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Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

SIDNEY — Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis head to the Bakken oil patch for the second of back-to-back debates ahead of the U…

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Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

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 Dakot…

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Company considers oil refinery at Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery at Devils Lake.

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Poll: Most think oil counties don't get enough funding

DICKINSON, N.D. — The majority of North Dakotans, regardless of location or political leaning, think oil-producing counties do not receive eno…

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CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

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 o…

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Developer brings new vision for Williston’s Downtown Plaza

WILLISTON, N.D. — Raymond Melendez’s vision for Williston is to create a vibrant downtown and build community.

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As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

FARGO – Rancher Keith Kempenich laughed out loud when asked if he ever gets advice about money.

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N.D. oil regulator: Price drop could slow drilling

N.D. oil regulator: Price drop could slow drilling

WILLISTON, N.D. — Recent oil price drops could halt drilling in several North Dakota counties and force the state to reevaluate its budget, th…

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Affordable housing projected announced for Watford City

Affordable housing projected announced for Watford City

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for ess…

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Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Calling oil and gas information from Montana too hard to come by and not very useful, environmentalists pressed the Board of Oil and Gas for m…

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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 ec…

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Defense says there's no evidence man profited from N.D. sex trade

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man charged with human trafficking in Williston pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday as his attorney argued there is n…

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OSHA investigating death of welder in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a welder in Williston.

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North Dakota HIV/AIDS rate rises with population growth

WILLISTON, N.D. — The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country h…

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N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Worker accommodations in North Dakota's oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars…

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N.D. schools see hike in students deemed homeless

WILLISTON, N.D. — As enrollment continues to surge at schools in North Dakota’s oil country, the number of students deemed homeless under fede…

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N.D. attorney general: Oil patch tech theft a threat

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.

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More families reuniting with breadwinners in Bakken

More families reuniting with breadwinners in Bakken

DICKINSON, N.D. — Job postings around the Oil Patch list the usual: pay, location, duties. But an attractive offer amid a housing crunch can b…

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Truck bypass makes small town eerily quiet

Truck bypass makes small town eerily quiet

ALEXANDER, N.D. — Tobacco Depot owner Phil Hamda was looking forward to the truck bypass west of Alexander, but after it opened last month his…

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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 incr…

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N.D. regulators approve 197-mile-long oil pipeline

WILLISTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission says a permit to convert a 197-mile long oil gathering line into a transmission p…

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More Hepatitis C cases found in Minot area

BISMARCK, N.D. — Three additional cases of hepatitis C related to the outbreak in Ward County have been confirmed, according to the North Dako…

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Unusual alliance on oil spill cleanup

Unusual alliance on oil spill cleanup

TIOGA, N.D. — On Monday, Patty Jensen delivered a treat to the workers doing the cleanup on the site of one of North Dakota’s largest oil spills.

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After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

More than a month after floating plans for a new oil refinery in Billings, Arizona-based Quantum Energy hasn’t been in touch with Yellowstone …

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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 a…

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