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From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
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Is mom being over-medicated in a nursing home?
Dickinson CNA wins state Caregiver Award for going the extra mile
Fentanyl suspected in West Fargo 19-year-old's death, drug so powerful it was cleaned up with hazmat suits
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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
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
Enjoy pizza, meet storybook characters; proceeds going toward Imagination Library
Heart River golf cruises at Bowman Invite
Sickler, Kuntz pace Titans at Charlie Denton Relays
Wall's 42 points help Wizards finish off Hawks
DHS golf in 15th place after East-West Classic first day
Jordheim, Herauf lead Midgets at Charlie Denton Relays
Port: Hey Republicans, put Carlson and Wardner on the bench next session
ERICKSON: Don't just do something
HARROP: Can we think our way past robots?
Port: Things got a little weird at the end of North Dakota’s 2017 session
Port: Former Congressman Rick Berg not ruling out 2018 campaign
Mary Margaret Wolf
Theodore M. Hecker
Mary Margaret Wolf
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
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
September 21, 2013
ND delegations upset with new EPA rules
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a proposal for strict new regulations on carbon emissions from new U.S. power plants, causing some of North Dakota's top politicians to fire back. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., both released statements...
September 21, 2013 - 12:00am
September 13, 2013
Power-hungry Oil Patch creates need for controversial power line
WILLISTON -- The need for power in oil-producing counties is projected to grow more than 1,000 megawatts by 2025, but a proposed transmission line to deliver that electricity is drawing environmental and cultural concerns. The Public Service Commission held a third and final hearing...
September 13, 2013 - 12:00am
July 27, 2013
ND company takes aim at gas flaring
WILLISTON -- Natural gas that would be wasted at a well site here is instead being converted to electricity and delivering power into the electrical...
July 27, 2013 - 12:00am
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