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Judge strikes down ND fetal heartbeat abortion law

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a North Dakota law that would have created the strictest abortion ban in the nation, calling the prohibition on fetal-heartbeat abortions “an invalid and unconstitutional law.”

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When the turbines stop turning: ND regulators mull ‘financial assurance’ to cover costs of wind turbine decommissioning

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — For more than a decade, they have towered like workhorses over the prairie, their spinning blades catching the wind and converting it to electricity.
Now, for the first time, the North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Texas competition, winter, to limit ND oil production, study says

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — North Dakota oil production, which is poised to break the 1 million barrels per day benchmark, will peak at 1.2 million to 1.5 million barrels per day over the next five years, limited by winter weather and competition from Texas, a Bismarc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Texas competition, winter, to limit ND oil production, study says

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — North Dakota oil production, which is poised to break the 1 million barrels per day benchmark, will peak at 1.2 million to 1.5 million barrels per day over the next five years, limited by winter weather and competition from Texas, a Bismarc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Power line through battlefield study area could get state’s blessing today

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A controversial plan to run about 200 miles of high-voltage power lines across part of western North Dakota — including the study area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers — could win the blessing of state uti…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Power line through battlefield study area could get state’s blessing today

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A controversial plan to run about 200 miles of high-voltage power lines across part of western North Dakota — including the study area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers — could win the blessing of state uti…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Late rush of Democrats adds to legislative contests: 19 districts have both parties on ballot

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A late rush of Democrats filing for office means North Dakota voters will see contested races in all but five of the 24 legislative districts on the ballot in the June 10 primary election.
All odd-numbered districts are up for election …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Late rush of Democrats adds to legislative contests: 19 districts have both parties on ballot

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A late rush of Democrats filing for office means North Dakota voters will see contested races in all but five of the 24 legislative districts on the ballot in the June 10 primary election.
All odd-numbered districts are up for election …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC gets $3M in grants to reclaim abandoned mines

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has received more than $3 million in federal grants, and some  will go toward a reclamation project in the southwest corner of the state.

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Sur…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC gets $3M in grants to reclaim abandoned mines

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has received more than $3 million in federal grants, and some  will go toward a reclamation project in the southwest corner of the state.

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Sur…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com