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Press Pass: ND paleontologists have thousands of fossils for research and education, Safety a priority for Highway 85 expansion, Democrat Clinton makes history with U.S. presidential nomination
Dedication of Robin Hall marks continued growth of unmanned aircraft opportunities at UND
Democrat Clinton makes history with U.S. presidential nomination
Horse possibly shot to death near Bismarck
Human remains identified as missing Bismarck resident
crime and courts
nation and world
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves Dakota Access river crossing permits
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Ballard’s offensive surge coming at right time for Roughriders
Dickinson Volunteers ready to prove they belong as Legion A state tournament begins
Wentz: ‘Whenever my number is called, I’ll be ready’
Braves scratch out 2-0 win over Twins
Former Vikings WR Jennings retires after 10 seasons
Holten: The real truth about the status quo
Letter: Political parties doing anything to gain control
Letter: Local 563 at work on Dakota Access Pipeline
Monke: We need more visits like Giancarlo's
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
good bad and ugly
Oakley Robert Lee
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
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
April 23, 2014
Company rescinds application for well near TRNP
BISMARCK — An oilfield company has removed its application to drill a well near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Wichita, Kan.-based Horizon Oilfield Services withdrew the application for an injection well as part of its “continuing effort to be responsible to North Dakota...
April 23, 2014 - 6:07pm
April 21, 2014
Bank of N.D. posts $94M profit for 10th straight record year
BISMARCK – The Bank of North Dakota posted its 10th consecutive year of record profits in 2013 and will likely surpass $100 million in earnings this year, bank President Eric Hardmeyer said Monday. The state-owned bank reported $94.2 million in earnings last year. That’s roughly...
April 21, 2014 - 4:22pm