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Sanders tells supporters to back Clinton
Hiker rescued from national park was climbing off-trail butte
Pet store turnover: WOOFTA to fill gap left by shuttered Zoo Zone Pets
Highway 85 four-lane proposal draws mixed responses
Becklund to be second-in-command for N.D. Guard
crime and courts
nation and world
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Irsfeld: Where to turn for relief from joint pain, arthritis
Former Vikings WR Jennings retires after 10 seasons
Latest injury pushes offensive tackle Loadholt into retirement
Cubs land closer Chapman from Yankees
Rookie QB Wentz to walk fine line as Eagles camp opens
Murphy: Carson Wentz and the uncertainty inherent in young quarterbacks
Monke: We need more visits like Giancarlo's
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
McFeely: Sorry, Chancellor Hagerott, individuals matter
Letter: Election results upset the status quo
Letter: Some North Dakotans welcome EPA rule state officials are fighting
good bad and ugly
Anton "Tony" Kralicek
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
June 27, 2013
State leaders back coal, oppose Obama's speech
If there really is a war on coal, as some suggest, then North Dakota's governor and senior senator are on the front lines. Continuing his opposition to President Barack Obama's speech outlining his administration's climate change strategy, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., released a joint...
June 27, 2013 - 12:00am
May 17, 2013
Utilities, cooperatives prompted to boost capacity
BISMARCK -- Ample supplies of natural gas, and sharp increases in demand for electricity in North Dakota's Oil Patch, have prompted utilities and cooperatives to boost capacity. Basin Electric Power Cooperative will build six 5-megawatt gas peaking plants for a total of 270 megawatts...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Xcel Energy plans natural gas-fired plants near Fargo
FARGO -- Xcel Energy is proposing two new natural gas-fired power plants 70 miles south of here to meet electricity needs at times of peak demand. If approved by regulators, the two units, each capable of generating up to 215 megawatts of electricity, would be built near Hankinson...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
May 4, 2013
Wind energy revival: Projects proposed for 2013 would up ND's capacity 41 percent
The extension of a key federal subsidy late last year has helped revive interest in developing new wind energy projects in North Dakota, based on documents filed with state regulators. So far, five companies have filed letters of intent with the state's Public Service Commission,...
May 4, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2012
Electric rates not falling along with fuel costs
NEW YORK (AP) -- A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lower rates for customers. Instead, U.S. electricity prices are going up. Electricity prices are forecast to rise slightly this summer....
July 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
North Dakota regulators bow out of tribal electric dispute
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota regulators concluded Thursday that they lack authority to intervene in a dispute about which of two utilities will supply electricity to a tribal casino on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. The Public Service Commission's decision may have broader...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas
NEW YORK (AP) -- America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. The fuel that powered the U.S. from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
SD wind project limited by lack of power lines
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- North Dakota is expected to add hundreds of megawatts of wind energy this year, while development has slowed to a near...
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
December 29, 2011
Coal groups paying $500K for lawsuit
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota utilities and coal interests agreed to pay up to $500,000 of the state's cost in challenging a Minnesota law that restricts imports of coal-generated electricity, but the state will still bear the brunt of the expense, documents show. North Dakota has...
December 29, 2011 - 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...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
November 11, 2011
Basin Electric plans line in western ND oil patch
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A big player in North Dakota's coal country is moving into the state's oil patch. Bismarck-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative owns two coal-fired power plants. Basin plans to build a 190-mile electrical transmission line to fuel a growing demand for power...
November 11, 2011 - 7:36am
April 7, 2010
Repair crews await orders after massive outages
Press Photo by Beth Wischmeyer Chad Laurich, Lucas Pawlosky and Matt Kober, all of Michigan and employees with Great Lakes Line Builders, Inc.,...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Letter: U.S. needs a cap on carbon
With Congress delaying action, North Dakota desperately needs its delegation to step forward with a solution that will give our state the opportunity to thrive while helping solve the problem of climate change. With its world-class wind energy resource, North Dakota is well positioned...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Issues with a transmission line left communities in southwestern North Dakota including Mott, New England and Regent without power Tuesday night. Jack Zettel, the electric superintendent with Montana-Dakota Utilities, said the power was out from 9:40 p.m. until around midnight. Crews...
February 26, 2009 - 11:34pm