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Press Pass: Dickinson Museum Center builds regional exhibit with visitors’ help, Hess project to bring Bakken oil to Dakota Access, Police Blotter
Eye in the sky: Civil Air Patrol volunteers track research drone from the air
Obama says no one more qualified to be president than Clinton
Lightning strikes cause spills at N.D. well sites
Nicolas Peralez sentenced to 10 years for stabbing death
crime and courts
nation and world
Hess project to bring Bakken oil to Dakota Access
Whiting Petroleum quarterly loss increases on weak oil price
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves Dakota Access river crossing permits
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Scoreboard of July 28, 2016
Twins’ Duffey gets tagged in loss to Braves
Beulah walks-off against Devils Lake in Legion A first round
Dickinson Volunteers roughed up by defending champ Wahpeton in Legion A opener
Big bats help Minot down Roughriders in American Legion Class AA tournament
Jacobs: More delay in North Dakotan's confirmation
Wardner and Carlson: The truth about oil taxes, property taxes and spec
Holten: The real truth about the status quo
Letter: Political parties doing anything to gain control
Letter: Local 563 at work on Dakota Access Pipeline
good bad and ugly
Margie R. Strom
Con (Buz) Short
Oakley Robert Lee
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
Energy and Environmental Research Center
March 4, 2016
Proposed borehole project draws concern from water districts
BISMARCK -- While the Energy and Environmental Research Center continues to evaluate its options for drilling an experimental borehole to test deep rock for nuclear waste storage, a joint meeting of water districts plans to take up petitions against it. When the Upper and Lower Sheyenne...
March 4, 2016 - 9:18pm
March 1, 2016
County shuts down borehole project
RUGBY, N.D. -- The Pierce County Commission shut down any opportunity to drill an exploratory borehole near Rugby that would allow researchers to probe any potential for nuclear waste disposal. On Tuesday, the commission unanimously voted to tell the Energy and Environmental Research...
March 1, 2016 - 6:33pm
February 29, 2016
In slump, oil firms turn to labs, data centers for help
GRAND FORKS -- In a basement lab of a North Dakota research center, Beth Kurz and an assistant are peering through a scanning electron microscope, studying samples from the state's vast Bakken shale oil formation. Kurz, a hydrogeologist, is part of a team, which looks at using carbon...
February 29, 2016 - 1:10pm
January 22, 2016
Scientists aim to probe oldest rock near Rugby
RUGBY -- Scientists want to go to the middle of the continent near Rugby to peer deep where few have looked before. On Thursday, the Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks will approach the state to drill down more than 16,000 feet into the oldest rock on the planet...
January 22, 2016 - 10:11am
January 15, 2016
Nuclear waste storage study considered near Rugby
RUGBY -- Scientists plan to use state-owned land near Rugby to test whether extremely deep crystalline rock can be used to permanently store spent nuclear waste. The State Land Board has made it clear that it wants a hearing on any application to use 20 acres of a state-owned section...
January 15, 2016 - 6:18pm
August 21, 2015
Funding for saltwater remediation pilot project recommended
BISMARCK -- Funding for a pilot program on remediation of land spoiled by oil-drilling saltwater pits was recommended Thursday by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Program board. The board passes its recommendation of awarding $500,000 to the Energy and Environmental Research...
August 21, 2015 - 10:29am
July 9, 2015
Energy research center cuts two employees, reallocates priorities
GRAND FORKS — Two employees at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center lost their jobs after funds and positions were reallocated to address a shortfall in federally earmarked funds. Associate Director Deb Haley and Deputy Associate Director...
July 9, 2015 - 3:50pm
June 10, 2014
EERC chief fired for ‘abusive’ actions, finances: Groenewold denies charges laid out in dismissal letter
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley fired the director of the school’s Energy and Environmental Research Center for being misleading about the facility’s financial situation and for creating a hostile work environment, according to university documents....
June 10, 2014 - 5:31pm
June 5, 2014
UND fires research center director: Fired Groenewold blames personality, budget conflicts
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota officials confirmed Thursday that President Robert Kelley has fired the director of UND’s Energy and Environmental Research Center. Gerald Groenewold was put on administrative leave in early May without explanation, he said, until he was...
June 5, 2014 - 11:50pm
May 14, 2014
EERC: Income shift could solve deficit: Facility asked for more funds shared with UND
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota officials discussed how to address the operating deficit of the Energy and Environmental Research Center in the months leading up to its director being put on paid administrative leave, memos and meeting minutes show. But whether the center’s...
May 14, 2014 - 10:05pm
May 9, 2014
Senator questions future of UND research center amid director’s leave
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota Sen. Connie Triplett, the wife of longtime Energy and Environmental Research Center director Gerald Groenewold, said they are concerned about the future of the institution now that Groenewold has been put on paid administrative leave. Triplett, D-Grand...
May 9, 2014 - 12:17am
May 5, 2014
ND receives $800,000 AmeriCorps grant to support child literacy
FARGO — An $800,000 federal AmeriCorps grant has been awarded to North Dakota to support child literacy and other programs statewide. The grant package includes $189,149 for the North Dakota Reading Corps to continue funding AmeriCorps reading programs for pre-kindergarten through...
May 5, 2014 - 8:08pm
February 7, 2014
Can Internet solve flaring questions? Grand Forks-based research center creates website that connects flaring solutions, industry
In the fight to reduce flaring, communication may be key. So one center has made a webpage to connect companies with technologies that may help...
February 7, 2014 - 9:57pm
May 9, 2013
EERC cuts 8 jobs due to funding slowdown
GRAND FORKS -- Because of a decline in research projects, the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota has eliminated eight of its 270 jobs. The reason for the layoffs is a slowdown in funding from both the federal government and energy companies "for...
May 9, 2013 - 12:00am