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Amnesty International calls for protest roadblock to be removed
U.S. soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
U.S. FBI to give media some Clinton notes over email use
Hillsboro family living out of camper after tornado rips through home
MontanaGrow turns rocks into fertilizer
crime and courts
nation and world
255 barrels of produced water spills in Billings County
Worker dies on Dakota Access Pipeline
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
Veeder: At the ranch, circle of life can be tough to witness
Texting changes all punctuation rules. Period.
Celebrating the first 100 years: Sacred Heart Monastery observes anniversary of becoming an independent Benedictine commuity
DSU welcomes global exchange students from Pakistan, Tunisia
Field day: Organic matter is ingredient for healthy soil
Dickinson State cross country looks to carry momentum after last season's success
Quarterback Siemian to start for Broncos
Titans QB Jones comfortable in new role
Twins lose 11th straight, fall to Cleveland in 10th
DeLuca iffy for Eastern Washington game in two weeks with shoulder injury
It's a good thing Kaepernick can choose to sit during national anthem
Other Views: TR National Park get OK today?
Port: DHS audit revealed shameful conduct which put children at risk
Omdahl: National interests taking over state initiatives
Monke: Things are turning around at Dickinson State
good bad and ugly
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
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
November 4, 2015
Landowners discuss 87-turbine NextEra wind project in southern Stark County
RURAL DICKINSON -- Landowners offered differing and even split opinions Wednesday night during an open house for an 87-turbine wind project proposed...
November 4, 2015 - 11:19pm
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
September 7, 2015
Farm sees tall trees toppled by weekend wind
Dickinson saw when gusts of 51 mph late Saturday night in early Sunday morning as a thunderstorm moved through the area. The National Weather...
September 7, 2015 - 10:12pm
August 25, 2015
Regulators approve Xcel Energy ownership of southeast N.D. wind farm
BISMARCK – Regulators granted a request Monday by Xcel Energy to take ownership of a 100-turbine wind farm project in southeastern North Dakota, lauding it as the Minneapolis-based utility’s first electrical generation asset in a state where it has done business for more than...
August 25, 2015 - 12:46pm
August 21, 2015
Letter: Stark County group wants wind tower restrictions
The Concerned Citizens for Stark County recently submitted a request to dramatically increase restrictions on wind energy development in Stark County. I believe these restrictions, if approved by the Stark County Commission, would virtually eliminate the potential for wind energy...
August 21, 2015 - 7:03pm
July 30, 2015
Planning and Zoning Board approves wind data tower permit
The Stark County Planning and Zoning Board made a recommendation to approve a series of conditional use permits for the construction of three meteorological towers by NextEra Energy Resources on Thursday at its regular meeting in the Stark County Courthouse. The towers, which would...
July 30, 2015 - 11:38pm
July 29, 2015
Stenehjem urges EPA to delay Waters of the U.S. rule
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s attorney general is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the implementation of the Waters of the U.S. rule. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, along with attorneys general and officials from 30 other states, sent a letter asking the EPA...
July 29, 2015 - 10:34pm
July 28, 2015
Birds displaced by wind turbines, study shows
FARGO — Seven of nine grassland bird species were displaced from breeding habitat on mixed-grass prairies after wind turbines were built at sites in North Dakota and South Dakota, a study found. The U.S. Geological Survey report, recently published in the journal Conservation Biology,...
July 28, 2015 - 11:11pm
July 7, 2015
NextEra granted wind information towers in southern Stark County
At their regular meeting Tuesday, Stark County commissioners approved conditional use permits for two tracts of land in the southern part of the county for wind farm company NextEra Energy Resources to erect two information towers. The 197-foot temporary towers will each sit on separate...
July 7, 2015 - 11:53pm
July 3, 2015
Company wants to operate 75 wind turbines just north of Tioga in Oil Patch
WILLISTON — Cold winters and an industrial-based economy have forced North Dakota to rely on coal to meet demanding electric needs. But now, its sweeping wind gusts are attracting turbines. In efforts to feed the power grid and reap millions of dollars in the process, Lindahl Wind...
July 3, 2015 - 11:53pm
Citizens discuss wind ordinances
After a proposal for an 87-turbine wind farm was struck down by the Stark County Commission in May, the Concerned Citizens of Stark County are looking to amend the county’s wind ordinance as a safeguard for future projects. A public hearing to discuss the wind ordinance was scheduled...
July 3, 2015 - 1:09am
June 26, 2015
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 12, 2015
Montana energy economy dims, but consumers benefit
SIDNEY, Mont. — Montana’s energy economy is dimming, according to reports from both alternative and fossil fuel industries. Coal is on the ropes as U.S. coal energy consumption hits a 24-year low, oil drilling has dropped dramatically in the Bakken and wind energy construction...
June 12, 2015 - 11:12pm
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