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Vacancies up, room rates down for Oil Patch hotels
N.D. delegates enter Dem convention spilt between Clinton, Sanders
Press Pass: Dickinson rental prices and occupancy in free fall, Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate, Stark County Commission approves courthouse renovation contract, DirecTV viewers in western N.D. still without ABC affiliate KMBY
German-Iranian gunman kills at least nine in Munich shopping mall
Former KKK leader David Duke to run for U.S. Senate
crime and courts
nation and world
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for Kalamazoo spill
Halliburton sees ‘modest uptick’ in rig count this year
Reducing children's exposure to violence starts with ‘stronger political will’
Irsfeld: Where to turn for relief from joint pain, arthritis
VCRs -- an ‘80s living room wonder -- to go out of production this month
Community Health Needs Assessment report available online
Riding for veterans: American Legion Riders chapter plans Legacy Benefit Run
Gibson’s strong outing helps Twins edge Boston
Scoreboard of July 22, 2016
Stroh now fifth in saddle bronc riding after second go at NHSFR
James Hayden named new head coach of Dickinson High girls golf program
Cowboys RB Elliott denies accusations of domestic violence
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
McFeely: Sorry, Chancellor Hagerott, individuals matter
Letter: Election results upset the status quo
Letter: Some North Dakotans welcome EPA rule state officials are fighting
Other Views: Let governor’s residence construction proceed
good bad and ugly
Diane K. Berger
Anton "Tony" Kralicek
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
April 24, 2015
Court says ND can join Wyoming lawsuit over fracking rules
BISMARCK – A federal court in Wyoming has issued an order allowing North Dakota to join Wyoming as a party in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s authority to impose federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing practices. “I am pleased the court has...
April 24, 2015 - 12:25pm
April 14, 2015
Letter: ND fracking regulations are better than feds’
The federal government needs to go back to the drawing board on the new fracking guidelines recently announced by the Bureau of Land Management. These guidelines are a solution in search of a problem that will obstruct future energy development, slow job growth and hinder our state’s...
April 14, 2015 - 5:52pm
EOG has lion's share of 900 North Dakota wells awaiting fracking
WILLISTON -- Oil producer EOG Resources Inc. has the lion's share of an estimated 900 North Dakota wells waiting to be fracked, according to state data, showing that even major oil titans are mothballing operations while they hope for a rebound in oil prices. For months the conventional...
April 14, 2015 - 4:56pm
March 24, 2015
ND may sue feds over ‘overreaching’ fracking rule
BISMARCK - North Dakota may sue the federal government over its new rules regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands in the state. The...
March 24, 2015 - 7:17pm
March 23, 2015
Other Views: Federal fracking rules hit sweet spot
“Some say too strong, others too weak,” read one headline from an oil-and-gas-country newspaper, describing the federal government’s new fracking rules. That suggests the feds got this one right. Surprisingly for an administration that hasn’t been shy about throwing its weight...
March 23, 2015 - 6:28pm
March 20, 2015
Final fracking rule released for federal, Indian lands: With regulations already in place, ND may enter into memorandum of understanding
The U.S. Department of the Interior ended more than four-years of work on Friday after releasing the final rule for hydraulic fracturing on federal...
March 20, 2015 - 9:54pm
March 17, 2015
Unlike in other oil-producing states, ND experiences little or no seismic activity
FARGO - Swarms of earthquakes have been rattling Oklahoma, Texas and other central states with a history of little or no seismic activity. The...
March 17, 2015 - 11:55am
March 10, 2015
Ethics complaints filed against county official after frac sand mining ban defeated
CALEDONIA, Minn. -- Every small town has its own issues, and every small town has a diner for the residents to gather in to discuss those issues....
March 10, 2015 - 7:59pm
March 5, 2015
State, federal officials respond to report on state forensic examiner
BISMARCK -- Disputes over the cause of death of a man who had recently cleaned a frack tank has led some to question the quality of work performed...
March 5, 2015 - 2:50pm
January 19, 2015
Amid U.S. oil price crash, cost cutting ripples through industry
NEW YORK — Any lingering doubt about the depth of the crisis facing the United States energy industry is quickly evaporating as even the biggest firms slash spending amid the steepest oil price crash since the recession, sending ripples across the vast sector. In a...
January 19, 2015 - 9:59pm
December 22, 2014
Other Views: New Yorks shows excess of caution on fracking
“A new Gallup survey of nationwide well-being ranks North Dakota at the top,” Time magazine reported back in February. And the top of the rankings offers a pretty good vantage from which to evaluate the state of New York’s new ban on fracking. The verdict: The ban is a sad...
December 22, 2014 - 8:13pm
December 18, 2014
NY unlikely to face lawsuits over fracking ban, experts say
ALBANY, N.Y. — When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted “a ton of lawsuits” against the state. But that is unlikely as the end of a drilling boom has left the industry in no mood for a fight, industry experts and lawyers said. Chesapeake...
December 18, 2014 - 10:23pm
December 6, 2014
Focus on top spots to boost US oil output even as well permits fall
WILLISTON -- U.S. energy firms are swiftly shifting drilling rigs away from less productive areas and hunkering down in sweet spots of North Dakota and Texas shale oil fields as they try to lift output and cut costs in response to the toughest crude market in years. Rig deployments...
December 6, 2014 - 1:12am
November 29, 2014
Williston sells wastewater to oil company for fracking
WILLISTON — The Williston City Commission approved a contract for the city’s wastewater to be sold to Oasis Petroleum for use as hydraulic fracturing water. “This will help with our volume issues,” said Public Works Director David Tuan. “We have far too much wastewater...
November 29, 2014 - 10:01pm
October 21, 2014
Oil companies buy more sand, railcars: Halliburton, Baker Hughes stockpile supplies as demand begins to climb
As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, oilfield services providers Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. are stockpiling sand...
October 21, 2014 - 7:41pm