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Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
Ban on North Dakota Sunday morning sales could be lifted
Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
Debate begins on ND bill to exempt higher ed applicants from open records law
ND legislators going round and round on daylight saving time, time zone discussions
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll
Blyleven says Twins' improvement has to start with pitching
UND gets commitment from right-handed defenseman
SCHLOSSMAN: Road trip may be what UND needs
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
Thomas F. Murtha
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 30, 2015
Judge enjoins BLM from enforcing fracking rule until matter resolved in court
BISMARCK -- A federal judge who stopped a new Obama administration rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands from taking effect in June decided Wednesday to set the rule aside until the matter is resolved in court. Judge Scott Skavdahl granted the preliminary...
September 30, 2015 - 5:04pm
September 16, 2015
Water demand from fracking less than 1 percent of U.S. total
BOSTON — Fracking by the U.S. oil and gas industry has increased the burden on the nation’s water resources, but still accounts for less than 1 percent of America’s total industrial water use, according to a paper by researchers at Duke University published on Tuesday. The...
News/Nation and World
September 16, 2015 - 10:03pm
September 10, 2015
Fracking leads to spill at neighboring well
KILLDEER, N.D. - A valve that failed during hydraulic fracturing operations caused a neighboring oil well to release fluids for 36 hours, leading to a spill of more than 600 barrels of produced water. Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. reported the spill Tuesday at a well...
September 10, 2015 - 8:26pm
September 8, 2015
Southwest Water Authority industrial sales dry up as oil slowdown lingers
The slowdown in southwest North Dakota's oil activity has directly impacted the Southwest Water Authority's bottom line. SWA's industrial water sales revenue has declined greatly this year compared to the past three years and is falling far below its projected sales numbers. Mary...
September 8, 2015 - 10:02pm
August 25, 2015
Orr: Encourage, don't ban fracking on federal lands
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- In a recent article promoting his Protect Our Public Lands Act, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., argues the government should ban hydraulic fracturing on public lands. Pocan cites concerns about potential environmental and economic impacts of horizontal hydraulic...
August 25, 2015 - 12:36pm
July 29, 2015
U.S. oil firms turn to fracking mixology as crude slides again
WILLISTON -- U.S. oil companies, under renewed pressure from falling crude prices, are increasingly tweaking and mixing fracking technologies...
July 29, 2015 - 4:22pm
July 25, 2015
Study: Fracking fuels dropout rates
GRAND FORKS — A study released this month links higher dropout rates nationwide to increased hydraulic fracturing, but some North Dakota superintendents do see a link. Fracking increased the high school dropout rates among teenage males more than females from 2000 to 2013, according...
July 25, 2015 - 11:42pm
Orr: The 70s called, they want their oil export ban back
CHICAGO - Not long ago, during a presidential campaign debate with Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama suggested Romney had, at one point, stated Russia was the number one geopolitical threat to the United States. The president then quipped — with his usual glibness —“The 1980s...
July 25, 2015 - 12:35am
June 26, 2015
Educators across the state come together for energy industry seminar
BISMARCK — In front of an audience of high school teachers from all the over the state, Kent Ellis of the Energy Career Awareness Partnership...
June 26, 2015 - 11:33pm
June 23, 2015
Federal fracking rule on public land temporarily halted
CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge issued a stay Tuesday of a U.S. Bureau of Land Management fracking rule, temporarily halting an Obama administration effort to regulate oil and gas operations on public land nationwide. The BLM rule had been scheduled to go into effect today before...
June 23, 2015 - 11:43pm
June 19, 2015
Small frackers face production lag, extinction amid drilling drought
WEATHERFORD, Texas — Oilfield work was coming in fast when GoFrac doubled its workforce and equipment fleet at the beginning of last year, just one of hundreds of small oil service companies thriving on the revival of U.S. drilling. Founded in November 2011 with a loan of around...
June 19, 2015 - 12:04am
June 11, 2015
U.S. fracking rules to face early legal test
WASHINGTON -- Energy industry groups and states that oppose new U.S. rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands are headed to court this month to try to block the regulations a day before they are to take effect. Foes of the regulations will go before a federal judge...
June 11, 2015 - 4:33pm
June 10, 2015
Fracking rule would hurt N.D. income, jobs, state says
BISMARCK - North Dakota stands to lose $300 million a year in oil income and 1,900 jobs if a federal rule on hydraulic fracturing takes effect later this month, state officials argue in court documents. North Dakota has filed a request for a preliminary injunction against the...
June 10, 2015 - 6:03pm
June 4, 2015
EPA: Hydraulic fracturing poses no ‘widespread risk’ to drinking water
WASHINGTON — Fracking has not led to widespread pollution of drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday in a long-awaited draft study, but warned that certain drilling activities could pose risks. The study, requested by Congress and five years in...
June 4, 2015 - 10:36pm
May 18, 2015
Oil groups ask court to temporarily block U.S. fracking rules
WASHINGTON -- Two oil and gas groups have asked a federal court to block the implementation new U.S. rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands until their lawsuit challenging the regulations is resolved. The Independent Petroleum Association Of America and the Western Energy...
May 18, 2015 - 2:09pm