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Crabtree announces bid for N.D. Public Service Commission

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Brad Crabtree, the policy director for the Great Plains Institute who also ranches sheep and cattle near Ashley, N.D., scheduled news conferences in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks today. He is the first Democrat to announce a PSC campaign. Continue Reading

Some southeast N.D. residents concerned about proposed power line

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 210-mile CapX2020 line will run from a substation near Casselton, N.D., south and east, passing near Hickson on its way to Minnesota. The North Dakota Public Service Commission already has found that the project with 33 miles of line in the state is justified but has yet to approve the line’s route. No deadline has been set for a decision.
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Sources: Clark to be nominated for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

January 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark is being nominated for an opening on a federal utility regulatory board that oversees the reliability of the nation’s electric grid, two people with knowledge of the pending nomination told The Associated Press on Monday. Continue Reading

N.D. Public Service Commission’s Clark may get federal job

January 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Public Service Commission Chairman Tony Clark, who is leaving office at year’s end, end, is being considered for a spot on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a spokesman for North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said.
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Christmann says he’s running for N.D. PSC seat

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Randy Christmann, the North Dakota Senate’s assistant Republican majority leader, is the first declared candidate for the commission seat being left open by the departure of incumbent Republican Tony Clark next year. Continue Reading

PSC’s Kevin Cramer: ‘Even chance’ he will run for U.S. House

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Kevin Cramer lost to former Democratic U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy twice in the 1990s. Last year, Cramer sought the Republican endorsement to run for the House. He lost to Rick Berg, and Berg later defeated Pomeroy to win the state’s only U.S. House seat. Berg is now running for the U.S. Senate.
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N.D. oil producers using rail more often for refinery shipping

August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer says he sees the rail service as a stopgap measure while construction of oil pipelines catches up. Continue Reading

Uncertainty about connecting pipeline prompts western N.D. pipeline project to be scaled back

August 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

BakkenLink Pipeline LLC wants to build a pipeline to collect oil from points in western North Dakota. The line would link up to TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline near Baker in southeastern Montana. Continue Reading

Eastern N.D. hearing on proposed coal mine suggested; PSC commissioner says it’s not needed

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Dickinson businesswoman says the Public Service Commission should consider a hearing in eastern North Dakota about a proposal for a new coal mine. Continue Reading

Public Service Commission gives go-ahead on N.D. natural gas processing plants

May 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota regulators hope construction of new processing plants near Williston will help cut down on natural gas waste. Continue Reading