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N.D. awards schools, airports oil-impact grants

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $5 million in grants to schools and airports in the state's oil-producing region.

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Dealing with jail crowding to be costly for North Dakota county

MINOT, N.D. — Meeting a state directive to reduce the inmate population at the crowded Ward County jail will be costly, Sheriff Steve Kukowski says.

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Sole North Dakota abortion clinic halts medication abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. — The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says medication abortions have ceased at the Fargo clinic following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling.

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North Dakota could receive Ebola waste from California

North Dakota could receive Ebola waste from California

FARGO, N.D. — California health officials have given notice that North Dakota is one of six states that could receive Ebola medical waste in the event the state has any material to incinerate.

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New bypasses improve traffic flow, quality of life in Bakken towns

New bypasses improve traffic flow, quality of life in Bakken towns

WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined with state and local officials here Tuesday to christen three truck bypasses in western North Dakota, paving the way for once-quiet communities to regain some semblance of normalcy amid the region’s energy boom.

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North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug

North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.

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N.D. oil conditioning standards will have flexibility, Helms says

N.D. oil conditioning standards will have flexibility, Helms says

BISMARCK, N.D. — New standards for conditioning North Dakota crude oil to make it safer for shipment will provide flexibility and could come up for approval next month, the state’s top oil and gas regulator said Monday.

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N.D. man pleads not guilty to human trafficking charge

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Mandan man pleaded not guilty to attempted human trafficking on Thursday, after his attorney argued he was the victim of entrapment by federal agents.

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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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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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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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Sex sting operation results in 2 arrests in Glendive

Sex sting operation results in 2 arrests in Glendive

Authorities arrested two men Friday in Glendive for allegedly attempting to have sex with a child, according to a release from the Montana Department of Justice. 

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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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North Dakota HIV/AIDS rate rises with population growth

WILLISTON, N.D. — The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country have flocked to the state because of its booming economy.

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Bakken firefighters too busy responding to oil-related activity to hold annual fundraiser

BURLINGTON, N.D. — A volunteer fire department in the western North Dakota oil patch is so busy that it doesn't have time for its annual Halloween haunted house fundraiser.

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N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Worker accommodations in North Dakota's oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style "man camps" might imply that roughness of life, too.

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Dakotas state vets caution about pig virus spread

Dakotas state vets caution about pig virus spread

BISMARCK, N.D. — State veterinarians in the Dakotas are stressing the need for people in the hog industry to take measures to guard against the spread of deadly pig viruses, after two new cases were confirmed in South Dakota.

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