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Negotiations between protesters, law enforcement break down
Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
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
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Carol Ann Zimmermann
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
June 7, 2016
Davis Refinery decision prolonged by air quality talks
MEDORA -- Stringent air quality standards continue to prolong the planning for an oil refinery proposed just miles from the South Unit of Theodore...
June 7, 2016 - 4:41pm
May 24, 2016
CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment
BISMARCK—Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could...
May 24, 2016 - 9:46pm
May 4, 2016
Davis Refinery discussion tabled by Billings County Commission
MEDORA—The Billings County Commission—and specifically the topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery...
May 4, 2016 - 9:52am
April 28, 2016
Gravel roads workshop draws county employees near and far
Road workers from entities across southwest North Dakota gathered Thursday at the Stark County Shop in Dickinson for an informational workshop...
April 28, 2016 - 8:12pm
April 8, 2016
Billings County to use mail-in ballots
MEDORA -- A lack of election workers in Billings County has caused a change in voter procedure and the closure of the least-used of the county’s three polling places. Billings County Commision members voted in their regular meeting Tuesday to make the upcoming election the first...
April 8, 2016 - 9:12pm
April 5, 2016
Executive says proposed Billings County refinery's technology will keep air quality of Theodore Roosevelt National Park pristine
FRYBURG -- A proposed $850 million gasoline refinery near Fryburg in far western North Dakota would be among the closest industrial complexes to a national park anywhere in the country. That proximity to Theodore Roosevelt National Park at Medora — less than 3 miles as the crow...
April 5, 2016 - 6:09pm
March 30, 2016
Pump failure causes saltwater spill
GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. - An equipment failure caused about 340 barrels, or 14,280 gallons, of saltwater to spill at a site in Billings County, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday. Cobra Oil and Gas Corp. reported the release occurred 5 a.m. Tuesday at a central tank battery...
March 30, 2016 - 6:46pm
March 11, 2016
Local counties instate burn bans early due to dry winter
With relatively dry conditions this winter, the chance for a fire getting out of control are unusually high. This has prompted some counties to either install or retain burn bans throughout the winter that restrict open burning activity. This includes Morton County, which declared...
March 11, 2016 - 10:31pm
March 7, 2016
Dickinson woman injured after motorcycle tips on I-94
BELFIELD -- A Dickinson woman was injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle she was driving near the Painted Canyon area along on Interstate 94 tipped on the road. Savannah Romero, 30, was driving a 2011 Harley Davidson and was the second in a group of three riders westbound on...
March 7, 2016 - 11:15am
March 1, 2016
Emulsion spill leaks into Billings County stock pond
BISMARCK -- A pipeline leak in Billings County released about 40 barrels of brine and 8 barrels of oil at a site operated by White Rock Oil and Gas about 18 miles northwest of Belfield, according to a statement by the North Dakota Department of Health. An undetermined amount of this...
March 1, 2016 - 10:06am
January 29, 2016
Emulsion spill reported in Billings County
FAIRFIELD -- Emulsion from a pipeline leak spilled about 50 barrels into Frank’s Creek approximately 16 miles northwest of Belfield, the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday in a statement. The spill resulted from a pipeline leak at a site operated by White Rock Oil and...
January 29, 2016 - 12:49pm
January 27, 2016
Planned Billings County diesel refinery still needs a zoning permit
FRYBURG, N.D. -- If a Houston-based development company wants to move dirt on a new refinery site in the next 60 days, it’ll need quick cooperation...
January 27, 2016 - 5:48pm
January 13, 2016
Group out to stop gravel mining near Roosevelt’s ranch
MEDORA -- A conservation group is trying to stop gravel mining near what was Teddy Roosevelt’s ranch in the North Dakota Badlands Billings County is mining gravel on the former Eberts Ranch — now on the National Register of Historic Places — in a swap with Roger Lothspeich,...
January 13, 2016 - 6:03pm
December 30, 2015
New refinery proposed in Billings County
Billings County may soon see another diesel fuel refinery rise. California-based Meridian Energy Group Inc. is looking to build a refinery on 620 acres of land west of Belfield. It would refine crude oil produced in the Bakken. The Davis Refinery, if built, would be the nation’s...
December 30, 2015 - 5:57pm
November 25, 2015
Reclamation for waste pit that was eroding into Little Missouri River near complete
MEDORA -- An old oilfield waste pit that was eroding into the Little Missouri River is expected to be completely cleaned up and fortified soon,...
November 25, 2015 - 6:06pm