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Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes
AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs
Obama trolls Trump over 'mean tweet' on late-night TV
Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained
Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead
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Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Siemian, Broncos ruin Osweiler's homecoming
Dickinson State women's basketball has sights set on NSAA crown
Dickinson State cross country shows well at Mt. Marty Invite
Hype building for No. 17 UND football vs. Weber State on Saturday
One year after Saunders' death, heartbroken players give him credit for bringing emerging elite team together
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Martin R. Harnisch
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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
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
Hearing set for wind farm
BISMARCK - The sure-to-be contentious hearings on a proposed wind farm east of Dickinson have been set by the North Dakota Public Service Commission....
April 14, 2015 - 2:17pm