ENERGY

Hoeven wants Energy Secretary nominee to support ND commodities if confirmed

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON – The Senate will move forward with a vote on Energy Secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee approved her nomination in a 13-4 vote. Senator John Hoeven, who sits on the committee, pressed Granholm to support North Dakota’s energy industry if confirmed. “We’ve got to keep building our energy resources. And…

Burgum orders state agencies to evaluate impacts of Biden energy directives

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order Tuesday directing state agencies to determine the impacts of President Biden’s executive orders on North Dakota’s energy industry and to identify opportunities to challenge Biden’s orders. “The Biden administration’s recent executive orders pose a serious threat to American energy security, our nation’s economic growth and the tens of thousands…

Xcel Power Crews Work Around Fargo To Restore Power

Large amounts of standing water slows down the process as crews have to navigate safely.

FARGO,N.D. — Flooded roads and dozens of businesses being left in dark have Xcel Energy crews busy. Including 19 Street North near the Fargodome. “Lighting and that storm coming through, kind of what we saw is about seven to eight thousand customers out,” Account Manager For Xcel Energy Shawn Paschke said. Multiple downed power lines were caused by either fallen…

Sen. Hoeven introduces legislation to fund $3 billion oil purchase for emergency reserve

The Bill was introduced by Republican Senator John Hoeven, Republican U.S. Representative Michael Burgess, and Democrat U.S. Representatives Lizzie Fletcher

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven introduced legislation that aims to fund a government purchase of oil to help boost the industry that has been hit hard by reduced demand. The bipartisan bill asks for $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the U.S. for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  This move comes after Congress declined…

Xcel Energy Suspends Service Disconnections During Coronavirus Outbreak

The company is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19.

MINNEAPOLIS–Xcel Energy has announced it will not disconnect residential customers’ electric or natural gas reserve in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The company says it wants to ensure people have the energy they need to power their homes and keep their families safe. Xcel Energy also says it will work with customers having a difficult time paying their electric or…

Former UND Hockey Player Announces Run For Mayor In Grand Forks

Mayor Brown has been in office since 2000

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former NHL and UND Hockey player is throwing his hat into the race for mayor of Grand Forks. Brandon Bochenski announced he would try and replace Mayor Michael Brown Bochenski says he’s focused on helping grow the city he says has been stalling under Brown. He says he will put an excitement and a burst…

Fargo K9 Duo Remembers America’s Top Dog Victory

The Duo Moved Onto The Final Rounds That Will Air Later In The Year

FARGO, N.D. – For TV star and police K9 Falco and his handler, Officer David Cochran were told they would be competing in the A&E’s America’s Top Dog it was an exciting moment for the pair. “We had auditioned for a spot on the show so they have really must of liked him so very neat opportunity,” Cochran said. Cochran…

“Operation Intern” Offers Matching Funds To North Dakota Employers

Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns

BISMARCK, ND — If you have a business in North Dakota and need some help this summer you might want to check into “Operation Intern” from the state Department of Commerce. Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns. The program’s primary focus is employers in energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism…

Twins Caravan Returns to Fargo Ready to Hype Fans for the Upcoming Season

Traveling across Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa, the winter Caravan meets fans away from their home base.

FARGO, N.D. — It may not be baseball season outside in these negative temps, but fans are bringing their peanuts and cracker jacks inside for the annual Twins Caravan. The snow outside may not be reassuring that baseball season is in the air…but Twins jerseys, warm hot dogs and, of course, TC, are a sure reminder. “I always look forward…