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Democrats charmed by 'down to earth' Biden at state convention
Highlights from the North Dakota Dem-NPL policy platform
Democrats endorse Schneider for US House race
In Grand Forks visit, Joe Biden backs Heitkamp, blasts Trump and boosts everyday values
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wins Dem-NPL endorsement
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Candlewood Suites Dickinson Wins IHG 2017 Torchbearer Award
Paws with purpose: Pets playing larger role in the workplace
Experts share advice for first-time homebuyers
Airbnb announces tax agreement with state of North Dakota
Chasing the American dream: Homebuyers face hurdles
place a business brief
Geology is destiny: A Q&A with John Bluemle
Badlands energy development focus of film
Why are gas prices going up?
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
ND oil production moves into growth mode
Doctors said to let a teen's sinus infection 'run its course,' family says. Weeks later, he died.
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
5 Irish-themed sweets for St. Patrick's Day
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
Hospital to host Stop the Bleed course
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Aldridge leads Spurs past Timberwolves
COMMENTARY: Schools shouldn't have excused students for anti-gun protests
McFeely: N.D. Dems seeing new faces, new energy
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What to look for on plant descriptions
Living longer means seniors often care for parents
Mary Eve Thomas
Ernest "Ernie" Heidecker
Jerome M. Tveter
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Denise Brew helps Dunn County as the emergency manager
Meeting Watford City's vehicle needs
'She makes sure it gets made'
Historic hotel continues expanding, improving services
Killdeer Convenience Store soon to expand
2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
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December 2, 2017
Landowners frustrated by long wait for well site to be restored
DICKINSON, N.D. — Five years after regulators shut down an oilfield waste disposal well due to environmental violations, the landowners...
December 2, 2017 - 6:59pm
January 5, 2017
South Heart man dies in treater house fire
A worker died at a Treater fire on a well site 11 miles north of Belfield and 7 miles west of HWY 85 Wednesday at 1:45 PM. Billings County Rural...
January 5, 2017 - 9:56pm
July 15, 2016
Other Views: ND open meetings law tested
FARGO -- North Dakota’s attorney general is in error regarding his office’s handling of an open meetings law violation by the State Health Council. Wayne Stenehjem’s conclusion in the case is curious because his tenure has been distinguished by vigorous enforcement of open meetings...
July 15, 2016 - 5:40pm
June 20, 2016
Update: Oil worker from Wyoming killed in McKenzie County workover rig fire, 3 others injured
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – One worker has died and three were injured in a fire at a McKenzie County oil well site over the weekend, the Occupational...
June 20, 2016 - 5:07pm
April 12, 2016
Williston crew camp operators seek help from courts to remain open
WILLISTON -- The largest provider of oilfield worker housing in the Bakken wants the courts to intervene in Williston’s decision to close all...
April 12, 2016 - 4:15pm
March 6, 2016
With drilling’s decline, worker happy for job watching idle rigs
WILLISTON -– Oilfield worker Dean Bahley prefers to spend his days managing a drilling crew. But these days, the North Dakota native spends...
March 6, 2016 - 9:49am
February 22, 2016
Neset talks geology in ND Reclamation Conference keynote speech
For Kathleen Neset, president of wellsite services company Neset Consulting Service, the story of the North Dakota oil economy is all about geology. Neset built her career on her expertise in the science and its ready application to energy extraction, and imparted some knowledge of...
February 22, 2016 - 10:42pm
November 27, 2015
Local sheriff’s agencies weigh in on reported oilfield thefts in the Bakken
As oil prices stay low, active rigs continue to drop off the landscape and many oilfield workers find themselves out of a job nationally, theft of equipment and materials is becoming common in some U.S. oil regions. However, Bakken law enforcement agencies’ reports of prevalence...
November 27, 2015 - 4:18pm
November 25, 2015
Reclamation for waste pit that was eroding into Little Missouri River near complete
MEDORA -- An old oilfield waste pit that was eroding into the Little Missouri River is expected to be completely cleaned up and fortified soon,...
November 25, 2015 - 6:06pm
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.
October 18, 2015 - 8:19pm
July 17, 2015
Lawsuit alleges Bismarck firm had role in Bakken housing Ponzi scheme
BISMARCK – More than 100 investors from around the world have joined a class action lawsuit alleging that a Bismarck law firm played a role in a Ponzi scheme that bilked people out of $62 million. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court alleges that the Pearce & Durick...
July 17, 2015 - 10:47am
Housing project to stay closed after scheme
ALEXANDER — An oilfield housing camp developed by two men accused of defrauding investors in a $62 million Ponzi scheme will likely remain closed. The Great American Lodge near Alexander, which is owned by North Dakota Developments LLC, closed abruptly in May after the utility...
July 17, 2015 - 12:05am
June 8, 2015
Nuverra launches experiment to re-use oil drilling waste
BISMARCK – An oilfield service company says it can recycle Bakken drilling waste while protecting the environment, turning waste that would...
June 8, 2015 - 11:35pm
March 14, 2015
Tanks a lot: Area’s oil tank needs helped turn Kuntz’s sandblasting duo into 12-employee company
Imagine your workspace looked like a giant soup can lying on its side, and there was just a 2-by-3-foot opening to get into it with no windows,...
March 14, 2015 - 9:50pm
February 7, 2015
Proposed bill would define emergency manager’s access to oilfield sites
State legislators have introduced a bill that would ensure county emergency managers, often the first responders to incidents in North Dakota, are given access to emergency situations that occur at well pads, pipelines and oil waste disposal sites. The bill is the result of incidents,...
February 7, 2015 - 9:49pm