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Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

WILLISTON, N.D. — Temperatures that reached into the 50s here Tuesday hampered cleanup efforts at the site of a massive pipeline leak, making the contamination spread more quickly into the state’s waterways, officials said.

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Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Tanks that overflowed released nearly 40,000 gallons of oil and brine northwest of here, the North Dakota Department of Health said Wednesday.

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Absarokee-based bank appoints new president

Absarokee-based bank appoints new president

Absarokee-based United Bank has appointed retired banking executive Terry Lobdell as interim bank president following the unexpected death of former president Don Vondra.

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Big oil-and-gas company will cut spending but keep drilling in Bakken

Big oil-and-gas company will cut spending but keep drilling in Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — Hess Corp., one of North Dakota’s largest oil and gas producers, will cut spending and operate fewer rigs in the Bakken this year, but plans to drill almost as many wells as last year.

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Stockman Bank opens temporary location in downtown Missoula

Stockman Bank opens temporary location in downtown Missoula

MISSOULA — Downtown Missoula officially got a new business addition Monday as Stockman Bank announced the grand opening of a new temporary location at 135 W. Main St., Suite A.

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Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

BUTTE — At a time when local officials are trying to grow manufacturing in Butte-Silver Bow County, one of the area’s top prospects for adding jobs this year is in the sector that dominated for decades – mining.

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Bakken wives worry over job losses

Bakken wives worry over job losses

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the price for a barrel of crude oil hovering below $50 per barrel, the wives and girlfriends of the men who came to the Bakken to work are facing worries of their own.

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Business digest

A seminar on “Mineral Rights, Leasing and Royalties” is set for 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Lewistown Community Center at 307 W. Watson St. An overview of mineral rights and leasing, oil and gas royalties and the outlook for o…

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Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

BISMARCK, N.D. — Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, an official said Wednesday, the largest such spill since the state’s current oil boom began and nearly three times wors…

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Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

BUTTE — Dropping copper prices temporarily shuttered a mine in Troy this week, but don’t expect to see anything similar from Montana Resources in Butte.

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Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

DICKINSON, N.D. — The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production.

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As oil prices drop, jobs still abound in the Bakken

As oil prices drop, jobs still abound in the Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — Even though the number of rigs drilling the Bakken drops daily, Williston Job Service manager Cindy Sanford said her office isn’t slowing down.

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Business digest

Business and industrial equipment owners may now submit personal property reporting forms electronically through the Department of Revenue’s online Taxpayer Access Point.

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Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Customers at Doc Harper’s in downtown Billings will see the inspiration for the new business once they walk in the door.

January 18, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Freight booming at Billings airport

Freight booming at Billings airport

Shipments of packages and other freight cargo fueled a busy 2014 at Billings Logan International Airport and helped boost the local economy, officials said Friday.

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Vann's appliance store remains closed; future unclear

Vann's appliance store remains closed; future unclear

The Billings Vann’s store has yet to reopen after an abrupt holiday closure, and officials with the Florida-based parent company aren’t saying if it ever will reopen.

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New radioactive waste rules get hearing Friday

BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill to get the State Health Department prepared for new radioactive waste rules will be heard at 9 a.m. Friday in the Capitol Fort Union room.

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Williston to shut down man camps for new fire sprinkler systems

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission voted this week to close the doors on two man camps for not having proper fire sprinkler systems installed.

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Absarokee-based bank appoints new president

Absarokee-based bank appoints new president

Absarokee-based United Bank has appointed retired banking executive Terry Lobdell as interim bank president following the unexpected death of former president Don Vondra.

January 27, 2015 7:30 pm Related Loading…

Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

BUTTE — At a time when local officials are trying to grow manufacturing in Butte-Silver Bow County, one of the area’s top prospects for adding jobs this year is in the sector that dominated for decades – mining.

January 25, 2015 12:00 pm Photos

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Bakken wives worry over job losses

Bakken wives worry over job losses

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the price for a barrel of crude oil hovering below $50 per barrel, the wives and girlfriends of the men who came to the Bakken to work are facing worries of their own.

January 25, 2015 10:58 am Photos

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