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Standing Rock casino becomes refuge as storm hits protest camp
Blizzard blasts region with up to 19 inches of snow, howling winds that close down most ND roads
ND oil pipeline shut down after 'significant' spill in creek
A survivor of Pearl Harbor attack
Minot mayor's effort for hepatitis screening fall short
crime and courts
nation and world
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Bulldogs boys basketball stressing defense to take next step
NCAA puts a stop to NDSU 'Thunderstruck" intro video for playoffs
Goedert having 'dream' season for South Dakota State
NDSU's Werner not opposed to playing North Dakota twice in one season
As Wild road trip wears on, Graovac accustomed to suitcase living
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
Barbara Rose Secrest
Audrey J. Cline
John R. Metz
Hans Peter Ahlness
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
I-94 closed between Dickinson and Valley City
October 27, 2015
Forget VW: Oil slump more to blame for weak U.S. diesel demand
NEW YORK -- Long before Volkswagen's emissions scandal spelled bad times for diesel, U.S. consumption of the fuel was bafflingly weak. Despite surprisingly robust economic growth, rising truck cargo, and pump prices that fell to parity with gasoline for the first time in six years,...
October 27, 2015 - 10:49am
August 20, 2015
Diesel prices lower than gas for first time in more than a decade
BISMARCK — Stamart Travel Center manager Becca Neustel of Bismarck said she’d have to look back in the books to see the last time diesel...
August 20, 2015 - 11:30pm
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
May 4, 2015
Refinery ramps up: Dakota Prairie Refining begins producing fuel from Bakken crude oil
Dave Podratz, still wearing his hard hat, safety glasses and coveralls, walked into a conference room at Dakota Prairie Refining’s main office...
May 4, 2015 - 10:16pm
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 25, 2014
Plans for Devils Lake refinery revealed
DEVILS LAKE — A Canadian energy company unveiled plans Monday for a $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery that could be built near Devils Lake. At a standing-room only meeting held Monday at Lake Region State College, residents turned out to listen to officials...
November 25, 2014 - 8:34pm
November 5, 2014
MDU plans to sell oil production company, add second refinery
BISMARCK — After a drop in earnings, MDU Resources Group announced it plans to get out of oil production and consider a second North Dakota diesel fuel refinery during its third- quarter earnings conference call Tuesday. “Although we continue to see attractive investment opportunities...
November 5, 2014 - 3:46pm
June 27, 2014
Minnesota to require 10 percent biodiesel in diesel fuel
ST. PAUL, Minn. — After years of starts and stops, the next frontier has finally arrived for biodiesel. Starting Tuesday, Minnesota will require all diesel fuel sold here to contain at least 10 percent biodiesel — except during the winter, when the requirement is 5 percent biodiesel. Currently,...
June 27, 2014 - 11:28pm
February 15, 2014
New rules on using diesel, kerosene for fracking
WILLISTON — Guidelines published this week by the Environmental Protection Agency require oil companies to get an additional permit to use diesel and kerosene in hydraulic fracturing. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources is working to get the word out to companies operating...
February 15, 2014 - 12:41am
December 10, 2013
Refinery proposed for Devils Lake
Refinery proposed for Devils Lake DEVILS LAKE — A Michigan company is expressing interest in building an oil refinery in Devils Lake. American Energy Holdings plans to build a $250 million refinery with a capacity of 20,000 barrels per day that would employ 50 to 100. It would...
December 10, 2013 - 9:54pm
March 9, 2013
A new source of power
As the issue of reducing natural gas flaring at oil well sites in western North Dakota has become a hot topic of late, one major hauler of Bakken crude is looking at the possibility of using natural gas for fuel. Railroad giant BNSF -- which has a large presence in North Dakota --...
March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Dickinson diesel: Oil refinery could be up and running by late 2014
BISMARCK -- A diesel refinery near Dickinson could be operational as soon as late 2014, processing 20,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil per day...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
October 11, 2012
Feds OK tribal refinery: Work could begin as early as next spring
NEW TOWN -- Plans for an oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation, the first major refinery to be built in the United States in more than 30 years, cleared a milestone Wednesday. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday approval of an application from the Three...
October 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
Stark County Commission OK's refinery rezone; $325M facility one step closer to construction
The Stark County Commission approved a request Tuesday by WBI Energy to rezone 274 acres of land between Dickinson and South Heart from agricultural to industrial for the construction of a diesel refinery. The request was approved last week by the Planning and Zoning Board with a...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
274 acres rezoned for diesel refinery: $325M facility planned for location between Dickinson, South Heart
Stark County's Planning and Zoning Board approved a request from WBI Energy Inc. to rezone approximately 274 acres from agricultural to industrial for a proposed diesel fuel refinery. Planning and Zoning Board member and Stark County Commissioner Russ Hoff said the request still...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am