STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate backs gasoline tax hike
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years.
After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas ... Posted on 5/11/13 at 11:15 AM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Trendy, new music venue opens Downtown
Today's blog is written by Michaela Schell, a local writer and business professional.
A new music venue has come to Downtown Grand Forks! You probably haven't seen any big outdoor sign marking its... Posted on 4/19/13 at 10:28 AM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND’s Al Palmer attends major UAS conference in Turkey
University getting worlds attention about training prowess, opportunities
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Al Plamer, Mr. UAS at the University of North Dakota, is spreading the word around the world about unman... Posted on 4/10/13 at 4:18 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Continual (Solar-Powered) Economic Growth
Last Saturday I attended an event at the University of Minnesota showcasing professors and their research. Each gave a presentation and took questions from the audience. One spoke about depression eco... Posted on 2/28/13 at 10:25 AM
HEALTH WITH A HEALING TOUCH Health with a Healing Touch: Top 10 Most Read Articles for 2012
Welcome to the New Year! 2012 was a big year for us at Healing Touch Chiropractic in so many ways, one of them being this blog site. We launched Health with a Healing Touch on Area Voices a year ago. ... Posted on 1/2/13 at 10:54 AM
Iran and Syria condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad on Saturday and signaled the Syrian leader intends to stay in power at least until 2014 presidential elections.
The always-busy McDonald’s restaurant on Gateway Drive and Interstate 29 had an unusual menu scotch-taped to its door this afternoon: “power out” with an apology, as customers drove up, then drove on.
After about three hours, all 2,183 customers who lost power had it restored by 3:45 p.m. today, Xcel Energy spokesman Mark Nisbet said.
Powerful thunderstorms rumbled through Minnesota on Sunday and Sunday night, pounding communities in the west and south of the state with strong wind and hail, damaging homes and cutting power in some areas.
North Dakota regulators have approved the state's largest electric power line project since the 1970s. Minnkota Power Cooperative wants to build a 250-mile line from Center, in west-central North Dakota, to Grand Forks.
A part of downtown and northern East Grand Forks lost power for more than an hour over lunch time Thursday. It happened at 11:35 a.m. “We had an explosion in one of our four substations, the Park sub, which is just south of Gateway Drive and behind the American Legion,” said Scott Gravseth, superintendent of the city’s water and light department.
Renewable energy credits from power generated from wind farms near Langdon and north of Valley City will offset 15,000 megawatt hours of electricity associated with the game on Feb. 5. Green Mountain Energy Co. in Austin, Texas, provided the credits, which were acquired from Minnkota Power Cooperative, based in Grand Forks.
A proposed power line in western North Dakota will help export some of the region's wind energy to Minnesota. Allete Inc. wants to construct the line along the border between Oliver and Morton counties. It will stretch for about 11 miles and cost $10 million to build.
North Dakota regulators are holding a new round of hearings on a proposed 260-mile electric power transmission line. Minnkota Power Cooperative of Grand Forks wants to build the line. It will carry power from Minnkota's Milton Young power plant.
Utility crews brought electricity back to much of California, Arizona and Mexico today, a day after a power outage left millions in the dark, paralyzed freeways and halted flights at San Diego's airport.
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