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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
May 9, 2013
Tribe breaks ground on refinery
MAKOTI - As the Three Affiliated Tribes blessed the ground Wednesday where a refinery will be built, one tribal council member called it a new...
May 9, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Dickinson diesel: Oil refinery could be up and running by late 2014
BISMARCK -- A diesel refinery near Dickinson could be operational as soon as late 2014, processing 20,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil per day...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
January 24, 2013
Fixing refinery tax exemption 'fiasco'
BISMARCK -- Backers of a new refinery in North Dakota say a bill asking for a tax exemption for oil refined in the state was a "fiasco," but a corrected bill expected to be filed today would benefit the state. Chester Trabucco, chairman and CEO of Dakota Oil Processing, which is...
January 24, 2013 - 12:00am
October 11, 2012
Feds OK tribal refinery: Work could begin as early as next spring
NEW TOWN -- Plans for an oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation, the first major refinery to be built in the United States in more than 30 years, cleared a milestone Wednesday. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday approval of an application from the Three...
October 11, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Calif. refinery fire will boost gas prices
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) -- A major fire at one of the country's biggest oil refineries that sent hundreds of people to hospitals with complaints...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
Stark County Commission OK's refinery rezone; $325M facility one step closer to construction
The Stark County Commission approved a request Tuesday by WBI Energy to rezone 274 acres of land between Dickinson and South Heart from agricultural to industrial for the construction of a diesel refinery. The request was approved last week by the Planning and Zoning Board with a...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
274 acres rezoned for diesel refinery: $325M facility planned for location between Dickinson, South Heart
Stark County's Planning and Zoning Board approved a request from WBI Energy Inc. to rezone approximately 274 acres from agricultural to industrial for a proposed diesel fuel refinery. Planning and Zoning Board member and Stark County Commissioner Russ Hoff said the request still...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Refinery near Dickinson won't smell like in the '70s
Residents sought answers Thursday to their questions about how their quality of life and the area's natural resources would be impacted if a new refinery is built. Gary Lindgren, director of corporate HS&E programs for Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP, said people need to remember...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 31, 2012
Stark County refinery proposal for Dickinson area sparks curiosity
SOUTH HEART -- About 40 people showed up Wednesday at South Heart Public School with questions about a $325 million refinery that could go up...
May 31, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
MDU to hold informational meetings on diesel refinery
MDU Resources Group Inc. of Bismarck will hold two informational meetings for a diesel refinery that could cost up to $325 million, according to a press release. The company will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the South Heart Public School gym, followed by a meeting at 7...
May 26, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Diesel refinery planned near Dickinson
Local policymakers and business officials from Stark County received a better look at plans for a $250 million to $325 million diesel refinery that would pump up to 10,000 barrels of fuel or kerosene per day into the region, MDU Resources Group Inc. representatives said Tuesday. Increased...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
$500M diesel refinery planned near Dickinson
A $500 million diesel refinery that may be built near Dickinson could produce a local source for consumers in western North Dakota, officials said Tuesday. "The diesel that we produce should be (put) right back into the Bakken region," said Rick Matteson, director of communications...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
December 8, 2011
ND refinery to increase diesel production
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- Tesoro Corp. plans to increase diesel production at its North Dakota oil refinery in response to growing demand in the region. Production at the Mandan plant -- the only oil refinery in North Dakota -- will increase by 5,000 barrels per day, to 22,000 barrels...
December 8, 2011 - 9:26am
ND oil producers using rail for refinery shipping
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota oil producers are making greater use of rail tanker cars to send their crude to refineries. At least 10 railroad oil loading terminals are either operating or planned for western North Dakota. By the end of the year they'll be capable of shipping...
August 8, 2011 - 8:43am
February 20, 2008
Consultants say Makoti refinery is nearing government OK
BISMARCK -- A proposed tribal-owned oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation should get its final government go-ahead this spring, a petroleum geologist told a group studying a state-owned refinery Tuesday. Horace Pipe, a consultant for the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara...
February 20, 2008 - 12:00am