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'Pipeline fatigue' hits Bakken landowners

BISMARCK, N.D. — Ranchers say they don’t have time to chase cattle loose because a pipeline crew cut the pasture fence. Nor do they have time to repair equipment damaged from crossing a sunken pipeline trench.

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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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North Dakota’s governor and congressional delegation

North Dakota’s governor and congressional delegation

North Dakota’s governor and congressional delegation speak at an energy conference in Bismarck, ND. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Pictured from the left are Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer.

October 15, 2014 11:20 am
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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National Park culls bison herd by 400

National Park culls bison herd by 400

BISMARCK, N.D. — About 250 bison were processed Tuesday at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park bison roundup, where park rangers decided which would be culled.

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Bison are held in a penned enclosure

Bison are held in a penned enclosure

Bison are held in a penned enclosure near the roundup facility until being herded into the pen and chutes to be processed.

October 15, 2014 11:17 am
William Gilliam, Jack Dalrymple, Mikhail Gurfinkel, Doug Goehring, Wayne Stenehjem, John Hoeven

William Gilliam, Jack Dalrymple, Mikhail Gurfinkel, Doug Goehring, Wayne Stenehjem, John Hoeven

William Gilliam, second from left, president of Badlands NGL, explains the process of converting ethane gas into polyethylene to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, Mikhail Gurfinkel, center, COO of Badlands NGL, state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, Attorney General Wayne Steneh…

October 13, 2014 2:28 pm
Jack Dalrymple, William Gilliam, Mikhail Gurfinkel, Doug Goehring, Wayne Stenehjem, John Hoeven.

Jack Dalrymple, William Gilliam, Mikhail Gurfinkel, Doug Goehring, Wayne Stenehjem, John Hoeven.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, announces the development of a $4 billion manufacturing plant that will convert natural gas liquids into plastic during a news conference at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D.

October 13, 2014 2:29 pm

Shooting range in Watford City to close up

BISMARCK, N.D. — The boom town of Watford City has grown up to and around its longtime shooting range and this week, a district court agreed it should be shut down.

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Lynn Helms, Department of Mineral Resources director

Lynn Helms, Department of Mineral Resources director

Lynn Helms, Department of Mineral Resources director, speaks to members of the Government Finance Committee about the staus of oil and gas development in North Dakota and future needs for the state and oil patch communities Wednesday in Bismarck. 10-8-2014

October 08, 2014 2:48 pm
2 factors could hurt Bakken oil production

2 factors could hurt Bakken oil production

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state’s top oil and gas industry regulator told lawmakers Wednesday the state’s oil production is poised to continue increasing although oil prices and the state’s clamping down on flaring could cause negative impacts.

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Tom Wilson, left, and Dan Johnson

Tom Wilson, left, and Dan Johnson

Tom Wilson, left, and Dan Johnson explained their mechanical process to transform deadly H2S into a safe product and turn sour crude into sweet at the Black Hills Bakken conference Wednesday. The conference focused on service opportunities because oil drilling is slow to appear in the region.

October 02, 2014 9:45 am
Bakken opportunity could save lives by removing deadly gas from sour crude

Bakken opportunity could save lives by removing deadly gas from sour crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — Last year, rancher Tom Wilson was checking how many cattle died in a freak snowstorm that killed thousands of livestock all across the northern Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Draft bill would take public's voice out of deciding on oil waste landfills

BISMARCK, N.D. — A draft bill to loosen up the process for approving oil waste landfills would take the public’s voice out of the way.

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Oil reps say North Dakota has proper rail shipment rules

Oil reps say North Dakota has proper rail shipment rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil industry officials told state regulators Tuesday no additional regulations are needed to transport western North Dakota oil by rail, citing an industry-funded study saying it’s no more volatile than other light crudes.

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Jeff Hume, a representative of Continental Resources Inc.

Jeff Hume, a representative of Continental Resources Inc.

Jeff Hume, a representative of Continental Resources Inc., testified on Tuesday morning at a hearing on the transportation safety and marketability of oil. The hearing was held at the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources building in Bismarck, N.D.

September 24, 2014 12:26 pm
Scott Santoro, a presenter from Homeland Security

Scott Santoro, a presenter from Homeland Security

Scott Santoro, a presenter from Homeland Security, trained local law enforcement and victim advocacy groups on identifying victims of human trafficking at a seminar on Monday in Bismarck.

September 23, 2014 10:13 am
Federal officials train North Dakota police on human trafficking

Federal officials train North Dakota police on human trafficking

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials trained western North Dakota police and victim service providers on identifying human trafficking victims.

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Even though neo-Nazi Craig Cobb is gone, tiny North Dakota town can't rest easy

Even though neo-Nazi Craig Cobb is gone, tiny North Dakota town can't rest easy

LEITH, N.D. — A year ago, people could hardly believe their eyes, seeing this tiny Grant County village filled with neo-Nazi commandos on one side, protesters on the other and a squad of riot police between them.

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Craig Cobb’s house is empty,

Craig Cobb’s house is empty,

Craig Cobb’s house is empty, with little evidence that it is likely among the most photographed houses in North Dakota, after he tried to take over Leith for neo-Nazi racists like himself.

September 23, 2014 9:57 am
Bismarck couple rescues dog from 2-on-1 attack

Bismarck couple rescues dog from 2-on-1 attack

BISMARCK, N.D. — On Thursday afternoon, Jane Veitz of Bismarck got a phone call from Pinehurst Veterinary Hospital. Chance, her nearly 10-year-old border collie had made it through surgery and could be picked up later in the afternoon.

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North Dakota accuses 2 businesses in Bakken area of running lodging buildings without certifications

BISMARCK, N.D. — Two McKenzie County businesses have been charged in Northwest District Court with Class B misdemeanor operating without a license.

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From bumper to bummer: Barley, wheat harvests delayed

From bumper to bummer: Barley, wheat harvests delayed

BISMARCK — A late planting and a harvest held up by wet weather have increased the chance for disease and a reduced-quality small grains crop.

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Stolen puppy recovered; charges pending

Stolen puppy recovered; charges pending

BISMARCK, N.D. — A 7-week-old puppy stolen from the Central Dakota Humane Society in Mandan on Friday was recovered in Dickinson on Saturday.

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Hotel that would house 300-plus Bakken workers deemed too big for tiny town

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Billings County Commission decided at its meeting Tuesday that an extended-stay hotel for more than 300 oil patch workers is too big for the tiny town of Fryburg, near Medora.

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DOJ grantees to aid victims of violence in Bakken Region

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services created a three-part plan for their newly awarded grant from the Department of Justice.

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Steve Glasser

Steve Glasser

Steve Glasser

August 25, 2014 9:28 am
Carter Fong

Carter Fong

Carter Fong

August 25, 2014 9:30 am
Craig Kovash

Craig Kovash

Craig Kovash

August 25, 2014 9:31 am
Preparing for the first day of school

Preparing for the first day of school

Trinity High School’s new Spanish teacher, Rayma Braaten, got help from public schools teacher Troy Kuntz making her classroom bright and welcoming for the first day of school.

August 25, 2014 9:29 am
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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Trinity High School in Dickinson

Trinity High School in Dickinson

This black gaping hole on the front of Trinity High School in Dickinson is a contrast to all the progress inside after last spring's arson fire. This part will be demolished, but much of the building has been salvaged and rehabilitated.

August 25, 2014 9:27 am
Family science teacher Kathy Kiedrowski

Family science teacher Kathy Kiedrowski

Family science teacher Kathy Kiedrowski was helped by Trinity High School football team players to move her teaching gear into her new classroom space on Thursday.

August 25, 2014 9:26 am
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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First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo man has turned to an online petition in hopes of getting state officials to stop what he calls "Bakken bomb trains" by forcing oil companies to strip volatile natural gas liquids from oil before shipping.

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Lynn Helms

Lynn Helms

Lynn Helms participates in a monthly teleconference in Bismarck on Monday.

July 15, 2014 10:39 am
Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil production ramped up by another 36,000 barrels per day in May, pushing daily production solidly above the 1 million barrel milestone it narrowly eclipsed the previous month.

July 15, 2014 10:36 am Photos

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Justin Kringstad of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority

Justin Kringstad of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority

Justin Kringstad of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority gives his monthly update during a teleconference in Bismarck in Monday.

July 15, 2014 10:37 am

North Dakota regulators give OK to pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — A pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel topping plant under construction in southwest North Dakota was given the go-ahead this week by state regulators.

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North Dakota natural gas processing plant gets OK

BISMARCK, N.D. — A natural gas processing plant announced last year by a major natural gas company operating in North Dakota was given the green light by state regulators Thursday.

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Garrison Memorial Hospital

Garrison Memorial Hospital

The St. Alexius Garrison Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, in Garrison N.D., is the only hospital on U.S. Highway 83 between Minot and Bismarck, Tod Graeber, Garrison Memorial Hospital administrator said.

July 08, 2014 5:25 pm
Investments being made in rural health care in N.D.

Investments being made in rural health care in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Garrison Memorial Hospital sees 1,400 to 1,500 people in its emergency room annually. That is up about 20 percent over the last three to four years.

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Billings woman helps friend launch Thai food trailer on Bakken's fringe

Billings woman helps friend launch Thai food trailer on Bakken's fringe

NEW ENGLAND, N.D. — Doug and Betsy Madler worked up a sweat doing yard work and stopped to stoke up with a plate of hot and delicious Thai food.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wontons and eggrolls

Wontons and eggrolls

Wontons and eggrolls are specialties at the new Thai takeout in New England, N.D.

July 05, 2014 7:23 am
Doug and Betsy Madler

Doug and Betsy Madler

Doug and Betsy Madler, of New England, N.D., fuel up with some warm Thai food while taking a break from some hot and sweaty yard work.

July 05, 2014 7:11 am
Katrina Friedt and Dani Krebs order

Katrina Friedt and Dani Krebs order

Katrina Friedt, left, and Dani Krebs, both businesswomen in New England, N.D., order up lunch at the newest and most unique eating experience in town.

July 05, 2014 7:10 am
A new Thai takeout

A new Thai takeout

A new Thai takeout opened Wednesday in New England and the three women who work there — Thawee ‘Nit’ Williams, Thaweesri Kanokkaew and June Williams — serve up hot and delicious food, with a hit of heat for those who like it that way.

July 05, 2014 7:11 am
Thawee 'Nit' Williams

Thawee 'Nit' Williams

Thawee ‘Nit’ Williams hands out a plate of fresh pork fried rice to a customer on the second day a unique Thai takeout trailer opened in New England, N.D. Williams, of Billings, is helping her friend with the new venture.

July 05, 2014 7:09 am
3-year-old North Dakota girl found safe

3-year-old North Dakota girl found safe

UPDATE: An Amber Alert for a 3-year-old girl has been canceled.

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Watford City to break ground on hospital soon

Watford City to break ground on hospital soon

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Watford City is wasting no time following the June 10 approval of a one-cent sales tax increase and a $1 million donation from a major gas processor to build a new hospital and health care facility.

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