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