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Landowner issues surface at western ND pipeline meeting

WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Tulsa, Okla.-based ONEOK was on the hot seat Monday when rancher Terry Watson took it to task during a North Dakota Public Service Commission public hearing on a proposed pipeline in western North Dakota.

Willmar airport busy flying workers to and from ND oil patch

Willmar airport busy flying workers to and from ND oil patch

WILLMAR, Minn. — Early every Monday morning, four twin-engine airplanes carrying from six to eight construction workers each take off from Willmar Municipal Airport in Willmar, Minn., bound for western North Dakota.

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ND oil output up again but flaring percentage drops

ND oil output up again but flaring percentage drops

BISMARCK — Oil and gas production in North Dakota continued setting records in July, with oil up 18,000 barrels a day from June and a 3 percent increase in gas production.

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Wind turbines near Rollag make some noise, but residents generally haven’t complained

Wind turbines near Rollag make some noise, but residents generally haven’t complained

ROLLAG, Minn. – The 32 wind turbines and their broad, whirling blades stand tall on heights of land that once defined the shores of glacial Lake Agassiz.

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Texas company looking at Bakken pipeline market

WILLISTON, N.D. - A Texas-based company is looking to enter the Bakken crude oil shipping business.

US senators urge extension for comments on Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON — Forty-seven U.S. senators, including North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Thursday asking for a 60-day extension for comments on the agency’s proposed from on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

Frack sand plant gains Richardton Planning Commission OK

Frack sand plant gains Richardton Planning Commission OK

RICHARDTON, N.D. — The City of Richardton’s Planning Commission recommended approval of a Halliburton frack sand plant after tabling it at its last meeting over landowner concerns.

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US lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service

WASHINGTON -- U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid.

Minn. will take time to study Enbridge pipeline route alternatives

ST. PAUL — It all started with a crayon.

US approves LNG exports from Sempra, Carib Energy projects

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday approved liquefied natural gas exports from two projects, as lawmakers pressed the administration to move quickly to clear a backlog of applications to ship gas abroad.

ND expects to face challenges adapting to EPA rules requiring reduced power plant carbon emissions

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota faces the prospect of having to significantly expand its electricity generation at the same time the nation’s utilities are grappling with looming regulations to restrict coal-fired sources.

New apartment construction anticipated in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Friday’s announcement that CHS is proceeding with its nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood could bring a quick boom in construction here, according to City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf.

Statoil, GE, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels expanding flare gas solution in Bakken

NEW YORK — A joint venture of GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, along with Statoil, a leader in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, announced the planned expansion of a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six of Statoil’s drill rigs and one frac fleet in North Dakota.

Facing staff shortage, Dickinson Early Head Start temporarily closes

Facing staff shortage, Dickinson Early Head Start temporarily closes

One of Dickinson, N.D.'s few child care options has had to close its doors.

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Airgas opens Dickinson retail store

Airgas opens Dickinson retail store

If a you’re running a little short of oxygen, or other invisible gases, there’s a new store in Dickinson, N.D., that has some to sell.

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