Plain Talk: ‘Innovation over regulation’


MINOT, N.D. — “We all take it for granted,” says Sheri Haugen-Hoffart, talking about energy that’s reliably available and cost effective.

She’s running for the Public Service Commission, and she’s the incumbent, only not really. She was appointed to the PSC by Gov. Doug Burgum a couple of months ago to replace Brian Kroshus who is now the tax commissioner.

She’s new to the job, in other words, though not to the area of public policy the PSC deals with. She was the first female board chair in history for both Capital Electric Co-Op and Central Power Co-Op. She’s been on the Capital Electric board for about a decade.

What will she bring to the PSC?

“Innovation over regulation,” she said on this episode of Plain Talk.