North Dakota regulators are bowing out of a dispute between two electric companies over service to a casino building on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators are bowing out of a dispute between two electric companies over service to a casino building on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.
The Public Service Commission decided Thursday that it doesn't have jurisdiction over the fight.
It began when North Central Electric Cooperative of Bottineau filed a complaint against Otter Tail Power Co.
The cooperative wanted to block Otter Tail from providing electricity to a new building that's part of the tribe's Sky Dancer casino. North Central already provides service to the casino.
However, the tribal council wanted Otter Tail to supply the power for the new building.
Commission Chairman Tony Clark says the casino is a tribal business on tribal land, and the Turtle Mountain tribal council decides who provides service.
(KFGO file photo)