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Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

BISMARCK, N.D. — The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation’s top oil-producing areas.

August 23, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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EPA to open environmental crimes office in N.D.

EPA to open environmental crimes office in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time and because of environmental issues in the Bakken oil fields, an office of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division will open in North Dakota.

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Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

An Arizona business that wowed Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday with plans for a $500 million Billings-area oil refinery has little money and many unanswered questions about its CEO.

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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 absolute dark” on its severity.

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for the Billings area.

August 19, 2014 12:06 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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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 themselves.

August 18, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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New Williston high school, fire station take shape

WILLISTON, N.D. — The growing western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is planning a second fire station and a new high school, and doubling the size of its wastewater treatment plant.

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Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas man was being held in a North Dakota jail Friday after authorities said he ran from a Williston airport security checkpoint when federal agents tried to search his laptop, an incident that closed the facility for several hours.

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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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Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man who was attacked outside the entrance of a Williston strip club has died from his injuries, investigators said Tuesday.

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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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Ron Schalow

Ron Schalow

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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 from Montana.

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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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Small North Dakota town thrives in oil boom shadow

Small North Dakota town thrives in oil boom shadow

GRENORA, N.D. — On the northwest edge of the county, recently elected Grenora Mayor Brett Wilkins plans to host the Raise the Roof fundraiser to help build a new town square.

August 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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