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Port: Western North Dakota Democrats using interesting branding on campaign signs
Witness describes brutal night watching ex-boyfriend kill man, injure another
Former Lake Region State basketball player leads nonprofit
DSU Foundation hearing pushed to late spring or early summer
Police Blotter: Woman reports possible fake soldier scam
crime and courts
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
Country superstar Garth Brooks signs Amazon streaming deal
Dickinson teen to receive Eagle Scout award
Irish singers headline concert series
Auxiliary sponsors Tour of Tables
U.S. breast cancer deaths drop; rate among white women falls most
Yoder, Midgets hope to savor experience at Saturday's state cross country meet
Dakota State matchup a tough test for Blue Hawks
9-man playoffs: Raiders set to face Honkers, record-setting QB Rodin
9-man playoffs: Holsteins 'peaking at the right time'
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
MCFEELY: National narrative over pipeline protest should be an eye-opener
LETTER: Who is "Vote Right 36?"
COLUMN: Despite Trump, demotic protest politics doesn't always fail
PORT: Democratic candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the Public Service Commission
Our View: Four for ND state offices
Allan Milton Wallman
Delia "Dee" Hammel
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
February 25, 2016
Local SWA director wins state water award
Southwest Water Authority Board of Directors member Ray Bieber, who represents Hettinger County, received the 2016 Clark Cronquist Waterline Award at the 30th annual North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association EXPO on Feb. 17 in Fargo. According to a news release, the award is given...
February 25, 2016 - 10:00pm
February 21, 2016
Getting the lead out: F-M uses chemistry to keep heavy metal toxins out of drinking water
FARGO -- On the floor of the water treatment plant, next to a big metal vessel, is a pallet of large plastic bags labeled "polyphosphate." It's...
February 21, 2016 - 6:17am
February 9, 2016
Gladstone, Southwest Water projects get federal funding
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced that North Dakota received $24.8 million on Tuesday in Bureau of Reclamation federal funding to improve rural water infrastructure, the most of any state. In southwest North Dakota, the funding will help provide a new reservoir and mainline...
February 9, 2016 - 11:37am
February 7, 2016
Getting into the flow of things: Authorities discuss Dickinson, southwest ND’s water projects
It’s all around us. At home, at work and elsewhere, we all use it in our everyday lives, though we often take it for granted. It’s the presence...
February 7, 2016 - 6:10am
February 3, 2016
Southwest region looking at possible water capacity challenges in future, Peak consumption days rising in amounts, study shows
The southwest region faces a possibility of not having enough water to meet peak consumption days at its current storage capacity, according to a report presented to the Southwest Water Authority Board of Directors at a regular meeting Monday. The report was meant to show the directors...
February 3, 2016 - 5:49pm
January 20, 2016
Obama's Waters of U.S. veto does not end opposition
Opponents of the Obama administration's efforts to regulate small bodies of water and streams pledge to continue fighting. President Barack Obama vetoed a congressional resolution that would have prevented enforcement of the Waters of the U.S. provision. "We must protect the waters...
News/Nation and World
January 20, 2016 - 3:37pm
January 6, 2016
Brine spill reported north of Dickinson
Approximately 140 barrels of saltwater and 10 barrels of oil were released in spill Monday resulting from a pipeline leak approximately one-half mile north of Dickinson at a site operated by C12 Energy North Dakota LLC, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Wednesday. The...
January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
January 5, 2016
State approves oil pipeline to run under Lake Sakakawea
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved Tuesday a crude oil pipeline that will cross Lake Sakakawea. Commissioners, who supported the project unanimously, said Sacagawea Pipeline Co. is taking several steps to minimize potential impacts to the lake, including...
January 5, 2016 - 2:17pm
December 7, 2015
Pipeline leak causes source water spill in Bowman County
BISMARCK -- A well site owned by Denbury Onshore in Bowman County about 6 miles south of Marmarth in Bowman County spilled about 213 barrels of sourced water, of which 33 barrels weren’t contained within the site. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of...
December 7, 2015 - 4:52pm
November 30, 2015
Pump leak causes saltwater spill near Watford City
WATFORD CITY – A pump leak caused an estimated 420 barrels, or 17,640 gallons, of saltwater to spill at a disposal well, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources said Monday. The spill, which was contained to the well site and recovered, occurred at a location owned by True...
November 30, 2015 - 5:54pm
November 16, 2015
Saltwater release reported at Billings County tank battery
BISMARCK -- About 250 barrels of saltwater were released, contained and recovered at a central tank battery about 13 miles north of Medora in Billings County, a North Dakota Oil and Gas Division release stated. White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC reported Friday that the saltwater leaked...
November 16, 2015 - 12:13pm
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
November 3, 2015
Senate rejects attempt to redo WOTUS
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon rejected an attempt to move forward with the debate on a bill that would block implementation of the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. A wide range of farm groups oppose WOTUS, under which the Environmental Protection Agency...
November 3, 2015 - 4:37pm
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
Study: Fracking in Marcellus shale can cause nearby abandoned wells to leak methane
BOSTON -- Hydraulic fracturing can cause nearby abandoned oil wells to leak methane, according to a study published on Tuesday in the peer-reviewed Water Resources Research journal, marking a potentially large source of unrecorded greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers at the...
October 20, 2015 - 1:09pm