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Ex-president George H.W. Bush had good night's rest, remains in ICU
North Dakota governor, first lady to attend Trump inauguration and festivities
ND man looks for investors in potential marijuana dispensary after finding startup costs higher than expected
Marsy’s Law bill passes North Dakota House
Obama commutes prison sentences for 330 before leaving office
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MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
Adrian Peterson runs down his options: Texans, Giants, Bucs
Weber State-UND game could be the best of the season at The Betty
Grand Forks Central grad Casey Johnson emerging on UND's blue line
Team goals clear for Blue Hawk track and field
Pudge highlights three elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
Welle: 15 things I want my children to know about me
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
Susie A. Fettig
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
October 7, 2015
Texas man gets a year in prison for high-speed chase through Devils Lake with children in pickup
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison, with four years suspended, for a high-speed chase in June through Devils Lake with three young children in the vehicle. Mario Rivera, 43, Rock Spring, Texas, pleaded guilty Monday in Ramsey County District...
October 7, 2015 - 4:06pm
Oilfield cannibals: To save cash, U.S. drillers strip idle rigs
Cam Hewell runs Premium Oilfield Technologies, a small company that makes equipment and spare parts for drilling rigs from North Dakota to Texas....
October 7, 2015 - 10:39am
September 18, 2015
Baker Hughes: U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for third week on weak crude prices
U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a third week in a row this week, data showed on Friday, a sign that the latest crude price weakness was causing drillers to put on hold plans announced several months ago to return to the well pad. Drillers removed eight rigs in the week ended...
September 18, 2015 - 1:30pm
September 9, 2015
Marathon Oil plans to cut 2016 budget by at least $600 million
Marathon Oil Corp. said on Wednesday it will slash its capital budget next year by at least $600 million, becoming one of the first U.S. shale companies to announce 2016 cuts due to low crude prices. The company, which operates in North Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma, plans to...
September 9, 2015 - 2:12pm
September 4, 2015
Escapee arrested after ramming patrol car
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A Texas woman who was serving time for negligent homicide in North Dakota and had escaped in March was arrested after police...
September 4, 2015 - 5:27pm
August 25, 2015
Halek indicted in federal court on 13 felonies relating to Dickinson saltwater disposal well
BISMARCK -- A Texas man was indicted in federal court Monday on 13 felony charges stemming from the operation of a saltwater disposal well near Dickinson, the Justice Department announced. Jason A. Halek, 41, is charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Safe Drinking...
August 25, 2015 - 10:47am
August 15, 2015
After legal battle, Lee Harvey Oswald gravestone returns to Texas
DALLAS — A Dallas man won a long battle to retrieve a notorious piece of U.S. history, the gravestone of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, which came back to Texas this week from a small-town Illinois museum after a years of legal fights. David Card had to fight relatives and an Illinois...
News/Nation and World
August 15, 2015 - 11:42pm
August 7, 2015
U.S. oil drillers add rigs despite crude prices collapse
U.S. energy firms added six oil rigs this week, continuing a recent trend of increases, even after U.S. crude oil prices plunged 25 percent from a recent high in June, data showed on Friday. That was a sign some drillers followed through on plans to add rigs announced in May and...
August 7, 2015 - 3:01pm
July 15, 2015
Texas man faces charges of Social Security fraud in Adams County
HETTINGER -- A Texas man is awaiting extradition to Adams County in southwest North Dakota on alleged Social Security fraud charges. Rance Fredrick Hopkinson, 28, of Winters, Texas, is facing three felony charges after he allegedly forged his deceased grandmother’s signature...
News/crime and courts
July 15, 2015 - 4:23pm
July 14, 2015
EIA: Oil output from U.S. shale plays seen down for fourth month
Oil production from U.S. shale in August is expected to fall by the most since at least 2007, according to the U.S. agency tasked with tracking oil output, the latest sign a price rout will shrink the nation's crude output. Oil production from the largest U.S. shale plays will...
July 14, 2015 - 9:47am
July 9, 2015
As oil teeters at $50, a few shale producers still drilling more
Reuters WILLISTON -- A handful of optimistic U.S. shale drillers are sticking with plans to deploy more rigs in the coming months even as oil prices take a sharp dive well below many producers' $60-a-barrel break-even point. On Wednesday, Pioneer Natural...
July 9, 2015 - 10:05am
June 19, 2015
Small frackers face production lag, extinction amid drilling drought
WEATHERFORD, Texas — Oilfield work was coming in fast when GoFrac doubled its workforce and equipment fleet at the beginning of last year, just one of hundreds of small oil service companies thriving on the revival of U.S. drilling. Founded in November 2011 with a loan of around...
June 19, 2015 - 12:04am
June 6, 2015
Rig count to bottom out soon, recover at year-end
The U.S. drilling-rig count, which recorded its 26th straight weekly decline this week, is close to bottoming out ahead of a recovery in the second half of the year, mainly in the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays in Texas, analysts said. Oil prices are expected to hold roughly...
June 6, 2015 - 10:26pm
May 26, 2015
Man arrested in Dunn County wanted on pot charges in Texas
MANNING -- A man arrested in Dunn County is facing extradition papers from Texas for a previous charge of possession of a large amount of marijuana. Xavier Beraza, 22, originally of Progreso, Texas, has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Kleberg County, Texas, for allegedly...
News/crime and courts
May 26, 2015 - 9:23pm
May 21, 2015
Marshals Service arrests man wanted in Texas sex case in Oil Patch
SIDNEY, Mont. -- The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man wanted on Texas sex charges on Wednesday at a Sidney trailer park. David L. Simon, 57, was wanted in Waco, Texas, for three counts of continual sexual abuse of a child, said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Rod Ostermiller. Simon...
News/crime and courts
May 21, 2015 - 9:29pm