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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
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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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
September 23, 2015
Man camps dwindling to ghost camps
WILLISTON, N.D. - Some man camps are becoming ghost camps in the oil patch, especially in Mountrail County where only five of the 23 camps whose...
September 23, 2015 - 4:20pm
March 30, 2015
Police: Source of explosion-like sound heard Sunday in Dickinson remains unknown
The source of a loud, explosion-like sound heard throughout west Dickinson at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday has yet to be explained or identified, Dickinson Police Capt. David Wilkie said Monday. Wilkie said officers searched for signs of an explosion, but could not find anything. “We...
March 30, 2015 - 11:29am
March 10, 2015
Don Johnson to executive produce and star in ABC pilot centered on N.D. oil boom
LOS ANGELES -- Don Johnson has locked down the lead role in ABC's pilot "Boom," Variety has learned. He is also set to executive produce the...
March 10, 2015 - 3:06pm
January 31, 2015
Drama about North Dakota ‘Boom’ ordered for ABC
LOS ANGELES — ABC has ordered four drama pilots, including a series on North Dakota’s oil exploration. “Boom,” from ABC Studios, centers on the biggest oil discovery in American history, which has triggered a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in the Peace Garden State...
January 31, 2015 - 10:38pm
August 4, 2014
A boom in rental rates: In the shadow of N.D.’s oil boom, Williston residents struggle to keep their homes
WILLISTON -- Phyllis Larson has a small sign hanging in her apartment kitchen. It reads, “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.” Unfortunately...
August 4, 2014 - 10:54am
July 18, 2014
Deal would allow some BNSF trains one-person crew: Tentative agreement goes against possible federal regulations
FARGO — BNSF Railway has struck a tentative agreement with a union that would allow one-person train crews on certain routes if a monitoring system is in use. The proposed agreement, which is at odds with the national union’s staunch support of two-person crews, also conflicts...
July 18, 2014 - 11:55pm
Oil trains, born of U.S. energy boom, face test in new safety rules
WASHINGTON - North Dakota's Bakken Oil Patch has thrived thanks in large part to the once-niche business of hauling fuel on U.S. rail tracks....
July 18, 2014 - 5:49pm
December 5, 2013
Economist recommends regional legacy trust for oil-impacted counties
Echoing what a former Minnesota politician hinted at in Dickinson last month, a rural development and resource economist from a national firm said Thursday that it might be time to set up a regional legacy trust fund specifically for western North Dakota. Speaking as part of a webinar...
December 5, 2013 - 7:52pm
November 16, 2013
Monke: Dickinson State can’t rely on only teachers, nurses
Find some Dickinson State University alumni and strike up conversation. Odds are you’re speaking with teachers, nurses or an 8-to-5 businessperson whose work domain is an office. The university offers a variety of majors — including some outstanding pre-professional programs...
November 16, 2013 - 10:43pm
November 9, 2013
Booming Bakken prompts medical expansions
Health care facilities are not exempt from the constant struggle to keep pace with the demands of the Bakken oil boom. Patient loads at some western North Dakota clinics and hospitals have more than tripled in the past three years as the boom has drawn a historic number of people...
November 9, 2013 - 7:13pm
September 13, 2013
Developing the Bakken: Real estate opportunities in western North Dakota attract investors from around the world
FARGO -- If you're a real estate developer and you're not considering options in western North Dakota, you're missing out on a $1 billion construction...
September 13, 2013 - 12:00am
Large developments throughout the region illustrate overall growth
FARGO - It is no secret that the Bakken region of North Dakota is a hotbed of real estate development activity. But communities throughout the Dakotas and western Minnesota are experiencing their own building booms, thanks to a variety of reasons including prosperous agriculture economies...
September 13, 2013 - 12:00am
August 14, 2013
Devils Lake enjoys reversal of fortune
DEVILS LAKE - Two or three years ago, steady streams of heavy trucks and other construction vehicles snarled traffic in and around the lake as...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 3, 2013
Grand Forks-based retailers ride regional boom with store expansions
GRAND FORKS - Wade Pearson figured the family-owned Home of Economy store in Williston, which opened in 1964, would get a boost when the Oil...
August 3, 2013 - 12:00am
July 13, 2013
WATFORD CITY -- During another busy day in the Bakken on Thursday morning, Luke Taylor is on the phone at his desk. Taylor is talking to someone...
July 13, 2013 - 12:00am