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May 18, 2015
Members of oil crew injured in rollover
Several members of an oilfield crew were injured early Wednesday when their van was hit from behind on Highway 2 near Tioga. Driver Travis Johnes, 34, of Tremonton, Utah, was traveling west near milemarker 61 when Leslie File, of Florence, Miss., struck his 2012 Ford van carrying...
May 18, 2015 - 3:03pm
May 16, 2015
Oil Patch educators watching rig count
BISMARCK — A shrinking inventory of oil rigs is leaving some administrators at Bakken schools wondering what will happen to their school populations...
May 16, 2015 - 9:15pm
May 11, 2015
Enbridge creates new environmental grant program
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- To lessen the environmental impact along pipeline construction routes, Enbridge announced Monday the creation of a new grant program. Called the Ecofootprint Grant Program, communities in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin along the route of the proposed Sandpiper...
May 11, 2015 - 6:12pm
May 9, 2015
Waiting for Sandpiper: Enbridge project on hold as findings are reviewed
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Those anxiously awaiting word on the proposed Sandpiper pipeline across northern North Dakota and Minnesota have a bit of a wait ahead of them — to the dismay of many who are clamoring for pipelines to ease the overburdened oil train rail system and fears of...
May 9, 2015 - 7:08pm
April 24, 2015
Man killed when he rear-ends truck
TIOGA, N.D. - A Williston man was killed Friday when he drove into the back of a truck on U.S. Highway 2 near Tioga, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The victim’s name had not been released Friday evening. The Highway Patrol report said the driver was in a 1996 Honda...
April 24, 2015 - 7:55pm
February 17, 2015
‘Suspicious activity’ may have caused spills in ND
TIOGA — “Suspicious activity” may be to blame for two oil-related spills reported in Williams County over the weekend that released produced water and affected at least one nearby wetland. The incidents were two of five significant spills reported Tuesday by state officials. Hess...
February 17, 2015 - 11:09pm
January 27, 2015
Enbridge project director: Pipeline could be in jeopardy
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Regardless of environmental feasibility, the Sandpiper pipeline project might not happen if the originally proposed route is not followed. Paul Eberth, Sandpiper’s project manager, testified Tuesday at an evidentiary hearing for the Minnesota Public Utilities...
January 27, 2015 - 11:51pm
January 23, 2015
Source water spill reported in Williams Co.
TIOGA — The North Dakota Department of Health is responding to a source water spill in Williams County. Hess Bakken Investments II reported that 2,500 barrels, or almost 105,000 gallons, of source water was released from a pipeline and has impacted a local stock dam about 9 miles...
January 23, 2015 - 12:13am
January 19, 2015
Two spills reported
TIOGA — A piping leak and an act of vandalism caused two spills in the oilfield over the weekend. The first, reported Saturday at a Hess Corp. central tank facility 9 miles south of Tioga, leaked about 320 barrels of brine from a piping leak, according to the Department of...
January 19, 2015 - 9:24pm
January 15, 2015
Man sentenced for man camp death
WILLISTON — A Michigan man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years behind bars for murdering his lifelong friend at a man camp near Tioga in 2013. Ryan Anderson, 33, of Iron River, stabbed Christopher King twice in the chest and twice in the abdomen at a man camp near Tioga after a...
January 15, 2015 - 11:16pm
Man sentenced to prison for terrorizing
BISMARCK — A Tioga man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening several people, including police officers, in Bismarck in May. Colton Conner Wooten, 24, was sentenced to four years in prison, with another six years suspended. Wooten was charged in May with four counts of terrorizing...
News/crime and courts
January 15, 2015 - 12:14am
January 9, 2015
Officers charged, suspended over Tioga gun incident
TIOGA — Two Tioga police officers face felony charges over a training session during which an AK-47 was fired into a landfill. Brothers Joshua and Nathaniel McNally were getting ready to tee off June 19 on the third hole at the Tioga Golf Course, when their game was interrupted...
News/crime and courts
January 9, 2015 - 11:23pm
December 31, 2014
Basin Electric agrees to wind projects near Richardton, Tioga
BISMARCK — Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced Wednesday it has signed power purchase agreements with new wind farms in Richardton and Tioga. The NextEra Energy Resources plant will be called the Dickinson Wind Energy Center and produce 150 megawatts at the farm near Richardton....
December 31, 2014 - 2:02pm
December 2, 2014
Tioga man pleads guilty to human trafficking, child porn
BISMARCK — A Tioga man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in North Dakota to attempted human trafficking of a minor and possessing hundreds of digital files depicting child pornography. Aaron S. Collins, 34, was charged in federal court in October of 2013, after the Burleigh...
News/crime and courts
December 2, 2014 - 10:37pm
November 18, 2014
Letter: Impressed by Tioga farmers who endured spill
After reading the front-page story in The Dickinson Press on Oct. 4 about the husband and wife, Steve and Patty Jensen, and the gigantic oil spill on their farmland near Tioga, I was very impressed. Their attitude and communication with the oil companies and environmentalists are...
November 18, 2014 - 8:27pm