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Car safety seat check to be held Oct. 13
Driver dies after Highway 83 rollover near Moffit
Bismarck man identified in fatal rear-end crash
Watford City may rival Williston in size, some believe
Morton County Sheriff: Pipeline security guard injured in confrontation with protesters
crime and courts
nation and world
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
Looking for your first credit card? Here’s how you choose
Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
North Dakota's Matt Strahm making big splash in big leagues
Fighting Hawks rank No. 2 nationally in interceptions
NDSU, Illinois State meet for the first time since FCS national title game
Twins hire new general manager from Cleveland
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
Letter: BLM's duty is to protect tribes from wasting natural gas
good bad and ugly
Regina M. Bruha
Thomas "Tom" Kuntz
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
December 23, 2013
Dalrymple names pipeline panel members
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday the members of an advisory panel on pipeline safety. The 15-member panel includes private-sector engineers, state and federal officials and energy industry leaders, will provide recommendations for the best technology...
December 23, 2013 - 8:07pm
Valve leak reported in Williams County
Approximately 250 barrels of saltwater leaked from a valve at a Continental Resources Inc. oil and gas well Monday morning, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources announced. All fluids were recovered and contained on-site at the well about two miles south of Epping. A...
December 23, 2013 - 8:05pm
December 10, 2013
Official: Saltwater spill near Medora contained
MEDORA — A spill detected Sunday morning released nearly 30,000 gallons of saltwater and 20 barrels of oil near a tributary of the Little Missouri River in Billings County, according to an official with the North Dakota Department of Health. “We understand the spill probably...
December 10, 2013 - 10:30pm
December 4, 2013
Site shows hundreds of spills in southwestern North Dakota, most very small
Residents of southwestern North Dakota will find every environmental spill, no matter how small, on the newly launched state spill disclosure website. The site includes a list of spills in the past year that were contained, and a list of those that weren’t contained, like an overflow...
December 4, 2013 - 8:16pm
December 2, 2013
Pipeline leak did not reach Little Missouri
MARMARTH – Last week’s pipeline leak that spilled 17,000 barrels of saltwater near the Montana-North Dakota state line has not affected the Little Missouri River, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday. Cleanup on the North Dakota area affected by the spill is complete...
December 2, 2013 - 5:30pm
November 29, 2013
State spill website expected to launch next week
BISMARCK — A website designed to improve public access to information about oil spills and releases of other potentially harmful liquids in North Dakota will launch next week, barring any unforeseen issues, a state health official said Friday. The North Dakota Department of Health...
November 29, 2013 - 8:59pm
November 26, 2013
Pipeline leak spills 17,000 barrels of saltwater in Bowman County
MARMARTH — A saltwater pipeline leak in Montana has released 17,000 barrels of brine, polluting more than a mile of a creek in the Badlands of southwest North Dakota, authorities said Tuesday. The spill, reported Monday by Denbury Onshore, reached the Big Gumbo Creek and flowed...
November 26, 2013 - 3:38pm
November 21, 2013
Tank near Powers Lake overflows and spills oil, brine
POWERS LAKE – About 20 barrels of oil and 680 barrels of saltwater spilled near here today after a tank overflowed at a saltwater disposal well, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division said. The spill, reported by Oasis Petroleum, was contained...
November 21, 2013 - 5:36pm
November 16, 2013
Case study: Environmental problems from N. Dakota evaporation pits linger
BISMARCK — North Dakota long ago phased out the practice of storing saltwater from oil production in evaporation ponds, but the environmental effects still linger today and likely will for decades to come without remediation, according to a case study in Bottineau County. The study,...
November 16, 2013 - 10:22pm
Equipment failure, human error most likely causes of spills
BISMARCK — Like lost cellphone calls, most saltwater spills can be traced back to three causes: human error, equipment failure or network problems. A review of incident reports filed with the North Dakota Department of Health since Jan. 1, 2012, found that connection leaks between...
November 16, 2013 - 10:20pm
Unwanted water: Saltwater spills can cause lasting damage, are difficult to clean up
More than 55,000 barrels of saltwater — about 2.3 million gallons — produced by the oil and gas industry have been spilled on North Dakota...
November 16, 2013 - 10:14pm
November 7, 2013
Explosion at saltwater tank causes fire, spills; Man suffers heart attack while responding
ALEXANDER – A saltwater tank exploded near here Thursday causing several tanks to catch fire and spill about 2,700 barrels of saltwater and...
November 7, 2013 - 6:16pm
November 6, 2013
300-barrel saltwater spill reported near Grenora
GRENORA — A valve that was inadvertently left open caused a spill of about 300 barrels of saltwater at a Williams County oil well site, the North Dakota Department of Health said Wednesday. After a tanker truck filled up at a well site about 13 miles southeast of Grenora, a valve...
November 6, 2013 - 6:30pm
October 22, 2013
Tour highlights land damaged by saltwater
ANTLER - Walking across a field Monday as oil pumpjacks bobbed in the distance against the blue sky, farmer David Larson searched the ground...
October 22, 2013 - 12:00am
July 5, 2013
Denbury Resources spokesman: Saltwater leak 'posed no threat'
A Denbury Resources spokesman said late Wednesday that the area where a saltwater leak occurred in Stark County this week was secure and "posed no threat" to the public. "All liquids are being contained and recovered," said Ernesto Alegria of the Plano, Texas,-based company. "We...
July 5, 2013 - 12:00am