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Dedication of Robin Hall marks continued growth of unmanned aircraft opportunities at UND
Democrat Clinton makes history with U.S. presidential nomination
Horse possibly shot to death near Bismarck
Human remains identified as missing Bismarck resident
N.D. delegates award 14 votes to Sanders, 7 to Clinton; Heitkamp misses vote for previous commitment
crime and courts
nation and world
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves Dakota Access river crossing permits
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Ballard’s offensive surge coming at right time for Roughriders
Dickinson Volunteers ready to prove they belong as Legion A state tournament begins
Wentz: ‘Whenever my number is called, I’ll be ready’
Braves scratch out 2-0 win over Twins
Former Vikings WR Jennings retires after 10 seasons
Holten: The real truth about the status quo
Letter: Political parties doing anything to gain control
Letter: Local 563 at work on Dakota Access Pipeline
Monke: We need more visits like Giancarlo's
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
good bad and ugly
Oakley Robert Lee
Anton "Tony" Kralicek
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
January 23, 2015
Source water spill reported in Williams Co.
TIOGA — The North Dakota Department of Health is responding to a source water spill in Williams County. Hess Bakken Investments II reported that 2,500 barrels, or almost 105,000 gallons, of source water was released from a pipeline and has impacted a local stock dam about 9 miles...
January 23, 2015 - 12:13am
January 21, 2015
Glendive residents cope with water contamination
GLENDIVE, Mont. — When Ginger Mosley first detected the smell of oil in the water at her home on Dodge Street in Glendive, it didn’t take...
January 21, 2015 - 10:03pm
VIDEO: Williams Co. brine spill is biggest in years
A spill earlier this month from a saltwater line north of Williston has turned out to be the biggest spill of North Dakota's current oil boom. Approximately 70,000 barrels, or nearly 3 million gallons, of the brine escaped a rupture in a gathering line operated by Bridger Pipeline...
January 21, 2015 - 8:41pm
January 8, 2015
Saltwater spill affects Blacktail Creek
WILLISTON — An undetermined amount of saltwater was released in Williams County, impacting nearby waters in Blacktail Creek, downstream from Blacktail Lake, the North Dakota Department of Health said. Summit Midstream reported the release of produced water from a saltwater disposal...
January 8, 2015 - 9:51pm
December 17, 2014
Utah company fined $687,000 for saltwater violations
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission fined a Utah company $687,000 on Wednesday for violating state rules on saltwater waste disposal. The complaint against Springville, Utah-based Redemption Energy LLC alleges the company built an underground saltwater injection well...
December 17, 2014 - 11:08pm
December 8, 2014
Unknown amount of water, chemicals spill into Cherry Creek
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- An unknown amount of a mixture of bentonite, water and an additive has spilled, impacting Cherry Creek about 7 miles southwest of Watford City in McKenzie County, a North Dakota Department of Health official said Monday. Kris Roberts, an environmental geologist...
December 8, 2014 - 10:42am
December 3, 2014
Small brine spill contained after impacting soil
MCGREGOR -- The North Dakota Department of Health reports 15 barrels of brine has been spilled in Divide County about 6 miles northwest of McGregor. Initial data from Continental Resources, Inc., states the oilfield produced water or brine was released due to a gasket leak on...
December 3, 2014 - 3:50pm
November 29, 2014
Williston sells wastewater to oil company for fracking
WILLISTON — The Williston City Commission approved a contract for the city’s wastewater to be sold to Oasis Petroleum for use as hydraulic fracturing water. “This will help with our volume issues,” said Public Works Director David Tuan. “We have far too much wastewater...
November 29, 2014 - 10:01pm
November 18, 2014
Oil, saltwater spill contained in McKenzie County
ALEXANDER, N.D. -- Four barrels of oil and 317 barrels of saltwater was spilled and has been contained 5 miles north of Alexander in McKenzie County in western North Dakota. Whiting Oil and Gas reported the spill Monday at the Taylor 14-7H central tank battery was due to a frozen...
November 18, 2014 - 11:09am
November 17, 2014
Groundwater study shows no contamination
RESTON, Va. -- Random sampling of shallow groundwater in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and Montana shows no early evidence of contamination from the region’s energy development, according to a federal study. “These results are good news for water users,...
November 17, 2014 - 7:35pm
October 23, 2014
Failed valve causes saltwater spill near Ross
BISMARCK -- A failed valve caused a tank to spill 830 barrels of saltwater near Ross in western North Dakota. Statoil Oil & Gas LP reported the incident about 6 miles southwest of Ross in Mountrail County on Wednesday, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. The...
October 23, 2014 - 11:02am
October 10, 2014
Saltwater spill unlikely to affect Lake Sakakawea, officials say
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- An official with the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday’s brine spill near Arnegard will most likely not be detectable when it reaches Lake Sakakawea. About 1,000 barrels, or about 42,000 gallons, of brine water was released at an Oasis Petroleum...
October 10, 2014 - 11:42am
October 9, 2014
1,000 barrels of brine spilled near Arnegard
ARNEGARD -- About 1,000 barrels of brine have been released at a well site 11 miles northwest of Arnegard in western North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Health said in a press release. Most of the produced water brine has been contained and recovered on the site owned...
October 9, 2014 - 4:44pm
August 26, 2014
Refinery fined for mishandling wastewater
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — Regulators penalized St. Paul Park Refining Co. for improperly handling wastewater containing benzene, a hazardous liquid that could have been released from the oil refinery into the nearby Mississippi River. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fined the...
August 26, 2014 - 10:15pm
January 9, 2014
Brine spill reported in Bowman County, got into creek
MARMARTH — About 50 barrels of saltwater leaked from a pipeline approximately 9.5 miles south of Marmarth, and got into the nearby Kid Creek stream. The saltwater, which has three to four times the salinity of “what we’d like to see,” leaked from an underground pipeline...
January 9, 2014 - 4:02pm