Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at email@example.com or (701) 580-6890.
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MANDAREE — A fundraising campaign launched by an oilfield company will enable a Head Start program on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation to build a new facility and serve more students. Crestwood Equity Partners, which operates a pipeline system on the reservation, has pledged to donate $1 million toward a new Mandaree Head Start facility. The company, which has 250 employees in North Dakota, also plans to lead a capital campaign to raise the remaining funds needed for the facility.
MINOT — A Minot builder’s take on the tiny house trend will be on display – and for sale – at the North Dakota State Fair. The HGTV show “Tiny...
WASHINGTON – North Dakota’s top oil regulator told members of a House subcommittee Wednesday that proposed federal regulations would harm the state’s ability to reduce natural gas flaring. Lynn Helms,...
TIOGA, N.D. - Oil well pads are getting bigger in western North Dakota as companies figure out how to get the most oil out of the Bakken. Hess Corp. has the Bakken's largest well pad with 18 wells on a single location, but the state's top oil regulator says he expects to see mega-pads get even larger. "At any time in the not too distant future, their record is going to be eclipsed," said Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Bidding was competitive Thursday as auctioneers sold off 23 vacant lots owned by Halliburton in Williston. Twenty-one residential lots in Williston's Harvest Hills neighborhood sold for between $30,000 and $40,000 each. Williams County listed the value of the residential lots as between $50,000 and $70,000 in 2015. Tom Rolfstad, Williston's former economic development director, said the sale prices went higher than he expected. "I think it's a sign of optimism," Rolfstad said.
BISMARCK — A proposal to limit who can comment at oil and gas hearings "got the ax" after the public overwhelmingly opposed it. The North Dakota Industrial Commission had considered adding a definition of "interested party" to the state's oil and gas statutes related to who could appear at certain hearings or submit comments. The proposal defined an interested part as "an individual or number of individuals that have a property ownership or management interest in or adjacent to the subject matter."
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission on Wednesday suspended a $950,000 fine against a trucking company accused of illegal dumping after the company filed an appeal in district court. Commissioners also ordered Black Hills Trucking to post a $45,000 bond, the amount state regulators estimate it would cost to clean up contamination from saltwater that was dumped on a Williams County gravel road in 2014.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Worker housing crew camps will continue to be in limbo in Williston, but the city’s mayor said Tuesday he hopes to have a resolution by the end...
WILLISTON. – Some oilfield companies that laid off workers in the Bakken are now hiring again, particularly for jobs related to hydraulic fracturing. The Williston office of Job Service North...
WATFORD CITY - An autopsy shows that an oilfield worker who died Saturday was killed as the result of a fall, the second time a worker for the same company...