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Diversion Authority seeks to restart Oxbow ring dike work
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen
Father of inmate charged in jail bribery scheme
Comey memos offer new details on his interactions with Trump as probe intensified
Trump blasts OPEC, accusing the oil cartel of 'artificially' raising prices
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Record cold, snowstorms delay SD planting season
Dickinson Herberger's on bankruptcy list of stores set to close
Michelle Rook joins AgweekTV as anchor
Unnamed California investor buying up SD motels
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
place a business brief
Flaring policy changes keep benchmarks but give ND oil industry flexibility
Trump announces support for year-round E15 sales
Trump ethanol moves may be worse for farmers than soy tariff
Oil companies differ on plans to drill near Lake Sakakawea
State makes recommendations on federal carbon regulations
Area pagans, Wiccans explain ancient festivals that mark spring, summer
George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death
She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot
Welcome to Sarah's Culinary Q & A: How to slice an onion without crying
'One last time': Barbara Bush had already faced a death more painful than her own
Blue Hawks looking to bounce back in home opener
Zimmerman qualifies for Class B state meet in four events
Comeback kids: DHS girls tennis rallies to win WDA opener against Bismarck St. Mary’s
Midgets baseball drops season-opening doubleheader to Century
Wolves need 'Buckets' to live up to his nickname
Commentary: The fight over online sales taxes cannot be about fairness
Many people benefit when we strive to become our best
COLUMN: New law doesn't improve hiring process for superintendent
Analysis: Nikki Haley's extraordinary rebuke of the White House
Commentary: Is it time to stop electing sheriffs?
Finnly Jay Simonieg
Marie L. Kaiser
Rep. Josh Boschee
Louis L. Owen
A century of loving life, loving art: Dillon has plenty of parties planned
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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March 7, 2016
Public hearings set on ND oil, gas rule changes
BISMARCK – The Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division has scheduled four public hearings to get input on proposed changes to state oil and gas rules. The rule changes include new regulations for gathering pipelines, requirements for dikes around well sites and new...
March 7, 2016 - 3:37pm
January 9, 2016
Complex, controversial drilling operation to be reviewed
BISMARCK – A company developing a controversial drilling mega-unit in Dunn County that initially had a January target for completion will give an update on the progress Wednesday during a hearing in Bismarck. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division will hold a hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday...
January 9, 2016 - 4:02pm
August 14, 2015
One-sixth of Bakken, Three Forks potential wells have been drilled
BISMARCK — Oil companies have drilled one-sixth of the potential Bakken and Three Forks wells in North Dakota, exceeding 10,000 wells in the shale formations for the first time in June. The state’s oil production rose slightly in June to more than 1.2 million barrels per day,...
August 14, 2015 - 11:02pm
June 25, 2015
Small oil trigger boosts completed wells
BISMARCK -- Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says he’s surprised by the strong number of wells that were completed in the past five months while a small oil tax trigger was in play. The trigger ends Tuesday, but in the meantime, oil companies fracked 586 wells and Rauschenberger...
June 25, 2015 - 4:51pm
March 13, 2014
Flooding affects oil wells near confluence of Yellowstone, Missouri rivers
WILLISTON – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The flooding is a result of ice jams downstream from the well sites. Water levels...
March 13, 2014 - 6:08pm
U.S. drilling boom leaves some homeowners in a big hole
When Gary Gless bought his sleek, modernist house in Los Angeles in 2002, he thought he had hit a “gold mine.” The world’s largest inner-city...
December 13, 2013 - 7:14pm
December 8, 2012
Oil development vs. livestock: Reports of cows losing tails raises concerns, sparks investigations
WILLISTON -- Jacki Schilke likes to say her black angus cattle live in harmony with the cats and dogs on her rural Williston ranch. But recently...
December 8, 2012 - 12:00am
October 25, 2012
Killdeer residents warn ND Industrial Commission that 'somebody will die' if Hess Corp. advances with plans to drill near school bus route
BISMARCK -- Ross Jepson didn't say much during his testimony Wednesday morning at a North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Division hearing...
October 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 30, 2012
Oil leaders tout efficient tech: ND, SD legislators join dozens on tour of Bakken
TIOGA -- Drilling rigs that can walk and hydraulic fracturing techniques that recycle water were highlighted Wednesday during a legislative tour of the Oil Patch. As North Dakota's oil production matures, companies are becoming more efficient and using technologies that reduce the...
August 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 29, 2012
Strong interest as Bakken tours begin
WILLISTON -- Sylvan Prothero built a vacation around touring North Dakota's oil fields. The Breckenridge, Minn., area farmer was among about...
July 29, 2012 - 12:00am
July 26, 2012
Natural gas production could quadruple
WILLISTON -- Natural gas production in the Williston Basin could more than quadruple current levels, pushing North Dakota into a more leading...
July 26, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Added workforce pumps up oil production; Stark, Williams counties see increase
WILLISTON -- A boost in the workforce helped Williams County add 66 producing oil wells in May, increasing daily production by more than 21,000 barrels that month, the latest figures show. The significant jump -- a 23 percent increase in oil production over April -- was due to additional...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Belfield wells must produce by Nov. 1; Mineral rights owners complained Denver company was sitting on oil and money
A Denver oil company will have until November to bring three wells near Belfield back into production after mineral rights owners said the company was letting the oil and money sit in the ground, North Dakota Industrial Commission members decided Monday in Bismarck. "We will give...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
ND 3rd biggest crude-producing state
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota has overtaken California as the third-largest oil-producing state in the nation. Production totals released Thursday by both states show North Dakota pumped 16.9 million barrels of oil in January, compared with California's 15.8 million barrels.
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
February 4, 2012
Crude preparation: SD looks at oil boom's pros, cons
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's oil boom brings with it tremendous wealth and enormous problems -- and both are coming to South Dakota,...
February 4, 2012 - 12:00am