- Associated Press - Sunday, April 6, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk has the approval of Republican convention delegates to seek his second six-year term.

Kalk went unchallenged for the endorsement on Sunday in Minot.

Kalk is a Bottineau native who served for 20 years in the Marine Corps before retiring as a major in 2006. Kalk taught at North Dakota State University before he was elected to the PSC in 2008.

Fargo businessman Todd Reisenauer got the Democratic endorsement last week at the party’s convention in Fargo.

The PSC is a three-member panel that regulates coal mining, land reclamation, pipelines, electric and gas utilities, grain elevators, telecommunications and auctioneers. A big part of its recent workload has involved determining locations for oil and natural gas pipelines, natural gas processing factories and wind energy projects.

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