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Trump vows his full support to CIA after feud about Russia hacking
Opossum spotted in Grand Forks, beyond species' normal range
Will colicky babies benefit from acupuncture?
Watch and listen: Estimated crowd of 1,000 gather in Fargo as part of worldwide Women's March
Proposed gun law could impact ND law enforcement
crime and courts
nation and world
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
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
Youth carries Midgets wrestling to victory
Slow second half dooms Midgets against Bravettes
Moody scores 40, Dickinson defense shuts down Turtle Mountain
Scoreboard of January 20, 2017
Blue Hawks take another close one over Valley City
Fielding Questions: Ice cream bucket propagation for African violets
Growing Together: Tips for shopping seed catalogs
Minding Our Elders: A needed vacation from caregiving should be guilt-free
Phillips: Kindness leaves you with lots to talk about
Living Faith: Marriage, family as 'last battle' playing out
Thomas F. Murtha
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
Dakota Prairie Refinery
June 30, 2016
Exec: Davis Refinery not affected by Dakota Prairie Refinery sale
BELFIELD—The company trying to build an oil refinery just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Billings County isn't slowing...
June 30, 2016 - 7:33pm
June 28, 2016
Dakota Prairie Refinery sold to Tesoro at a loss, hurt by oil price slump
A refinery west of Dickinson that was the first to be built in the United States since the 1970s has been sold at a loss, with profit elusive...
June 28, 2016 - 6:19pm
May 3, 2016
MDU Resources takes $7.2 million first-quarter loss on Dakota Prairie Refinery
BISMARCK -- MDU Resources Group Inc. said Tuesday in its first quarter earnings report that the low price of crude oil continues to challenge...
May 3, 2016 - 5:51pm
January 14, 2016
Dickinson diesel refinery adjusts production to lower demand
DICKINSON -- Without the benefit of a booming oil industry to market its diesel fuel to and with the agriculture industry at its seasonal low, Dakota Prairie Refinery has managed production to match a much lower demand. MDU Resources Group Inc. subsidiary WBI Energy and partner Calumet...
January 14, 2016 - 5:11pm
December 26, 2015
The Press’ Top 10 stories of 2015: Nos. 7 & 8
We’re counting down our top stories of the year, two at a time, from Saturday through New Year’s Eve. No. 7: Dakota Prairie Refinery opens...
December 26, 2015 - 9:33pm
August 4, 2015
New diesel refinery operates at a loss in its first quarter
BISMARCK -- Dakota Prairie Refinery, which utilizes Bakken crude for its diesel fuel production, near Dickinson opened to a loss in its first...
August 4, 2015 - 6:45pm
June 29, 2015
Dickinson refinery celebrates opening about 2 months after ramp up
North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner raised his fist as he encouraged the crowd around him to chant along. "Hip hip, hooray!"...
June 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
December 1, 2014
‘Fantastic achievement:’ Dickinson diesel refinery to start receiving Bakken crude next week
Wisconsin native Dave Podratz has logged 33 years in the oil refining business, but the refinery rising from the frozen North Dakota prairie...
December 1, 2014 - 5:06pm
November 21, 2014
MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery
BISMARCK – Developers of a nearly completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are eyeing the Minot area as the potential site for a similar plant....
November 21, 2014 - 5:11pm
August 27, 2014
Legislators get Day 2 of Oil Patch tour: Local leaders hope to show guests a dose of reality
WATFORD CITY — When legislators and local government leaders in the Oil Patch make their case for more funding in the next legislative session,...
August 27, 2014 - 10:26pm
Refining the final touches: Dakota Prairie Refinery on track to open later this year
After almost three years since development, design and construction began, the Dakota Prairie Refinery southwest of Dickinson is about 80 percent...
August 27, 2014 - 10:26pm
August 6, 2014
Calumet says Dickinson diesel refinery rampup to take 3 months
HOUSTON - A new 20,000 barrels-per-day diesel refinery in Dickinson will begin commissioning in the fourth quarter, but it will take up to three months to ramp up to its full capacity, Calumet Specialty Products Partners Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Straumins told analysts on...
August 6, 2014 - 5:33pm
June 17, 2014
Oil refinery project proposed for Baker: More facilities possible for Minot, East Fairview
BAKER, Mont. — An oil and gas exploration company is in the early stages of planning a diesel refinery in Baker that would create about 100 jobs. The facility, which would be run by Quantum Energy, Inc., would refine 20,000 barrels of oil to produce 7,000 barrels of diesel a day....
June 17, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 20, 2014
ND oil refinery $50M over budget but still on track for December startup
BISMARCK — An oil refinery being built in western North Dakota is about $50 million over budget but remains on track to start refining crude in December, a project official said Tuesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here. The Dakota Prairie Refining facility under...
May 20, 2014 - 5:49pm
March 24, 2014
MDU Resources seeks more customers for proposed Bakken gas pipeline
NEW ORLEANS — MDU Resources Group is looking for more natural gas producers to sign up to use a planned $650 million pipeline that would transport the fuel through North Dakota to Minnesota, the company’s chief executive said on Monday. The company in January launched a 120-day...
March 24, 2014 - 4:07pm