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Grand Forks County hopes to combat fentanyl use
Caring Hearts Wall dedicated in Larimore
Next court date set for man accused of terrorizing
crime and courts
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Oil falls as dollar strengthens
Oil prices gain as firm demand outweighs dollar strength
Landowners wary of huge pipeline project: Hearings upcoming on $3.7 billion, 1,134-mile project
North Dakota rig count stays steady, down 1 this week
Landowners protest proposed Bakken pipeline in Iowa
Honoring America's veterans: Memorial Day a time to remember a Vietnam War hero
Patrick Hope: U Canton touch this
Jackie Hope: Spring cleaning: One project inevitably leads to another
Service to country during wartime: Jim Fisher recalls tour of duty in Vietnam
Dance studio to present recital
Unlikely candidates: Young DHS team shines in West Region for top spot in state tournament
Titans, Cougars locked at second
MacDonald: I’ll forever be grateful to Dickinson
Dickinson boys golf misses state tournament berth
Holten: A new North Dakota hero
Jacobs: Veto messages show governor wields 2 tools
Omdahl: Reducing America’s dependent population
Zaleski: More ‘wildflowers, grasses of North Dakota’
Justice denied to Stark County landowners
Carla Fay Michelsen
Karen Jan Johnson
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,...
Energy / oil
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...
Energy / oil
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 land in the past 22 months, posing an environmental risk to soil, plants and freshwater resources in dozens of cases, a Forum News Service...
Energy / oil
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 oil, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The tank explosion at a disposal well site about 8 miles southwest of Alexander was reported...
Energy / Bakken
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...
Energy / Bakken
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 for signs of the barley that was reportedly planted earlier this year. But mostly what he found was foxtail barley, a "totally useless" plant...
Energy / news
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
July 4, 2013
Severed pipeline belongs to Denbury
Stark County Director of Emergency Services Bill Fahlsing on Wednesday said the saltwater line that was severed west of Dickinson this week is a Denbury Resources pipeline. Fahlsing he doesn't believe the spill created after the line was compromised Tuesday poses a health risk, though...
news / north dakota
July 4, 2013 - 12:00am
July 3, 2013
Saltwater line by Highway 10 severed
Contractors working on an underground line severed a saltwater line just west of Dickinson on Tuesday, causing the liquid to spill into a ditch....
Energy / news
July 3, 2013 - 12:00am
June 15, 2013
Lightning causes fire at facility
KEENE -- A lightning strike at a saltwater disposal facility near here caused an explosion and a fire Friday morning but did not cause any injuries. Jerry Samuelson, emergency manager for McKenzie County, said lightning struck a tank owned by Murex Petroleum about 8 a.m. Friday....
Energy / news / oil
June 15, 2013 - 12:00am
July 28, 2011
Saltwater pipeline in northwest North Dakota Ruptured
MOHALL, N.D. (AP) -- A Texas company says an underground saltwater pipeline ruptured in northwest North Dakota and flooded about 40 acres of farmland and wetlands. Frisco-based Petro Harvester Operating Co. tells the Minot Daily News that the break in the 3-inch pipeline was discovered...
agriculture / Energy / oil
July 28, 2011 - 10:03am
April 7, 2011
Damage believed minimal from western ND spill
BISMARCK (AP) -- Environmental damage from a saltwater and oil spill in western North Dakota that reached Lake Sakakawea is believed minimal, state and federal officials said Wednesday. About 100 barrels of so-called saltwater, a mineral-rich water that is a byproduct of oil production,...
news / oil
April 7, 2011 - 12:00am