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'May we never forget that immigration is a blessing and a strength,' George W. Bush says
Minot man, 26, found naked and dead on top of RV
ND universities ask Senate for changes to research bill
Whales keep eating plastic, dying. This one's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash
Computer science, cybersecurity teacher bill moves ahead after unanimous approval in ND House and Senate
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Shopko to close all retail locations in ND
Tank leak causes brine, oil spill in Divide County, ND
Probe of FAA's oversight of Boeing 737 began before second crash
NDSU lobbies for new $78 million ag research center
2018 a record year for canola in North Dakota
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Report: Unsafe levels of coal ash contamination found in North Dakota groundwater
New Energy presses on with ND cellulosic ethanol plant plans
Rob Port: Public Service Commission says North Dakotans can be charged for green energy policies in other states
EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants
Truce or not, US soy, liquefied natural gas look unappetizing now for China
It's the Year of the Pig. Is it also the year fake pork takes off in China?
6 ways parents and schools can tackle the spike in teen suicide
Does a church matter? For some congregations, nontraditional settings like former motels and auto shops have become religious gathering places
Security sniffer: Detection canines keep schools safe
Mental health problems rise significantly among young Americans
Kindred freshman Duchscherer headlines North Dakota Class B girls all-state first team
Rambousek, Fridley, Deguzman qualify for USA Gymnastics Region 4 Championships
No firms plans, but former Twins manager Molitor not ready to be done
With Kepler leading off, Twins' lineup seems to be taking shape
Jared Spurgeon doesn't brag... so his Wild teammates do it for him
Port: Maybe North Dakotans and Minnesotans turn down heating assistance because they think self-sufficiency is a good thing
Plain Talk Podcast: Is it OK to treat people differently based on their race?
Port: Is North Dakota’s first openly gay lawmaker an anti-gay bigot?
Port: The left’s new anti-fossil fuel McCarthyism
Port: Governor Burgum blasts 'disingenuous' legislators over revenue picture, and he’s right
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New weightlifting studio sees early success
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Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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February 24, 2019
McFeely: In ND coal country, bankruptcy threatens retiree health care benefits
The letters submitted to Judge David R. Jones of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston are heartbreaking. There are hundreds of them from coal...
February 24, 2019 - 5:43pm
December 3, 2018
EPA to meet with North Dakota coal, oil industries in Bismarck
BISMARCK — The Environmental Protection Agency will host roundtable discussions on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Bismarck with the state’s coal and oil industries and the North Dakota Department of Health. The meetings, announced by the EPA on Monday, Dec. 3, are open to the public. The...
December 3, 2018 - 5:31pm
October 11, 2018
Coal-fired power plant demolished in central ND
STANTON, N.D. -- Leveled in less than 30 seconds, Stanton Station coal-fired power plant, the oldest in Great River Energy’s North Dakota fleet,...
October 11, 2018 - 5:19pm
August 24, 2018
Aging coal plants get new life under Trump plan
Tucked inside the Trump administration's plan to ease carbon dioxide limits is a change that could breathe new life into scores of aging coal...
August 24, 2018 - 8:22am
August 21, 2018
ND coal group welcomes new power plant emissions rule while environmentalist derides industry's 'gift'
BISMARCK — North Dakota politicians and the head of its coal industry group welcomed a proposed Trump administration rule on power plant...
August 21, 2018 - 5:20pm
June 15, 2018
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
The Trump administration's plan for reviving coal power plants is unlikely to resurrect mining jobs but may boost the president's support among...
June 15, 2018 - 5:15am
June 1, 2018
Trump said to prepare lifeline for money-losing coal plants
Trump administration officials are making plans to order grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal and nuclear plants in an effort...
June 1, 2018 - 6:45am
April 6, 2018
Need for abandoned mine program continues in ND, but future uncertain
BISMARCK—About $1.6 million will be dedicated this year to stabilize collapsing underground coal mines in central and western North Dakota,...
April 6, 2018 - 9:56pm
April 4, 2018
State makes recommendations on federal carbon regulations
BISMARCK—The public has until April 26 to comment on the proposed repeal of Obama-era regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. For North Dakota's part, state environmental health regulators are calling for repeal and a new rule that would be driven...
April 4, 2018 - 6:12pm
February 16, 2018
Commentary: Air pollution in North Dakota, an oil and coal state, is down 25 percent over the last 5 years
To hear some environmental activists put it, you’d think North Dakota were an industrial wasteland where energy industry titans are allowed...
February 16, 2018 - 10:25am
January 10, 2018
North Dakota coal production up in 2017
BISMARCK—Coal production climbed to its highest point in nearly a decade at North Dakota's five lignite mines last year, an industry group...
January 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
January 9, 2018
Industry 'disappointed' by rejection of federal coal proposal
BISMARCK — The hopes of North Dakota's coal industry were dashed Monday, Jan. 8, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously...
January 9, 2018 - 5:42pm
September 18, 2017
North Dakota's energy portfolio diverse, leaders say
Oil may be North Dakota's largest money maker when it comes to energy, but it certainly isn't the state's only source of income. North Dakota...
September 18, 2017 - 11:22pm
September 1, 2017
North Dakota coal country sees some optimism under Trump
UNDERWOOD, N.D.—As Jeremy Eckroth drove across a moon-like landscape in central North Dakota, a massive dragline excavator came into view....
September 1, 2017 - 1:29pm
August 24, 2017
Coal push may be disaster insurance the grid doesn't need
If all hell breaks loose on the U.S. power grid -- a terrorist blows up a key natural gas pipeline, say, in the midst of a frigid winter -- how...
August 24, 2017 - 12:43pm