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In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
Burgum sets sights on downtowns in governor's race
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
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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 18, 2013
ND mineral resources director says Bakken in for some 'turbulence'
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota is projected to ultimately produce just under 1.6 million barrels of oil per day, but risk factors could threaten...
September 18, 2013 - 12:00am
September 14, 2013
Oil production surges, but so does flaring
WILLISTON -- North Dakota oil production saw a 6.4 percent jump in July, but the percentage of natural gas that was flared also grew because...
September 14, 2013 - 12:00am
September 6, 2013
Surge in oil prices provides incentive in Bakken
WILLISTON -- The elevated price of oil due to the crisis in Syria is creating extra urgency to develop the Bakken, says a certified trading adviser. Eugene Graner, president of Heartland Investor Capital Management in Bismarck, said the price of oil, which hovered around $108 Thursday...
September 6, 2013 - 12:00am
August 29, 2013
Bigger Bakken: Continental test wells in Three Forks show there may be 903B barrels of oil
Using a dessert metaphor to describe the Bakken energy play, officials from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources and industry experts...
August 29, 2013 - 12:00am
August 22, 2013
ND wants 'a better plan' on flaring natural gas
BISMARCK -- North Dakota's top oil regulator said Wednesday about 1,500 oil wells around the Oil Patch are flaring natural gas and not connected...
August 22, 2013 - 12:00am
August 10, 2013
A tale of two different worlds
Theodore Roosevelt National Park spokesperson Eileen Andes said park officials were encouraged by dialogue this week with Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, with Andes adding that the biggest challenge facing the park is cohabitation with the energy industry. "It...
August 10, 2013 - 12:00am
June 6, 2013
Hoeven calls for streamlined drilling permit process
North Dakota's senior U.S. senator on Wednesday lauded the efforts of a group charged with helping to find ways to quicken the permitting of federal lands for oil and gas drilling in the Bakken. Republican John Hoeven said a recent meeting of the Bakken Federal Executives Group is...
June 6, 2013 - 12:00am
May 18, 2013
Radioactive waste on the radar: New group worried about improper disposal of oil field material
WILLISTON -- Landfill employees here discovered at least two "hot loads" this week, illustrating why a group of North Dakota citizens is worried...
May 18, 2013 - 12:00am
May 2, 2013
House rejects oil tax restructuring measure
BISMARCK -- House legislators Wednesday rejected an oil tax reform bill that would have lowered the oil extraction tax, closed a tax loophole for low-producing wells and set up guidelines for a new tribal tax agreement. Rep. David Drovdal, R-Arnegard, said the conference committee...
May 2, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Fracking away the water: Report warns of dwindling supply due to oil industry
A scathing report issued Thursday by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is reaching a crisis point in Western states. The regional network of organizations' 37-page report, titled "Gone for Good," warns...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
American Engineering Testing Inc. employees, from left, Jody Ayer and Brent Thomas do geotechnical drilling tests on State Avenue on Thursday....
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
XTO: Too early to assume oil exploration near Elkhorn Ranch
The company that has drilling sites staked out near a historic North Dakota landmark said Tuesday it's too early to assume oil exploration will ever take place on the sites. Through spokesman Jeff Neu, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, hinted that it may shy away from drilling...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 19, 2013
XTO spokeman calls reports to drill near Elkhorn Ranch "premature"
MEDORA -- An oil company has staked out an area near the site of Theodore Roosevelt's historic Badlands ranch in western North Dakota, alarming those who oversee the popular tourist destination. "We certainly can't put oil wells right next to the Elkhorn Ranch. We are concerned,"...
March 19, 2013 - 2:49pm
March 18, 2013
Oil company stakes out area for well pads steps away from Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch
The sights and sounds of industrial oil drilling could soon be just steps away from one of North Dakota's most treasured historic landmarks. XTO...
March 18, 2013 - 6:45pm
Other states aid with Bakken drilling applications
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- The number of drilling applications submitted to federal land managers in western North Dakota has grown so large that Bureau of Land Management officials in other states have been asked to shoulder some of the load. BLM employees in Great Falls are reviewing...
March 18, 2013 - 12:06pm