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Cedar Rapids flooding at most critical and dangerous phase, officials warn
Dickinson man pleads not guilty to intent to deliver drugs near school
Car safety seat check to be held Oct. 13
Driver dies after Highway 83 rollover near Moffit
Bismarck man identified in fatal rear-end crash
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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
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
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Engagement: Schank and Hofland
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DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
North Dakota's Matt Strahm making big splash in big leagues
Fighting Hawks rank No. 2 nationally in interceptions
NDSU, Illinois State meet for the first time since FCS national title game
Twins hire new general manager from Cleveland
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
Letter: BLM's duty is to protect tribes from wasting natural gas
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Regina M. Bruha
Thomas "Tom" Kuntz
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 23, 2015
Montana town's water quality improving days after oil spill
A Montana town's water supply, contaminated by oil from a breached pipeline over the weekend, may be safe for drinking again by Friday, state officials said, after tests showed a drop in concentrations of a cancer-causing petrochemical. The contamination is linked to last Saturday's...
January 23, 2015 - 5:02pm
Shifting ice on Yellowstone complicates oil recovery
GLENDIVE, Mont. — Constantly changing ice conditions on the Yellowstone River are complicating attempts to retrieve the 40,000 gallons of oil...
January 23, 2015 - 12:38am
January 22, 2015
Lessons learned: Oil spill effects on Yellowstone River’s fish, wildlife still uncertain
GLENDIVE, Mont. — Guided by lessons learned during the response to the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and...
January 22, 2015 - 12:42am
January 21, 2015
Glendive residents cope with water contamination
GLENDIVE, Mont. — When Ginger Mosley first detected the smell of oil in the water at her home on Dodge Street in Glendive, it didn’t take...
January 21, 2015 - 10:03pm
January 20, 2015
Agency says oil pipeline break into Yellowstone River below riverbed
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- The pipeline break that released an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River is beneath the river bed, a federal official said Tuesday. The Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration confirmed the location of the break, but couldn't...
January 20, 2015 - 9:14pm
Response underway at breached pipeline near Glendive, restart date unknown
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Bridger Pipeline is digging up a pipeline that breached over the weekend and spilled crude oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, a federal agency said on Tuesday. The pipeline operator was unearthing the pipeline so the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...
January 20, 2015 - 2:23pm
January 19, 2015
Update: Fresh water being trucked into Glendive after Bakken crude spills into Yellowstone River
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Truckloads of water are being brought into Glendive after a spill of close to 1,200 barrels of oil, roughly 50,000 gallons,...
January 19, 2015 - 10:10pm
Two spills reported
A piping leak and an act of vandalism caused two spills in the oilfield over the weekend. The first, reported Saturday at a Hess Corp. central tank facility 9 miles south of Tioga, leaked about 320 barrels of brine from a piping leak, according to the Department of Mineral Resources....
January 19, 2015 - 4:03pm
January 15, 2015
Spill reported in Renville County
TOLLEY — An estimated 25 barrels of oil and 820 barrels of brine were spilled at an oil well site in Renville County. According to a North Dakota Department of Health press release, an estimated 70 barrels of the spilled brine flowed off of the well pad 5 miles east of Tolley....
January 15, 2015 - 12:10am
December 11, 2014
Spill contained in Williams County
BISMARCK — A spill about 10 miles southeast of Ray has been contained, according to a release. Hess Bakken Investments II reported a failed valve at a well site, which caused 800 barrels of saltwater to be released Wednesday. Vacuum trucks recovered 650 barrels on Wednesday and...
December 11, 2014 - 11:34pm
December 9, 2014
Officials say 2 saltwater, oil spills contained
BISMARCK — Two spills involving saltwater and oil have been contained on site in northern North Dakotas, the state Department of Mineral Resources’ Oil and Gas Division reported. Petro Harvester Operating Co. reported Friday that 20 barrels of oil and 225 barrels of saltwater...
December 9, 2014 - 10:30pm
November 18, 2014
Letter: Impressed by Tioga farmers who endured spill
After reading the front-page story in The Dickinson Press on Oct. 4 about the husband and wife, Steve and Patty Jensen, and the gigantic oil spill on their farmland near Tioga, I was very impressed. Their attitude and communication with the oil companies and environmentalists are...
November 18, 2014 - 8:27pm
October 17, 2014
Spill reported near Watford City
WATFORD CITY -- A mechanical failure in a wellhead lead to the leak of at least 300 barrels of oil and water from a well about 4 miles northwest of Watford City. Except for an undetermined amount of mist, the 300 barrels is being contained, according to the North Dakota Oil and...
October 17, 2014 - 4:27pm
September 4, 2014
350-barrel brine spill reported near Belfield
BELFIELD — An estimated 350 barrels of brine, or salt water, leaked from a tank about 10 miles northwest of Belfield on Aug. 28, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Thursday. The well site is owned by Slawson Exploration Co., which reported the spill Thursday — a week...
September 4, 2014 - 10:55pm
August 20, 2014
Oil spills into slough in Bottineau County
WESTHOPE — Three barrels of oil were released Sunday into a slough six miles southeast of Westhope in Bottineau County, North Dakota Department of Health officials said. The spill was discovered about at 2 p.m. Sunday at a site owned by Enduro Operating due to a broken pipe at...
August 20, 2014 - 11:03pm