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Changed, but still strong, burned Dickinson high school to reopen

Changed, but still strong, burned Dickinson high school to reopen

DICKINSON, N.D. — The gutted black hole on the front of Dickinson Trinity High School sends a wrong signal for what’s going on inside.

August 25, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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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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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.

August 20, 2014 3:20 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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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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New "Ghosts of North Dakota" book due out soon

New "Ghosts of North Dakota" book due out soon

FARGO, N.D. — Two Fargo men who for the past several years have been documenting ghost towns and abandoned places in North Dakota have found some obscure buildings that are still open for business in these desolate areas.

August 09, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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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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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.

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Bakken building boom

Bakken building boom

President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today. The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for jobs and oil demands mo…

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Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Construction Zone: VA Montana Health Center improves services for veterans

Construction Zone: VA Montana Health Center improves services for veterans

                Access, convenience and comprehensive care.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Company plans Bakken developments worth $65 million

WILLISTON, N.D. — A New York company is planning residential and commercial developments worth at least $65 million in the North Dakota oil patch town of Watford City.

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Industrial fire

Industrial fire

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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said.

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to start production.

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