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Grygla man arrested after high-speed chase, shots fired
Two drivers dead in head-on collision in Roseau County
High-speed race set for DL Saturday
Minivan collides with bison on County Road 143
Wednesday Afternoon Forecast
Mollberg named UND starting quarterback for season opener
Boys Tennis: Fondrick, Howard reach finals at Lumberjack Open
Al Stigman to be inducted to Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame
Former DL volleyball coach Sam Mattson Gulon to be inducted into Minnewaska Athletic Hall of Fame
Linnerooth victory continues family tradition at Pine to Palm
In the Zone
BLT’s a summer classic
Social Security offers different options for disability, retirement
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
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Publishers take on new FCC roles
Derouin joins Dental Associates in DL
Dressed for success, The Nines set to move and expand
Gas prices down 26 cents from last year
New management at Minnesota Deptartment of Revenue
Josh Turner at Shooting Star Friday
Hope Fest to bring family fun to DL
Aloha from DL Library: Hawaii became 50th state in 1959
Big crowds, good weather and great music add up to a 'Landmark year' at WE Fest
Flom artist wins blue ribbon at national exhibition
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
WE Fest 2014
Letter: You betcha, dat roundabout whirligig confuses a guy
Good news for city finances
State pension system needs serious reforms
Revisit MN law on ousting city officials
Editorial: Reporters protest tight controls from Obama administration
Strong duck populations mean ‘liberal’ bag limits this season
DNR to keep most restrictions in place for Scientific and Natural Areas
Brad Laabs: Know what to do when you get injured fishing
Blane Klemek: Common nighthawks are perfectly adapted to their way of life
Wild rice season opened Friday
Pine to Palm
July 5, 2010
Customers paying for scrapped Big Stone II project -- Laws mean profits for never-built plant
North Dakota customers of two utilities aren't only paying for $13.7 million in costs to develop a power plant that never was built. As part of that sum, consumers are paying more than $1 million in pseudo profits for the phantom Big Stone II project, scrapped last year. The reasons...
July 5, 2010 - 7:21pm
January 19, 2009
Tribune Editorial: Cheers to PUC for acting in favor of Big Stone II
It's been a brutal winter so far -- heavy snowfall and long periods of temperatures well below zero. It's been tough and sometimes stressful on residents and business owners, but think how much worse it would be if the power grid wasn't reliable. Without dependable baseline power...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Detroit Lakes man gets four years in prison for DWI, fleeing peace officer
Samuel Allen Stone, 48, of 214 Central St., Detroit Lakes has been sentenced to four years in prison for felony first-degree DWI. Another felony DWI charge was dropped in a plea agreement. A third charge, felony fleeing a peace office in a motor vehicle, will be served concurrent...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Consultanting firm says Big Stone II will cost more than utiltiies say
According to a Minneapolis Star Tribune story, Big Stone II took a big hit Wednesday when independent experts said the utilities behind the proposed South Dakota power plant did their math wrong. In a report, sought by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Boston Pacific...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Letter: Big Stone II Project is in 'best interest' of customers
I feel compelled to address the letter from Henry VanOfflen carried in the October 5 issue of the Detroit Lakes Tribune titled ("Big Stone II would not be cheaper, and would pollute"). He takes the Big Stone II Project to task on two issues: cost and carbon dioxide emissions. As...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Power up? Big Stone II may yet get long-delayed approval
The Big Stone II project may yet rise from the dead and provide power to this part of Minnesota. But not until 2014 at the earliest -- which means three years of having to buy expensive supplemental power on the open market. The original opening date of spring 2010 was designed...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Punt: Look out for high rates if Big Stone II fails
Energy consumers in Detroit Lakes and across north central Minnesota should prepare to pay higher rates, regardless of whether the Big Stone II power plant is eventually built. But energy costs will be a lot higher in a few years -- to the point where industry will start fleeing...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
May 25, 2008
ND PSC won't delay its Big Stone case
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission will not put its proceedings on the proposed Big Stone II power plant on hold, it decided Friday. Opponents from Plains Justice, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa asked the PSC to suspend the North Dakota process known as "advanced...
May 25, 2008 - 12:00am
May 10, 2008
Bad news for Big Stone II -- law judges recommend rejecting transmission lines
ST. PAUL - A judicial panel recommends the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission reject an electric transmission project in western Minnesota that is linked to the proposed Big Stone II power plant. The decision Friday by Minnesota administrative law judges is a setback to a group...
May 10, 2008 - 12:00am
April 14, 2008
Big Stone II foes rally
Opponents of Big Stone II will gather today to make the case that the coal-fired power plant would be a bad deal for shareholders of Otter Tail Corp., which owns a major partner behind the proposed project. Members of the Sierra Club and Honor the Earth plan to gather in the same...
April 14, 2008 - 12:00am
January 24, 2008
Big Stone II case centers on projections
ST. PAUL - The fate of an electric transmission line project in western Minnesota may rest on who regulators decide has better predictions. Utility companies seeking to build a power plant in South Dakota and boost electric transmission capacity in western Minnesota say a coal-fired...
January 24, 2008 - 12:00am