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Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
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Celebrating the first 100 years: Sacred Heart Monastery observes anniversary of becoming an independent Benedictine commuity
DSU welcomes global exchange students from Pakistan, Tunisia
Field day: Organic matter is ingredient for healthy soil
Dickinson State cross country looks to carry momentum after last season's success
Quarterback Siemian to start for Broncos
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Twins lose 11th straight, fall to Cleveland in 10th
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Port: DHS audit revealed shameful conduct which put children at risk
Omdahl: National interests taking over state initiatives
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Anton "Tony" Leo Meeks
Clive Mathias Kuppler
Mathew A. "Snow Shoe" Peterson
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
August 1, 2016
Lightning causes fire, spill at oilfield facility
NEW TOWN, N.D. – A lightning strike is blamed for a fire at a saltwater disposal well that occurred Sunday in Mountrail County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said. Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reported that 400 barrels of produced water, or 16,800 gallons, were released, contained...
August 1, 2016 - 10:22pm
March 10, 2016
Whiting Petroleum sees more than $1 billion in credit line cuts
DENVER -- Whiting Petroleum Corp. expects its credit line to be cut by more than $1 billion in an early May loan review, CEO Jim Volker said on Thursday, the latest industry fallout from low oil prices crimping margins and fueling massive spending cuts. The semi-annual review of...
March 10, 2016 - 2:40pm
February 28, 2016
Our View: Successful week for area prep athletes
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Midgets, Fossum win again: Congratulations to coach Kent Van Ells and the Dickinson gymnastics team for capturing their fifth North Dakota...
February 28, 2016 - 5:00am
February 24, 2016
Whiting Petroleum posts nearly $100 million quarterly loss
Whiting Petroleum Corp, North Dakota's largest oil producer, slashed its 2016 budget by 80 percent on Wednesday, saying it will suspend all fracking operations and reduce output to wait for higher crude prices . Shares jumped 7.7 percent to $4 per share in after-hours trading as investors...
February 24, 2016 - 5:11pm
October 28, 2015
Whiting writes off $2.57 billion in assets, including Kodiak
WILLISTON - Whiting Petroleum Corp., North Dakota's top oil producer, wrote down $2.57 billion in assets on Wednesday, including its 2014 buyout of rival Kodiak Oil, the latest sign the energy industry is under immense pressure from the crude price slump. The Denver-based company...
October 28, 2015 - 4:53pm
October 18, 2015
Occidental's North Dakota deal mixed omen for pending oilfield deals
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Occidental Petroleum’s move to sell its North Dakota acreage likely removes a logjam that had impeded U.S. oilfield deals for much of the year, though the deal's price sets an unusually low bar for future deals and gives buyers the advantage over sellers. Oxy...
October 18, 2015 - 8:19pm
July 29, 2015
U.S. oil firms turn to fracking mixology as crude slides again
WILLISTON -- U.S. oil companies, under renewed pressure from falling crude prices, are increasingly tweaking and mixing fracking technologies...
July 29, 2015 - 4:22pm
July 9, 2015
As oil teeters at $50, a few shale producers still drilling more
Reuters WILLISTON -- A handful of optimistic U.S. shale drillers are sticking with plans to deploy more rigs in the coming months even as oil prices take a sharp dive well below many producers' $60-a-barrel break-even point. On Wednesday, Pioneer Natural...
July 9, 2015 - 10:05am
March 7, 2015
Wall Street Journal: Whiting seeking possible buyer
WILLISTON — Whiting Petroleum Corp., North Dakota's largest oil producer, is seeking a possible buyer, according to the Wall Street Journal, but a person familiar with the board's thinking told he was not aware of any such plan. The Denver-based company began seeking a buyer after...
March 7, 2015 - 2:33pm
February 18, 2015
Paulson now top shareholder in ND’s largest oil producer
WILLISTON — Hedge fund Paulson & Co. has boosted its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp. to become the No. 1 shareholder in North Dakota’s largest oil producer, taking advantage of plunging crude prices that have pummeled the company’s stock. Paulson, which also holds large...
February 18, 2015 - 4:54pm
Oil, saltwater spill contained in McKenzie County
ALEXANDER, N.D. -- Four barrels of oil and 317 barrels of saltwater was spilled and has been contained 5 miles north of Alexander in McKenzie County in western North Dakota. Whiting Oil and Gas reported the spill Monday at the Taylor 14-7H central tank battery was due to a frozen...
November 18, 2014 - 11:09am
October 16, 2014
Whiting's tab for Kodiak dips with oil prices, but risks remain
While the recent slump in crude oil prices has fanned concern about the longevity of the U.S. shale boom, it's created a benefit of sorts for Whiting Petroleum Corp. by lowering the price the North Dakota oil producer will pay for Kodiak Oil & Gas Inc. The all-stock deal is...
October 16, 2014 - 12:15pm
July 15, 2014
Blockbuster Bakken deal may put a bit more oil in traders' hands
A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market. Over the weekend, Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas, creating a...
July 15, 2014 - 10:56am
July 14, 2014
Whiting to buy Kodiak for $3.8B, create No. 1 Bakken producer
Whiting Petroleum Corp. said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $3.8 billion in stock, to become the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale oil formations, eclipsing Harold Hamm's Continental Resources Inc. By surpassing Continental, Whiting is signaling...
July 14, 2014 - 3:19pm
Frustrations grow over 40th Street woes: City, businesses try to find a solution as project hangs in limbo
Jared Scheeler first heard of business partner Chris Fitterer’s plan to build a convenience store in Dickinson in 2012. Scheeler had been...
May 14, 2014 - 11:37pm