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Exec: Davis Refinery not affected by Dakota Prairie Refinery sale
Money to oil impact grant fund beginning to rebound
Williston crew camps remain in limbo
Dakota Prairie Refinery sold to Tesoro at a loss, hurt by oil price slump
SEC: Texas 'Frack Master' bilked investors out of millions
Coastal Carolina wins CWS crown
Shuck’s hit lifts White Sox over Minnesota Twins
Roughriders split doubleheader with Williston Keybirds
The mystery of the Dakota skipper: Butterfly disappearing from prairies
Dakota Recreation Report
Karen Sue Crawford
Louis P. Lindbo
Alvin "Al" Wiemann
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
Southwest Water Authority
September 11, 2012
Foul odor in water draws complaints
A foul odor and taste in the local water supply had Dickinson residents voicing their concern to City Hall on Monday. An official at the Southwest Water Authority, however, said the city's water is safe for consumption and that the issue is temporary. "This is an issue we typically...
local / water
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
Water worries: Dickinson farmer concerned about semis at pumping station
The Southwest Water Authority wants to assure residents they will come before commercial use, but a Dickinson resident said the authority is not keeping its promise. "This water is for human consumption and animals, not for the oil field," Dickinson farmer John Decker said. "What...
News / oil / water
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 5, 2012
SWA: Residential water takes priority: Meeting held in Dickinson
Southwest Water Authority Board members want to ensure residential water supply takes precedent over industrial use, they said at a meeting Monday at the Elks Lodge. They reviewed a draft of a State Water Commission Water Depot policy intended to do just that. But Mary Massad, Southwest...
local / News / water
June 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 3, 2012
Dickinson depot to provide water for oil industry
A Southwest Water Authority depot that may reduce truck traffic in Dickinson is expected to be complete by June 1, though SWA has yet to strike a deal with the city, officials said during a meeting at the Elks Lodge in Dickinson Monday. "We're moving forward regardless," said Mary...
Energy / local / News / oil
April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
January 10, 2012
Letter: Thanks to Dickinson director for commitment to water education
The Southwest Water Authority Board of Directors, management and staff wish to thank Bill Sharff for his years of dedicated service for his dynamic contributions to water education in North Dakota. Sharff is retiring from his position at the North Dakota State Water Commission as...
letters / opinion
January 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 20, 2011
Complaints come in about what comes out of Dickinson's faucets; water smelly, but safe
Over the past few days, Dickinson officials have been hearing complaints about smelly water that tastes bad. Many say it's fish-like and musty. Those in charge of keeping clean water in Dickinson say not to worry, it's safe and they are working on fixing the problem. "The city has...
local / News
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
August 13, 2011
Water line break fixed
Dickinson area residents are expected to be able to use water as usual today, since a Southwest Water Authority waterline was repaired Friday. "The repair is complete and the water treatment plant is starting to treat water," said Lee Messer, SWA water distribution manager.
August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Residents, officials tour Southwest Water pipeline
More than 20 North Dakotans and water officials toured Marathon Oil Headquarters, Great Plains Synfuels Plant, the Dodge Water Depot, the Oliver-Mercer-North...
News / water
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
June 24, 2011
Killdeer area chosen for EPA study on fracking and risks to drinking water
The Bakken Shale in the Killdeer area is one of seven sites selected for a case study on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses pressurized fluid and sand to break oil...
Bakken / Energy / local / News / oil
June 24, 2011 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
A peek at the Southwest Water Authority pipeline
With more than 4,000 miles of pipe, serving over 35,000 customers, the Southwest Pipeline Project continues to grow amid an oil boom and about...
Energy / local / News / oil / water
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Water a hot commodity
Sprawling lines of shimmering, silver water trucks have quickly become a common vision on Dickinson's Broadway Street, with some trucks waiting...
Energy / local / News / oil
August 12, 2010 - 12:00am
February 18, 2010
Well water not only option
The water at Ruby Dallman's rural home sometimes isn't clear. That, along with the strong smell that often accompanies it, drew her interest...
local / News / water
February 18, 2010 - 12:00am
February 1, 2010
Water authority decides on oil industry rate
A $100,000 Southwest Water Authority project could make Dodge, located in Dunn County, a hub for the oil industry's water needs, and SWA's Board of Directors approved an oil industry-specific rate at a meeting in Dickinson, Monday morning. SWA shares an intake with Basic Electric...
February 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2009
$8 million for Southwest Water Authority
Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. said the $8 million in federal funding he has secured for the Southwest Pipeline Project is about fulfilling a promise...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am