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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
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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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
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Keith Duane Bittenbinder
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
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 12, 2016
Oil seeping from hillside at N.D. spill site
BELFIELD — The North Dakota Department of Health is investigating an oil spill on a western North Dakota butte where oil is seeping out...
August 12, 2016 - 8:40pm
August 10, 2016
Saltwater spills into pasture
BISMARCK – About 200 barrels of saltwater were spilled into a pasture in northwest North Dakota, the state Department of Health said in a news release. The spill of produced water, a byproduct of oil production, occurred Wednesday, Aug. 10, as a result of a damaged injection line....
August 10, 2016 - 2:56pm
July 20, 2016
Leak causes spill in McKenzie County
KEENE, N.D. – A piping connection leak caused about 250 barrels, or 10,500, gallons of oil and produced water to spill at an oil well Tuesday, but the spill was contained at the site, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Wednesday.Hess Bakken Investments II reported that emulsion,...
July 20, 2016 - 4:44pm
May 9, 2016
Spill reported north of Parshall
PARSHALL – An equipment failure caused 259 barrels, or 10,878 gallons, of saltwater to release from a site about 7 miles north of Parshall on Saturday, the Oil and Gas Division said Monday. EOG Resources reported the spill at a central tank battery site in Mountrail County. The...
May 9, 2016 - 2:52pm
March 1, 2016
Emulsion spill leaks into Billings County stock pond
BISMARCK -- A pipeline leak in Billings County released about 40 barrels of brine and 8 barrels of oil at a site operated by White Rock Oil and Gas about 18 miles northwest of Belfield, according to a statement by the North Dakota Department of Health. An undetermined amount of this...
March 1, 2016 - 10:06am
December 3, 2015
N.D. looks at ways to reduce numbers, volume of brine spills.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The largest brine spill in state history might have one good thing going for it — change. The 3 million gallons of produced water that spilled near Blacktail Creek, 15 miles north of Williston on Jan. 6, was among the justifications for a $1.5 million study...
December 3, 2015 - 11:04pm
November 20, 2015
Students seek answers for brine water spill in their own backyard
GRENORA, ND. — It is the largest brine spill in North Dakota history, and it happened in someone’s backyard. One of those backyards just happened to be a student’s from the Grenora School District. Now Naomi Ness and her classmates have teamed up to raise awareness...
November 20, 2015 - 6:16pm
November 9, 2015
Brine water spills at MBI training facility
BELFIELD -- About 250 barrels of produced brine water spilled at the MBI Energy Services training facility three miles east of Belfield on Monday, the North Dakota Department of Health reported. The water was released when a pipe fitting broke. According to the report, a portion...
November 9, 2015 - 5:33pm
October 20, 2015
Update: Spill near White Earth River released 756,000 gallons of oil and brine water
WHITE EARTH, N.D. -- The amount of oil and brine recovered from an oil well near the White Earth River reached 756,000 gallons Tuesday, though officials said 99.9 percent of the contamination was contained to the well pad. An estimated 18,000 barrels of oil and brine water has...
October 20, 2015 - 5:33pm
October 19, 2015
Vandalism suspected cause in Williams County oil spill
TIOGA, N.D. -- Vandalism is the suspected cause of an oil spill in Williams County, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Monday. The spill was discovered Friday at a well site operated by Murex Petroleum Corp. about 2.5 miles northwest of Tioga. Seals had been broken,...
October 19, 2015 - 6:05pm
Update: 'Significant' oil, brine spill affects White Earth River
WHITE EARTH -- An oil well in Mountrail County that has been out of control since late Saturday night leaked oil and brine water into the nearby...
October 19, 2015 - 5:36pm
October 9, 2015
Salt water spill reported in McKenzie County
BISMARCK -- A saltwater spill at a site operated by Hillstone Environmental Partners, LLC in McKenzie County was reported to The North Dakota Department of Health Wednesday at noon. Initial estimates indicate approximately 800 barrels of brine were released as a result of the...
October 9, 2015 - 6:20pm
October 7, 2015
Truck spills 2,000 gallons of oil in northwest Minnesota
KARLSTAD, Minn. -- Crews continue to clean up an estimated 2,000 gallons of used motor oil that spilled when a tanker truck rolled Tuesday night near a railroad crossing on U.S. Highway 59 near Karlstad. The 6,500-gallon tanker, owned by Knife River Materials of Bemidji, Minn.,...
News/Nation and World
October 7, 2015 - 11:50pm
September 29, 2015
Two years after Tioga spill, still no state or federal pipeline inspectors stationed in ND
BISMARCK – Two years after experiencing the biggest oil spill in state history, North Dakota still has no state or federal inspectors stationed within its borders to oversee hazardous liquids pipelines – but it’s not for lack of trying. During a meeting Tuesday with the...
September 29, 2015 - 10:59pm
September 26, 2015
Two years after the spill in Tioga: Cleanup of farmland chugs along with no end in sight
TIOGA – Two years after North Dakota’s largest oil pipeline spill, landowner Patty Jensen measures progress by how large the dirty pile of...
September 26, 2015 - 11:58pm