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Sulfuric acid spill prompts shutdown of ND 49 near Beulah

BEULAH, N.D. — North Dakota Transportation Department officials have closed state Highway 49 near Beulah due to the crash of a semitrailer hauling sulfuric acid. Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Iverson says acid spilled in the ditch about 4 miles south of Beulah. He says it’s unknown how much spilled and if there’s any environmental damage. The unidentified driver was taken ...

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Electric, gas provider MDU Resources hires new utility CEO

BISMARCK, N.D.  — Bismarck, North Dakota-based MDU Resources Group Inc. has promoted Nicole Kivisto as its president and CEO of the corporation’s utility group companies. That operation includes Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Great Plains Natural Gas Co., Cascade Natural Gas Corp. and Intermountain Gas Co. The companies serve more than 1 million electric and natural gas customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, ...

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Former postmaster in North Dakota sentenced

BISMARCK, N.D. — A former postmaster in North Dakota has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misappropriation of postal funds that he said he used to meet the high cost of living in the state’s oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Edmund J. Sharp IV was also ordered to pay restitution for the $7,500 he stole from the ...

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North Dakota power plant off line after fire


BEULAH, N.D. — No one was hurt in a fire at the Coyote Station power plant near Beulah in western North Dakota. Minnesota-based Otter Tail Power Co. says in a statement that a mechanical failure about 5 a.m. Thursday led to the fire. The cause of the equipment failure was not immediately determined. Vice president Jan Rudolf says Otter Tail ...

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Letter: Coal vital to mix of energy


By: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp When asked why I am so passionate about making sure our energy policies work for coal, I point out two numbers: 80 and 13,000. Coal provides nearly 80 percent of North Dakota’s electricity and supports more than 13,000 jobs in our state. Abundant, affordable coal-generated electricity is vitally important to North Dakotans now, and will be for ...

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Bakken Briefings


Changing Ray The city of Ray could look very different in five years. City Planner Brent Moore has been working with Ray’s Planning Commission over the past six months to develop a comprehensive plan, with the highway corridor and Main Street targeted as growth areas. Moore said comprehensive plans focus on a design for growth rather than how any specific ...

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Dunn County says battlefield study too big


By Lauren Donovan KILLDEER, N.D. — The Dunn County Commission said it can’t support a study of the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield in its present wide-angled scope, but left the door open for one on a smaller scale. The study under the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program sets out a 17,000-acre area to be investigated for how and where ...

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EPA chief in ND today to talk coal, ethanol; McCarthy met with governor on Thursday


By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will meet with North Dakota officials today in Bismarck and Beulah to address recent EPA rules and proposals for coal and corn-based ethanol and talk about the importance of seeking an all-of-the-above energy strategy, said U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who is hosting EPA Administrator ...

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Letter: Tom Isern’s assertions are absurd

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By: Paul M. Sukut, INFORUM The Forum’s Feb. 9 article “Historic value of power-line path knowingly ignored, professor claims,” along with the Feb. 14 editorial, “Power line dispute a symptom,” and accompanying cartoon, contain bold assertions by Tom Isern, historian-director of the Center for Cultural Heritage Renewal at North Dakota State University. The article refers to Basin Electric’s proposed Antelope Valley ...

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