Mclean County, ND

Reminder: fireworks not allowed at Chain of Lakes

BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — Fireworks are not allowed on Chain of Lakes, which includes New Johns Lake, Hecker’s Lake, East Park Lake and West Park Lake. Federal regulation restricts the possession or use of fireworks on Reclamation lands and water bodies. The McLean County sheriff and federal law...
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McLean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Taz dies

WASHBURN, N.D. (KXNET) — McLean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Taz has died unexpectedly, shortly after his retirement. Taz started his career on May 4, 2016, with Detective Brad Nielsen, according to a Facebook post last week from the sheriff’s office. The pair worked side by side on...
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Riverdale, Underwood residents told to conserve water

MCLEAN COUNTY, N.D. - Residents in the towns of Riverdale and Underwood are being told to limit water usage, following a failure at the Riverdale water plant, according to the McLean County Sheriff’s Office. Residents are asked to use water for necessities only, and avoid watering lawns and washing...
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Ceremony Marks Completion of North Dakota Power Plant Sale

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck company that sells wholesale electricity announced Monday that it has purchased North Dakota’s largest coal-fired power plant from a Minnesota company that had intended to close the facility if no buyer could be found. Rainbow Energy Center LLC announced last year that...
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Burgum, Sanford laud historic sale of Coal Creek Station, transmission line to Rainbow Energy, Nexus Line

(Underwood, ND) -- Governor Doug Burgum and Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford Monday highlighted the benefits of reliable, affordable baseload coal power and innovative technologies such as carbon capture as they joined officials and workers at Coal Creek Station to celebrate the finalized sale of the coal-fired power plant and a related high-voltage transmission line.

Coal Creek Station purchase finalized

As the largest power plant in North Dakota, Coal Creek Station plays a major role in our everyday lives. Originally operated by the Great River Energy Cooperative, Coal Creek and Falkirk Mine were supposed to close last year. The Rainbow Energy Center and Nexus Line offered to purchase the plant and its system in early […]

Police chase on Hwy 83 near Washburn leaves two injured

BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — Two men were injured after the driver of their vehicle fled a traffic stop in Minot and drove south on Highway 83 while being chased by Deputies until they lost control of their vehicle and rolled over Saturday night around 9:39 p.m. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, an officer […]

Two injured, one seriously after a multi-county police chase

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Two men were injured, one seriously after a multi-county chase Saturday night. A Minot Police officer tried to stop a vehicle that was driving recklessly but the driver fled. Ward County deputies eventually took over. The man then drove on Highway 83 into McLean County where...