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Appeals court upholds ruling against Minnesota power law

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with North Dakota interests on Wednesday in affirming a lower court ruling that bars Minnesota from enforcing key sections of its 2007 law restricting new power generation from coal. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act illegally regulates out-of-state utilities. Minnesota’s ...

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North Dakota regulators OK Xcel Energy settlement refund

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Xcel Energy customers in North Dakota will get a refund as part of an ongoing settlement in the utility’s dispute with the federal government over the storage of spent nuclear fuel. The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved the refund, which totals about $700,000 and will average about $3 per customer. The Minneapolis-based utility ...

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MDU Resources Group lays off workers, cuts other positions

BISMARCK, N.D. — MDU Resources Group Inc. has laid off seven employees in its Bismarck corporate office after the sale of its oil company. MDU, a diversified natural resource company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, announced the sale of its Fidelity Exploration and Production properties in November to generate capital to fund investments at its other subsidiaries. The ...

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2 ND electric cooperatives get loans for infrastructure work

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s congressional delegation says $57 million in federal loans have been given to a pair of North Dakota electrical cooperatives for improvements to electrical infrastructure in their service areas. The delegation says the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a loan of $30 million to the North Central Electric Cooperative and a $27 million loan to Burke-Divide ...

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North Dakota regulators mull utility’s gas rate increase

BISMARCK, N.D. — Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. wants a $2.6 million increase in its natural gas rates to help cover the cost of its increased investment in natural gas facilities in North Dakota. The Bismarck-based utility, which serves more than 107,000 North Dakota customers in 74 communities, is asking the state Public Service Commission to grant the increase that would raise ...

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ND regulators refuse to endorse Minnesota solar projects

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota utility regulators said Wednesday that ratepayers shouldn’t get stuck paying for expensive and unneeded solar-generated electricity from neighboring Minnesota. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc., which has about 87,000 customers in North Dakota, is proposing a trio of solar projects to comply with Minnesota’s mandate that investor-owned utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from the sun ...

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