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.
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.
Montana’s growing economy is slowing this year, largely because of federal cutbacks, softening commodity prices and low wages, a University of Montana economist said Tuesday in Billings.
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.
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…
WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston Public School District No. 1 is looking to fill 18 open teacher spots just weeks before the start of the school year.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission has rejected a plan to develop 73 townhouses in the oil boom town.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's top energy industry regulator says he expects April's oil production figures to be over 1 million barrels daily.
KILLDEER, N.D. — A new building in Killdeer is the go-to place for people who deal all too often with death and sorrow.
MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota's oil and economic boom may be coming to the small screen soon.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — When Brent Sanford graduated high school nearly 25 years ago, his tiny prairie town seemed to be withering away. Storefronts were shuttered, senior classes shrinking, families packing up and moving out. He joined the exodus.
U.S. Postal Service customer service employee Della Nelson waits to give Dawn Martin a receipt after Nelson used a mobile point of sale device to scan, process and swipe a credit card the priority mail envelope at the downtown Bismarck Post Office last week.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Justice Department launched a $3 million program Friday to help prosecute crimes against women and provide services for victims in the Bakken oil-producing region of western North Dakota and Eastern Montana.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in North Dakota say they're adding another administrative unit after membership in the western part of the state doubled over the past three years.
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota state and local officials hosted the head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Williston on Monday to push their case for federal assistance and funding for infrastructure development at several airports strained by the state's oil boom.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has a $45-million plan to help communities overwhelmed by the oil boom, but it will take significant buy-in from legislators who rejected a similar plan in 2013.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to announce a $45 million aid package for Eastern Montana communities overwhelmed by the Bakken oil boom.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Winter's chill is sticking around this spring in the landlocked prairie of North Dakota's oil country, but residents of Williston finally will be able to surf in Boomtown, U.S.A.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Watford City residents have overwhelming approved a $27 million bond measure to help pay for a $50 million high school.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The number of students in the oil patch hub of Williston who are considered homeless has grown amid the city's population boom.