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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
Cutler's back in time to face his fave foe
Thief River Falls' Bergland off to blazing start for Bemidji State
Bailey or Dunne? Bison expecting both to play against them on Saturday
Bismarck volleyball sweeps Midgets
'The complete package'
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Martin R. Harnisch
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
October 18, 2014
Sinking oil prices may curb U.S. output too slowly for Saudis
NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia effectively started a global oil price war this month aimed at quickly denting U.S. oil output. Slowing a U.S. drilling boom, however, could take more than a year. Many observers expect a downward spiral of global oil prices to rapidly dampen shale oil drilling...
October 18, 2014 - 4:43pm
October 16, 2014
Lower oil prices may cool down drilling
BISMARCK — With oil prices on the move, pressure on North Dakota oil and gas production may be mounting. In his monthly update on the state’s...
October 16, 2014 - 9:00am
September 19, 2014
$1M jury award to western N.D. ranch for oil drilling impacts could cost industry in future
BISMARCK – A jury verdict awarding $1 million to the owners of a western North Dakota hunting ranch who claimed that oil drilling turned their...
September 19, 2014 - 3:33pm
January 31, 2014
Making drilling more efficient
A public-private partnership is seeking to make the shift from oilfield exploration to development more efficient and economical. The Energy and Environmental Research Center is leading the program in close coordination with Continental Resources, and with collaboration from industry...
January 31, 2014 - 8:05pm
January 29, 2014
Industrial Commission approves oil mega-unit
BISMARCK — An oil drilling proposal that drew opposition from many mineral owners moved forward Wednesday in a split vote with Gov. Jack Dalrymple objecting. The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted 2-1 to approve a proposal from QEP Energy Co. to develop 25,000 acres in...
January 29, 2014 - 9:17pm
January 28, 2014
Industrial Commission to consider McKenzie County mega-unit on Wednesday
BISMARCK – An oil company’s proposal to develop about 25,000 acres in McKenzie County as one large drilling unit will come before the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Wednesday. QEP Energy Co. presented on Nov. 13 to the Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Division about...
January 28, 2014 - 2:09pm
January 25, 2014
Conservationists engage sportsmen in effort to protect habitat amid drilling
FARGO — Conservation advocates gathered Saturday to explore strategies to engage sportsmen in a broad coalition to protect North Dakota’s hunting heritage in the face of rapid energy development and the loss of conservation lands. The summit, hosted by the Protect Theodore Roosevelt...
January 25, 2014 - 5:48pm
December 20, 2013
New fracking technique could cut demand for freshwater
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved the first significant pilot test of recycling water for hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken, which could lead to conserving millions of gallons of freshwater and reducing truck traffic. Statoil received the OK this...
December 20, 2013 - 6:18pm
December 13, 2013
Consolidating for a smaller ‘footprint’
Multi-well pads are becoming bigger and a more common sight in the western North Dakota Oil Patch. The pads consolidate impacts to nearby...
December 13, 2013 - 7:43pm
U.S. drilling boom leaves some homeowners in a big hole
When Gary Gless bought his sleek, modernist house in Los Angeles in 2002, he thought he had hit a “gold mine.” The world’s largest inner-city...
December 13, 2013 - 7:14pm
December 11, 2013
Drilling into the 'Sleeping Giant': Company targets southern ND for drilling program
BISMARCK — An oil and gas company is working to wake what it calls a sleeping giant in an area of southern North Dakota far outside of the...
December 11, 2013 - 10:50pm
December 6, 2013
BLM office working against backlog
When Mary Ramsey started her job with the Bureau of Land Management’s Dickinson office 16 years ago, it was a quiet job. “This was just...
December 6, 2013 - 8:37pm
Goodhue County in Minnesota beefs up silica sand rules
RED WING, Minn. — Less than six months after updating the county mining ordinance, the Goodhue County Board voted Thursday to approve a series of amendments strengthening regulations for silica sand operations. The amendments passed with minor dissention among the five-member board,...
December 6, 2013 - 5:04pm
November 16, 2013
Equipment failure, human error most likely causes of spills
BISMARCK — Like lost cellphone calls, most saltwater spills can be traced back to three causes: human error, equipment failure or network problems. A review of incident reports filed with the North Dakota Department of Health since Jan. 1, 2012, found that connection leaks between...
November 16, 2013 - 10:20pm
November 15, 2013
US Williston Basin tops 1 million barrels of oil per day in September
WILLISTON — The entire U.S. Williston Basin produced more than 1 million barrels of oil per day in September, driven by another record month of North Dakota oil production. North Dakota produced 931,940 barrels per day, a 2 percent increase over August, according to preliminary...
November 15, 2013 - 10:41pm