1. ENERGY TRANSITIONS
Dakota coal industry digs in as wind power sweeps the state
UNDERWOOD, N.D. — Lignite is the fuel that made North Dakota a fossil energy state long before the Bakken Shale produced its first barrel of oil. And for places like Underwood — home of the sprawling Falkirk mine and its primary customer, the 1,100-megawatt Coal Creek Station — it is the lifeblood of a regional economy centered on coal and coal-fired power. But the risk of disruptive change lies just over the horizon.