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10
Aug

National 811 Day a reminder to always call 811 before digging

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. – August 10, 2021 – Great Plains Natural Gas hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to the local one call center, which notifies the appropriate utility

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26
Aug

North Dakota Natural Gas Price Increase Request

Montana-Dakota Utilities on Aug. 26, 2020, filed with the North Dakota Public Service Commission a natural gas price increase request of approximately $8.97 million in annual revenues. If approved, it would increase residential customers’ monthly bill by an average of about $6.26 per month. We understand that, considering Covid-19 and the hardships it has created, customers may question the timing

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15
Apr

MDU Resources Donates $500,000 to Support Pandemic Response Efforts

BISMARCK, N.D. — April 15, 2020 — MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU) announced today that it is donating $500,000 to a variety of organizations to support coronavirus relief efforts, including $26,500 to charities in Minnesota. The donation comes from the MDU Resources Foundation, which is funded by stockholder monies, and is in addition to the $2.2 million the MDU

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6
Apr

Before starting an outdoor home improvement project, call 811 before you dig

FERGUS FALLS, MN – April 6, 2020 – In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, Great Plains Natural Gas today announced results from a recent national survey. The results revealed that 36 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects like landscaping, installing a fence or mailbox, or building a deck, pond or patio, will

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17
Mar

Great Plains Natural Gas taking actions to help customers, maintain reliable service during coronavirus situation

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. – March 17, 2020 – As the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, Great Plains Natural Gas’ priority is always the safety and health of our employees, our customers and the public. We know our customers look to us to provide safe and reliable natural gas service, which requires employees being available 24/7 to fulfill critical

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30
Sep

Great Plains Natural Gas files natural gas price increase request in Minnesota

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. – Sept. 30, 2019 – Great Plains Natural Gas announced today that it filed a natural gas price increase request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. If approved, it would increase a residential customer’s monthly bill by an average of about $7 a month. “The rate increase is driven primarily by the need to recover investments made

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8
Aug

National 811 Day | A Reminder to Always Call 811 Before Digging

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. – August 8, 2019 – With August 11 almost here, Great Plains Natural Gas hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. Every few minutes an underground utility line is damaged nationwide because someone decided to

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30
Mar

Great Plains Natural Gas a Founding Partner in EPA’s Methane Challenge Program

Great Plains Natural Gas a Founding Partner in EPA’s Methane Challenge Program FERGUS FALLS, MINN. – March 30, 2016 – Great Plains Natural Gas, a division of MDU Resources Group, Inc., is one of the founding partners in the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Methane Challenge Program provides a mechanism through which oil and natural gas

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1
Oct

Great Plains Natural Gas files natural gas increase request in Minnesota

Great Plains Natural Gas files natural gas increase request in Minnesota FERGUS FALLS, MINN. – Oct. 1, 2015 – Great Plains Natural Gas filed a natural gas rate increase request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Wednesday. If approved, it would increase a residential customer’s monthly bill by an average of about $3 a month for customers served in the north district

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28
Jan

Darras named vice president of operations for Montana-Dakota/Great Plains Natural Gas

Darras named vice president of operations for Montana-Dakota/Great Plains Natural Gas BISMARCK, N.D. – Jan. 28, 2015 – Pat Darras has been named vice president of operations for Montana-Dakota Utilities and Great Plains Natural Gas, effective Jan. 26. Darras most recently was director of the company’s Dakota Heartland Region, based in Bismarck. “We are pleased to have Pat fill this

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