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Blotter: Two Dickinson residents arrested for criminal trespassing
U.S. strike on Islamic State in Afghanistan kills 21
MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area
Health Dept. spokeswoman resigns over 'rather inappropriate' tweets posted during presidential debate
Israel's Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv
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nation and world
Whiting CEO: Tribal service deals could help Dakota pipeline impasse
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
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Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
Midgets volleyball takes care of Saints in four sets
Trinity pulls away from Beulah for sweep
Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
DSU volleyball tops South Dakota Mines
Reeve: Best team ever for U.S. at Ryder Cup?
Port: One of these idiots its going to be president
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
good bad and ugly
James "Jim" Basic
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 25, 2016
Shut-in oil well near New Town struck by lightning
NEW TOWN -- A shut-in oil well site a few miles east of New Town was also struck by lightning early Monday morning. An unknown amount of oil released and burned, according to an Oil and Gas Division official, though most was contained to the well site. An inspector visited the site...
April 25, 2016 - 3:29pm
July 8, 2014
Video: Lightning strikes oilfield site: Tanks still smoldering day after fire started
ALEXANDER — Randy Roth was in the Wild Bison Travel Center when he heard the explosion that rocked the building. “I looked out and saw flames...
July 8, 2014 - 12:23pm
July 7, 2014
Lightning causes fire, spill
ALEXANDER— A lightning strike Monday afternoon caused an explosion, fire and spill at an oilfield site in McKenzie County in western North...
July 7, 2014 - 9:57pm
June 18, 2014
Let there be lightning
June 18, 2014 - 10:47pm
August 2, 2013
Lightning strikes can cause havoc at oilfield sites
WILLISTON - A lightning strike at a saltwater disposal well took only an instant, but the mess it created cost about $100,000 to clean up. The...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 15, 2013
Lightning causes fire at facility
KEENE -- A lightning strike at a saltwater disposal facility near here caused an explosion and a fire Friday morning but did not cause any injuries. Jerry Samuelson, emergency manager for McKenzie County, said lightning struck a tank owned by Murex Petroleum about 8 a.m. Friday....
June 15, 2013 - 12:00am
July 7, 2012
Lightning strikes 50-year-old tree
Lawrence Schilla looks at the 50-year-old green ash tree that was hit by lightning at 9 p.m. Thursday in his yard at 620 Ninth Ave. W. He said...
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 28, 2012
Hot and dry: Fires spark across region
Gladstone The Gladstone Fire Department put out two field fires about 10 miles south of Gladstone on Wednesday, Fire Chief Joe Wanner said. Both fires were caused by sparks created by rocks hitting haying equipment, he said. "It was Mother Nature and machines starting to clash,"...
June 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2011
Friday storm causes big scare, little damage
Friday night's storm didn't quite live up to its potential, according to National Weather Service spokesman Harlan Wetzel. Although warnings were issued, thunderstorm and tornado sirens went off and many people were advised to seek shelter, damage reports were few. "We had small...
July 24, 2011 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Lightning strikes tree, starts fire
Tree branches and scurrying firefighters were scattered on Seventh Avenue West in Dickinson after a lightning strike ignited the home of Mike...
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
3 N.D. lakes closed to fishing
Anglers are reminded that three North Dakota lakes will close to fishing for several months beginning in November. As in past years, McDowell Dam in Burleigh County and Lightning Lake in McLean County are closed to fishing from Nov. 1 through March 31, according to the North Dakota...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am