North Dakota

Xcel Energy Plans To Retire 2 Of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco UnitsXcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker.
ND Man Arrested After Lengthy Vehicle Chase With MN State PatrolA Mayville man is in custody after authorities chased him for at least 80 miles in two states. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old David Schiebe was arrested Monday on charges including driving under the influence and fleeing a peace officer. A warrant for a parole violation was also out for his arrest.
Man Accused Of Dealing Meth Sentenced To 3 MonthsA man accused of dealing methamphetamine in North Dakota and Minnesota has been sentenced to three months in prison.
Survey Suggests Economy Slowing In Rural Parts Of MinnesotaA new survey suggests that the economy will slow down in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states -- including Minnesota -- in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says weak crop and energy prices are hurting profits across the region.
ND Refuses Endorsement Of Xcel Energy's Solar ProjectsNorth Dakota utility regulators have again refused to endorse a Minneapolis-based company's plans for some solar projects in Minnesota. The Public Service Commission's action Wednesday was the second time this year that the panel shot down Xcel Energy's plans for solar projects.
Accused Flight Attendant Can't Fly Without Court PermissionA flight attendant accused of fabricating a story that prompted an emergency landing in North Dakota has been released from custody without bond, but a judge is not allowing him to fly without court approval until his case is resolved.
ND Regulators To Review Xcel Energy's Solar ProjectsA Minneapolis-based power company is again asking North Dakota regulators to endorse plans for some solar projects in Minnesota.
Court: Environmental Study Required For Pipeline CertificateThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed regulators' decision to grant a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, saying Monday that state regulators must complete an environmental impact statement before the certificate can be issued.
Questions, Answers About Rodriguez AppealNearly a decade after jurors convicted Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. in the kidnapping and killing of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, several members of the panel found themselves back in the courtroom this week — now on the witness stand themselves.
Nat'l Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cucumbers Reaches North DakotaA national salmonella outbreak appears to have reached North Dakota with the state confirming a case matching the others.
Loose Cow In N.D. Keeps Officers Busy For 90 MinutesPolice in North Dakota were kept udderly busy Friday morning after a cow escaped, according to reports from Bismarck. The television station KFYR-TV reported that the cow escaped from Kist Livestock as it was being loaded onto a trailer in Mandan, North Dakota.
Big Cities Scramble To Be Prepared For An Oil Train DisasterThey rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.