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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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North Dakota airline boardings surpass 1.2M, set record

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 1.2 million passengers came through North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports last year, setting a record for a seventh consecutive year. The state’s western oil boom was a driving factor, with boardings up 23 percent from 2013 in Williston and up 68 percent in Dickinson. Both airports saw upgrades to regional jets and an expansion ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 8, 2015 Not time to give up on Bakken It didn’t take long for Watford City’s Alco store to be repurposed. Home of Economy, a solid business name in North Dakota since 1939, has stepped in and will open a new store there later this month. With oil prices tanking and North Dakota residents trying ...

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Oil Patch influence seen in Jamestown Crime statistics

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By Chris Olson Overall crime statistics for the city of Jamestown are down compared to last year, but Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger said he is seeing some upward trends related to the population increases out west. The Jamestown Police Department released its annual report for 2013. The department responded to 16,661 calls for service in 2013, which is down 3 ...

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Weekend cold breaks records across the Dakotas

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       BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The latest cold snap of the winter shattered records around the Dakotas over the weekend, but a warm-up appears to be in store. In North Dakota, Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Dickinson and Bismarck all set records Saturday or Sunday for record low high temperatures for the date. National Weather Service reports show that ...

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Ethanol plant a go: Work to start in January

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Work will begin on the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant sometime in January, according to information released by the company Thursday. DSA is a planned 65-million-gallon per year renewable fuel plant owned by Great River Energy at Spiritwood. When fully operational, the plant will purchase about 23 million bushels of corn. Along with ethanol, the plant will produce fuel-grade corn ...

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No. 3 Justice Department official to visit Dakotas

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U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the department’s third-highest official, is scheduled to be in Bismarck Monday for the first public hearing of a 12-member task force that will examine the impact of exposure to violence on American Indian and Alaska Native children. West said he plans to take copious notes. “One of the reasons why it’s important for me ...

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ND PSC approves $350 million dollar wind farm in Stutsman County

$350M wind farm approved in Stutsman County By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM   BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a $350 million wind farm in Stutsman County after the project’s developer made changes to accommodate an aerial spraying business. The Courtenay Wind Farm will encompass 21,000 acres with 100 wind turbines generating a total ...

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Construction on $150 million biorefinery near Jamestown underway

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Friday morning marks the next step in making a new biorefinery in North Dakota a reality. A groundbreaking celebration took place on the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy at the build site near Spiritwood and Jamestown, ND. The 65 million-gallon-per-year Dakota Spirit AgEnergy biorefinery will be co-located next to the Spiritwood Station combined heat and power plant. The biorefinery will utilize steam from Spiritwood Station and corn ...

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