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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.

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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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Man dies after he was shot by Dickinson police

DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson police say a 31-year-old man allegedly fired shots at a passenger in a pickup, then was shot by officers after a chase and died at a hospital emergency room.

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South African farm worker killed in North Dakota grain bin accident

BISMARCK, N.D. — A farm worker from South Africa was killed when corn collapsed inside a bin in which he was working.

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Principal accused of burning school says police ignored student's confession

Principal accused of burning school says police ignored student's confession

BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorneys for Thomas Sander, the former Dickinson Trinity High School principal accused of starting a March 3 fire that badly damaged the school, allege police ignored a confession from a Trinity student.

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N.D. Health Department identifies syphilis outbreak

BISMARCK, N.D. — BISMARCK, N.D. — Sexually-transmitted diseases, especially syphilis and gonorrhea, are on the rise in North Dakota.

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Former principal accused of burning school says statements were coerced

Former principal accused of burning school says statements were coerced

DICKINSON, N.D. — The former principal of Trinity High School says he wasn’t read his rights prior to interviews with officers and some of his statements were coerced.

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North Dakota's fish hatcheries face budget crunch

North Dakota's fish hatcheries face budget crunch

BISMARCK, N.D. - Rob Holm says he's starting to sound a lot like Chicken Little, preaching the sky is falling.

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Greg Bruhn

Greg Bruhn

Greg Bruhn

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Road closed

Road closed

These signs are not uncommon between Minot and Williston, where the BNSF Railway is adding a second main track, one of the largest expansions in the company’s ownership.

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Concrete rail ties

Concrete rail ties

These concrete rail ties are piled up just outside Stanley alongside the BNSF Railway expansion project. The rail giant is building a second track between Minot and Glasgow, Mont., that is expected to be partly done late this fall and completely done next year.

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Stretch of track near Ross

Stretch of track near Ross

This stretch of track near Ross seems to be isolated from the track, but will eventually be part of the project when it's complete, potentially sometime later this year.

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Ross rail yard

Ross rail yard

The Ross rail yard is a destination for as many as 10,000 BNSF Railway cars every year to serve a complex of frack, pipe and agriculture companies clustered at Ross.

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North Dakota roads

North Dakota roads

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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Railroad construction

Railroad construction

Railroad construction now with gigantic specialized equipment that throws down ties and threads the iron track looks nothing like the historical construction with steam shovels and men swinging pick axes.

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Wyatt Seibel

Wyatt Seibel

Wyatt Seibel

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John Woodbury

John Woodbury

John Woodbury, manager of Dakota Quality Grain at Ross, said the expansion of BNSF Railway should relieve some of the congestion and continue to improve service to his and other rail-dependent operations in this small town.

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Growing pains as BNSF Railway beefs up service

Growing pains as BNSF Railway beefs up service

ROSS, N.D. — The small incorporated hamlet of Ross is squeezed by one of North Dakota’s busiest highways on one side and railroad line on the other.

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Montana woman killed in collision with semi outside Watford City

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Montana woman was killed just outside Watford City on Thursday morning when she veered into the path of an oncoming semi truck.

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Keeping up with technology in oil country

Keeping up with technology in oil country

BISMARCK, N.D. — Mark Peterson is one of several entrepreneurs touting a new technology meant to reduce natural gas flaring and add value to mineral rights owners. However, there’s no way for him or mineral owners to know whether proper royalties were paid between the time the units started …

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Cab driver reportedly stiffed after Sacramento to North Dakota trip

BISMARCK, N.D. — Mandan police say a Bismarck man agreed to pay a cab driver $1,200 to drive him to Mandan from Sacramento, Calif., then refused to hand over cash.

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Wal-Mart manager Derrick Orr and Alesia Medeiros

Wal-Mart manager Derrick Orr and Alesia Medeiros

Wal-Mart manager Derrick Orr, left, and Alesia Medeiros met up on Monday afternoon when she stopped by the south Bismarck Wal-Mart to shop. Both first met on Thursday night when Orr delivered Medeiros' baby son in the store parking lot and used his shoe lace to tie off the umbilical cord.

May 13, 2014 9:53 am
Baby born in Wal-Mart parking lot

Baby born in Wal-Mart parking lot

BISMARCK, N.D. — It didn’t matter that his mother was in the Wal-Mart parking lot, Diesel decided he was ready to be born.

May 13, 2014 9:50 am Photos

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Ambulance service meeting N.D. oil boom challenge

KILLDEER, N.D. — A new building in Killdeer is the go-to place for people who deal all too often with death and sorrow.

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Multiple deaths reported on North Dakota oil patch highway

BISMARCK, N.D. — Two accidents and three fatalities occurred on oil patch Highway 22, the North Dakota Highway Patrol is reporting.

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Changing postal service in the Bakken

Changing postal service in the Bakken

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.

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Postal Service makes improvements across the busy Bakken

Postal Service makes improvements across the busy Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Postal Service has embraced technology to improve service for western North Dakota’s growing population.

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