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Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

An Arizona business that wowed Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday with plans for a $500 million Billings-area oil refinery has little mo…

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United flights between Williston and Houston begin

WILLISTON, N.D. — Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway.

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Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

WHITE SHIELD, N.D. — The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the tribe’s response to a massive saltw…

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for t…

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U.S. agencies build worker housing in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.

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Tiny North Dakota town braces for its share of oil boom

Tiny North Dakota town braces for its share of oil boom

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 …

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New Williston high school, fire station take shape

WILLISTON, N.D. — The growing western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is planning a second fire station and a new high school, and dou…

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Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas man was being held in a North Dakota jail Friday after authorities said he ran from a Williston airport security che…

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N.D. energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges

N.D. energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges

BISMARCK, N.D. — A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next tw…

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Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man who was attacked outside the entrance of a Williston strip club has died from his injuries, investigators said Tuesday.

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Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and ha…

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Arkansas man killed on the job in Bakken

STANLEY, N.D. — An Arkansas man working in the western North Dakota oil patch has been killed on the job.

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Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple intends to ask top U.S. energy and transportation officials about conflicting reports over t…

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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" b…

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State: Up to 7 Bakken oil trains a week through Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — As many as seven oil trains a week pass through Oklahoma carrying crude drilled in the Northern Plains that has been involved …

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North Dakota tribal refinery to open this fall

MAKOTI, N.D. — The transload facility, the first part of the Three Affililated Tribes’ Thunder Butte Petroleum Services Inc. refinery project …

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Small North Dakota town thrives in oil boom shadow

Small North Dakota town thrives in oil boom shadow

GRENORA, N.D. — On the northwest edge of the county, recently elected Grenora Mayor Brett Wilkins plans to host the Raise the Roof fundraiser …

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Report: 1 in 7 North Dakota jobs oil-related

Report: 1 in 7 North Dakota jobs oil-related

BISMARCK, N.D. — Job Service North Dakota data show about one of every seven private sector jobs in the state are related to oil and gas production.

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Williston faces teacher shortage ahead of new term

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.

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Company plans Bakken developments worth $65 million

WILLISTON, N.D. — A New York company is planning residential and commercial developments worth at least $65 million in the North Dakota oil pa…

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far fro…

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North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created th…

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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed envi…

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Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

WILLISTON, N.D. — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency m…

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Man sentenced to 4 years, 9 months on federal drug charges

Man sentenced to 4 years, 9 months on federal drug charges

A Fairview man who sold methamphetamine and other drugs to an undercover agent will spend 57 months in federal prison.

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