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Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north

December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis.

With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short …continue reading on dglobe.com

More than $23M assigned to heating homes

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — More than $23 million in federal energy assistance funds will go to help low-income families, Native American tribes and seniors in North Dakota heat their homes in the winter.
The funding, which includes $5.6 million for Native Ameri…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

More than $23M assigned to heating homes

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — More than $23 million in federal energy assistance funds will go to help low-income families, Native American tribes and seniors in North Dakota heat their homes in the winter.
The funding, which includes $5.6 million for Native Ameri…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota propane outlook improves, but officials monitor

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The propane outlook for this winter is brighter than a year ago, when shortages nearly quadrupled the hearting fuel’s price, but state officials urge poor Minnesotans to apply now for heating assistance if they think they will not be a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Propane on track: CHS terminal to help compensate for loss of Cochin Pipeline

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

HANNAFORD — CHS Inc.’s new rail-fed propane terminal west of Hannaford in east-central North Dakota is coming together — an important step as the industry ramps up to fill a void left by the discontinuation of a key pipeline terminal.
CHS is o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Two more fires erupt in Worthington Tuesday

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Worthington firefighers had their hands full Tuesday night after being called out to two separate fires only an hour apart.

The Worthington Fire Department was first dispatched at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday to 1609 Okabena St., and a second…continue reading on dglobe.com

State makes more heating assistance available

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently announced his plan to assist South Dakota households during the current national propane shortage.

The South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is offering one-time assistance to help low-i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dakotas reservation with propane crisis gets help

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Blake Nicholson

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian reservation in the Dakotas that has been hit hard by the nation’s propane shortage is getting help from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux.

The Minnesota tribe that operates several en…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ND, SD Sens. ask Obama to aid in propane crisis

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. senators from the Dakotas are among the bipartisan group of senators who have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to provide additional relief to people affected by the nationwide propane shortage and its …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Woman found dead in mobile home with no propane on Standing Rock Reservation

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORT YATES, N.D. – Authorities believe hypothermia caused the death of a woman found dead Tuesday morning in a mobile home with no propane in its tank on the Standing Rock Reservation, where a propane shortage recently prompted an emergency declara…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com