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Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment
Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that. Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit. The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killings A former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals. James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013. Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s future Real estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer. Hang in there. “Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch. Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554620","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years. South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent. "I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice." Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand. Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554617","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics. But the Midgets defense is far from basic. Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown. “Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.” Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554630","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief. Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554624","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that. Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit. The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killings A former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals. James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013. Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s future Real estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer. Hang in there. “Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch. Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison
The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years. South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent. "I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice." Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand. Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554617","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics. But the Midgets defense is far from basic. Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown. “Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.” Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554630","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief. Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554624","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that. Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit. The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killings A former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals. James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013. Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s future Real estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer. Hang in there. “Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch. Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554620","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years. South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent. "I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice." Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand. Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament
Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics. But the Midgets defense is far from basic. Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown. “Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.” Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554630","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief. Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554624","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that. Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit. The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killings A former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals. James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013. Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s future Real estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer. Hang in there. “Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch. Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554620","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years. South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent. "I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice." Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand. Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554617","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics. But the Midgets defense is far from basic. Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown. “Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.” Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn
Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief. Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment
Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that.Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit.The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killingsA former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals.James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013.Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s futureReal estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer.Hang in there.“Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch.Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554620","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years.South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent."I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice."Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand.Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554617","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics.But the Midgets defense is far from basic.Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown.“Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.”Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554630","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554624","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that.Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit.The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killingsA former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals.James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013.Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s futureReal estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer.Hang in there.“Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch.Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison
The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years.South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent."I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice."Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand.Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554617","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics.But the Midgets defense is far from basic.Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown.“Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.”Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554630","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554624","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that.Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit.The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killingsA former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals.James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013.Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s futureReal estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer.Hang in there.“Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch.Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554620","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years.South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent."I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice."Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand.Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament
Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics.But the Midgets defense is far from basic.Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown.“Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.”Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554630","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.CEO of company building $900 million Davis Refinery emphasizes environment [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554624","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice said his company wants to make southwest North Dakota home to an oil refinery that could change the industry, and he's ready to win over the people trying to prevent them from doing that.Meridian has proposed building the Davis Refinery in Billings County just west of Belfield and three miles from the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit.The $900 million refinery would initially convert 27,500 barrels of Bakken crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel and various refined products, and could expand to handle 55,000 barrels a day. North Dakota oil truck operator sentenced to life for two contract killingsA former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for his conviction on charges of orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals.James Terry Henrikson, found guilty of 11 felony counts in February, including murder-for-hire charges, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death in 2013.Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s futureReal estate developer Ernie Graham has weathered booms and busts from Texas oil country to California’s Silicon Valley, and his message to those attending the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here Tuesday couldn’t have been clearer.Hang in there.“Don’t bail on the Bakken. Stay here. Keep working your assets. Things will get better. … You will survive. And we are, I believe, about halfway through this down cycle,” Graham said during a panel discussion on when is the right time to invest again in western North Dakota’s oil patch.Drunken driver who killed two women, injured a third, sentenced to 25 years in prison[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554620","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The man who killed two young women and critically injured a third in a June drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 years.South Central District Judge David Reich said he hoped the sentence he gave Jordan Morsette would serve as a deterrent."I don't doubt that Morsette didn't intend this to happen," Reich said. "It does still involve choice."Shayna Monson, who was critically injured in the crash and returned home recently after several months in a rehab facility, was guided by her mom to the witness stand.Defense to play vital role for Midgets baseball at West Region Tournament[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2554617","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Defensively, the Dickinson High baseball team practices and focuses on the basics.But the Midgets defense is far from basic.Behind its pitching staff, Dickinson has held opponents to 85 runs while scoring 177 of its own on the way to the third seed in the West Region. With this defense, the Midgets will face No. 6 Mandan in the first round of the West Region Tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jamestown.“Defense gives your pitcher confidence, and yet on the flip side of that, throwing strikes keeps your defense on their toes,” Dickinson head coach Pete Dobitz said. “When we’ve had quality games is when our pitchers are throwing strikes, not walking people, then the defense is solid behind him. … They both go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.”Police Blotter: Woman breaks window at the AmericInn
Employees at the AmericInn reported a broken window early Monday morning to Dickinson police. The damage is estimated to be around $500. The case is being forwarded to the city attorney’s office for possible charges against a 28-year-old Dickinson woman for criminal mischief.

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