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Black Hills Corp. completes purchase of SourceGas Holdings

Evening and night views of natural gas fired electric generation plant, Pueblo, Colorado. (Image courtesy of Black Hills Energy)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota-based Black Hills Corp. says it has completed its purchase of Colorado-based SourceGas Holdings. Black Hills Corp. serves 792,000 natural gas and electric utility customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. SourceGas is a natural gas utility serving about 425,000 customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. Utility commissions in ...

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Cramer – Obama’s budget asking for money to wage war on fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer criticized President Obama’s request for an additional $12 million for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). Its purpose is to enforce civil and criminal environmental laws and programs. This 11 percent increase is the largest requested out of all the Department of Justice’s divisions. Central among the ENRD responsibilities ...

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Meetings on EPA’s Clean Power Plan canceled for now

A pre-historic man takes his fossil for a walk near Belvidere, South Dakota. (Image: Jason Mrachina via Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental and Natural Resources is cancelling public meetings on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan in light of the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a stay this week. The meetings had been scheduled to fulfil EPA’s public participation requirements on its plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants. The first ...

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1st annual Bakken X Trek coming to Williston

Bakken X Trek, northwest North Dakota’s premiere and homegrown obstacle terrain race, announces its first annual Obstacle Design Challenge to honor professional and amateur designers who want to make their mark by submitting a design concept for our region’s “filthiest 5k.” In its inaugural year in 2015, the race featured 30 obstacles offering a range of difficulty for participants. The ...

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Court’s stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term. The high court’s stay allows the Democrat’s re-election campaign to avoid — for now — the thicket of political thorns growing out of the debate over the future ...

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Cramer statement on Supreme Court’s stay of Clean Power Plan

Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments today after the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 5 to 4, voted to block enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation is underway to determine if the proposed regulations violate the U.S. Constitution. “Thankfully, the Supreme Court voted to stay the EPA’s implementation of the Clean ...

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South Dakota officials laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants. Justices have put the rules on hold while a legal challenge proceeds. The White House issued a statement saying it disagreed with the decision. President Barack Obama last August ...

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ND Department of Health provides Zika Virus guidance for travelers

 BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) offers guidance for residents who are contemplating or planning to travel to areas of the world where the Zika virus is being transmitted. Zika virus has been of special concern to pregnant women. An up-to-date list of destinations with confirmed Zika transmission can be found at www.ndhealth.gov/disease/zika. People are encouraged ...

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