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ND PSC race draws allegations of corruption, extremism

November 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK With most returns in, Republican state Sen. Randy Christmann held a sizable lead over Democrat Brad Crabtree for the state’s open Public Service Commission seat. Continue Reading

Brad Crabtree, Bismarck, column: Endorsement misled on Christmann

November 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In endorsing Randy Christmann for public service commissioner, Forum Communications, the Herald’s parent company, disregarded its own editorial positions and misled its 150,000 readers statewide by knowingly withholding important information. Continue Reading

Randy Christmann, Hazen, N.D., letter: Crabtree ignores own standards

November 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

My opponent has focused his campaign on a myriad of false accusations of wrongdoing. His claims of illegal contributions simply are not true. Continue Reading

Democratic rally in Dickinson

November 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

State Senate candidate Shirley Meyer, D-Dickinson, center, introduces a crowd of supporters to Democrats Brad Crabtree, a candidate for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, and Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Senate candidate, during a final rally Friday at Dakota Diner in Dickinson. Continue Reading

PSC candidate sees Grand Forks green projects

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Public Service Commission candidate Brad Crabtree was in Grand Forks to discuss energy efficiency and green energy jobs with Mayor Mike Brown on Wednesday. Continue Reading

PSC candidate says ND should encourage energy savings

September 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s Democratic candidate for the state Public Service Commission says the agency should do much more to promote energy conservation. Continue Reading

Corruption in the Public Service Commission? Industry donations made to commissioners widespread

August 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK NextEra Energy needed approval for a wind farm. BNI Coal was facing penalties for environmental rules. The Arthur Companies needed a license for a grain elevator. Continue Reading

North Dakota’s PSC race sets off finger-pointing galore

August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s usually one of the last statewide contests listed on the ballot, and often the last on voters’ minds. But few elections are more heated this year than the race for the North Dakota Public Service Commission. Continue Reading

PSC race sets off finger-pointing galore

August 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK It’s usually one of the last statewide contests listed on the ballot, and often the last on voters’ minds. But few elections are more heated this year than the race for the North Dakota Public Service Commission. Continue Reading

Rob Port, Minot, viewpoint: Crabtree’s accepting donations shows hypocrisy

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Put simply, Brad Crabtree has accepted thousands of dollars in contributions of the very sort he’s called unethical, and possibly illegal, when made to Republicans. Continue Reading