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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
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
April 11, 2014
Ag candidate questions slow records response: Taylor seeks AG opinion on whether delayed request for Industrial Commission records is ‘reasonable’
BISMARCK — The Democratic candidate for state agriculture commissioner said Friday he is seeking an attorney general’s opinion on whether the North Dakota Industrial Commission has violated the state’s open records laws by taking more than a month to provide public records requested...
April 11, 2014 - 11:57am
April 3, 2014
Outdoor Heritage Fund gets fewer grant requests in second round
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund has received about one-third as many grant requests in its second round as it did in the first round, after the fund's advisory board made it clear what types of projects wouldn’t be considered. Tuesday was the deadline for...
April 3, 2014 - 12:04pm
March 31, 2014
Industrial Commission OKs oilfield waste treatment facility in Dunn Co.
BISMARCK — Oilfield waste treatment facilities like the one approved in Dunn County by the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Monday could face greater scrutiny in the future as county officials consider revising their zoning ordinance to address such projects. “We want to...
March 31, 2014 - 9:34pm
March 13, 2014
Taylor to run for ag commissioner
BISMARCK – A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 announced Thursday that he will be running for state agriculture commissioner. Ryan Taylor, a democrat from Towner, said in a press release that he will officially announce...
March 13, 2014 - 12:43pm
March 7, 2014
Letter: The King Solomon of our time
Good King Solomon divided the child in two and declared, “We have given each half. Such is our wisdom.” So sayeth the North Dakota Industrial Commission on the extraordinary places. “Go now, ye who love the child, and if you find fault, talk to your legislators come January.”...
March 7, 2014 - 12:26am
March 1, 2014
Flaring on agenda for Industrial Commission: McKenzie County mega-unit also on docket
BISMARCK — A petition to reconsider a controversial oil drilling proposal in McKenzie County will be heard on Monday by the North Dakota Industrial Commission. Fargo attorney Sean Foss argues in the petition that mineral owners were denied due process when the Industrial Commission...
March 1, 2014 - 1:13am
Hundreds comment on ‘extraordinary places’ proposal: Industrial Commission could decide on policy as early as Monday
BISMARCK — If the North Dakota Industrial Commission decides not to act on a proposed “extraordinary places” policy Monday, it won’t be because of a lack of public input. The three-member commission has received more than 500 letters and emailed comments on the proposal since...
March 1, 2014 - 1:00am
February 24, 2014
Letter: Landowners should have ability to make management decisions
For many of us who ranch in western North Dakota, our private land is interspersed within the federal grazing lands. A proposed new policy regarding drilling permits being considered by the North Dakota Industrial Commission could significantly restrict drilling and oil and gas development...
February 24, 2014 - 4:06pm
February 22, 2014
Holen: Let people who live in extraordinary places protect them
While the concept of extraordinary places may sound good in theory, in practice it takes away local control, sets a dangerous legal precedent...
February 22, 2014 - 5:05pm
February 11, 2014
Letter: Western North Dakota land and mineral owners take notice
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering expanding policies dealing with private land and mineral owner’s rights. The Industrial Commission is considering a buffer zone from one to two miles around 18 different points of interest, including the Little Missouri River,...
February 11, 2014 - 6:15pm
January 29, 2014
Industrial Commission approves oil mega-unit
BISMARCK – An oil drilling proposal that drew opposition from many mineral owners moved forward Wednesday in a split vote with Gov. Jack Dalrymple objecting. The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted 2-1 to approve a proposal from QEP Energy Co. to develop 25,000 acres in...
January 29, 2014 - 11:18pm
Action delayed on 'extraordinary places' policy: Industrial Commission wants more input on revised draft
Action delayed on ‘extraordinary places’ policy Industrial Commission wants more input on revised draft BISMARCK – Industrial Commission members delayed action Wednesday on a policy that would create a more formal process for public comment on proposed oil and...
January 29, 2014 - 11:14pm
Industrial Commission approves oil mega-unit
BISMARCK — An oil drilling proposal that drew opposition from many mineral owners moved forward Wednesday in a split vote with Gov. Jack Dalrymple objecting. The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted 2-1 to approve a proposal from QEP Energy Co. to develop 25,000 acres in...
January 29, 2014 - 9:17pm
January 28, 2014
Industrial Commission to consider McKenzie County mega-unit on Wednesday
BISMARCK – An oil company’s proposal to develop about 25,000 acres in McKenzie County as one large drilling unit will come before the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Wednesday. QEP Energy Co. presented on Nov. 13 to the Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Division about...
January 28, 2014 - 2:09pm