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Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and western North Dakota officials asked the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday for help as the state copes with a lack of affordable housing brought on by the oil boom.

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Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Vehicles burning gasoline refined from crude oil is already one of the world's biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions, and one of the United States' largest sources of crude oil is the Bakken shale in North Dakota.

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Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

SIDNEY — A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.

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Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

SIDNEY — Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis head to the Bakken oil patch for the second of back-to-back debates ahead of the U.S. Senate election on Nov. 4.

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Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is set to host U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro in western North Dakota on Wednesday.

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Company considers oil refinery at Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery at Devils Lake.

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Poll: Most think oil counties don't get enough funding

DICKINSON, N.D. — The majority of North Dakotans, regardless of location or political leaning, think oil-producing counties do not receive enough state oil impact funding to meet their needs, or are unsure, according to a new poll.

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Jail overcrowding spreads across North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — Jail overcrowding has spread beyond the Bakken.

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Williston still has homeless, transient population

Williston still has homeless, transient population

WILLISTON, N.D. — When the oil boom hit Williston, people had no trouble finding employment, but finding a bed was another matter.

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CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

WILLISTON, N.D. — CNN’s Lisa Ling said when she came to Williston, she was prepared to be cat-called due to the influx of men working in the oil fields of western North Dakota.

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Developer brings new vision for Williston’s Downtown Plaza

WILLISTON, N.D. — Raymond Melendez’s vision for Williston is to create a vibrant downtown and build community.

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As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

FARGO – Rancher Keith Kempenich laughed out loud when asked if he ever gets advice about money.

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N.D. oil regulator: Price drop could slow drilling

N.D. oil regulator: Price drop could slow drilling

WILLISTON, N.D. — Recent oil price drops could halt drilling in several North Dakota counties and force the state to reevaluate its budget, the state's top oil regulator said Wednesday.

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Affordable housing projected announced for Watford City

Affordable housing projected announced for Watford City

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for essential medical personnel in western North Dakota.

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N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Industrial Commission.

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Oil patch jail being paid off 18 years early

Oil patch jail being paid off 18 years early

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williams County is paying off its six-year-old jail 18 years ahead of schedule, while officials talk about possibly doubling the size of the facility.

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Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Calling oil and gas information from Montana too hard to come by and not very useful, environmentalists pressed the Board of Oil and Gas for more transparency Wednesday.

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North Dakota's oil boom sparks new industry

North Dakota's oil boom sparks new industry

BISMARCK, N.D. — Working relationships between energy and other industries in North Dakota were touted Tuesday as the future of the state’s economy at the eighth annual Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference.

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Defense says there's no evidence man profited from N.D. sex trade

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man charged with human trafficking in Williston pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday as his attorney argued there is no evidence linking him to the sex trade.

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OSHA investigating death of welder in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a welder in Williston.

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