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MDU rate settlement approved, but final impact to customers unclear

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – About 99,000 North Dakota customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities who saw a temporary increase in their natural gas bills last month will continue to pay higher rates after state regulators Monday approved the company’s first general rat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

MDU rate settlement approved, but final impact to customers unclear

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – About 99,000 North Dakota customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities who saw a temporary increase in their natural gas bills last month will continue to pay higher rates after state regulators Monday approved the company’s first general rat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Energy assistance still available for low-income households, seniors

March 24, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources wants low-income Minnesotansespecially seniors, people with disabilities, and families with childrento know that grant funds are still available to help pay their heating bills from the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). Continue Reading

Heating assistance requests down statewide: Benefit available for low-income family, elderly, disabled

October 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

With the first snow of the season having passed through bringing with it the reminder that North Dakota winters are downright chilly, heating bills are sure to be on the way. Continue Reading

Don’t touch that thermostat: Warm winter forecast, low natural gas prices expected to help keep heating costs down

September 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A mild winter last year treated area homeowners to what amounted to a discount on heating costs and the coming winter could bring more of the same. Continue Reading

Franken: Minnesota’s home-heating assistance fund running out

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The state of Minnesota got $152.6 million last year from the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, but this year it has gotten less than half that, $73.5 million. Continue Reading

More battles over House GOP spending bill

February 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Conservatives won a bid to slice arts funding today, while a GOP moderate lost an attempt to ease cuts to heating subsidies for the poor as the House began a third day of debate on a sweeping spending bill cleaning up last year’s budget mess. Continue Reading

Peak season for home fires isn’t over

February 6, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Half of all U.S. home heating fires occur in December, January and February. Continue Reading&

Minnesota to get $7 million in heating assistance funds

January 30, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security (OES) reports that Minnesota will receive an additional $7 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP). Continue Reading

Another $56 million available for heating help

January 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota will get another $56 million in federal aid to help those struggling to pay heating bills. Continue Reading