Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
Pope's popularity is plummeting in the U.S. after sexual abuse scandals
Former 'Sesame Street' writer says he thought of Bert and Ernie as a gay couple
Trump says Kavanaugh 'doesn't deserve' what is happening after sexual assault allegations
Senate passes massive defense, health spending bill, punts border wall fight
County competing for fairground park grant
crime and courts
nation and world
North Dakota stockmen take stand on 'lab-grown' meat labeling
Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market
Statisticians protest proposed research agency move
Gate City Bank debuts SecureID hand-scanning technology
Commentary: We need to welcome farmers and ranchers here
place a business brief
North Dakota oil, gas production returns to record levels
Proposed N.D. Land Board rules could cause delays for energy, agriculture sectors
Aging coal plants get new life under Trump plan
MHA Nation continues legal fight over oil wells near Lake Sakakawea
After tax cut, rebate on electric bills for North Dakotans is undecided
'To everything there is a season,' First Congregational Church closing at New England
Reflections on the Great Plains: Dr. Tom Isern publishes 'Pacing Dakota'
Exploring the night skies: Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival held at Medora
My life in emojis
More than a hog roast: Legion hosts dinner for veterans, chance to meet commander
Vikings bring back defensive tackle Tom Johnson, sign kicker Dan Bailey
Wild's Nate Prosser always fighting for, and winning, roster spots
American woman pedals 184 mph, smashing record held by men for more than 100 years
Trubisky guides Bears past Seahawks
Wild big on rookie Jordan Greenway
Commentary: ND's Senate race far from over
Commentary: What does the Kavanaugh controversy mean for North Dakota’s Senate race?
Commentary: Conservation groups urge lawmakers to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund
For letter, or worse
Exceptional clam chowder found inland
Submit a Political Letter
David J. Folske
Melvin and Myong Bullinger
ND farmer etches grandson's marriage proposal into field
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
30 Under 30
2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
July 17, 2018
North Dakota health department outlines plan for VW settlement money
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health plans to help replace diesel-powered vehicles using part of its $8.1 million piece of...
July 17, 2018 - 4:54pm
February 18, 2018
Industrial fire sends hazardous cloud over West Fargo: Fuel terminal blaze prompts shelter-in-place warning
WEST FARGO — A large fire outside a diesel fuel storage tank at the Magellan Midstream Partners fuel terminal here was safely extinguished...
February 18, 2018 - 9:11pm
October 2, 2017
Death of gas and diesel begins as GM announces plans for 'all-electric future'
After nearly a century of building vehicles powered by fossil fuels, General Motors -- one of the world's largest automakers -- announced Monday...
October 2, 2017 - 2:59pm
October 27, 2015
Forget VW: Oil slump more to blame for weak U.S. diesel demand
NEW YORK -- Long before Volkswagen's emissions scandal spelled bad times for diesel, U.S. consumption of the fuel was bafflingly weak. Despite surprisingly robust economic growth, rising truck cargo, and pump prices that fell to parity with gasoline for the first time in six years,...
October 27, 2015 - 10:49am
August 20, 2015
Diesel prices lower than gas for first time in more than a decade
BISMARCK — Stamart Travel Center manager Becca Neustel of Bismarck said she’d have to look back in the books to see the last time diesel...
August 20, 2015 - 11:30pm
June 29, 2015
Dickinson refinery celebrates opening about 2 months after ramp up
North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner raised his fist as he encouraged the crowd around him to chant along. "Hip hip, hooray!"...
June 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
May 4, 2015
Refinery ramps up: Dakota Prairie Refining begins producing fuel from Bakken crude oil
Dave Podratz, still wearing his hard hat, safety glasses and coveralls, walked into a conference room at Dakota Prairie Refining’s main office...
May 4, 2015 - 10:16pm
December 1, 2014
‘Fantastic achievement:’ Dickinson diesel refinery to start receiving Bakken crude next week
Wisconsin native Dave Podratz has logged 33 years in the oil refining business, but the refinery rising from the frozen North Dakota prairie...
December 1, 2014 - 5:06pm
November 25, 2014
Plans for Devils Lake refinery revealed
DEVILS LAKE — A Canadian energy company unveiled plans Monday for a $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery that could be built near Devils Lake. At a standing-room only meeting held Monday at Lake Region State College, residents turned out to listen to officials...
November 25, 2014 - 8:34pm
November 5, 2014
MDU plans to sell oil production company, add second refinery
BISMARCK — After a drop in earnings, MDU Resources Group announced it plans to get out of oil production and consider a second North Dakota diesel fuel refinery during its third- quarter earnings conference call Tuesday. “Although we continue to see attractive investment opportunities...
November 5, 2014 - 3:46pm
June 27, 2014
Minnesota to require 10 percent biodiesel in diesel fuel
ST. PAUL, Minn.
June 27, 2014 - 11:28pm
February 15, 2014
New rules on using diesel, kerosene for fracking
WILLISTON — Guidelines published this week by the Environmental Protection Agency require oil companies to get an additional permit to use diesel and kerosene in hydraulic fracturing. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources is working to get the word out to companies operating...
February 15, 2014 - 12:41am
December 10, 2013
Refinery proposed for Devils Lake
Refinery proposed for Devils Lake DEVILS LAKE — A Michigan company is expressing interest in building an oil refinery in Devils Lake. American Energy Holdings plans to build a $250 million refinery with a capacity of 20,000 barrels per day that would employ 50 to 100.
December 10, 2013 - 9:54pm
March 9, 2013
A new source of power
As the issue of reducing natural gas flaring at oil well sites in western North Dakota has become a hot topic of late, one major hauler of Bakken crude is looking at the possibility of using natural gas for fuel. Railroad giant BNSF -- which has a large presence in North Dakota --...
March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Dickinson diesel: Oil refinery could be up and running by late 2014
BISMARCK -- A diesel refinery near Dickinson could be operational as soon as late 2014, processing 20,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil per day...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am