ND PSC to investigate 3 recent power outages in north Fargo By: Adrian Glass-Moore , Forum News Service FARGO, N.D. – Three recent power outages in north Fargo have prompted an inquiry by the state’s Public Service Commission into Xcel Energy’s practices. Commission Chair Brian Kalk ordered the investigation after three consecutive days of outages beginning Saturday. “It’s just not […]

U.S. Secretary of Energy Moniz Appoints Dr. Brian Kalk to the National Coal Council 05/29/2014 BISMARCK, ND – Dr. Brian Kalk, Chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission and Vice Chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions (NARUC) Clean Coal Subcommittee, has been appointed to the National Coal Council. He was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy, […]

Booming N.D. sees rise in call-before-you-dig requests, fines: Call center received more than 200,000 requests to locate underground utilities last year By mnowatzk@hotmail.com BISMARCK — A flurry of construction activity in North Dakota generated more than 1 million requests to locate underground utilities last year, and state regulators are increasingly digging in their heels when contractors violate the state’s call-before-you-dig […]

Brian Kalk is a retired member of the United States Marine Corps. Use of the military rank, job titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the United States Marine Corps, Department of the Navy, or Department of Defense.