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Petition for McKenzie sheriff removal could be filed this week
Standing Rock calls on DOJ to intervene in pipeline situation; DAPL explains land purchase
State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
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
NDSU football schedules Butler for game at Target Field
Eagles' stifling defense flusters Bradford, Vikings
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
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
January 9, 2016
Making a change in practices, state to take a closer look at oil industry fines
BISMARCK – Proposed fines against oil companies will get more scrutiny from the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Monday, but the discussion will occur behind closed doors. The Industrial Commission agenda for Monday includes discussion of six complaints against oil companies...
January 9, 2016 - 4:04pm
December 24, 2015
Oasis Petroleum facing new complaints from state regulators
BISMARCK – An oil company facing two complaints of violating state oil and gas regulations could be deemed a repeat offender, forcing them...
December 24, 2015 - 12:01am
October 27, 2015
Two SD company owners who hired illegal immigrants must pay $1.2 million
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The owners of two companies in Rapid City and Hermosa have been ordered to pay more than $1.2 million for employing undocumented immigrants under a U.S. Forest Service contract. U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler announced Tuesday that a civil judgement of $759,999...
News/Nation and World
October 27, 2015 - 11:01pm
July 28, 2015
Idaho company fined $900,000 for violating oil regulations
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission fined an Idaho company $900,000 on Tuesday for a dozen alleged violations of oil regulations, including two saltwater spills discovered in November and January that have yet to be cleaned up. Alturas Energy LLC was served with...
July 28, 2015 - 5:36pm
July 9, 2015
Trucking company faces $950,000 in fines
BISMARCK — A North Dakota Industrial Commission case against Black Hills Trucking seeking fines for illegal dumping allegations is heading to an administrative law judge. The Industrial Commission filed a complaint last year against Black Hills Trucking, part of True Companies...
July 9, 2015 - 9:21pm
May 13, 2015
Fargo contractor fined after hitting gasoline pipeline in western N.D.
BISMARCK – A Fargo contractor will pay a $6,000 fine for failing to notify the state before it began digging in western North Dakota and struck a fuel pipeline that released more than 36,500 barrels of gasoline onto the ground. Robert Gibb & Sons Inc. was installing a water...
May 13, 2015 - 4:31pm
August 11, 2013
Oil Patch water permit violators face profit-based fines
FARGO - North Dakota regulators recently collected $1.7 million in fines from companies that violated permit requirements for selling water to the oil industry under a policy shift aimed at denying profits for breaking the law. The fines were levied in 14 cases for 2012 violatio...
August 11, 2013 - 12:00am
January 18, 2013
Big Sky Well Service cited, fined for August oil field death near Killdeer
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday released the findings of its investigation into the 2012 workplace death of a Dickinson man at a well site near Killdeer, and Big Sky Well Service has been fined. Terry Metcalf died the morning of Aug. 6 after falling about...
January 18, 2013 - 12:35pm
Lawmakers look at proposed speeding fines
BISMARCK -- A $13 speeding ticket for driving 13 mph over the speed limit in North Dakota today carries the same fine as it did in 1975. Mike Reiten, assistant chief for the West Fargo Police, told the House Transportation Committee Thursday afternoon that was his first speeding...
January 18, 2013 - 12:00am
August 6, 2011
ND tribe gets tough on improper oil waste disposal
NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes is cracking down on improper waste disposal by oil companies on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota. The tribe has implemented fines that start at a few thousand dollars and progress to a million dollars. Companies...
August 6, 2011 - 10:30am
May 19, 2011
Oil companies face millions in fines
BISMARCK (AP) -- Nineteen oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch face fines totaling several million dollars for failing to protect waste pits from spring flooding, state regulators and health officials said Wednesday. Lynn Helms, the director of the state Department of...
May 19, 2011 - 12:00am
March 26, 2011
Senate hears traffic fine bill
BISMARCK -- North Dakotans may soon see bigger fines for speeding and running through stoplights. House Bill 1278 would allow North Dakota cities to double the fines for traffic violations. The House barely passed the proposal, which is now before the Senate Transportation Committee....
March 26, 2011 - 12:00am
March 29, 2008
Judge says traffic fines issue shouldn't linger
FARGO -- A federal judge said Friday he won't grant class action status to a lawsuit over illegal traffic fines issued by the city of Fargo if it's only going to turn into a "boondoggle" of expenses that leaves little money to be returned to those who paid the fines. U.S.
March 29, 2008 - 12:00am
March 27, 2008
Fargo reduces traffic fines; lawsuit continues
FARGO -- Here's a judicial example of what a difference a day makes: A speeder in Fargo today would be fined $15 for driving 15 mph over the speed limit.
March 27, 2008 - 12:00am
Dickinson puts brakes on traffic fines after N.D. Supreme Court ruling
DICKINSON - The city of Dickinson has slashed most of its traffic fines in half following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling, said City Attorney Matt Kolling. The ruling, which was announced Tuesday, was part of a federal lawsuit filed against Fargo by a woman who complained the...
March 27, 2008 - 12:00am