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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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Guest opinion: New EPA rules would hurt coal-producing states

The Obama administration unveiled new regulations on June 2 to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.…

June 10, 2014 12:44 pmLoading…
Senator tours Watford City tornado area

Senator tours Watford City tornado area

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp discussed emergency response plans with local officials in North Dakota's oil patch in the wake of a Memorial Day tornado that struck Watford City.

May 29, 2014 3:36 pm Video Related Loading…
In North Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

In North Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

WASHINGTON — The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota's senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.

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Montana, North Dakota battle over FBI agents

Montana, North Dakota battle over FBI agents

A Bakken-state fracas has erupted over whether FBI agents stationed in Montana should be moved to North Dakota.

January 16, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
N.D. senators meet with feds on safety of oil trains

N.D. senators meet with feds on safety of oil trains

Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation said Thursday they believe federal officials are moving quickly to address issues surrounding a tanker derailment and fiery explosion outside of Casselton, N.D.

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911 tapes show initial confusion over train cargo in fiery derailment

911 tapes show initial confusion over train cargo in fiery derailment

FARGO, N.D. — The 911 dispatch recordings from the fiery Dec. 30 train derailment west of Casselton show initial confusion about whether the burning cargo on board was crude oil or ethanol.

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North Dakota senators ask FBI for agents in Williston

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp have asked the FBI to place agents in Williston, N.D, to help address increased crime in western North Dakota.

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Gazette opinion: More help needed to fight oil patch crime wave

The Bakken oil boom has created a crime wave.

July 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Drug crimes rise with Bakken oil boom in Eastern Montana

Drug crimes rise with Bakken oil boom in Eastern Montana

Jails in the Bakken area are overbooked and law enforcement is maxed out as drug-related crime surges in Montana and North Dakota oil patch communities.

July 19, 2013 5:29 pm Photos

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Jon Tester

Jon Tester

Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., center, and Heidi Heitkamp D-N.D., host a meeting with drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske in Glendive in July.

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Jon Tester and Heidi Heitkamp

Jon Tester and Heidi Heitkamp

Officials recite the Pledge of Allegiance as senators Jon Tester and Heidi Heitkamp host a meeting with federal drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske in Glendive on Friday. There was standing-room only in the Carney Conference Room at the Glendive Medical Center.

July 19, 2013 4:27 pmLoading…
Federal drug czar touring ND, Montana oil patch

Federal drug czar touring ND, Montana oil patch

FARGO, N.D. — Law enforcement officials say the planned trip to the oil patch by the nation's drug czar should highlight the challenges that have come with the increased population in western North Dakota and eastern Montana.

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U.S. Senate OKs measure blocking fees for Missouri River water

U.S. Senate OKs measure blocking fees for Missouri River water

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Senate passed an amendment Wednesday blocking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging fees to access water in upper Missouri River reservoirs.

May 15, 2013 6:16 pmLoading…

Western lawmakers push to restore mineral funds

CHEYENNE — A bipartisan group of western lawmakers is pushing legislation in Washington to restore cuts of $110 million in federal mineral royalty payments to 35 states.

May 14, 2013 7:20 pmLoading…
North Dakota soldier laid to rest

North Dakota soldier laid to rest

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota Army National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan told his mother when he was 7 years old that he wanted to be a soldier and serve his country.

December 13, 2012 6:34 pm Photos

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New oil workers key bloc in North Dakota Senate race

New oil workers key bloc in North Dakota Senate race

MANNING, N.D. - Shirley Meyer grew up on a ranch north of Dickinson, N.D., and has represented her rural district in the state House for a decade. But when she knocks on doors in her re-election campaign, she sometimes feels like a stranger in her own home.

November 04, 2012 5:32 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: How compromise became a partisan issue

WASHINGTON -- Here's where we have arrived as a country: We are so polarized that even compromise has become a partisan issue.

November 01, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

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