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Negotiations between protesters, law enforcement break down
Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
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
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Carol Ann Zimmermann
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
August 19, 2016
Ness: Protests are impeding progress, safety
BISMARCK -- Oil and gas development has led to a revitalization of rural North Dakota, bringing new businesses to the region, more jobs and employees,...
August 19, 2016 - 2:36pm
August 16, 2016
Washington city rescinds proposed oil train restrictions
SPOKANE, Wash.—A city in eastern Washington has backed down from a proposal to fine railroad companies for hauling crude oil and coal through town, a move that was welcomed by a group representing North Dakota's oil industry. The Spokane City Council voted in late July to ask...
August 16, 2016 - 8:38pm
June 2, 2016
Insight: June 2, 2016
On this week's Insight Brock White and Dustin Monke discuss Donald Trump's visit to North Dakota and Dustin talks with president of the North...
June 2, 2016 - 10:21pm
May 24, 2016
Low prices mean smaller crowd at oil conference but optimism persists
BISMARCK – Low oil prices tempered the mood as this year’s Williston Basin Petroleum Conference opened Tuesday, but some in the industry...
May 24, 2016 - 1:17pm
April 10, 2016
Landowners backing new oil safety rules, but costs worry industry
WILLISTON – New rules proposed for the oil and gas industry aim to reduce spills and minimize impacts to the environment, state regulators say. But some of the new regulations would cost North Dakota’s oil industry as much as $16 million to implement at a time when operators are...
April 10, 2016 - 6:00am
March 15, 2016
ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possible
BISMARCK – North Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices...
March 15, 2016 - 3:24pm
March 11, 2016
Oil industry wary of new federal emissions proposal
WILLISTON -– North Dakota’s oil industry says proposed federal regulations to reduce methane emissions could have a “dramatic” impact on the Bakken, but state regulators say it’s too early to know how they will respond. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister...
March 11, 2016 - 5:04pm
February 16, 2016
ND considers new oil, gas rules, Regulations aim to reduce spills
BISMARCK – North Dakota is considering new oil and gas rules aimed at regulating pipelines and reducing spills, but the proposals would cost...
February 16, 2016 - 6:45pm
January 22, 2016
ND advisory group bearish on oil for new revenue forecast
BISMARCK – With budget cuts for state agencies all but certain, an advisory group took a conservative approach Friday in predicting how slumping...
January 22, 2016 - 5:30pm
January 18, 2016
Letter: Ness’ op-ed filled with deception
If anyone read Ron Ness’ recent op-ed on spills, it would be wise to remember he is a defender of the oil industry, not a representative of reality. His listed “statistics” are deceiving. The regular person’s viewpoint and/or interpretation is this: His quote on low percentage...
January 18, 2016 - 10:43pm
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
January 6, 2016
Oil industry claim on flaring progress doesn’t reflect full picture
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota's oil industry significantly reduced flaring last year, but the decrease may not be as substantial as an industry leader portrayed it in Fargo this week. Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, said during a Fargo Moorhead West Fargo...
January 6, 2016 - 5:18pm
October 29, 2015
Iraqi delegation visits Bakken to study gas capture
BISMARCK -- A delegation from the Iraq Ministry of Oil and the U.S. Department of Energy visited North Dakota this week to study technologies that are capturing natural gas. The delegation met with officials in Bismarck and then toured sites in the Williston area to study gas...
October 29, 2015 - 3:45pm
September 26, 2015
Local oil industry representative Duane Jesch honored with 2015 Outstanding Public Service Award
The North Dakota Petroleum Council awarded Dickinson native and resident Duane Jesch with the 2015 Outstanding Public Service Award for an industry representative at the council’s annual meeting Tuesday. Other honorees also included Kathleen Neset, president of wellsite services...
September 26, 2015 - 4:28pm
May 28, 2015
Ness: Lifting ban on oil exports will lift state, nation
BISMARCK -- Our nation today has an opportunity to change the world for the better and this change can come from North Dakota. Thanks to the Bakken, our state can move the nation toward greater energy security with the potential to once again make the U.S. an energy superpower. Only...
May 28, 2015 - 11:25pm