Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
Operating base divides private security from DAPL protesters
'We're losing ground': U.S. high schoolers fall behind world peers in math, study says
Skin-to-skin contact after birth good for mom and baby
News report: Heitkamp is Trump's top choice for Agriculture secretary
Twin bombing outside Istanbul soccer stadium kills 15, wounds dozens
crime and courts
nation and world
Producers agree first global oil pact since 2001
Cleanup continues after oil pipeline spill in ND waterway
ND oil, gas royalty owners concerned about deductions from checks
ND joins lawsuit against BLM over methane rule
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
North Dakota power play flounders in loss without Boeser, Jost
Scoreboard of December 10, 2016
Magicians top Midgets in boys hockey
Four Dickinson High wrestlers place in Rapid City
Killdeer girls look primed to challenge for top of region
Port: Who is holding Big Protest accountable?
OMDAHL: Pipeline delay perpetuates rumor mill
BROCK: Baby it's cold outside!
BARONE: The collapse of the political left
PARSONS: Support helps make an institution better
Grayson Thomas Kuhn
John R. Metz
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
ND regulators directed to start explaining oil spill fine reductions in writing
BISMARCK -– Facing mounting criticism over the lowering of fines for oil and saltwater spills, North Dakota regulators were directed Monday to start providing written explanations of what oil companies must do in exchange for reduced fines. The state Industrial Commission met for...
January 11, 2016 - 1:48pm
January 4, 2016
Oil drilling rig count at 58 and still falling
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota has fewer than 60 drilling rigs operating in the state for the first time since 2009, about a third of what...
January 4, 2016 - 5:28pm
December 25, 2015
As prices stay low, life transitions to a new normal in North Dakota oil country
BISMARCK — Judging by key numbers, North Dakota’s Oil Patch had mostly a down year in 2015 compared to the year before. On the bright side,...
December 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
November 13, 2015
Industrial Commission grants flaring exemption for Marathon
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission granted exemptions from its flaring policy to three wells owned by Marathon Oil, but limited the exemption to four months. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, recommended a six-month exemption for two...
November 13, 2015 - 4:59pm
October 16, 2015
‘Priority one’: Abandoned oil waste pit eroding into Little Missouri River south of Medora
BISMARCK – An abandoned pit that was used to store oil drilling mud and fluids nearly 50 years ago is eroding into the Little Missouri River...
October 16, 2015 - 3:29pm
October 13, 2015
North Dakota oil production down 1.7 percent in August
WILLISTON -- North Dakota oil production dropped 1.7 percent in August, a time of year when production usually is on the rise. The state produced nearly 1.19 million barrels per day in August, a drop of 20,552 barrels a day from July, according to preliminary numbers from the...
October 13, 2015 - 5:19pm
September 11, 2015
Dunn Co. listed as having lowest break-even oil production cost
Dunn County has the state's lowest break-even oil production costs of any county, bringing it more stability during a time of uncertain oil prices. August calculations by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources show total revenues overtake production costs at $24 per...
September 11, 2015 - 10:28pm
August 14, 2015
North Dakota oil production up slightly despite low prices
BISMARCK – North Dakota oil production rose slightly in June to 1.2 million barrels per day, the second-highest production month behind only...
August 14, 2015 - 11:08am
July 28, 2015
Helms suggests tax breaks for enhanced oil recovery
BISMARCK — Incentives, such as sales tax exemptions, might entice companies to utilize techniques for enhanced oil recovery and should be considered, according to North Dakota’s top oil industry regulator. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms made the suggestion...
July 28, 2015 - 11:16pm
Helms says drilling slowdown 'not a bust,' but will strain state revenues
BISMARCK —North Dakota’s top oil regulator says the current slowdown in oil drilling "is not a bust by any stretch of the imagination" but...
July 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
June 30, 2015
N.D. regulators grant more exceptions to gas flaring policy
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission granted more exceptions Tuesday to its natural gas flaring policy, and Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said officials have discussed possibly delaying a stricter gas capture goal set to take effect in January....
June 30, 2015 - 5:18pm
June 12, 2015
N.D. oil production down slightly in April
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production decreased 1.8 percent in April to nearly 1.2 million barrels a day, preliminary figures released Friday show. Natural gas production increased 1.4 percent in April to an average of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day, according to the...
June 12, 2015 - 12:09pm
May 13, 2015
ND oil production up 1 percent in March
WILLISTON – Fracking crews were busy in North Dakota in March, bringing the month’s oil production up 1 percent to just under 1.2 million...
May 13, 2015 - 8:38pm
April 14, 2015
EOG has lion's share of 900 North Dakota wells awaiting fracking
WILLISTON -- Oil producer EOG Resources Inc. has the lion's share of an estimated 900 North Dakota wells waiting to be fracked, according to state data, showing that even major oil titans are mothballing operations while they hope for a rebound in oil prices. For months the conventional...
April 14, 2015 - 4:56pm
April 2, 2015
Helms: State continues progress on crude oil transport
As of Wednesday, oil producers in North Dakota are required to condition every single barrel of Bakken crude oil to improve the safety of transporting Bakken crude oil by rail. The North Dakota Industrial Commission unanimously approved the order in December, after months of science-based...
April 2, 2015 - 6:58pm