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President Obama Could Learn Something From North Dakota's Public Service Commission

President Obama Could Learn Something From North Dakota's Public Service Commission

A controversial power grid project got approval from North Dakota’s Public Service Commission earlier this week. Basin Electric has been pushing to build a 197-mile-long transmission line that will run from their Antelope Valley Station coal plant near Beulah to a substation near Tioga, in the heart of the state’s oil patch. With growing industrial activity, and

North Dakota To Minnesota: Pay For Your Own Green Energy Mandate

Skirmeshes over energy policy between North Dakota and Minnesota are nothing new. North Dakota, in fact, has sued Minnesota over green energy policy that precludes importing coal-fired power from North Dakota, something the western state feels violates the interstate commerce clause. Now the North Dakota Public Service Commission has entered the fray, refusing to allow

Commissioner Brian Kalk Continues To Be The Most Aggressive Campaigner In North Dakota

Usually when candidates for North Dakota’s statewide ballot announce their campaigns they hit a couple or all of the state’s largest cities. Usually Bismarck and Fargo, with one or both of Minot and Grand Forks thrown in. Sometimes they’ll also announce from whatever smaller town they’re from too. But Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, who

Poll: ND Republicans Have Big Leads Over Dems, Over 83% Say State Is On Right Track

The folks at the Brighter Future Alliance – a 501c4 non-profit committed to promoting the free enterprise system and pro energy development public policy, as they describe themselves – sent me results of polling they’ve conducted in some of North Dakota’s statewide races that will be on the ballot in November. I referred to some of it

From The Left: The Public Service Commission Matters

This November North Dakota voters will have a chance to vote for two spots on the Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission (PSC) may appear to many voters to be one of the down ballot positions that many electors may view as unimportant. However, as North Dakota continues to grow it is time to

ND Dems Second Public Service Commission Candidate: Todd Reisenauer

A couple of weeks ago state Senator Tyler Axness announced that he was running for the Public Service Commission against Julie Fedorchak who is on the ballot to have her appointment to that position by Governor Jack Dalrymple confirmed by the voters. Whoever wins that seat will have to run again in 2016 when the

I'm Not Sure Tyler Axness Actually Knows What The Public Service Commission Does

Yesterday we got news that, about a month away from their state convention, Democrats got just their second statewide candidate. State Senator Tyler Axness, who is in his first term representing the newly-created District 16 in Fargo, is announcing a campaign for the Public Service Commission today. I’m told that Axness will be challenging Julie

State Senator Tyler Axness Becomes Just Second 2014 Candidate For Democrats

Over the weekend I wrote about the miserable time Democrats are having finding candidates to run for the legislature. So far the Democrats have held local conventions in ten districts. In nine of those districts, representing 27 seats in the legislature, they’re facing Republican incumbents and have so far found just four candidates to run.

Kevin Cramer Will Seek NDGOP's Endorsement In April

In 2012 Kevin Cramer was just one of a large field of Republican House candidates – including state Rep. Bette Grande, state Rep. Kim Koppelman, Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk and former Commerce Department Director Shane Goettle – seeking to replace incumbent Rick Berg who was running a campaign for the US Senate. Every candidate