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UPDATED: 17 people killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri, police say
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In secret recording seized by FBI, Trump and Cohen discuss buying rights to model's account of affair
Peak season for West Nile virus approaches
Former UND leader rebuts claims state lawmaker was 'targeted'
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Duffy goes seven strong as Royals hold off Twins, 6-5
Minnesota United benefiting from Calvo's flexibility to join attack
Sano advances to Triple-A after visiting his mother during all-star break
No wrestling experience? No problem for Junior finalist from Bismarck
The goal for Fargo youth boxer is to be the next Virgil Hill
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Kindness can save lives
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Letter to the editor: ND residents need protections in ACA
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William "Pete" Erwin
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Practicing moderation, spending time with family top the holiday to-do list
A decorating dream in the White House: SD native spends three days as volunteer decorator sty White House
What you need in your winter survival kit
Keep the plant that makes a difference
Traveling 9/11 museum brings patriotism, remembrance to North Dakota State Fair
Hard winters lead to warm memories for Wisconsin woman who provides perspective on region's weather
Despite population differences, North Dakota birth rate higher than Minnesota
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July 9, 2018
An oxygen machine was keeping an ailing woman alive. Then the power company shut off her electricity.
The diagnosis for Linda Daniels was not good. Congestive heart failure struck in mid-April, and the Newark woman was waiting for the inevitable. A hospice nurse told the 68-year-old's family Daniels would pass away "in God's time," relatives recently told New Jersey's News 12.
July 9, 2018 - 9:35am
April 21, 2018
10 simple ways to help save Earth
FARGO — When it comes to doing what's best for our planet, many of us assume that one person's actions don't amount to much. What's the...
April 21, 2018 - 6:27am
April 5, 2018
Otter Tail reduces electric rate increase request
April 5, 2018 - 6:53am
February 20, 2018
Minnkota Power wraps up move into new headquarters in Grand Forks
Karen Thingelstad calls Minnkota Power Cooperative's new headquarters in Grand Forks enlightening, literally. "There is so much natural light...
February 20, 2018 - 7:59pm
January 3, 2018
America's power grid shows signs of strain amid deep freeze
America's power grid is starting to show signs of fatigue as the nation grapples with a record-breaking cold snap. In the Midwest, some natural...
January 3, 2018 - 3:45pm
November 24, 2017
What your Christmas lights will do to your electricity bill
Starting around Black Friday every year, the light intensity in American suburbs increases by 30 to 50 percent, and it doesn't return to normal...
November 24, 2017 - 2:53pm
Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico's biggest contract to get the power back on
For the sprawling effort to restore Puerto Rico's crippled electrical grid, the territory's state-owned utility has turned to a two-year-old...
October 24, 2017 - 11:01am
September 14, 2017
Power restored faster than expected
The power was back on sooner than expected for isolated customers following a widespread outage on Tuesday, according to Otter Tail Power Co.
September 14, 2017 - 7:02am
September 12, 2017
Power outage: Electricity to region cut as transmission lines clipped
Around 2,772 Otter Tail Power Co. customers were without power for part of Tuesday afternoon in Jamestown along with more than 600 customers...
September 12, 2017 - 5:28pm
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
December 28, 2016
UPDATED: Rural power outage resolved
About 270 residents around Jamestown have been without electricity for about 3 hours as of 9 p.m., according to Craig Rysavy, operations manager for Northern Plains Electric Cooperative. The outages were reported at about 6 p.m. and darkened homes in Lippert, Eldridge, Midway, Moon...
December 28, 2016 - 10:12pm
December 24, 2016
The North Dakota Public Service Commission issued a permit that has downsized what had been planned as the largest wind farm in North Dakota. Glacier Ridge Wind Farm had been planned as a 300-megawatt, 88 turbine wind farm in Barnes County. The PSC approved a phase 1 site plan Dec....
December 24, 2016 - 6:41am
June 15, 2016
Judges back North Dakota, say Minnesota overreached with coal plant law
ST. PAUL -- A federal appeals court Wednesday agreed with a lower court that ruled unconstitutional a Minnesota law restricting importation of electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota brought the suit, claiming Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act violates...
June 15, 2016 - 3:11pm
May 6, 2016
Xcel tells PSC of efforts to improve Fargo electric reliability
BISMARCK — Xcel Energy assured North Dakota regulators Thursday that it's taking steps to improve reliability for Fargo customers after five power outages in the past two weeks and paying out nearly $400,000 in credits to customers for failing to meet performance targets set...
May 6, 2016 - 6:35am
December 16, 2015
UPDATED; Power outages reported in rural areas
About 1,100 rural residences remain without electricity as crews from Dakota Valley Electric and Northern Plains Electric continue to deal with...
December 16, 2015 - 3:56pm