STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER State agency approves oil pipeline expansion over protests
By Don Davis
A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline expansion as chants of shame on you rang out in the downtown St. Paul meeting room.
We... Posted on 7/17/13 at 4:07 PM
REPUBLIC INSIDER The name on the ballot
Matt McGovern has taken a lot of heat for changing his name from Matthew Rowen to Matt McGovern.
The South Dakota Republican Party, and his PUC opponent, Kristi Fiegen, think it's an issue worth usin... Posted on 11/2/12 at 10:28 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Trickling Economics
Well,gosh Beave.Since everyone else is talking about economics these days, it's time for me to throw my (gorgeous, handknitted) hat in the ring. While I do realize that I'm not a lettered expert in th... Posted on 2/16/12 at 1:28 PM
Utility requests boost of 12 percent for 2011, additional 2.5 percent in 2012
More than 88,000 Xcel Energy customers in North Dakota may see higher electric rates in the future – but a final decision won’t be made for many months.
Company will also look into incident that damaged appliances
North Dakota Public Service Commission members voted unanimously Wednesday to open a formal investigation into a power surge involving an Xcel Energy line that recently damaged appliances in about 20 homes in north Fargo.
BISMARCK – Thousands of North Dakota residents were without power Sunday after a storm brought down miles of transmission lines, and utility officials say it could be a week or more before service is restored.
Passes on 3-2 vote; homeowners to pay $2.50 monthly Fargo city commissioners voted 3-2 on Monday to give final approval to a street lighting utility after a vigorous debate in which opponents derided the timing of the vote and backers said it would keep a needed cushion in the city’s mill levy.
Planes rarely used to fly utility workers to state
BISMARCK – Xcel Energy says its North Dakota customers help pay for the company’s two leased private jets, even though they’re rarely used to fly utility employees to the state.
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