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With more budget vetoes, preparations begin for partial government shutdown in Minnesota
Ex-Vikings star Randy Moss shows up at Pelican Rapids graduation
Angels down Bulldogs in home opener
Raiders qualify for section in three events
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Fondrick and Howard advance to section tennis meet
Perham pastry blogger gains following with approachable posts
Museum finds photos used in murder trial, lots of misinformation
Turning back the pages
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Emerson Charles Burlingame
Friends & Neighbors
New early childcare center opens in DL
Minnesota adds 7,400 jobs, jobless rate drops
Zurn named Farmers Feed the World rep
B&G Club Thrift Store gives away furniture
March of Dimes gives Essentia DL honors
Street Faire at the Lakes still on
MN State Fair concert tickets now on sale
Library summer kickoff set May 28
Chappelle coming to Fargo June 23
Cormorant Art Show set July 11-12
Follow the rules and stop AIS
It’s time to reform crop insurance
MN lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone
Letter: DL City Council should be designated AIS
Letter: DL schools need to follow grading policy
Northern Minnesota study focuses on sandhill cranes
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
Cool weather, water slow the bite down
Bats are incredible creatures to enjoy during twilight travels
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
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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