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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
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
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
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
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
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
June 2, 2015
AG’s opinion says state has discretion on abandoned wells
BISMARCK – An attorney general's opinion issued Tuesday says the North Dakota Industrial Commission has discretion when deciding whether to plug oil and gas wells that have been abandoned for more than a year. Rep. Kenton Onstad, D-Parshall, requested the opinion about a year...
June 2, 2015 - 7:10pm
April 21, 2015
Industrial Commission grants flaring exemption to 105 oil and gas wells
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission granted relief Tuesday from its natural gas flaring policy after a pipeline project failed...
April 21, 2015 - 7:55pm
April 2, 2015
Five companies face restrictions after flaring too much gas
BISMARCK - The State Oil and Gas Division has taken action against five oil companies that are flaring more gas than is allowed under the state’s...
April 2, 2015 - 8:21pm
March 31, 2015
Senators approve amendments to pipeline bill
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Senate approved amendments to this session’s pipeline safety bill Tuesday, replacing requirements for flow meters with an order to study leak detection and monitoring more broadly in case there’s better technology out there. The amendments to House...
March 31, 2015 - 7:33pm
North Dakota seeks to join suit against federal fracking rule
BISMARCK - The state of North Dakota will join a lawsuit seeking to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s new hydraulic fracturing regulations,...
March 31, 2015 - 7:03pm
March 30, 2015
Senate rejects bill targeting Industrial Commission orders
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Senate unanimously rejected a bill Monday that would have required broad orders of the state Industrial Commission to be reviewed by lawmakers. House Bill 1187 would have voided any “rules of general applicability” approved by the commission that...
March 30, 2015 - 9:03pm
March 24, 2015
Officials clarify when cos. are exempt from flaring rule
BISMARCK -- They always said rules are made to be broken. North Dakota officials on Tuesday clarified when oil companies are exempt from...
March 24, 2015 - 7:54pm
February 26, 2015
Industrial Commission grants flaring exception: Members want new policy for when targets not met
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved Wednesday an exception from its flaring goals but directed state regulators to draft a policy to address such scenarios in the future. The three commissioners voted unanimously to grant an exception to Hess Corp. for failing...
February 26, 2015 - 2:41pm
February 19, 2015
Bill to rein in ND Industrial Commission fails
BISMARCK – House lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a bill Thursday intended to rein in the North Dakota Industrial Commission when it comes to public policy decisions, with one member warning it could have “dire” consequences for the state-owned Bank of North Dakota. The...
February 19, 2015 - 3:20pm
February 16, 2015
Senate kills bill to add scrutiny on oil and gas violations
BISMARCK – A bill that would have required North Dakota Industrial Commission members to approve settlements of oil and gas penalties failed Monday in the Senate. Senators voted 30-17 against Senate Bill 2342, that prime sponsor Sen. Tyler Axness said would have added transparency...
February 16, 2015 - 4:56pm
February 12, 2015
Lawmakers, keep hands off Industrial Commission
A rock-solid Republican state, North Dakota still has two well-known vestiges from its short period of socialist rule: the Bank of North Dakota, and the State Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks. With the 100th anniversaries of the state mill and bank fast approaching, it’s safe to...
February 12, 2015 - 7:36pm
February 5, 2015
Amendment cuts mandate for monitoring devices on new N.D. pipelines, puts decision in Industrial Commission’s hands
BISMARCK – A bill that would require monitoring devices on new oil and saltwater pipelines in North Dakota received a proposed amendment Thursday...
February 5, 2015 - 11:42pm
N.D. lawmakers hear arguments on bill to split oil regulation, promotion duties
BISMARCK – Separating the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s duties to promote and regulate oil and gas development would end an “unseemly”...
February 5, 2015 - 11:41pm
January 28, 2015
Spills have lawmakers looking for answers
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission called Wednesday for better monitoring of pipelines and higher standards for those that cross...
January 28, 2015 - 10:06pm
January 26, 2015
Inspectors missing from pipeline puzzle
WILLISTON — State oversight of more than 20,000 miles of underground pipelines has been “very, very minimal” as it struggles to hire qualified...
January 26, 2015 - 7:51pm