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Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

WHITE SHIELD, N.D. — The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the tribe’s response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and criticized leaders for leaving the public “in the ab…

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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

August 19, 2014 5:38 pm Photos

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U.S. agencies build worker housing in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.

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Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.

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Tiny North Dakota town braces for its share of oil boom

Tiny North Dakota town braces for its share of oil boom

EPPING, N.D. — The drive to the town of Epping, past the bobbing oil wells and towering drilling rigs that dot the prairie, is one of the few journeys in western North Dakota's oil patch today where travelers, at times, can have the road to t…

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Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Gene Kolstad has been helping to design health care facilities for more than three decades, and he still gets excited about the details of the blueprints.

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St. Vincent Healthcare has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Action Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2014. St. Vincent Healthcare is one of only 139 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award r…

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Billings being considered for $500M Bakken crude refinery

The Billings area is being considered as a site of a proposed $500 million "clean energy center" that would refine Bakken crude into diesel fuel.

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N.D. energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges

N.D. energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges

BISMARCK, N.D. — A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next two years on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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CellularOne service ending Aug. 31 in Montana

CellularOne will discontinue all Montana wireless service at the end of August, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Conference goal is to foster business opportunities on reservations

Conference goal is to foster business opportunities on reservations

Charles Archambault remembers the tug-of-war in his soul, his dreams for the future against the pull of the past.

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Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has opened its first branch in Montana at 4300 State Ave. in Billings. The branch stocks a complete array of steep-slope roofing, a full line of gutter coils and gutter accessories, and relat…

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Underriner Motors finishes move to West End

Underriner Motors finishes move to West End

Underriner Motors has completed a move to the Billings West End that’s been a decade in the making.

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Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust.

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Arkansas man killed on the job in Bakken

STANLEY, N.D. — An Arkansas man working in the western North Dakota oil patch has been killed on the job.

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Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple intends to ask top U.S. energy and transportation officials about conflicting reports over the volatility of crude coming from the state's oil patch, he said Wednesday.

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First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo man has turned to an online petition in hopes of getting state officials to stop what he calls "Bakken bomb trains" by forcing oil companies to strip volatile natural gas liquids from oil before shipping.

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State: Up to 7 Bakken oil trains a week through Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — As many as seven oil trains a week pass through Oklahoma carrying crude drilled in the Northern Plains that has been involved in multiple fiery derailments, including a 2008 explosion northeast of Oklahoma City involving oil f…

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North Dakota tribal refinery to open this fall

MAKOTI, N.D. — The transload facility, the first part of the Three Affililated Tribes’ Thunder Butte Petroleum Services Inc. refinery project west of Makoti, will be finished this fall, said Tex Hall, tribal chairman.

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United flights between Williston and Houston begin

WILLISTON, N.D. — Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway.

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Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

WHITE SHIELD, N.D. — The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the tribe’s response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and criticized leaders for leaving the public “in the ab…

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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

August 19, 2014 5:38 pm Photos

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