The North Dakota Public Service Commission has signed off on a 3.7 percent electric rate increase for Montana Dakota Utilities Co., amounting to about $7.5 million in revenue.That amounts to an average $4.50 increase on their bill each month, or $54 per year.

The Tribune says the fixed monthly charge for customers will increase 11 cents to 46 cents per day.
The commission says the company had asked for an increase of 6.6 percent, or $13.4 million.