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2008-07-19 03:00:31

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - NorthWestern Energy on Monday spelled out its conditions for dedicating its share of Colstrip 4 power to Montana customers - and said it would sell the power to investors if the conditions aren't met. The proposal, submitted to state utility regulators, would increase NorthWestern customers' electric rates for 2009 and 2010. But it provides cheaper, reliable power over the longer term, when compared to other power-purchase options, the company said. As part of...

2007-10-04 18:00:20

By Larry Bingham, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Oct. 4--All the Oregon State Police know about the crime, so far, is this: The missing were last seen swimming in knee-deep water Friday afternoon. Sunday morning, the pond was empty. The thief -- or thieves -- must have lugged the seven victims, each roughly 2 1/2 to 5 feet long and weighing 40 to 50 pounds, around the gift shop and through the visitor parking lot. Investigator Mike Hanson thinks it had to have happened at night....