would skirt the southern Killdeer Mountains in western North...
February 8, 2014 - 11:23pm
November 6, 2013
Basin Electric signs power purchase agreements for southwest ND wind projects
BISMARCK — Basin Electric today signed two power purchase agreements associated with the development of two new wind projects in southwest North Dakota. The combined capacity is 278 megawatts. Infinity Wind Power of Santa Barbara, Calif., is developing the Sunflower Wind...
November 6, 2013 - 9:45am
September 25, 2013
Power company plan could speed Bakken pipeline progress
BISMARCK -- A Duluth, Minn., energy company announced today it plans to create an energy corridor that could efficiently transport oil and natural gas produced in North Dakota and reduce natural gas flaring. ALLETE, an energy company that has a 465-mile electrical transmission line...
September 25, 2013 - 12:27pm