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Leech Lake tribe unveils new solar panel arrays to benefit low-income communities
August 14, 2017 - 9:38pm
CASS LAKE, Minn.—The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe celebrated a big step forward Monday in its push for sustainability. At a ceremony, fittingly...
Increased wind energy setbacks pass House with amendments
April 4, 2017 - 11:03am
BISMARCK -- Increased setbacks for wind energy turbines passed the North Dakota House this week. House members approved Senate Bill 2313 in...
Port: Pro-wind lawmaker accidentally speaks the truth about wind energy: it’s not needed or stable
April 3, 2017 - 10:45am
“I want to see us support and make coal more competitive,” said House Minority Leader Corey Mock, a Democrat from Grand Forks, said in a...
Otter Tail announces plans for new power station in South Dakota
March 27, 2017 - 1:38pm
Otter Tail Power Co. will seek regulatory approval for a natural gas-fired power station near Astoria, South Dakota. The simple-combustion system...
Increased wind energy setbacks passes House with amendments
March 22, 2017 - 9:26am
BISMARCK -- Increased setbacks for wind energy turbines were passed Tuesday by House members by a 60-32 vote. Senate Bill 2313 creates setbacks...
Advocates want to put charging stations around North Dakota to boost electric cars
February 6, 2017 - 12:52pm
FARGO — A group of clean energy advocates is proposing a network of fast-charging stations on major highways crisscrossing North Dakota to...
Here comes the sun: Some rural Minnesota businesses embrace solar to control energy costs
December 5, 2016 - 9:29am
HAWLEY, Minn. — Jane Anderson could’ve bought a new pickup, but she had another bright idea for what to buy with that money — 72 solar...
In North Dakota, wind is 20 percent of state’s energy production
October 31, 2016 - 10:55am
FARGO -- Wind energy development in North Dakota and Minnesota is getting a boost from tax credits that are set to wind down and decreasing costs...
Low cost of electricity in ND discouraging solar energy investments
October 20, 2016 - 10:58am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- North Dakota averages 60 percent of possible sunshine each day, according to the North Dakota State Climate Office. But according...
Solar project near casino is largest in Minnesota Power region
August 24, 2016 - 9:50am
CARLTON, Minn. -- A solar farm that will generate enough electricity to power more than 150 homes, or about 10 percent of the Black Bear Casino’s...