ELECTRICITY

Minnesota bill requires all electricity to come from carbon-free sources by 2040

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are beginning work on clean energy legislation that would require utilities to generate 100% of their electricity from carbon-free resources by 2040. The push comes as a renewed focus on climate change ramps up with a new administration in the White House. The bill by Minneapolis Democratic Rep. Jamie Long would raise the requirement…

Wahpeton Is Left With No Power After Overnight Storm

There was also a lot of toppled trees and branches throughout the city.

WAHPETON, N.D.- The winds from the storm toppled many trees and left the whole city without power at around two o’clock this morning. “We did lose electricity in the city, most of the city was down for a period of time,” says Public Works Director Dennis Miranowski. “There were a considerable amount of large trees that came down as well…

Hundreds of Dakota Valley Electric And Cass County Electric Customers Are Without Power

The heavy wet snow caused many wire breaks, pole tops shattered, and broken poles

UPDATE 8:20 P.M. 10/10/2018:  Cass County Electric crews have restored power to hundreds of customers but around 160 remain without power around Oakes and Valley City. **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW** EDGELEY, N.D. — Dakota Valley Electric Co-op has crews out working to restore power to more than 1,100 customers from Forbes and Ellendale to Edgeley. That is about one-quarter of the cooperative’s…

City of Fargo Warning People About Phone Scammers

If you receive one of these calls, hang up and contact the North Dakota Attorney General's Office

  FARGO, ND — City of Fargo officials are warning everyone about two phone scams. A business received a call from someone claiming to work for the city threatening to cut power if they didn’t pay their electricity bill. The city of Fargo does not provide electricity. In the second scam, a person pretending to be a city worker was…

Water Service, Cass County Electric Scams in the Metro Area

Police say the phone calls are a scam and urge you to never give out a credit card number over the phone

  FARGO, ND — We have two scams going around the area to tell you about. Someone has been calling people in Fargo and telling them that their water service will be turned off if they don’t pay their bill immediately. Police say the phone calls are a scam and urge you to never give out a credit card number…

UPDATE: Deputy State Fire Marshal Confirms Nome Church Fire was Intentionally Set

Investigators say they came to the conclusion after it was determined the building did not have electricity and no source of heating

Courtesy: Mary Peterson, Nome  NOME, N.D. — The deputy state fire marshal said the blaze that destroyed a church in Nome, North Dakota was intentionally set. He said the fire started near the southeast walk-in door of the locked and unoccupied church and was intentionally set with an unknown open flame device. Investigators said they came to the conclusion after…