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Driver arrested after 140 mph chase has lengthy criminal history
Trump invites Netanyahu to Washington for visit
From bucks to Bullwinkle, animals are hungry this winter
Glen Ullin mulls gas tax
Minot neurosurgeon's child pornography trial scheduled for Feb. 7
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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'
Forsberg’s goals cap Nashville’s comeback at Wild
Towns lifts Wolves past Nuggets
Brady, Pats rout Steelers for another AFC title
Falcons flatten Packers to reach Super Bowl
Royals pitcher Ventura killed in car crash
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Port: Meet Burgum the Politician
Fielding Questions: Ice cream bucket propagation for African violets
Thomas F. Murtha
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 5, 2017
South Heart man dies in treater house fire
A worker died at a Treater fire on a well site 11 miles north of Belfield and 7 miles west of HWY 85 Wednesday at 1:45 PM. Billings County Rural...
January 5, 2017 - 9:56pm
July 15, 2016
Other Views: ND open meetings law tested
FARGO -- North Dakota’s attorney general is in error regarding his office’s handling of an open meetings law violation by the State Health Council. Wayne Stenehjem’s conclusion in the case is curious because his tenure has been distinguished by vigorous enforcement of open meetings...
July 15, 2016 - 5:40pm
June 20, 2016
Update: Oil worker from Wyoming killed in McKenzie County workover rig fire, 3 others injured
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – One worker has died and three were injured in a fire at a McKenzie County oil well site over the weekend, the Occupational...
June 20, 2016 - 5:07pm
April 12, 2016
Williston crew camp operators seek help from courts to remain open
WILLISTON -- The largest provider of oilfield worker housing in the Bakken wants the courts to intervene in Williston’s decision to close all...
April 12, 2016 - 4:15pm
March 6, 2016
With drilling’s decline, worker happy for job watching idle rigs
WILLISTON -– Oilfield worker Dean Bahley prefers to spend his days managing a drilling crew. But these days, the North Dakota native spends...
March 6, 2016 - 9:49am
February 22, 2016
Neset talks geology in ND Reclamation Conference keynote speech
For Kathleen Neset, president of wellsite services company Neset Consulting Service, the story of the North Dakota oil economy is all about geology. Neset built her career on her expertise in the science and its ready application to energy extraction, and imparted some knowledge of...
February 22, 2016 - 10:42pm
November 27, 2015
Local sheriff’s agencies weigh in on reported oilfield thefts in the Bakken
As oil prices stay low, active rigs continue to drop off the landscape and many oilfield workers find themselves out of a job nationally, theft of equipment and materials is becoming common in some U.S. oil regions. However, Bakken law enforcement agencies’ reports of prevalence...
November 27, 2015 - 4:18pm
November 25, 2015
Reclamation for waste pit that was eroding into Little Missouri River near complete
MEDORA -- An old oilfield waste pit that was eroding into the Little Missouri River is expected to be completely cleaned up and fortified soon,...
November 25, 2015 - 6:06pm
October 18, 2015
Occidental's North Dakota deal mixed omen for pending oilfield deals
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Occidental Petroleum’s move to sell its North Dakota acreage likely removes a logjam that had impeded U.S. oilfield deals for much of the year, though the deal's price sets an unusually low bar for future deals and gives buyers the advantage over sellers. Oxy...
October 18, 2015 - 8:19pm
July 17, 2015
Lawsuit alleges Bismarck firm had role in Bakken housing Ponzi scheme
BISMARCK – More than 100 investors from around the world have joined a class action lawsuit alleging that a Bismarck law firm played a role in a Ponzi scheme that bilked people out of $62 million. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court alleges that the Pearce & Durick...
News/crime and courts
July 17, 2015 - 10:47am
Housing project to stay closed after scheme
ALEXANDER — An oilfield housing camp developed by two men accused of defrauding investors in a $62 million Ponzi scheme will likely remain closed. The Great American Lodge near Alexander, which is owned by North Dakota Developments LLC, closed abruptly in May after the utility...
July 17, 2015 - 12:05am
June 8, 2015
Nuverra launches experiment to re-use oil drilling waste
BISMARCK – An oilfield service company says it can recycle Bakken drilling waste while protecting the environment, turning waste that would...
June 8, 2015 - 11:35pm
March 14, 2015
Tanks a lot: Area’s oil tank needs helped turn Kuntz’s sandblasting duo into 12-employee company
Imagine your workspace looked like a giant soup can lying on its side, and there was just a 2-by-3-foot opening to get into it with no windows,...
March 14, 2015 - 9:50pm
February 7, 2015
Proposed bill would define emergency manager’s access to oilfield sites
State legislators have introduced a bill that would ensure county emergency managers, often the first responders to incidents in North Dakota, are given access to emergency situations that occur at well pads, pipelines and oil waste disposal sites. The bill is the result of incidents,...
February 7, 2015 - 9:49pm
February 3, 2015
Contractor pays reduced fine, leaves state after filter sock investigation
WILLISTON, N.D. – A contractor that stockpiled filter socks in McKenzie County last year paid a $16,000 fine, with $87,000 in fines dismissed,...
February 3, 2015 - 6:04pm