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Cannon Ball residents ask pipeline protesters to leave
Widespread flu reported across ND causing at least one death
UPDATE: Suspect still unidentified as friends, colleagues mourn loss of deputy
Trinity thanks community for support last 3 years
Energy Secretary nominee believed to be a good fit for North Dakota
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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
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
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
October 19, 2015
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
State engineer ends policy allowing irrigation water for fracking
BISMARCK – In another sign of the oil industry slowing down and infrastructure catching up in North Dakota, the state engineer’s office is discontinuing a program that allows irrigation permit holders to sell water to the oil industry for use in hydraulic fracturing. The engineer’s...
October 19, 2015 - 4:54pm
October 13, 2015
‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule dealt another blow by judicial panel
BISMARCK – A judicial panel dealt another setback Tuesday to a federal water rule that has been temporarily blocked from taking effect nationwide. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the “Waters of the United States” rule in...
News/crime and courts
October 13, 2015 - 11:09am
October 9, 2015
Saltwater 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 at noon Wednesday. Initial estimates indicate approximately 800 barrels of brine water were released as a result of...
October 9, 2015 - 6:23pm
October 6, 2015
SWA sales revenue projected to decrease next year
Southwest Water Authority is anticipating decreased sales revenue in 2016, as outlined in its preliminary budget for next year that was discussed at its monthly Board of Director’s meeting Monday. Gross sales for 2016 were estimated at around $13.1 million, less than the 2015...
October 6, 2015 - 9:58pm
September 21, 2015
Proposed Dickinson city ordinance could expand liquor license ownership
Dickinson liquor store owners came to a city commission meeting Monday night at City Hall to speak both for and against a proposed ordinance that would allow individual people or corporations to hold ownership interests in up to five liquor licenses at a time, an expansion away from...
September 21, 2015 - 10:08pm
September 16, 2015
Water demand from fracking less than 1 percent of U.S. total
BOSTON — Fracking by the U.S. oil and gas industry has increased the burden on the nation’s water resources, but still accounts for less than 1 percent of America’s total industrial water use, according to a paper by researchers at Duke University published on Tuesday. The...
News/Nation and World
September 16, 2015 - 10:03pm
September 8, 2015
Southwest Water Authority industrial sales dry up as oil slowdown lingers
The slowdown in southwest North Dakota's oil activity has directly impacted the Southwest Water Authority's bottom line. SWA's industrial water sales revenue has declined greatly this year compared to the past three years and is falling far below its projected sales numbers. Mary...
September 8, 2015 - 10:02pm
September 2, 2015
General: Fargo-Moorhead diversion is priority for corps
FARGO — Compared to many other projects the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has on its plate nationally, the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion would...
September 2, 2015 - 9:16pm
August 31, 2015
Judge looks to settle dispute over breadth of WOTUS injunction
BISMARCK – A judge is looking to settle a dispute over whether his ruling Thursday that blocked a new federal clean-water rule from taking effect Friday applies nationwide or only to North Dakota and the dozen other states that successfully moved to stop the rule. U.S. District...
News/crime and courts
August 31, 2015 - 3:05pm
August 27, 2015
Judge blocks EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule from taking effect Friday
BISMARCK – North Dakota and a dozen other states suing the federal government over a new clean water rule claimed a temporary victory Thursday when a judge blocked it from taking effect Friday, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the rule will move forward in other...
News/Nation and World
August 27, 2015 - 4:53pm
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