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Press Pass: Saturday, August 6

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Power generated by wind adds to grid, but it’s still backup to coal in North Dakota

The 300 megawatts of power soon to be generated by 159 wind turbines in Stark and Hettinger counties won’t necessarily power homes and businesses in North Dakota or any other specific place, power purchaser Basin Electric Power Cooperative says.

Basin Electric will take the energy produced and put it into the energy grid.

9 Dickinson businesses fail alcohol compliance checks

Nine of 26 Dickinson establishments failed their alcohol compliances checks this quarter.

The Southwest Coalition of Safe Communities along with Southwestern District Health Unit, Dickinson Police Department and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted alcohol compliance checks in the City of Dickinson.

Dickinson entrepreneurs design new cooler

Dickinson entrepreneur Gordon Christensen thinks the standard cooler used by campers, ranchers and oilfield workers needs an update.

“There had to be something better,” he said. “Something that can keep your food from getting wet while it sits in the cooler and the ice melts.”

Former worker says lake at risk of oil leak, pipeline contractor defends workmanship

A former crew member on an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota claims that pipe installed under Lake Sakakawea was not properly inspected and he fears the lake could be at risk.

But the owner of the pipeline contracting company stands by the work and says the claims are false accusations made by workers who were fired.

Mary Shown

Mary Shown began working for The Press as the Assistant Editor in April 2016.  An Indiana University alum, she graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and biology minor. While at IU, she contributed to the campus newspaper, The Indiana Daily Student, on special publications and was active on the school's western equestrian team. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Dickinson, wandering through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and spending time with her new dog, Lady. If you see her around town be sure to say hello! 

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