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Trump's election results stance deepens Republican Party rifts
Pipeline camp disputes film crew's claims
Heckaman critical of Sanford for declining lieutenant governor debate
Hoeven pushes Corps to issue Dakota Access easement
Another horse reported shot near pipeline protest
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
Country superstar Garth Brooks signs Amazon streaming deal
Dickinson teen to receive Eagle Scout award
Irish singers headline concert series
Auxiliary sponsors Tour of Tables
U.S. breast cancer deaths drop; rate among white women falls most
UND athletes breathing sigh of relief after Kennedy's decision
Indians blank Blue Jays to book trip to World Series
Big Sky Conference names UND guard Quinton Hooker preseason MVP
Fox Sports apologizes for putting Bradford head on Bridgewater body in graphic
The story behind the UND hockey masks
PORT: Democratic candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the Public Service Commission
Our View: Four for ND state offices
Letter: An inconvenient truth for ND Democrats
Letter: Fridrich has skills needed for City Commission
Benson: Dualism nothing new to this world
Allan Milton Wallman
Delia "Dee" Hammel
Mary Ellen Carey
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
March 24, 2015
Officials clarify when cos. are exempt from flaring rule
BISMARCK -- They always said rules are made to be broken. North Dakota officials on Tuesday clarified when oil companies are exempt from...
March 24, 2015 - 7:54pm
ND may sue feds over ‘overreaching’ fracking rule
BISMARCK - North Dakota may sue the federal government over its new rules regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands in the state. The...
March 24, 2015 - 7:17pm
March 12, 2015
Low oil prices prompt ND oil production to decline 3 percent
BISMARCK –- North Dakota oil production declined 3 percent in January to just shy of 1.2 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral...
March 12, 2015 - 1:22pm
March 2, 2015
Pipeline company didn’t use remote sensors before leak
WILLISTON — The pipeline that ruptured and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater, contaminating a nearby creek and two rivers near...
March 2, 2015 - 9:50am
February 26, 2015
Industrial Commission grants flaring exception: Members want new policy for when targets not met
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved Wednesday an exception from its flaring goals but directed state regulators to draft a policy to address such scenarios in the future. The three commissioners voted unanimously to grant an exception to Hess Corp. for failing...
February 26, 2015 - 2:41pm
February 25, 2015
Helms: Safe oil shipments are regulators’ constant goal
A recent train derailment in West Virginia has generated some inquiries for the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources regarding the safety of transporting Bakken crude oil by rail. On Dec. 9, the Industrial Commission unanimously approved an order that requires all oil producers...
February 25, 2015 - 6:47pm
February 14, 2015
Senators reject bill to separate promotion, regulation of oil industry
BISMARCK – Senators voted 32-15 Friday against a bill that would have separated the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s duties to promote and regulate oil development. The vote fell along party lines, with Republicans voting to reject the bill that would have shifted some...
February 14, 2015 - 12:03am
February 13, 2015
Oil tug of war: North Dakota production hits record; rigs decline
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production was a “tug of war” in December as production hit a record 1.2 million barrels a day but drilling began to decline, the state’s top oil regulator said Friday. Oil production increased 3.3 percent in December, according to preliminary...
February 13, 2015 - 11:33pm
February 10, 2015
Helms: There’s concern slimmer profits could lead oil producers to cut corners
FARGO — Low oil prices sometimes can tempt less scrupulous developers to cut corners that could result in violations or problems, North Dakota’s top regulator said. For that reason, inspectors are being vigilant since oil prices began their steep slide last summer, said Lynn...
February 10, 2015 - 9:49pm
January 30, 2015
Bill introduced to split oil and gas industry from promotional duties
BISMARCK — North Dakota Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill to separate the state’s oil and gas promotional and regulatory duties. The bill states that the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which oversees the Department of Mineral Resources, “may not foster, encourage,...
January 30, 2015 - 11:38pm
January 29, 2015
Democrat introduces oil penalties legislation
BISMARCK — A bill introduced by a Democratic legislator would require elected officials to sign off before fines levied against oil and gas companies are reduced. Senate Bill 2342 from state Sen. Tyler Axness of Fargo would require the North Dakota Industrial Commission to vote...
January 29, 2015 - 10:18pm
January 28, 2015
Spills have lawmakers looking for answers
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission called Wednesday for better monitoring of pipelines and higher standards for those that cross...
January 28, 2015 - 10:06pm
January 15, 2015
Crude surges 5 percent after reaching 6-year low
NEW YORK — World oil prices had their biggest surge in two-and-a-half years on Wednesday, rebounding from a nearly six-year low as traders turned away from the bearish pressures of a worldwide glut to cover themselves on expiring options. U.S. and Brent crude staged blistering...
January 15, 2015 - 12:01am
January 14, 2015
Helms: Oil production could decline by third quarter
BISMARCK -- November oil production in North Dakota barely hit an all-time high, but low oil prices could lead to too few rigs to maintain current...
January 14, 2015 - 5:11pm
January 8, 2015
N.D. oil regulator says lower oil prices spell gloom, not doom
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s top oil regulator told lawmakers crafting the state’s budget Thursday that lower crude prices are spelling gloom but not doom for the nation’s second-leading oil producer. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said many things about...
January 8, 2015 - 10:07pm