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5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

SEATTLE — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.

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No injuries in Bakken fire caused by lightning

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — No injuries were reported in a weekend oil tank fire in the western North Dakota oil patch.

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Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.

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Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

At least twelve other defendants in Montana linked by authorities to alleged ringleader Robert Farrell Armstrong have been sentenced. Five more have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

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DOJ grantees to aid victims of violence in Bakken Region

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services created a three-part plan for their newly awarded grant from the Department of Justice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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