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September 2, 2009
Biomass refinery being discussed
September 2, 2009 - 6:53am
August 17, 2009
Toni Pirkl / The Sun
Great River Energy's Spiritwood Station, the power plant under construction near Spiritwood, has begun ramping up to more than 600 workers. Construction officials are hoping to get back on the original schedule, which has a completion date of March 31. The winter and spring weather slowed construction of the plant by about two months, but the summer weather has helped get it closer to the schedule.
GRE boosting workers at plant site
August 17, 2009 - 6:36am
July 30, 2009
Hoeven meets with DOE
July 30, 2009 - 6:59am
July 24, 2009
John M. Steiner / The Sun
Officials stand next to the turbine Thursday that was transported to the Great River Energy plant in Spiritwood. About 11 workers have been on the road from Houston for three weeks transporting the structure. A combined trailer length of 300 feet with about 50 4-wheel axles and three semi-tractors were used to push and pull the unit. The combined weight of the entire trailer system and cargo was an estimated 1 million pounds.
Steam turbine makes long trip to Spiritwood
July 24, 2009 - 6:58am
July 17, 2009
Hoeven seeks funds for industrial park
July 17, 2009 - 7:11am
June 10, 2009
Arc receives $3,000 grant from Cargill
June 10, 2009 - 8:18am
The large, tube-like structure in the foreground is part of the air cleaning equipment going into Great River Energy's power plant, seen Monday near Spiritwood. In the background are the steel beams of the boiler building, which will be 200 feet high when completed.
John M. Steiner 
 The Sun
GRE working to catch up on project
June 10, 2009 - 6:41am
June 4, 2009
Spiritwood hosts blood drive
June 4, 2009 - 6:56am
May 22, 2009
Sara Gullickson
Woman who drove into lake leaves hospital
May 22, 2009 - 6:22am
May 2, 2009
No wakes allowed on Spiritwood Lake
May 2, 2009 - 7:04am
April 30, 2009
Car with woman submerged in lake
April 30, 2009 - 6:59am
April 29, 2009
Car with woman submerged in lake
April 29, 2009 - 10:49pm
December 15, 2008
JSDC sets deadline to back out of financial commitment to ethanol plant
December 15, 2008 - 3:48pm
December 12, 2008
Photo courtesy / Great River Energy
Construction on Great River Energy's Spiritwood Station coal-burning power plant continues in Spiritwood, N.D. The plant is expected to start producing power in spring 2010.
GRE gives growth update, explains needs at meeting
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 17, 2008
Large cranes are needed to help set the white steel framework in place at the GRE site. The tall tower crane in the background soars some 250 feet in the air and is operated by an individual sitting in a control room at the top. The operator climbs up and down the crane every day. The somewhat-smaller crane in the background is a Manitowoc 999 crane that can lift                  350 tons.
John M. Steiner
The Sun
GRE plant
October 17, 2008 - 12:00am