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North Dakota PSC hosting conference of energy regulators

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is hosting a conference of energy regulators from 14 states. The three-day Mid-America Regulatory Conference begins Monday in Bismarck and brings together utility and energy regulatory agencies in states from the Dakotas to Texas. North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk was elected president of the group last year. The ...

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Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz to speak at oil conference

BISMARCK, N.D. — Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference at the Bismarck Civic Center. The 24th annual conference is scheduled for May 24-26. It will bring together experts of the oil industry to talk about innovative technologies, regulations and other key issues affecting the market. More than two dozen ...

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North Dakota now has an artificial state Christmas tree

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Christmas tree at North Dakota’s state Capitol this year is plastic, a move made to reduce the fire risk, officials said. It’s Memorial Hall’s first fake Christmas tree since the building was completed in 1934, about four years after the original statehouse burned down. “The fire department has been on us about replacing the real trees ...

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Bismarck university developing 4-year engineering program

BISMARCK, N.D. — The University of Mary is developing a four-year engineering degree program in response to a growing demand for engineers in the western North Dakota oil patch. Mary students who major in engineering currently have to transfer to the University of Minnesota for their senior year. “When students do their internships and school east, it is a very ...

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Co-chairs chosen to head fundraising for governor’s mansion

BISMARCK, N.D. — A state Republican party official and a freshman Democratic state representative will co-chair a committee tasked with raising $1 million in private donations that will go toward the construction of a new $5 million home for North Dakota’s first family. Jim Poolman, a former GOP legislator and state insurance commissioner from Bismarck, and Rep. Pamela Anderson, a ...

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$6.5 million housing complex planned for downtown Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. — A planned $6.5 million apartment complex aims to help alleviate a housing shortage in downtown Bismarck. The Bismarck Renaissance Authority is planning the 30-unit complex for people age 55 and older. It’s to be built on an empty lot in the heart of downtown where a car dealership once stood. The concept includes 18 one-bedroom and 12 ...

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North Dakota attorney general to release annual crime report

BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is slated to release North Dakota’s annual crime report. Stenehjem will release the document on Wednesday at the state Capitol in Bismarck. The annual report provides statistics for crimes ranging from murder to car thefts. Data show crime has increased in recent years in the state. Stenehjem has said crime has increased in ...

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