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In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
Burgum sets sights on downtowns in governor's race
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
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