Monday, December 30, 2013
In 1972 NSP (Northern States Power) announced that the Bison Plant would be closing on December 31, 1973. The Bison Plant went into service with one generating unit in 1949 and the second in 1952. Between the two units the plant only generated 12,000 kilowatts which was very small as bigger plants were at 300,000 kilowatts or more. Most of the power was being brough to Minot over transmission lines. The 22 employees were offered other employment in the company.