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Protesters vow to battle Trump's 'poor decision' to revive pipeline
Fargo man accused of threatening Heitkamp released pending trial
U.S. deficit forecast to shrink in 2017 but climb over next decade
White House asks for privacy from media on Barron Trump
Trump advances Dakota Access Pipeline, but timeline unclear as tribe plans legal action
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'
Sources: UND set to join leave Big Sky and join Summit, Missouri Valley conferences
NFL sideline reporter Andrews beat cancer during season
Kerr on NBA players' All-Star voting: 'There were 50 guys on there that had no business getting votes'
Steelers' Roethlisberger unsure of future, considering retirement
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Port: Self defense legislation would legalize what most of us would consider murder
Jacobs: ND higher ed in the crosshairs
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
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
November 14, 2016
Oil mogul Hamm tops short-list for energy secretary, Cramer says he's in play too
NEW YORK—Continental Resources Chief Executive Harold Hamm is at the top of President-elect Donald Trump's list to serve as energy secretary,...
News/Nation and World
November 14, 2016 - 4:19pm
October 24, 2016
Oil industry workers split between Trump and Clinton
NEW YORK—U.S. oil and gas industry workers have contributed only slightly more money to the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton than...
News/Nation and World
October 24, 2016 - 10:19pm
July 20, 2016
Trump considering oil mogul Hamm as energy secretary
CLEVELAND— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating Oklahoma oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary...
News/Nation and World
July 20, 2016 - 10:14pm
May 24, 2016
Low prices mean smaller crowd at oil conference but optimism persists
BISMARCK – Low oil prices tempered the mood as this year’s Williston Basin Petroleum Conference opened Tuesday, but some in the industry...
May 24, 2016 - 1:17pm
Continental Resources quarterly loss misses expectations
Continental Resources Inc, North Dakota's second-largest oil producer, reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss on Wednesday as depressed crude prices eroded margins. The loss, expected after a string of negative reports from peers, highlights the immense pain the oil and...
February 24, 2016 - 3:55pm
January 26, 2016
Hess, Continental Resources make huge spending cuts
HOUSTON -- Two of the largest oil companies in North Dakota’s Bakken Oil Patch, said they’re slashing spending to scale back as the downturn...
January 26, 2016 - 5:11pm
October 9, 2015
Former ND governor Ed Schafer quietly exits Continental Resources board
BISMARCK – Former North Dakota governor Ed Schafer quietly exited the board of oil powerhouse Continental Resources Inc. earlier this year...
October 9, 2015 - 4:10pm
September 8, 2015
Humbled by cheap oil, Continental Resources trims budget
Continental Resources cut its 2015 budget for at least the third time on Tuesday, as it grapples with the reality of cheap crude. But North Dakota's second-largest oil producer said it still expects double-digit production growth this year. Founder and Chief Executive Harold Hamm...
September 8, 2015 - 5:31pm
Oil industry experts discuss lifting oil export ban before House committee
WASHINGTON -- Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm responded to a question during a U.S. House Committee on Agriculture hearing Wednesday morning about how quickly the oil industry would pick up if the long-standing federal oil export ban were to be lifted tomorrow. “We exported...
July 8, 2015 - 6:49pm
May 19, 2015
Oil tycoon called for college scientists' dismissal, emails say
HOUSTON -- Harold Hamm, owner of one of North Dakota's top oil-producing companies, told a University of Oklahoma dean last year that scientists studying links between oil drilling and earthquakes should be dismissed, according to media reports. In a report last week, Bloomberg,...
May 19, 2015 - 11:01pm
January 8, 2015
Epic divorce of U.S. oil baron may end after ex-wife deposits check
NEW YORK - Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil magnate Harold Hamm, has deposited a handwritten $975 million divorce check, Hamm's lawyer said on Thursday, in a move that may end an epic divorce battle over a fortune worth billions. Arnall, 58, deposited the check after...
January 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
November 17, 2014
The $1 billion divorce: Why Harold Hamm's ex-wife didn't win more
Just how much of Harold Hamm's fortune was amassed through his skill and hard work? That was a key question that Oklahoma divorce judge Howard Haralson had to weigh in his decision last week, when he ordered Hamm, the chief executive officer of Continental Resources - and Oklahoma's...
November 17, 2014 - 11:39am
November 10, 2014
Continental CEO Harold Hamm ordered to pay $995M in divorce
An Oklahoma County judge has ordered Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm to pay nearly $1 billion in a divorce judgment, according to a court filing made public on Monday. In one of the highest value divorce judgments in U.S. history, Special Judge Howard Haralson found that...
November 10, 2014 - 3:35pm
November 7, 2014
Bankers: Oil drillers not convinced on lower prices
NEW YORK — U.S. energy producers are holding off making big cuts to their budgets and drilling plans because they are not yet convinced that four-year-low prices are here to stay, bankers at regional Fifth-Thirds Bank said on Friday. The near 30 percent tumble in oil prices since...
November 7, 2014 - 11:53pm
November 6, 2014
Going out on a limb, North Dakota oil titan scraps hedges
WILLISTON -- Harold Hamm, chief executive of Continental Resources, stunned a bearish crude market by scrapping all of the North Dakota energy producer's oil hedges, betting that prices will recover soon after sinking 25 percent in recent months. With the move, Hamm, who last...
November 6, 2014 - 5:01pm