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Gov. Dayton reveals he has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
Trump plans to keep Comey as FBI director, source says
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U.S. Senate panel advances Ross, Chao nominations on voice vote
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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'
Kerr on NBA players' All-Star voting: 'There were 50 guys on there that had no business getting votes'
Steelers' Roethlisberger unsure of future, considering retirement
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll
Blyleven says Twins' improvement has to start with pitching
Port: Self defense legislation would legalize what most of us would consider murder
Jacobs: ND higher ed in the crosshairs
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
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
Live at 1 p.m.: Funeral for fallen Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery
August 2, 2013
Safety in the Oil Patch a top priority
NEW TOWN -- Safety is often a top priority for companies operating in the Bakken. From rig site work to chemical handling to the cumbersome...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
July 28, 2013
Faces of the Boom: A blessed oilfield life
July 28, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Five people injured in oilfield explosion
ALEXANDER - Five people were injured Tuesday following an oilfield explosion near Alexander, according to a release from the McKenzie County Sheriff's Department. The release lists the burn victims as Mike Fowler, 54, Frank Laverty, 20, Daniel Smith, 27, Stervon Joseph-Jenoir, 22,...
July 16, 2013 - 9:23pm
July 7, 2013
Faces of the Boom: Second wind leads to blue hair, unretirement and new friends
WILLISTON -- Californian Marvin Smith got a second wind at 70 and decided to move to North Dakota to chase one more oil boom. Smith knew his...
July 7, 2013 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
OSHA still investigating August oil field death of Dickinson man
Results of an investigation into the death of a Dickinson man at an oil field site near Killdeer in August are expected to be released late next...
December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 20, 2012
Exxon pays $1.6 billion for Bakken assets
Exxon Mobil is making a $1.6 billion investment in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and Montana. The corporation is buying 196,000 acres of shale assets in the two states, capable of producing more than 15,000 barrels of oil and other hydrocarbons per day in the second half...
September 20, 2012 - 11:10am
September 2, 2012
ND native in Grassy Butte area to fulfill bucket list
GRASSY BUTTE -- North Dakota native John O'Connor left the state at age 25 because the "doggone winters" were too tough. Now at age 63, O'Connor...
September 2, 2012 - 12:00am
August 23, 2012
Explosion at oil well burns two men
WILLISTON - Two men were seriously burned in an oil well explosion Wednesday in McKenzie County. According to a release from the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office, the explosion was reported at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday. Bruce Ford, 52, and Rod Law, 48, were working at the well owned...
August 23, 2012 - 1:54pm
August 21, 2012
Industrial Commission approves Hettinger County salt water disposal well
BISMARCK -- A proposed salt water disposal well has been approved in rural Hettinger County, but a state regulator says he doesn't expect it will be used right away. North Dakota's Industrial Commission voted Tuesday to grant a permit to drill the well northwest of New England....
August 21, 2012 - 10:09am
August 8, 2012
Dickinson man dies in fall from workover rig
A Dickinson man died Monday following a fall at an oil field site outside of Killdeer in Dunn County, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed Wednesday. Terry Metcalf, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. Metcalf was a derrick hand with Big Sky Well Service,...
August 8, 2012 - 6:49pm
March 5, 2012
Utah man dies in oil rig fall in North Dakota
STANLEY (AP) -- A Utah man died in a fall at an oil rig in northwestern North Dakota. Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson says 22-year-old Jason McDonald of Vernal, Utah, died Friday night when he fell 80 feet from an oil derrick northeast of Stanley and landed on the rig platform. McDonald...
March 5, 2012 - 9:50am
January 17, 2012
2nd autopsy done in Dunn County oil well death probe
BISMARCK (AP) -- A second autopsy has been conducted on the body of a Montana man who died in the western North Dakota oil fields. Family attorney Paul Jossart said the second, private autopsy was done on behalf of the mother, fiancée and infant child of Dustin Bergsing. The...
January 17, 2012 - 10:25am
January 4, 2012
ND leaders prepare for trip to the oil patch
BISMARCK -- State officials will begin a 14-city tour of the Oil Patch next week to provide updates on the state's efforts to address oil impacts and to gather information on what more should be done to help. The tour is tentatively slated to begin with meetings in Williston, Stanley...
January 4, 2012 - 12:00am
January 3, 2012
Bringing out the big rigs; 43,000 more wide-load permits issued in ND
Move over North Dakota drivers, because there are thousands more oversized semis on the roads than last year, officials say. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported 43,000 more wide-load permits in 2011 than the previous year. "If you look at the types of equipment that is required...
January 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 16, 2011
Improperly permitted man camps widespread in ND
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- The chairman of the Williams County Commission says problems with oilfield man camps being set up without the proper permits are widespread in northwest North Dakota. Dan Kalil tells The Williston Herald that enforcement is difficult because the county doesn't...
December 16, 2011 - 10:58am