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December 22, 2015
Stark County approves permit for wind farm
Both the Stark County Planning and Zoning Board and the County Commission approved a conditional use permit for a wind farm to be erected in southern Stark County on Tuesday morning during their respective regular and special meetings at the Stark County Courthouse. The planning and...
December 22, 2015 - 12:33pm
December 18, 2015
Congress kills U.S. oil export ban, boosts solar, wind power
WASHINGTON -- Congress voted on Friday to repeal the 40-year-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil in an energy policy shift sought by Republicans as part of a bipartisan deal that also provided unprecedented tax incentives for wind and solar power. The Senate, on a 65-33 vote, approved...
December 18, 2015 - 6:05pm
Letter: There’s little evidence to suggest wind farm would hurt Stark County
There’s little evidence to suggest wind farm would hurt Stark County We’re asking the Stark County Commission and Zoning Board to please support county landowners, the New England School District, Basin Electric and future generations by allowing permits to create the Brady Wind...
December 18, 2015 - 6:02pm
Letter: Build wind farms where they are needed
Stark County currently has 22 people per square mile. The only other North Dakota county that has a wind farm close to as many people per square mile is Morton County, which has 14 per square mile. Morton County’s population is primarily around the county seat of Mandan. Stark...
December 18, 2015 - 6:01pm
December 16, 2015
Wind energy deal would extend tax credit
GRAND FORKS -- The wind energy industry welcomed a congressional deal announced this week that would extend federal tax credits for wind projects. The extension of the production tax credit is tied to a provision lifting the ban on exporting U.S. crude oil, which is part of an overall...
December 16, 2015 - 6:02pm
December 15, 2015
Letter: Wrong decision on wind farm would hurt Stark County
Having been born and raised in Stark County and traveling through western North Dakota for 20 years serving the oil business, I was always proud of how our county got it right by making the best choices for developing Stark County. Once again they will have a choice in front of them....
December 15, 2015 - 5:50pm
December 14, 2015
Letter: Working with NextEra has been great
Swenson, Hagen & Co., headquartered in Bismarck, is working on the Brady I and II wind farm in Stark and Hettinger counties. We have had the pleasure of working with NextEra Energy for the past 10 years on multiple wind farms in North and South Dakota. As a NextEra Energy Resources...
December 14, 2015 - 10:22pm
Letter: Clearing up misconceptions about wind farms
As an operator of a family farm and member of the community directly impacted by the Brady Wind farm, I would like to offer my support of the project. There are complaints that are common with the erection of a wind farm and I will attempt to explain some and why these are not an...
December 14, 2015 - 10:21pm
December 11, 2015
Letter: Wind energy development benefits Stark County
Several months ago, the Stark County Commission denied a wind farm permit application by NextEra Energy that would have brought millions of dollars into Stark County coffers, school district budgets, landowners’ pockets and businesses throughout the county. Hopefully, the Brady...
December 11, 2015 - 5:56pm
December 8, 2015
Letter: Do landowners who want wind farm have rights?
To begin this letter, I am still saddened by all the good Stark County property taxpayers for their great loss caused by the rejection of the first NextEra wind project. This wind farm would be up and producing electric power this month and would have been constructed on a near-perfect...
December 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
December 7, 2015
Wind opponents speak out: Brady Wind project discussed at community-organized meeting
SCHEFIELD -- Around 50 people gathered Saturday night at Schefield Hall to present reasons to their neighbors why they should reject a proposed...
December 7, 2015 - 10:25am
December 5, 2015
Letter: Take a lesson from Iowa and don’t allow wind farms
It is with interest that I have been following the attempts by wind turbine producers to convince landowners and local governments to allow placement of generators in our area. I was born and raised in Iowa, where for the last 20-plus years there have been giant wind turbine fields...
December 5, 2015 - 9:14am
Letter: Brady Wind Project would serve Stark County community well
Recently, a letter to the editor (“Brady Wind Project already causing issues near Lefor”) raised a number of concerns about our proposed Brady Wind Project that merit a response. NextEra Energy Resources and North Dakota have a longtime relationship that spans as far back as...
December 5, 2015 - 9:13am
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
December 2, 2015
Letter: Brady Wind project already causing issues near Lefor
The Brady Wind Energy Project has already affected my health. I wake up in the middle of the night. It’s the first thought that pops into my head, causing anxiety. Have any of you ever experienced a relationship that the Lefor community and surrounding area have with each other....
December 2, 2015 - 5:42pm