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Trio documenting Bakken boom through blog, book, documentary

WILLISTON, N.D. — It was in her senior year of college that Blaire Briody fell in love.

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Hearing dates pushed back for proposed rules on radioactive oilfield waste

Hearing dates pushed back for proposed rules on radioactive oilfield waste

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health has announced the times and locations of three public information sessions and hearings on proposed rules for the disposal and tracking of radioactive oilfield waste.

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Bakken job climate is getting tougher

WILLISTON, N.D. -- People seeking work in North Dakota oil country are finding a different climate from two years ago.

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State sides with oil companies in lawsuit by landowner over saltwater spills

State sides with oil companies in lawsuit by landowner over saltwater spills

DICKINSON, N.D. -- As North Dakota's government faces criticism for its alleged failure to regulate the oil and gas industry, state officials have sided with three oil companies in an ongoing lawsuit.

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Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

BUTTE — While accounting for about only 3 percent of the Montana’s employers, agriculture, forestry and mining industries make up 12.5 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and almost 10 percent of work earnings.

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Bakken banks outperform rest of Montana, North Dakota

Bakken banks outperform rest of Montana, North Dakota

It didn’t take long for the deposits of Bakken oil and gas royalties to begin piling up at Richland Federal Credit Union.

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Facing infrastructure challenges, Bakken towns struggle to cash in on oil boom

Facing infrastructure challenges, Bakken towns struggle to cash in on oil boom

Sometimes, if you’re not ready to catch an opportunity, it lands on you just the same.

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Pair charged after fleeing North Dakota undercover drug buy

WILLISTON, N.D. — Two Washington residents have been charged with multiple felonies in western North Dakota after attempting to outrun authorities following an undercover drug buy.

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North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a meeting of the Highway 2 West Manufacturers’ Association in Grand Forks.

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Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

FRYBURG, N.D. — Despite a predicted downturn in oil drilling, developers whose proposed project was rejected earlier this year, are back with a scaled-down plan to turn the former Fryburg school into housing for oil workers.

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Belfry oil development halted

Belfry oil development halted

An oil drilling project once considered a harbinger of a Bakken-like boom in the Beartooths has tapped out.

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Emergency manager calls for safety review Bakken highway

Emergency manager calls for safety review Bakken highway

BISMARCK, N.D. — Karolin Rockvoy left the scene of what turned out to be a fatal accident on Highway 85 Tuesday and picked up the phone.

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Tennessee family enjoying new life in Bakken

MINOT, N.D. -- Nick Vaughn earns in two nights what took him two weeks to make in his home state of Tennessee.

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Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.

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Bakken co-op customers to receive free electricity for 3 months

Bakken co-op customers to receive free electricity for 3 months

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative in North Dakota’s oil patch had a great year, and now it’s paying it back to its customers.

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Oil may boom, but infrastructure is busting Montana oil, gas counties

Oil may boom, but infrastructure is busting Montana oil, gas counties

SIDNEY — Out in the epicenter of the oil and gas boom, communities are growing so quickly they can’t keep up with their basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewage treatment facilities, housing and roads and bridges.

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Bakken flaring rate drops below imposed threshold

Bakken flaring rate drops below imposed threshold

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry is coming in even lower than the targets set by new rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state’s top energy regulator said Friday.

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Sanford to base air ambulance in Bakken

Sanford to base air ambulance in Bakken

DICKINSON, N.D. — Dakotas-based Sanford Health says it is adding an airplane ambulance in North Dakota's oil patch.

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Patrol identifies man who died in Bakken crash

ALEXANDER, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the identity of the Wisconsin man who died in a three-vehicle crash in the state’s oil patch.

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