Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
Hundreds from across ND to join Women's March near state Capitol
Cannon Ball residents ask pipeline protesters to leave
Widespread flu reported across ND causing at least one death
UPDATE: Suspect still unidentified as friends, colleagues mourn loss of deputy
Trinity thanks community for support last 3 years
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'
DHS wrestling flies past Jamestown
Dickinson High boys basketball survives against Bismarck
Demons stifle Midgets' offense
Heart River downs Trinity with last-minute free throws
Lately, late game scenarios a cinch for Blue Hawks
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
Welle: 15 things I want my children to know about me
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
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 4, 2015
Public meeting concerning wind development being held today
SCHEFIELD -- Residents in Stark and Hettinger counties who have opinions or concerns about wind farm development in the region are encouraged to attend a Hall south of Dickinson. The meeting follows a similar one in November that was hosted by NextEra Energy Resources for its proposed...
December 4, 2015 - 10:51pm
November 24, 2015
Stark County Planning and Zoning approves erection of more wind towers
Three wind data towers were approved unanimously for conditional use permits at a regular Stark County Planning and Zoning Board meeting Tuesday at Stark County Courthouse. Two of the towers were presented by Casey Willis of Delaware-based White Butte Wind Project LLC. The temporary...
November 24, 2015 - 11:40pm
November 18, 2015
Regulators OK wind farm near bald eagle nests
BISMARCK – State utility regulators unanimously approved a wind farm in north-central North Dakota on Wednesday, despite a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisor saying a day earlier that more study was needed on its potential impacts to bald eagles in the area. The...
November 18, 2015 - 3:34pm
November 17, 2015
Proposed N.D. wind farm’s impact on bald eagles needs more study, FWS official says
BISMARCK – A proposed wind farm breezing toward approval by North Dakota regulators deserves more study on its potential risks to bald eagles, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official said Tuesday. “I would not put this in a low-risk category,” Kevin Shelley, ecological...
November 17, 2015 - 8:40pm
November 9, 2015
First turbines becomes operational at Thunder Spirit Wind Farm near Hettinger
HETTINGER — The first of 43 turbines at ALLETE Clean Energy's 10,000-acre Thunder Spirit wind farm in Adams County has begun generating renewable energy. The first turbine went online Oct. 21 and was followed quickly by four more. ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE...
November 9, 2015 - 5:36pm
October 29, 2015
Thunder Spirit wind farm near Hettinger ‘right on schedule’
HETTINGER -- A wind farm along the southern border of the state is on track to be completed by the end of the year. The Thunder Spirit Wind...
October 29, 2015 - 11:29pm
October 21, 2015
Bald eagles delaying Rolette wind farm permit
BISMARCK – Bald eagles have put the brakes on a proposed wind farm in North Dakota as state regulators seek input on how the towers with their spinning blades could impact the national bird. Rolette Power Development LLC applied to the state Public Service Commission in March...
October 21, 2015 - 3:52pm
October 8, 2015
Residents of N.D. oil town split on proposed wind farm
TIOGA, N.D. – The first wind farm proposed for oil-rich northwest North Dakota has area residents divided, with some advocating for renewable...
October 8, 2015 - 7:53pm
August 28, 2015
Stark Co. Planning and Zoning Board rejects stricter wind farm regulations
The Stark County Planning and Zoning Board rejected a series of proposed amendments to the county’s Zoning Ordinance, which called for stricter regulations on wind farms, at its regular meeting Thursday in front of a crowd of citizens that were divided on the topic. In its place,...
August 28, 2015 - 12:06am
August 26, 2015
Blade-signing event heralds wind farm near Hettinger
HETTINGER — More than 100 people turned out to a public blade signing that officially introduced the community to Allete Clean Energy, a company...
August 26, 2015 - 12:13am
NextEra Energy still searching for potential wind farm location in southwest ND
The company that withdrew its application to build a $250 million wind farm in eastern Stark County isn't giving up on southwest North Dakota. A spokesperson for Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources said Thursday that it is "looking at multiple options" in the area for a future...
June 26, 2015 - 11:56am
June 2, 2015
Brand: Stark County wind farm would benefit residents
I farmed and ranched south of Taylor for almost 70 years. I recently leased my land to NextEra and was thrilled when I was told that I might get several wind turbines on my land. I felt as if I’d finally gotten my oil well. If the wind farm is approved, landowners with wind towers...
June 2, 2015 - 11:13pm
May 18, 2015
Today's poll question: Do you think Stark County commissioners should have approved the proposed Dickinson Wind Farm project between Gladstone and Richardton?
In what has been a controversial and ongoing conversation since late last year, the Stark County Commission voted down a proposed 87-turbine wind project from NextEra Energy Resources at its regular meeting last week. Yet the wind farm isn't dead. The state Public Service Commission...
May 18, 2015 - 11:50am
May 9, 2015
Letter: Vote out leaders who don’t respect private property rights
I realize this is a very controversial subject, and I have friends on both sides. However, I believe this needs to be said. I should mention, I do not benefit from wind energy. I personally think that wind energy is a farce. It is government subsidized and not a dependable source...
May 9, 2015 - 9:44pm
April 14, 2015
Letter: Don’t make the same mistake our county made
Stark County citizens, I am writing to you as a former county commissioner who aided in the 2011 negotiations and agreements with a wind energy company in Tipton County, Ind. I was open to wind farm development in a small section of the county because there was little opposition...
April 14, 2015 - 5:51pm