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North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a meeting of the Highway 2 West Manufacturers' Association in Grand Forks.

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Email outage hits Charter customers

Email outage hits Charter customers

Officials at Charter Communications say they are working to fix problems with the email system for customers with Bresnan.net addresses in Montana.

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Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

FRYBURG, N.D. — Despite a predicted downturn in oil drilling, developers whose proposed project was rejected earlier this year, are back with a scaled-down plan to turn the former Fryburg school into housing for oil workers.

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Small North Dakota towns dealing with loss of general store

Small North Dakota towns dealing with loss of general store

BISMARCK, N.D. — Several small towns in western North Dakota are looking for replacements as Alco stores in the communities close.

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Laughing Sun Brewing moves into distribution

BISMARCK, N.D. — A local brew house is taking advantage of a new law allowing small brewers to distribute their own beer.

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Tennessee family enjoying new life in Bakken

MINOT, N.D. -- Nick Vaughn earns in two nights what took him two weeks to make in his home state of Tennessee.

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Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.

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North Dakota still just dabbling in lottery

North Dakota still just dabbling in lottery

MOORHEAD – Moham Mitchell spends a lot of money on lottery tickets here every week at the Orton’s gas station near Minnesota’s first exit off Interstate 94.

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North Dakota state budget doesn't lean on lottery cash

North Dakota state budget doesn't lean on lottery cash

FARGO, N.D. — Among states that offer lotteries, North Dakota’s budget is the least reliant on the lottery.

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Bakken co-op customers to receive free electricity for 3 months

Bakken co-op customers to receive free electricity for 3 months

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative in North Dakota’s oil patch had a great year, and now it’s paying it back to its customers.

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Entrepreneurs: After job loss, lifelong hobby turns into new business

Entrepreneurs: After job loss, lifelong hobby turns into new business

At about the same time Kevin Woods had his customer service job outsourced to another country, he realized he had a house full of Lego bricks and Minifigs.

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Billings Chamber renewing push for local option sales tax

Billings Chamber renewing push for local option sales tax

At Trailhead Spirits in downtown Billings, owner Casey McGowan is selling the Montana brand as much as his own products. So it’s worth jacking up his prices if the money comes back to his community.

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Bakken flaring rate drops below imposed threshold

Bakken flaring rate drops below imposed threshold

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry is coming in even lower than the targets set by new rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state’s top energy regulator said Friday.

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Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers

Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers

If you were good this year, you might ask for one of these little high-tech gems.

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Gallery Interiors to move into downtown Bottega shop

Gallery Interiors to move into downtown Bottega shop

Once the Bottega women’s clothing store leaves downtown Billings, the spot in the historic Kress building won’t be vacant long.

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North Dakota landowners fed up with oil, saltwater spills

North Dakota landowners fed up with oil, saltwater spills

ANTLER, N.D. — Landowners in Bottineau County who are dealing with the effects of years of oil and saltwater spills say they want better enforcement of state regulations affecting energy development.

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Williston strip clubs lose liquor license for 60 days

Williston strip clubs lose liquor license for 60 days

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s city commissioners have unanimously approved suspending the liquor licenses of two downtown strip clubs after increasing calls to the two businesses and violations of liquor laws.

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ABC "Shark Tank" star to headline Billings chamber event

The Billings Chamber of Commerce has caught a pretty big fish for its annual breakfast next spring.

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Have You Heard: Segway dealer rolls into Billings

Spencer Stone is enjoying this segue into his new business.

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From the Editor: Lower gas prices please consumers, but producers face challenges

With the holidays at hand, consumers are feeling a little more flush now that gas prices have dipped below $3 a gallon.

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Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter Communications is seeking to hire 100 new employees in Billings, primarily in sales and customer retention, company officials announced Wednesday.

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Email outage hits Charter customers

Email outage hits Charter customers

Officials at Charter Communications say they are working to fix problems with the email system for customers with Bresnan.net addresses in Montana.

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Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

FRYBURG, N.D. — Despite a predicted downturn in oil drilling, developers whose proposed project was rejected earlier this year, are back with a scaled-down plan to turn the former Fryburg school into housing for oil workers.

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