BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Emergency Commission has approved bonuses for state workers living in western North Dakota's booming oil patch.
Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that’s already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday.
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.
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.
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.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a welder in Williston.
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.
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota's attorney general says agents are working to combat the theft of trade secrets in the state's western oil patch.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Job postings around the Oil Patch list the usual: pay, location, duties. But an attractive offer amid a housing crunch can be that of a place to live.
FARGO, N.D. — A felon linked to fraud and terror in the North Dakota oil patch has been indicted on charges he hired people to gun down a former business associate in Washington state and kill a former employee whose body has not been found.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Church patrons in Aberdeen are sending socks to the Bakken region of western North Dakota to help workers stay warm this winter.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — No injuries were reported in a weekend oil tank fire in the western North Dakota oil patch.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame.
Drug offenses, assault surge
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s top state and federal prosecutors say the White House is justified in singling out the state’s oil patch as part of its 2014 national drug control strategy released Wednesday.
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota's Land Board is awarding $18 million in grants to fund airport and infrastructure improvement projects in the state's oil patch.
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.
FARGO, N.D. — The first sentence has been handed down in an online sex trafficking sting on the North Dakota oil patch that resulted in more than a dozen arrests.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Two accidents and three fatalities occurred on oil patch Highway 22, the North Dakota Highway Patrol is reporting.
Trucks sit in a parking lot outside one of many newer multistory hotels in Williston, N.D. Williston is the hub for the Bakken shale fields oil boom in North Dakota. Because of a housing shortage, the hotels often serve as temporary housing for oil workers. Big money is raining down in small…