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U.S. pipeline regulator raises penalties for safety violations
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MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
Enjoy pizza, meet storybook characters; proceeds going toward Imagination Library
NFL commissioner may consider marijuana for players' health reasons
Bird resigns as Pacers president of basketball operations
An emotional night for NFL's first-round picks
Knight, Jones named to softball all-star game
Dickinson High tennis tops Saints for first win
Port: Things got a little weird at the end of North Dakota’s 2017 session
Port: Former Congressman Rick Berg not ruling out 2018 campaign
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Opinion: Tragic Veto of Carbon Monoxide Bill by Governor Burgum
BARONE: The New/Old Politics of Capital vs. Countryside
Mary Margaret Wolf
Theodore M. Hecker
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Frank H. Schafer, Jr.
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
October 19, 2015
State engineer ends policy allowing irrigation water for fracking
BISMARCK – In another sign of the oil industry slowing down and infrastructure catching up in North Dakota, the state engineer’s office is discontinuing a program that allows irrigation permit holders to sell water to the oil industry for use in hydraulic fracturing. The engineer’s...
October 19, 2015 - 4:54pm
October 9, 2015
Saltwater spill reported in McKenzie County
BISMARCK -- A saltwater spill at a site operated by Hillstone Environmental Partners, LLC in McKenzie County was reported to the North Dakota Department of Health at noon Wednesday. Initial estimates indicate approximately 800 barrels of brine water were released as a result of...
October 9, 2015 - 6:23pm
September 8, 2015
Southwest Water Authority industrial sales dry up as oil slowdown lingers
The slowdown in southwest North Dakota's oil activity has directly impacted the Southwest Water Authority's bottom line. SWA's industrial water sales revenue has declined greatly this year compared to the past three years and is falling far below its projected sales numbers. Mary...
September 8, 2015 - 10:02pm
August 26, 2015
Garrison Diversion supports lawsuit against WOTUS rule
CARRINGTON — North Dakota, along with 12 other states, recently filed a request to stop the Waters of the U.S. rule from taking effect at the end of August. Along with the request, a declaration was filed by Duane DeKrey, the general manager of Garrison Diversion, supporting the...
August 26, 2015 - 10:49pm
August 25, 2015
Halek indicted in federal court on 13 felonies relating to Dickinson saltwater disposal well
BISMARCK -- A Texas man was indicted in federal court Monday on 13 felony charges stemming from the operation of a saltwater disposal well near Dickinson, the Justice Department announced. Jason A. Halek, 41, is charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Safe Drinking...
August 25, 2015 - 10:47am
August 21, 2015
Commission wants more information about pipeline that would cross Lake Sakakawea
STANLEY, N.D – Public Service Commissioners want a pipeline company to consider an extra safety measure and provide more details about leak detection before they make a decision on a crude oil pipeline that would travel under Lake Sakakawea. The commission held a five-hour public...
August 21, 2015 - 6:56pm
Funding for saltwater remediation pilot project recommended
BISMARCK -- Funding for a pilot program on remediation of land spoiled by oil-drilling saltwater pits was recommended Thursday by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Program board. The board passes its recommendation of awarding $500,000 to the Energy and Environmental Research...
August 21, 2015 - 10:29am
August 10, 2015
ND fears ‘Waters’ rule threatens Red River Water Project
BISMARCK — North Dakota and 12 other states were filing a request Monday to stop a new federal water rule from taking effect Aug. 28, arguing it will infringe on their sovereignty by expanding federal jurisdiction over state waters. The motion for a preliminary injunction aims...
August 10, 2015 - 11:49pm
State water commission hopes to fund $664 million in projects
BISMARCK — With a record $1.12 billion budget for 2015-17, the State Water Commission plans to tackle $664 million in projects, according to Todd Sando, the state's engineer. Where those dollars are going will be the topic of discussion Wednesday, when Sando will provide the Legislature's...
August 10, 2015 - 7:51pm
August 7, 2015
ND to ask court to stop ‘Waters’ rule from taking effect Aug. 28
BISMARCK – North Dakota and a dozen other states challenging a new clean water rule as federal overreach plan to ask a judge Monday to block the rule from taking effect Aug. 28. The states also want the court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps...
August 7, 2015 - 4:25pm
July 29, 2015
Stenehjem urges EPA to delay Waters of the U.S. rule
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s attorney general is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the implementation of the Waters of the U.S. rule. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, along with attorneys general and officials from 30 other states, sent a letter asking the EPA...
July 29, 2015 - 10:34pm
July 6, 2015
ND water officials see results from crackdown on illegal water sales
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Members of the Lignite Volunteer Fire Department saw opportunity in the soaring commercial demand for water in North Dakota's Oil Patch. Oil crews use huge volumes of water to drill wells to pry Bakken oil from deep underground, and industrial water depot tanks...
July 6, 2015 - 3:08pm
June 22, 2015
Health department responds to two brine spills
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health responded Monday to two brine spills from oil sites in northwest North Dakota that affected nearby wetlands. A pipeline leak spilled an estimated 39 barrels, 1,638 gallons, of brine about 9 miles north of McGregor in Divide County,...
June 22, 2015 - 3:59pm
June 18, 2015
Vital Oil Patch water project celebrated
WILLISTON — An expanded water treatment plant in Williston is making it possible for the entire region to grow. Officials gathered in Williston...
June 18, 2015 - 1:47pm
June 17, 2015
Hearing set on oil pipeline that would cross Lake Sakakawea
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has scheduled a public hearing for a proposed $100 million crude oil pipeline that would cross Lake Sakakawea. Sacagawea Pipeline Co. LLC applied in March for a route permit for the 16-inch-diameter pipeline, which would...
June 17, 2015 - 6:09pm