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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
UND hopes to reach the top of the Big Sky this season
UND women's basketball team plans to push pace
DSU men's basketball downed by Minot State in home opener
Arrieta, Cubs even World Series with Game 2 win
Grizzlies slip by Timberwolves in season opener
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Martin R. Harnisch
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 13, 2015
N.D. bill could void flaring, oil conditioning standards
BISMARCK – Contentious orders approved by North Dakota regulators to curb natural gas flaring and make Bakken crude oil safer for transport would be dragged back through a lengthy rulemaking process or become void under a bill sponsored by nine Republican lawmakers. A separate...
January 13, 2015 - 5:43pm
January 12, 2015
Letter: The fox is in charge of the hen house
In a recent Dickinson Press story, we read that the North Dakota Industrial Commission, through a legal technicality, is siding with three oil companies in response to a lawsuit by Daryl Peterson. Mr. Peterson has seen his property severely damaged with saltwater spills from these...
January 12, 2015 - 6:28pm
January 9, 2015
Bank of North Dakota breaks $100 million net income mark
BISMARCK — The Bank of North Dakota reported its 11th consecutive year of record net income Friday upon release of its fourth-quarter report. Bank president Eric Hardmeyer told the North Dakota Industrial Commission the bank’s net income was approximately $111.2 million in 2014....
January 9, 2015 - 11:25pm
State approves millions in Outdoor Heritage grants: Crooked Crane Trail awarded almost $1M
The North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded millions of dollars to conservation projects across the state, including almost $1 million...
January 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
January 7, 2015
Association opposes bill to add state oil impact authority
North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties members voted to oppose a bill that would create a new authority for oil and gas region infrastructure planning Wednesday, saying an “oil and gas development strategic planning authority” could just lead to more bureaucracy...
January 7, 2015 - 8:53pm
December 17, 2014
Utah company fined $687,000 for saltwater violations
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission fined a Utah company $687,000 on Wednesday for violating state rules on saltwater waste disposal. The complaint against Springville, Utah-based Redemption Energy LLC alleges the company built an underground saltwater injection well...
December 17, 2014 - 11:08pm
N.D. Mill president to receive $62K bonus
BISMARCK – The president and general manager of the nation’s only state-owned mill will receive a $61,857 bonus after a prosperous year in which the mill generated nearly $13.4 million in profits, the second highest in its 92-year history. The state Industrial Commission unanimously...
December 17, 2014 - 5:36pm
December 11, 2014
Other Views: New ND oil standard is sensible
North Dakota has taken a significant step toward making crude oil movement by railroad safer. The Industrial Commission this week approved a rule that gives the industry reasonable flexibility to achieve a reasonable volatility standard. In unanimously imposing the rule, the three...
December 11, 2014 - 10:08pm
December 9, 2014
N.D. regulators order oil industry to further separate volatile gases from crude
BISMARCK — North Dakota regulators foisted a new set of standards on the oil industry Tuesday aimed at further separating volatile gases from Bakken crude oil to make it safer for rail transport in the wake of several explosive train derailments. “I think the important point...
December 9, 2014 - 9:41pm
December 8, 2014
Industrial Commission set to decide on oil conditioning standards Tuesday
BISMARCK – Oil companies are urging North Dakota regulators to scale back proposed standards for treating crude oil to make it safer for shipment, warning the rules could increase natural gas flaring and emissions, damage equipment and add costs that could threaten some operations....
December 8, 2014 - 3:52pm
November 26, 2014
ND regulators slash $800K fine to $20K for company linked to Noonan waste dumping
BISMARCK — A company linked to the illegal stockpiling of oilfield waste inside an abandoned gas station in northwest North Dakota has reached a deal with state regulators that slashed the proposed $800,000 fine to $20,000, upsetting some local officials. Zenith Produced Water...
November 26, 2014 - 7:19pm
November 13, 2014
Regulators delay decision on oil condition proposal: Oil industry has ‘significant concerns’ about crude conditioning standards in ND
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil regulators said Thursday they want more input before approving new standards for removing volatile gases from crude oil before it’s shipped by rail, a proposal an industry representative warned could devalue Bakken crude and contribute to more flaring...
November 13, 2014 - 11:23pm
October 27, 2014
ND oil conditioning standards will have flexibility, Helms says: Industrial Commission may consider standards next month
BISMARCK – New standards for conditioning North Dakota crude oil to make it safer for shipment will provide flexibility and could come up for approval next month, the state’s top oil and gas regulator said Monday. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said the...
October 27, 2014 - 5:30pm
September 23, 2014
Oil execs say Bakken crude stabilization unnecessary
BISMARCK — Oil industry officials tried to convince North Dakota regulators Tuesday that current methods of removing volatile gases from Bakken...
September 23, 2014 - 10:50pm
Minnesota governor wants N.D. to make oil safer
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton latched onto a North Dakotan’s suggestion about how to make oil safer to transport earlier this month and on Tuesday asked North Dakota leaders to take action. Dayton wrote to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne...
September 23, 2014 - 10:44pm