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New CO2 rules threaten North Dakota prosperity

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s “continued prosperity” is at stake and the state’s $4 billion lignite industry is in “mortal danger” due to new federal rules mandating a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants, an industry official told lawmakers Tuesday. “The magnitude of this problem is greater than anything we’ve ever dealt with,” Lignite Energy Council President ...

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A look at Obama’s final budget proposal for 2017

A look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here’s a look at each agency and department: ENERGY DEPARTMENT Up or down? Up 6.8 percent Highlight: — As part of a pledge following the 2015 Paris climate summit to double spending on clean energy research and development by 2021, the budget would spend $7.7 billion ...

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Utility reduces steep rate increase for Montana customers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A utility serving 26,000 eastern Montana customers scaled back its proposal for a steep rate hike on Monday, just a day before the matter was scheduled to go before state regulators for a public hearing. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. planned to file a new application with the Montana Public Service Commission reducing the proposed rate hike from ...

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Trade between U.S. and Mexico grows using Ports‐to‐Plains Alliance

Mexico is the No. 2 export market for U.S. goods.  In 2014 the U.S. exported over $75.5 billion in goods by truck to the entirety of Mexico. Ports‐to‐Plains Alliance Corridor connects Mexico with Texas and beyond.  Three border crossings serve the Ports‐to‐Plains Alliance Corridor: Del Rio/Acuña; Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras; and Laredo/Nuevo Laredo. These three crossings will be referred to as the PTP ...

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North Dakota Safety Council recognizes Champions for Safety

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) recognized individuals who are champions for safety in their workplaces and communities at the 2016 Ceremony of Champions. The event took place Thursday, Feb. 4 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Bismarck Event Center Exhibit Hall. Special guests included North Dakota Attorney General, Wayne Stenehjem, and WBI Energy Vice ...

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31st Annual Sport & Recreation Show scheduled for March 18-20

Williston, N.D. – The 31st Annual Sport & Recreation Show will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center March 18-20, 2016. The show is produced by the Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) each year as a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the Williston Police Department, community events and event equipment for Williston. “We have some great returning vendors who ...

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