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Dickinson Commission looks to designate roads for oilfield traffic

DICKINSON, N.D. - The Dickinson City Commission is once again considering designating truck routes throughout the city as work continues on the interim bypass running northwest from Interstate 94 to Highway 22.

Fargo power outages concern ND PSC

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota utility regulators will review recent power failures involving Xcel Energy customers here in an appraisal of the firm’s reliability performance.

Race for ND's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

Race for ND's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

TOWNER, N.D. - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.

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ND’s influx of males smaller than other booms

ND’s influx of males smaller than other booms

DICKINSON, N.D. - The rush of men to North Dakota caused by Bakken oil development has been less impactful than comparable booms in Alaska and Colorado, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

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Bakken-themed merchandise is taking off

Bakken-themed merchandise is taking off

DICKINSON, N.D. - Oil isn’t the only item for which the “Bakken” name will move product.

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Landowners riled up by northern power line

Landowners riled up by northern power line

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The first of eight public meetings regarding the routing of a proposed 220-mile power line has left Stuart Rice and other farmers and landowners in northern Minnesota irritated and asking more questions.

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Record high $112M deposit made to ND Legacy Fund

BISMARCK – A record-high deposit of $112 million will be made into North Dakota’s Legacy Fund this month, pushing the rainy day fund’s balance past $2.2 billion, State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt announced Thursday.

Sanford AirMed to launch in Dickinson

Sanford AirMed to launch in Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. - The western North Dakota region around Dickinson will soon be home to Sanford AirMed, an air ambulance service that provides medical transport for critically ill or injured patients.

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Dallas suburb lawmakers reject fracking ban, send measure to voters

DENTON, Texas -- A Dallas suburb rejected a measure on Wednesday to ban new hydraulic fracturing -- a move that would have made it the first city in Texas and one of the largest in the United States to halt the method of energy resource extraction.

BLM lease sale nets $1.1 million

The Bureau of Land Management sold 50 federal land leases totaling 15,469 acres Tuesday, netting more than $1.1 million in revenue, the BLM announced Wednesday in a press release.

Minnesota Power to pay millions to settle Clean Air Act dispute

DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million civil penalty and spend another $4.2 million on conservation and clean energy projects under a settlement agreement with state and federal regulators announced Wednesday.

Klobuchar, US Steel: tariffs on South Korean imports legitimate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mario Longhi, president of United States Steel Corp., testified before the International Trade Commission on Tuesday in Washington arguing that U.S. tariffs on South Korean steel imports are legitimate.

Trade group: Oil train sector has work to settle safety concerns

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. refining industry has not agreed to a deal reached by oil producers and railroads on improving the safety of oil tank cars, it said on Tuesday, suggesting a key piece of anticipated reforms remains unsettled.

$12.8M extended stay complex may come to western ND

$12.8M extended stay complex may come to western ND

FRYBURG, N.D. — Companies specializing in housing for oil and gas workers plan to build a $12.8 million extended-stay hotel where the former Fryburg elementary school stands.

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Dozens of trains haul Bakken oil to New York weekly

As many as 44 trains loaded with volatile Bakken crude oil are being sent through the state of New York each week, according to confidential disclosures made by railroads to state emergency responders, and released to Reuters through a Freedom of Information Law request.

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