Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
Charges: ND man bit off another man's ear during fight at store where they worked
North Dakota governor, first lady pay their way to DC for Trump inauguration, festivities
ND woman sentenced for embezzling $2.8 million from company
Small moth with yellowish coif named after Trump
Trump to keep 50 staff in key posts at Pentagon, State, others
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
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
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'
Adrian Peterson runs down his options: Texans, Giants, Bucs
Weber State-UND game could be the best of the season at The Betty
Grand Forks Central grad Casey Johnson emerging on UND's blue line
Team goals clear for Blue Hawk track and field
Pudge highlights three elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
Welle: 15 things I want my children to know about me
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
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
September 23, 2016
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
HOUSTON—Sunoco Logistics, the future operator of the oil pipeline delayed this month after Native American protests in North Dakota, spills...
September 23, 2016 - 4:44pm
April 27, 2016
Spill contamination lingering years later, study says
WILLISTON -– Wastewater spills from North Dakota oil production have caused widespread water and soil contamination, researchers from Duke...
April 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
April 7, 2016
5 years after spill, rancher and ‘pipeline junkie’ still has questions
BRAMPTON – Five years after he discovered a geyser of crude oil shooting out from a TransCanada pumping station on the Keystone pipeline, rancher...
April 7, 2016 - 6:39pm
February 25, 2016
BNSF to pay fines for oil, diesel spills
WILLISTON, N.D. – BNSF Railway will pay $600,000 in fines as part of a settlement agreement for oil and diesel spills in North Dakota and other states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. The agreement with the EPA and the Department of Justice also addresses...
February 25, 2016 - 5:46pm
January 11, 2016
Farmer says pipeline company must ‘do something better’ after second spill
WILLISTON – The same man affected a year ago by the state’s largest pipeline spill discovered Monday that land he rents is now the site of...
January 11, 2016 - 8:13pm
January 8, 2016
Ness: Setting the facts straight on spills
BISMARCK — North Dakota has a very strict regulatory system, and it is often one that is looked at by other states — and in some cases, other...
January 8, 2016 - 6:54pm
March 14, 2015
Letter: Oil and other hazardous materials spills
What is the main reason that causes these environmental and dangerous accidents, which are preventable? Why do tanker cars leave the railroad track? If they stayed on the tracks, there would be no oil spill and no accidents. Who’s responsible for the safety of and maintenance of...
March 14, 2015 - 10:38pm
Disaster planners: Emergency managers play a key role in preventing tragedies
When disaster strikes, recollections of ear-splitting sirens and images of white-blue flashing lights come to mind. But in addition to first...
March 14, 2015 - 6:35pm
February 5, 2015
Dems want audit for oil regulators, health dept.
BISMARCK — Landowners and Democratic lawmakers urged a committee Thursday to support a bill that would require performance audits of two state agencies with leading regulatory roles for oil and gas development in North Dakota. House Bill 1259 would require performance audits within...
February 5, 2015 - 11:44pm
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
December 9, 2014
Other side of the boom: Landowners say state bowing to oil
ANTLER — As state officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners...
December 9, 2014 - 11:07pm
October 3, 2014
After the oil spill: A year later, landowners trying to ‘go with the flow’ on Tioga cleanup
TIOGA — On Monday, Patty Jensen delivered a treat to the workers doing the cleanup on the site of one of North Dakota’s largest oil spills. For...
October 3, 2014 - 10:10pm
September 15, 2014
Frac water, oil spills in Mountrail County
BISMARCK – Water used for hydraulic fracturing and oil overflowed a tank in northwest North Dakota. Oasis Petroleum reported to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division that three barrels of oil and 500 barrels of frac water was released and contained at a well site 11 miles northeast...
September 15, 2014 - 3:28pm
October 31, 2013
N.D. plans website to alert public about hazardous spills
BISMARCK — After meeting with North Dakota legislators Thursday, a state Department of Health official said more transparency about hazardous spills is on the way. During a meeting at the state Capitol in Bismarck, Dave Glatt told members of the Legislature’s Energy...
October 31, 2013 - 1:41pm