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Oil industry workers split between Trump and Clinton
Piepkorn renewing his attacks on refugee settlement earning rebuke from Strand
Police Blotter: Minnesota man arrested for simple assault
Decker sentenced to prison time in continuous sexual abuse of a child case
DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion, college examines emergency protocol
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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
Siemian, Broncos ruin Osweiler's homecoming
Dickinson State women's basketball has sights set on NSAA crown
Dickinson State cross country shows well at Mt. Marty Invite
Hype building for No. 17 UND football vs. Weber State on Saturday
One year after Saunders' death, heartbroken players give him credit for bringing emerging elite team together
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
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 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
August 24, 2015
Two central ND hot fishing spots sees water lowered
Anglers be warned, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced that water levels at two hot fishing spots in central North Dakota have...
August 24, 2015 - 11:34am
August 21, 2015
Commission wants more information about pipeline that would cross Lake Sakakawea
STANLEY, N.D – Public Service Commissioners want a pipeline company to consider an extra safety measure and provide more details about leak detection before they make a decision on a crude oil pipeline that would travel under Lake Sakakawea. The commission held a five-hour public...
August 21, 2015 - 6:56pm
Funding for saltwater remediation pilot project recommended
BISMARCK -- Funding for a pilot program on remediation of land spoiled by oil-drilling saltwater pits was recommended Thursday by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Program board. The board passes its recommendation of awarding $500,000 to the Energy and Environmental Research...
August 21, 2015 - 10:29am