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Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties
Alec Baldwin to host 'Saturday Night Live' for record 17th time
Name revealed for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' chapter
Former ND teacher pleads guilty in sexual assault, sex with minor case
Taliban tells new Trump to quit Afghanistan
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'
Wild reassign F Gabriel
Make it 6: Vikings’ Barr named to Pro Bowl
Forsberg’s goals cap Nashville’s comeback at Wild
Towns lifts Wolves past Nuggets
Brady, Pats rout Steelers for another AFC title
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
Port: Meet Burgum the Politician
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
Former ND teacher pleads guilty in sexual assault, sex with minor case
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
September 11, 2014
Taylor proposes fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans
FARGO — North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday. Under the current consolidated loan program at the Bank of North Dakota, students have the option of a fixed interest rate...
September 11, 2014 - 9:35pm
August 26, 2014
North Dakota mill posts second-highest profit ever
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Mill posted its second-highest profit on record in fiscal year 2014 and is off to a strong start in 2015, but concerns linger about rail service delays, President and General Manager Vance Taylor said Tuesday. For the year ending June 30, the state-owned...
August 26, 2014 - 10:26pm
Parties fined $25K for unpermitted work on saltwater disposal well site
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted Tuesday to impose a $25,000 civil penalty on four parties with ties to construction work done on a saltwater disposal well site in McKenzie County without a state permit. The complaint filed by Department of Mineral Resources...
August 26, 2014 - 10:07pm
August 23, 2014
Does ND crude need to be stabilized?
DICKINSON, N.D. -- What can be done to keep trains from becoming "Bakken bombs?" It's a question on the minds of many North Dakota residents...
August 23, 2014 - 6:59pm
August 6, 2014
N.D. oil regulators, execs complain Bakken crude unfairly singled out
BISMARCK – North Dakota oil regulators and industry officials expressed bewilderment Wednesday over why a federal agency has singled out Bakken crude oil as more volatile than other U.S. crudes when an industry analysis yielded data similar to a government study but deemed the oil...
August 6, 2014 - 5:05pm
July 31, 2014
Letter: Goehring, not Taylor is the one full of soundbites
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring’s recent letter “Soundbite vs. smart regulation” is ironically nothing more than a bunch of soundbites. I live in the beautiful White Earth Valley in western North Dakota in the heart of the Bakken, and as a result of the boom, our ranch...
July 31, 2014 - 6:06pm
July 21, 2014
Goehring: Soundbite versus smart regulation
Often what sounds good is often anything but easy. Such is the case of Ryan Taylor’s recent column. His folksy, ah-shucks language may sound appealing and his solutions easy, but the realities of regulating our state’s two largest industries are seldom so simple. Take for example,...
July 21, 2014 - 11:18pm
July 14, 2014
Stenehjem says N.D. Industrial Commission violated open records law with records delay
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Industrial Commission violated the state’s open records laws by taking almost two months to fulfill a request for thousands of pages of meeting minutes, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem -- who sits on the commission -- said in an opinion issued Monday....
July 14, 2014 - 4:59pm
July 2, 2014
Dunn Co. dust control study to continue
MANNING — A study on the use of oil-field produced water to control dust will continue to at least October, Dunn County commissioners decided Wednesday during a meeting at the Dunn County Courthouse. The county had originally signed on for $220,000 from the North Dakota Industrial...
July 2, 2014 - 11:08pm
ND regulators approve use of production curtailments to curb flaring
BISMARCK – Oil companies producing more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas every day in North Dakota could face oil production restrictions if they fail to meet gas capture goals adopted by state regulators Tuesday as part of a multipronged effort to curb the flaring of natural...
July 2, 2014 - 10:11am
June 13, 2014
North Dakota flaring crackdown may slow Bakken oilfield growth
HOUSTON — North Dakota is cracking down on flaring, the wasteful burning of natural gas, with strict rules that may stymie development in areas far from pipelines in a state that is one of the fastest-growing U.S. oilfields. The new rules also will effectively reinforce the competitive...
June 13, 2014 - 11:48pm
June 12, 2014
Axness: System defies common sense: PSC candidates want oil spill oversight consolidated
BISMARCK — Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer, Democratic candidates for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, say too many state agencies investigate oil and gas pipeline spills, causing a “bureaucratic disaster.” They would like to consolidate state oversight over oil...
June 12, 2014 - 11:07pm
June 4, 2014
Lightning strike, explosion cause release of saltwater
WILLISTON — A lightning strike early Sunday caused an explosion, fire and release from a saltwater disposal site about 12 miles northwest of Williston, the North Dakota Department of Health wrote in a statement Tuesday. The incident destroyed the site, which is owned by Oasis Petroleum,...
June 4, 2014 - 12:21am
May 16, 2014
Federal judge dismisses 13 of 14 flaring lawsuits filed by N.D. mineral owners
BISMARCK – A judge has dismissed 13 of 14 lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies by North Dakota mineral owners who claim they are owed royalty payments for natural gas illegally flared from oil wells. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland ruled Wednesday that the mineral...
May 16, 2014 - 4:51pm