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Press Pass: Dickinson Museum Center builds regional exhibit with visitors’ help, Hess project to bring Bakken oil to Dakota Access, Police Blotter
Eye in the sky: Civil Air Patrol volunteers track research drone from the air
Obama says no one more qualified to be president than Clinton
Lightning strikes cause spills at N.D. well sites
Nicolas Peralez sentenced to 10 years for stabbing death
crime and courts
nation and world
Hess project to bring Bakken oil to Dakota Access
Whiting Petroleum quarterly loss increases on weak oil price
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves Dakota Access river crossing permits
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Scoreboard of July 28, 2016
Twins’ Duffey gets tagged in loss to Braves
Beulah walks-off against Devils Lake in Legion A first round
Dickinson Volunteers roughed up by defending champ Wahpeton in Legion A opener
Big bats help Minot down Roughriders in American Legion Class AA tournament
Jacobs: More delay in North Dakotan's confirmation
Wardner and Carlson: The truth about oil taxes, property taxes and spec
Holten: The real truth about the status quo
Letter: Political parties doing anything to gain control
Letter: Local 563 at work on Dakota Access Pipeline
good bad and ugly
Con (Buz) Short
Margie R. Strom
Oakley Robert Lee
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
April 24, 2013
N.D. energy company cited for safety violations
STANLEY. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited First Choice Energy of Minot with nine serious safety violations following an inspection that was prompted by the death of a worker. Joshua Hoiland, 31, Minot, died March 14 at a work site south of Stanley after...
April 24, 2013 - 9:16pm
February 2, 2013
Man dies after drilling rig accident
WATFORD CITY -- The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the death of an oil field worker who was injured while working on a rig north of Watford City. Preliminary information indicates that the 22-year-old man was crushed by a set of power tongs on Pioneer...
February 2, 2013 - 12:00am
January 19, 2013
OSHA fines well service company after Dickinson man's death
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday released the findings of its investigation into the 2012 workplace death of a Dickinson man at a well site near Killdeer. Terry Metcalf died the morning of Aug. 6 after falling approximately 50 feet from a drilling rig basket....
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am
January 18, 2013
Big Sky Well Service cited, fined for August oil field death near Killdeer
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday released the findings of its investigation into the 2012 workplace death of a Dickinson man at a well site near Killdeer, and Big Sky Well Service has been fined. Terry Metcalf died the morning of Aug. 6 after falling about...
January 18, 2013 - 12:35pm
January 2, 2013
Fire from explosion still burning after 5 days near Wibaux, Mont,
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A tanker fire is still burning five days after it destroyed an eastern Montana oil recycling plant. Wibaux Fire Chief Brian Nelson said Wednesday he is not sure what is inside the tanker truck to keep it burning since Saturday's explosion. Nelson says firefighters...
January 2, 2013 - 4:20pm
November 16, 2012
Nabors blocks OSHA investigation at downed rig
Although officials at Nabors Industries are saying nobody was injured during an accident Tuesday at rig B-15 north of Belfield, Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials want to make sure and were in the process of obtaining a warrant to do just that Thursday. As of...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
August 31, 2012
Man crushed while unloading rafters in Williston
WILLISTON - A construction worker who died here Tuesday was crushed by roof rafters that let loose as workers unloaded them from a trailer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed today. The worker who was killed cut a metal band holding the rafters together...
August 31, 2012 - 9:50am
August 29, 2012
OSHA investigating worker death in Williston area
The Bismarck Area Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a work-related fatality in the Williston area, Eric Brooks, assistant director for the Bismarck Area office said this morning. A limited report came in today regarding the construction-related fatality,...
August 29, 2012 - 11:39am
August 20, 2012
Crews clean at oil well blowout site near Williston
WILLISTON -- Cleanup crews baled contaminated vegetation, scraped away affected soil and power washed equipment Monday after an oil well blowout...
August 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Dickinson man dies in fall from 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...
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
Cyclone cited: OSHA finds oil driller violated various safety standards
A higher-up of an out-of-state oil company with a dark past maintains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not issue the group an official citation for endangering area workers last year, but OSHA representatives say otherwise. OSHA cited Gillette, Wyo.-based Cyclone...
April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Compression facility rupture unreported in Dunn County
DUNN COUNTY -- Twisted metal and large chunks of debris from an explosion littered the site and area surrounding a Hiland Partners compressor...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Investigation on by OSHA in ND oil field death
PARSHALL -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a man found dead early Thursday morning that was reported by Key Energy Services. Few details were available Thursday because the OSHA investigators remained on site, said Eric Brooks, assistant director...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
February 10, 2012
OSHA: No jurisdiction in Dickinson trench cave-in
After nearly eight weeks of reviewing a fatal trench collapse on a construction site in northwest Dickinson, Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials said they do not have jurisdiction to proceed with the case. "OSHA covers the employee-employer relationship," said...
February 10, 2012 - 12:00am
January 9, 2012
Update: Man dies at oil site in Dunn County over weekend; cause of death unknown
A man in his early 20s died at a Dunn County oil well-site over the weekend but the cause of death is unclear, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bismarck Office confirmed Monday, but had few other details. "We were informed there was a fatality that occurred in Dunn...
January 9, 2012 - 2:05pm