Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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In a first for the state, the North Dakota Public Service Commission has required a wind farm owner to provide financial assurance that it can cover the future costs of reclaiming the site when the wind turbines reach the end of their lifespan. “These are huge, imposing things covering thousands of acres, and I really feel good that we’ve taken the next step to ensure they’re going to restore the land,” Commissioner Randy Christmann said. The decision puts wind power firms in a similar situation as coal mine operators, except that where coal companies must post a reclamation bond before being permitted by the PSC, state laws doesn’t require wind farm operators to post a guaranty until after their 10th year of operation.
BISMARCK – State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, whose SUV was crashed by an alleged drunken driver Tuesday in Mandan, said he showed “poor judgment” by lending his vehicle to the...
A search committee reviewing applicants for the director’s job at the North Dakota Historical Society voted Tuesday to forward two internal finalists for interviews, after removing an outside finalist from the running because they didn’t think she’d get the job.
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp accused the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday of backtracking on its promise not to cut hours at 30 rural post offices in central and western North Dakota.
A Fargo man who was convicted of animal cruelty and mistreatment and is now accused of possessing horses in violation of his probation won’t be allowed to leave North Dakota without court permission, a judge ruled Tuesday.
North Dakota is poised to collect nearly $9.8 billion in oil tax revenue during the next two years and $2.2 billion more than previously forecast for 2013-15, according to a new outlook released Friday that had elected leaders calling for additional tax relief, greater funding for western counties and more accurate forecasts.
A major oil pipeline that would cross the Missouri River twice in North Dakota as it carries crude from the Bakken oilfields to Illinois faces a fight from activists in Iowa but so far has largely flown under the radar here.
A new forecast released Friday gives a clearer picture of how much of North Dakota’s oil tax revenue would go into a proposed conservation fund on the November ballot.
The North Dakota Public Service Commission voted Thursday to recommend payment to the last remaining party with a claim against the insolvent Falkirk Farmers Elevator.
The North Dakota Mill posted its second-highest profit on record in fiscal year 2014 and is off to a strong start in 2015, but concerns linger about rail service delays, President and General Manager Vance Taylor said Tuesday.