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Gasoline prices take another big jump in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gasoline prices continue to rise in North Dakota by more than a dime a week. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas rose about 11 cents per gallon in the last week, after rising nearly 11 cents per gallon the previous week and more than 12 cents the week before that. The average ...

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Man who killed fellow oil worker wants to be free man

MINOT, N.D. — A Texas man who stabbed to death a fellow oil field worker in a North Dakota hotel about four years ago is seeking to be released from state supervision. Thirty-seven-year-old Charles Davis, of Trinity, Texas, acknowledged killing 48-year-old Donald Flowers, of Wichita Falls, Texas, in a conference room at the Candlewood Suites in Minot in March 2011. ...

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ND regulators approve transfer of wind project to Xcel

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators approved the ownership transfer Monday of an unfinished $300 million wind farm project in the southeastern part of the state to a Minneapolis utility. The Public Service Commission approved the transfer of the Courtenay Wind Farm near Jamestown from Edina, Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy to Xcel Energy. The three-member panel approved the 100-turbine project for ...

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North Dakota July airline boardings down 4 percent from 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — Boardings at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in July dropped about 4 percent from the previous year. The state Aeronautics Commission reports Dickinson had the biggest percentage drop, of just under 30 percent. Minot saw the biggest drop in actual passengers, with about 3,700 fewer boardings than in July 2014. Airports in Fargo, Grand Forks and ...

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Minnesota electric co-op opens ethanol plant in North Dakota

The nation’s first new corn ethanol plant in more than five years — in Spiritwood, N.D. — has gone into commercial operation, its owner said Friday. Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, 78 percent owned by a Minnesota cooperative power company, is a 65 million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant built next to one of the electric utility’s coal-fired power plants. It supplies steam to produce ...

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June airline passenger numbers down in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Passenger numbers in June at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports were down 2.6 percent over the same month a year ago. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission says there were 97,502 boardings in the month, a decrease of 2,613 passengers from June 2014. The agency says airline boardings at Dickinson, Fargo, Minot and Williston were down over ...

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Biofuel beets meetings scheduled in 3 North Dakota cities

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding educational meetings in three cities this week. KOVC radio reports that the Green Vision Group meetings are Tuesday in Valley City and Jamestown and Thursday in Carrington. Beets used to produce biofuel are different from the sugar beets grown ...

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Sinner says Republican wave too much to overcome

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat said his loss to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer by 30,000 votes shows that the outcome was “meant to be.” George Sinner says he believed the race would be closer, but his campaign was outspent as the election drew near and Cramer rode the Republican wave to ...

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Polls opening across ND for midterm election

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Polls are opening across North Dakota for the midterm election. Polling sites are open in most counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time Tuesday. Lines had formed by opening time in Fargo, the state’s largest city. The National Weather Service forecast indicates favorable conditions, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Voters will ...

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