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Dickinson CNA wins state Caregiver Award for going the extra mile
Fentanyl suspected in West Fargo 19-year-old's death, drug so powerful it was cleaned up with hazmat suits
Fergie to appear at ND State Fair grandstand
Livestock advocates worry about appeals court ruling on feedlot operators
#JrsRaisingAwareness for autism
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
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
Enjoy pizza, meet storybook characters; proceeds going toward Imagination Library
Heart River golf cruises at Bowman Invite
Sickler, Kuntz pace Titans at Charlie Denton Relays
Wall's 42 points help Wizards finish off Hawks
DHS golf in 15th place after East-West Classic first day
Jordheim, Herauf lead Midgets at Charlie Denton Relays
ERICKSON: Don't just do something
HARROP: Can we think our way past robots?
Port: Things got a little weird at the end of North Dakota’s 2017 session
Port: Former Congressman Rick Berg not ruling out 2018 campaign
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Mary Margaret Wolf
Theodore M. Hecker
Mary Margaret Wolf
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
January 22, 2016
Insight: This Week in Southwest North Dakota for Jan. 21 and 22
Insight's Brock White and Dustin Monke discuss all of the latest local news. Plus Dustin talks to the director of the North Dakota Department...
January 22, 2016 - 12:33am
January 20, 2016
Helms predicts oil prices to rise again in foreseeable future
Things might not look optimistic at the moment for oil prices, but North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms argued Tuesday...
January 20, 2016 - 3:01pm
State of the City outlines adversity, opportunity: City leaders discuss short-term adjustment period in face of long-term gains
Three Dickinson city leaders and state Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms spotlighted the volatility of life in the Bakken Tuesday...
January 20, 2016 - 2:59pm
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