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Hearing is this week on making ND all one time zone, no daylight savings time
Tribe grabs break in weather in hopes of clearing out camp by Sunday
Police Blotter: Man removed from Maverick's after threatening staff
Cramer: Boycott of Donald Trump inauguration is 'very troubling,' but he didn't attend Obama's last event
No suspension but fine increases for liquor license violations
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
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'
5 Ways to Ensure Your Small Business is In Lending Shape in 2017
Big third quarter lifts Night Hawks past Titans
Saints hold off Midgets girls basketball
DHS boys hockey secures win at Jamestown
DHS boys basketball turns in balanced effort at St. Mary’s
Spurs defeat Wolves for ninth straight time
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
Welle: 15 things I want my children to know about me
Jacobs: NDSU's Bresciani notes 'unusual' ND media environment in application for Ohio job
BENSON: A monarchy in America
OMDAHL: A high tech governor offers great promise
Susie A. Fettig
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
January 11, 2016
ND Industrial Commission votes to seize 800 barrels of ‘illegal oil’
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted Monday to seize 800 barrels of illegally produced oil in what Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said is believed to be a first for the regulatory panel. The commission denied an application by Denver-based...
January 11, 2016 - 3:50pm
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