STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Today's Ask Your Government
Here is the third installment of asking state officials about their vacation time. (If you missed the others, see installment 1 here and installment 2 here.)
As I reported earlier, ele... Posted on 10/29/11 at 8:23 PM
The Public Service Commission took testimony on the Rough Rider Wind I project during a hearing held here Tuesday.
Officials from project developer NextEra, formerly Florida Power and Light, touted the four township area in western Dickey County as ideal for wind energy. The project is slated for construction this summer, if approval is granted.
The Public Service Commission is finding new sinkholes.
The PSC said some have been found north of Beulah, on a county road southeast of Dickinson and under a road near the Scranton grain elevator.
“We are finding now, with this very wet spring, that there are a number of sinkholes that are developing,” PSC President Kevin Cramer said.
“We’re going to have an active sinkhole spring,” predicted Commissioner Tony Clark.
It’s rare when a campaign slogan really describes a candidate. But in the case of Brian Kalk, who is running for a seat on the North Dakota Public Service Commission, his slogan, “a perfect fit,” says it all. He is, indeed, qualified by education and experience to step into one of the most important regulatory positions in the state. Republican Kalk’s opponent, Democrat Cheryl Bergian, a Fargo attorney, is making her second run at the job. She’s a serious student of the PSC’s work, but her body of experience is less compelling than Kalk’s.
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