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Fire at Wheatland, Wyo., power plant, nobody hurt

May 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. Nobody was hurt in a fire at a power plant near Wheatland. Continue Reading

Power system still needs work

May 5, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

While electricity is restored, long-term repairs could take a yearWORTHINGTON It’s been nearly a month since ice-coated power lines caused thousands of wooden poles to snap and transmission structures to tumble, yet a drive through the countryside shows the massive amount of restoration work yet to be done. Continue Reading

Rural electrics in ND, SD getting federal loans

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Two rural electric cooperatives in the Dakotas are getting federal financial help as part of an effort to improve electric service in 13 states. Continue Reading

Nobles Cooperative Electric sets goal to have power restored to all Nobles County residents by next Friday

April 13, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — It’s still slow-going for Nobles Cooperative Electric linemen as they work through their fifth straight day to rebuild power lines across Nobles and Murray counties. Continue Reading

4,200 Nobles Cooperative Electric customers without power

April 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Approximately 4,200 Nobles Cooperative Electric customers are without power this morning as a spring storm covered trees, power lines and everything else with a thick coating of ice over the past 24 hours. Continue Reading

Electrifying rural Haiti

February 14, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Local lineman spends three weeks bringing power to villagesWORTHINGTON A lineman with Nobles Cooperative Electric recently returned from a three-week stint in a small Haitian village, where he worked to help electrify rural areas of the country.
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Electric power pole burned, fire was controlled burn near Litchfield, Minn.

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD The Litchfield Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources were called around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to contain a controlled burn that started an electrical pole on fire. Continue Reading

Plans discussed for new electric transmission line

September 11, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON ITC Midwest, an energy transmission company, hosted an open house Tuesday at the Jackson County Fairgrounds for area residents to discuss a new high-voltage electric transmission line that would run through southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. 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

REA expanding, may move to Lake Mary Township

May 3, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A lot of business at the April 24 Douglas County commissioners’ meeting was routine but a few new things popped.
The Runestone Electrical Association (REA) may be relocating its corporate offices to Lake Mary Township. Continue Reading