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Docket No:  UM 1283 Docket Name:  MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC AND CASCADE NATURAL GAS
   
In the Matter of MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC. Application for Authorization to Acquire Cascade Natural Gas Corporation. (CD included.) Filed by Donald R. Ball
Filing Date:  11/8/2006      
Order:  07-320Order Signed:  7/25/2007 
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Date: 5/1/2007 Action:  AMENDED (APPLICATION, COMPLAINT, PETITION)  Searchable Doc  
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MDU Resources Group, Inc.'s Amended Application together with Amended Appendix 3 (See initial application for Appendices 1 &2); (filed with Stipulation docketed and posted separately). Electronically filed by Lawrence Reichman. Hard copy rec'd. 5/2/07.  
Date: 1/25/2019 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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MDU/CASCADE's Compliance Filing per Commitment 9 of the Stipulation Approved in Order no. 07-320. Filed by Michael Parvinen.  
Date: 6/26/2012 Action:  COMPLIANCE   
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Cascade Natural Gas Corporation and MDU Resources Group, Inc's Annual Report of Status of Commitments; July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012; In compliance with Merger Commitment No. 23 of Order No. 07-320 in Docket UM 1283. Electronically filed by Michael Pervinen. [See RG 45 for electronic version.] 
Date: 6/29/2011 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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MDU/CASCADE NATURAL GAS COMPANY's Compliance filing per Commitment 23 of the MDU/Cascade Natural Gas Merger Stipulation approved by Order No. 07-320. Electronically filed by Pamela Archer. Hard copy rec'd. 7/5/11. 
Date: 6/30/2010 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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MDU/CASCADE NATURAL GAS COMPANY's Compliance filing per Commitment 23 of the MDU/Cascade Natural Gas Merger Stipulation approved by Order No. 07-320. Electronically filed by Katherine J. Barnard. Hard copy rec'd. 7/6/10. 
Date: 6/30/2009 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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CASCADE NATURAL GAS COMPANY's Compliance filing per Commitment 23 of the MDU/Cascade Natural Gas Merger Stipulation approved by Order No. 07-320 regarding implementation of the Conditions within 12 months of the closing of the Transaction, which occurred July 2, 2007, and annually thereafter through 2012. Electronically filed by Katherine Barnard. Hard copy rec'd 7/1/09. 
Date: 7/1/2008 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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CASCADE NATURAL GAS COMPANY's Compliance filing per Commitment 8 of Stipulation approved by Order No. 07-221; Press Release of MDU Resources re: agreement to acquire Intermountain Gas Company; Filed electronically by Katherine J. Barnard; Hard copy rec'd 7/3/08. 
Date: 7/1/2008 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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CASCADE NATURAL GAS COMPANY's Compliance filing per Commitment 23 of of the MDU/Cascade Natural Gas Merger Stipulation, approved by Order No. 07-320; Cascade is required to file a report regarding implementation of the Conditions within 12 months of the closing of the Transaction, which occurred on 7/2/07, and annually thereafter through 2012. Electronically filed by Katherine J. Barnard. Hard copy rec'd 7/7/08. 
Date: 6/6/2008 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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CASCADE NATURAL GAS COMPANY's Compliance filing of final accounting of merger costs re: Merger Commitment no. 14; Filed electronically by Jon T. Stoltz; Hard copy rec'd 6/9/08. 
Date: 1/14/2008 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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CASCADE NATURAL GAS' informational filing regarding Fidelity Exploratin & Production Company; hard-copy filed by Katherine J. Barnard. Electronic version filed 1/15/08. 
Date: 6/28/2007 Action:  COMPLIANCE  Searchable Doc  
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Notice of Filing Order of Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, together with attached Washington State order; Filed electronically by Lawrence H. Reichman; Hard copy rec'd 6/29/07. 
Date: 11/29/2006 Action:  CONFERENCE  Searchable Doc  
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NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE scheduled 12/8/2006 9:30 AM City: SALEM Room: SMALL HEARING RM Building: PUC Address: 550 CAPITOL ST NE Reporter: NONE Law Judge: HAYES, CHRISTINA Notice of Prehearing Conference; Copies served electronically and via U.S. Mail to the UM 1283 docket service list, and via U.S. Mail only to the Gas list 11/29/06.  
Date: 1/8/2007 Action:  HEARING  Searchable Doc  
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING scheduled 1/31/2007 6:30 pm City: BEND OR Room: BEND HIGH SCHOOL Building: LIBRARY Address: 230 NE 6TH ST Reporter: NONE Law Judge: HAYES, CHRISTINA Notice of Public Comment Hearing; Copies served electronically and via U.S. mail 1/9/07 to UM 1283 service list and via U.S. Mail only to Gas list.  
Date: 1/3/2007 Action:  HEARING  Searchable Doc  
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING scheduled 1/24/2007 6:30 PM-7:30 PM City: PENDLETON Room: PENDLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY Building: CITY HALL COMMUNITY ROOM Address: 501 SW EMIGRANT AVE Reporter: NONE Law Judge: HAYES, CHRISTINA Notice of Public Comment Hearing; Copies served electronically and via U.S. mail 1/3/07 to UM 1283 service list and via U.S. Mail only to Gas list.  
Date: 11/8/2006 Action:  INITIAL (APPLICATION, COMPLAINT, PETITION)  Searchable Doc  
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In the Matter of MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC. Application for Authorization to Acquire Cascade Natural Gas Corporation. (CD included.) Filed by Donald R. Ball 
Date: 12/11/2006 Action:  LAW JUDGE CONFERENCE REPORT  Searchable Doc  
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ALJ Christina Hayes' Prehearing Conference Report; DISPOSITION: Petitions to Intervene Granted; Schedule Set; Copies served electronically and via U.S. Mail 12/11/06. 
Date: 5/22/2007 Action:  LAW JUDGE RULING/MEMORANDA  Searchable Doc  
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UG 173/ UM 1283--ALJ Power's and ALJ Hayes' joint Ruling (combined); DISPOSITION: TIME FOR OBJECTIONS SHORTENED; Copies served electronically 5/22/07 and via U.S. Mail 5/23/07. 
Date: 4/4/2007 Action:  LAW JUDGE RULING/MEMORANDA  Searchable Doc  
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ALJ Christina Hayes' Ruling; DISPOSITION: Status Report Due on April 20, 2007; Copies served electronically and via U.S. Mail 4/4/07. (SEE also 4/4/07 legal secretary correspondence to parties clarifying ruling.) 
Date: 3/22/2007 Action:  LAW JUDGE RULING/MEMORANDA  Searchable Doc  
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ALJ Christina Hayes' Ruling; DISPOSITION: Motion for Additional Protection Dismissed; Schedule Suspended; Copies served electronically 3/22/07 and via U.S. Mail 3/23/07. 
Date: 3/1/2007 Action:  LAW JUDGE RULING/MEMORANDA  Searchable Doc  
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ALJ Christina Hayes' Ruling; DISPOSITION: Petition to Intervene Conditionally Granted (PacifiCorp); Copies served electronically and via U.S. Mail 3/1/07. 
Date: 1/3/2007 Action:  LAW JUDGE RULING/MEMORANDA  Searchable Doc  
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ALJ Christina Hayes' Ruling; DISPOSITION: Petition to Intervene Granted (NW Energy Coalition); Copies served electronically and via U.S. Mail 1/3/07. 
Date: 6/28/2007 Action:  MOTION  Searchable Doc  
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MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC's and CASCADE NATURAL GAS' Stipulated Motion to Amend Final Order to Incorporate MFS Changes (Expedited Consideration Requested), together with Exhibit 1; Filed electronically by Lawrence H. Reichman; Hard copy original rec'd 7/12/07. 
Date: 3/22/2007 Action:  MOTION  Searchable Doc  
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MDU Resources Group, Inc.'s Motion to Suspend Procedural Schedule; Filed electronically by Lawrence Reichman; Hard copy rec'd 3/23/07. 
Date: 3/15/2007 Action:  MOTION  Searchable Doc  
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MDU Resources Group's Revised Motion for Additional Protection under General Protective Order. Electronically filed by Lawrence Reichman. Hard copy rec'd 3/16/07. 
Date: 3/1/2007 Action:  MOTION  Searchable Doc  
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MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC.'s Motion for Additional Protection Under General Protective Order; Filed electronically by Lawrence Reichman; Hard copy rec'd 3/2/07. (See also Revised Motion filed 3/15/07). 
Date: 12/6/2006 Action:  MOTION  Searchable Doc  
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MDU Resources Group's Motion for Entry of Standard Protective Order; Filed electronically by Lawrence Reichman; Hard copy rec'd 12/7/06; Updated form of Certificate of Service including NIGU rec'd 12/8/06.  
Date: 11/20/2006 Action:  NOTICE  Searchable Doc  
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CITIZENS' UTILITY BOARD OF OREGON's Notice of Intervention & Waiver of Paper Service, with contacts of Jason Eisdorfer, Bob Jenks, and Lowrey Brown; Electronically filed by Lowrey Brown on behalf of Jason Eisdorfer. Hard copy rec'd 11/21/06. 
Date: 7/25/2007 Action:  ORDER  Getdocs  
  Order No:   07-320 
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Order No. 07-320 signed by Commissioners Lee Beyer, John Savage, and Ray Baum; DISPOSITION: MOTION TO AMEND ORDER NO. 07-221 GRANTED. Copies served electronically and via U.S. Mail on 7/26/07. 
Date: 6/5/2007 Action:  ORDER  Getdocs  
  Order No:   07-221 
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Order No. 07-221, signed by Commissioners Lee Beyer, John Savage, and Ray Baum; DISPOSITION: Stipulation Approved; Amended Application Granted. Copies served electronically and via U.S. Mail 6/5/07. 
Date: 4/4/2007 Action:  OTHER CORRESPONDENCE (ACKN, SVC, LTR)  Searchable Doc  
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Legal Secretary Annette Taylor's e-mail to parties clarifying 4/4/07 ALJ Ruling; Status report is due to Commission on 4/16/07. 
Date: 3/9/2007 Action:  OTHER CORRESPONDENCE (ACKN, SVC, LTR)  Searchable Doc  
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E-mail to ALJ Hayes from Larry Reichman re: MDU's motion re: protective order filed 3/1/07; Received via e-mail only 3/7/07. 
Date: 8/29/2012 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING   
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See docket UG 232, Advice No. O12-08-05 for 2012 amortization filings and order. http://apps.puc.state.or.us/edockets/docket.asp?DocketID=17852 
Date: 8/16/2012 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING   
  Description
See UG 224 (http://apps.puc.state.or.us/edockets/docket.asp?DocketID=17823) for proceedings related to Cascade's Motion to Amend Order No. 07-221: to amend Exhibit 1, Commitment 32(a), Stipulation, to remove the expiration date of the decoupling mechanism and accept demonstration of current ernings in lieu of the requirement of a general rate case for continuation of the decoupling mechanism; and to clarify that CNGC is authorizied to continue the decoupling mechanism originally established in docket UG 167.  
Date: 8/31/2011 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING   
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Please see UG 217, Advice No. O11-08-04, for related filings. http://apps.puc.state.or.us/edockets/docket.asp?DocketID=17011 
Date: 8/31/2010 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING   
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UG 196 (relating to dockets UG 167, UM 1336, UM 1012, and UM 1283)--In the Matter of CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION Filing makes permanent adjustment to base rates associated with Company's Conservation Alliance Plan (UG 167); and applies new temporary adjustments to base rates to amortize outstanding deferred balances associated with the Conservation and Weatherization deferred balances (UG 167), Intervenor Funding balances (UM 1336), Regulatory refund balance (UM 1012), and the UM 1283 Rate Credits. (See UG 196 for filing.) 
Date: 9/28/2007 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING  Searchable Doc  
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Cascade Natural Gas Corporation's schedule, in compliance with Merger Commitment No. 14, which shows the preliminary accounting of the merger related transaction costs that are recorded on Cascade's books. Electronically filed by Jon P. Stoltz. Hard copy rec'd 10/2/07. 
Date: 8/30/2007 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING  Searchable Doc  
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Cascade Natural Gas Corporation and MDU Resources Group, Inc.'s Letter regarding non-consolidation opinion pursuant to Commitment 30 of Attachment 2 to Order No. 07-320 in this docket. Electronically filed by Lawrence Reichman. Hard copy rec'd 8/31/07. 
Date: 4/16/2007 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING  Searchable Doc  
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MDU Resources Group Inc.'s letter reporting on the status of parties' settlement negotiations (stipulations estimated to be filed by 4/26/07); Filed electronically by Lawrence Reichman; Hard copy rec'd 4/17/07. 
Date: 4/3/2007 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING  Searchable Doc  
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MDU Resources Group's letter regarding status of parties' settlement negotiations; Filed electronically by Lawrence Reichman; Hard copy rec'd 4/4/07. 
Date: 3/6/2007 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING   
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EAST OREGONIAN newspaper's Affidavit of Publication regarding legal notice of UM 1283 Notice of Public Comment Hearing held 1/24/07 in Pendleton, Oregon; Notice published 1/7/07 & 1/14/07; Filed by Perkins Coie on behalf of East Oregonian's clerk Mike Derrickson. (no electronic version available.) 
Date: 3/6/2007 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING   
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THE BULLETIN newspaper's Affidavit of Publication regarding legal notice of UM 1283 Notice of Public Comment Hearing held 1/31/07 in Bend, Oregon; Notice published 1/14/07 & 1/21/07; Filed by Perkins Coie on behalf of Bulletin clerk Megan McFadden. (no electronic version available.) 
Date: 3/5/2007 Action:  OTHER FILING/PLEADING  Searchable Doc  
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UM 1283, UM 1286, UM 1282, & UG 173--NORTHWEST INDUSTRIAL GAS USERS' Waiver of Paper Service, with contacts of Paula E. Pyron, Edward A. Finklea, and Chad Stokes; Filed electronically by Tanya Roy on behalf of Edward A. Finklea; Hard copy rec'd 3/6/07. (This filing corrects letter dated 3/2/07 & filed in hard copy 3/5/07.) 
Date: 2/27/2007 Action:  PETITION TO INTERVENE  Searchable Doc  
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PACIFICORP's Petition to Intervene, with contacts of John Ryan and PacifiCorp Oregon Dockets; Filed electronically by Natalie Hocken on behalf of PacifiCorp; Hard copy rec'd 2/28/07; updated electronic version including certificate of service rec'd 3/1/07. 
Date: 12/11/2006 Action:  PETITION TO INTERVENE  Searchable Doc  
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NW ENERGY COALITION's Petition to Intervene, with contact of Steven Weiss; Filed by Steven Weiss; Hard copy and electronic version rec'd 12/11/06. 
Date: 12/8/2006 Action:  PETITION TO INTERVENE  Searchable Doc  
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CADO's & OECA's Joint Petition to Intervene (Community Action Directors of Oregon and Oregon Energy Coordinators Association), with contact of Jim Abrahamson; Filed by Jim Abrahamson; Hard copy and electronic versions rec'd 12/8/06. 
Date: 12/7/2006 Action:  PETITION TO INTERVENE  Searchable Doc  
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NW NATURAL's Petition to Intervene, with contacts of C. Alex Miller and Elisa M. Larson; Electronically filed by C. Alex Miller; Hard copy rec'd 12/8/06. 
Date: 12/5/2006 Action:  PETITION TO INTERVENE  Searchable Doc  
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Northwest Industrial Natural Gas Users' Petition to Intervene, with contacts of Chad M. Stokes and Edward A. Finklea. Electronically filed by Chad M. Stokes. Hard copy rec'd. 12/6/06. 
Date: 12/8/2006 Action:  PROTECTIVE ORDER  Getdocs  
  Order No:   06-661 
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General Protective Order No. 06-661 signed by ALJ Christina Hayes; DISPOSITION: Motion for Protective Order Granted; Copies served electronically 12/8/06 & made available at 12/8/06 prehearing conf.; copies served via U.S. Mail 12/11/06. 
Date: 1/29/2007 Action:  SIGNATORY PAGES  Searchable Doc  
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NORTHWEST INDUSTRIAL GAS USERS' Signatory Pages related to Protective Order No. 06-661; Filed electronically by Edward A. Finklea; Hard copies rec'd 1/30/07. Qualified persons thereunder: Paula E. Pyron, Edward A. Finklea, and Chad M. Stokes. 
Date: 1/11/2007 Action:  SIGNATORY PAGES  Searchable Doc  
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NW NATURAL's Signatory pages related to Protective Order No. 06-661; electronically filed by Kelley Miller on behalf of Elisa M. Larson. Hard copy rec'd 1/12/07. Persons qualified thereunder: Elisa M. Larson, Gregg S. Kantor and C. Alex Miller. 
Date: 12/14/2006 Action:  SIGNATORY PAGES  Searchable Doc  
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CITIZENS' UTILITY BOARD OF OREGON's Signatory Pages related to Protective Order No. 06-661; Filed electronically by Lowrey Brown for Jason Eisdorfer; Hard copy rec'd 12/15/06; Qualified persons thereunder: Jason G. Eisdorfer, Robert Jenks, Lowrey R. Brown, and Shannon K. Floyd. 
Date: 12/8/2006 Action:  SIGNATORY PAGES  Searchable Doc  
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CADO's & OECA's (Community Action Directors of Oregons' and Oregon Energy Coordinators Association's) joint Signatory Page; Filed electronically by Jim Abrahamson; Hard copy rec'd 12/8/06. Qualified person thereunder: Thomas James (Jim) Abrahamson. 
Date: 5/1/2007 Action:  STIPULATION  Searchable Doc  
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MDU Resources Group, Inc.'s Stipulation with Exhibit 1 (filed with Amended Application docketed and posted separately). Electronically filed by Lawrence Reichman. Hard copy rec'd. 5/2/07. (See also Joint Testimony dated 5/18/07 in support of Stipulation.) 
Date: 5/18/2007 Action:  TESTIMONY & EXHIBITS  Searchable Doc  
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Parties' Joint Testimony in Support of Stipulation as follows: Staff/CUB/NWIGU/CADO/OECA/NWEC/MDU RESOURCES/and CASCADE. (Joint/100); Bryan A. Conway (Conway/101); Bob Jenks (Jenks/102); Paula Pyron (Pyron/103); Thomas James (Jim) Abrahamson (Abrahamson/104); Steven Weiss (Weiss/105); and Jon T. Stoltz (Stoltz/106). Filed electronically by James M. Van Nostrand on behalf of the parties; Hard copy rec'd 5/21/07.  
Date: 11/8/2006 Action:  TESTIMONY & EXHIBITS  Searchable Doc  
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MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC.'s Direct Testimony and Exhibits of Bruce T. Imsdahl (MDU/100-101/Imsdahl); David W. Stevens (MDU/200-201/Stevens); John F. Renner (MDU/300-301/Renner); and Donald R. Ball (MDU/400-401/Ball); Filed by Donald R. Ball; Electronic version rec'd on CD with Application 11/8/06.