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North Dakota seeks to join Wyoming in fracking lawsuit

BISMARCK -- The state of North Dakota will join a lawsuit alleging overreach in the federal government new hydraulic fracturing regulations, the state Industrial Commission voted Tuesday.

700 Minnesota mining workers face layoffs

700 Minnesota mining workers face layoffs

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. - U.S. Steel on Tuesday announced it will “adjust operations” at its Minntac taconite iron ore facility in Mountain Iron, and Iron Range lawmakers said 700 Steelworkers will be laid off.

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Western ND leaders support oil tax formula bill, but say it won’t meet all needs

Western ND leaders support oil tax formula bill, but say it won’t meet all needs

BISMARCK – Western North Dakota officials lined up Monday behind legislation that would return a greater share of oil tax revenue to their counties, cities, schools and townships, even though it won’t meet all of their needs and could put them further behind, they said.

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Experts project 1M green jobs by 2030 in China, EU and US

ROME - Nearly one million new "green jobs" are expected to be created in China, the United States and the European Union by 2030 if the regions stick to their current pledges to curb global warming, scientists said on Tuesday.

BNSF announces plans to improve oil shipment safety measures

BNSF announces plans to improve oil shipment safety measures

BISMARCK -- One of the top rail companies in the U.S. has announced steps to improve rail safety in North Dakota.

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ND officials encourage truckers to utilize Bakken bypasses

ND officials encourage truckers to utilize Bakken bypasses

As western North Dakota boomtowns work to catch up to growing truck traffic with bypasses around city centers, they’re also working to make sure commercial truck drivers actually use the routes.

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Stockholders approve Halliburton, Baker Hughes merger

Stockholders approve Halliburton, Baker Hughes merger

DICKINSON, N.D. - Stockholders from both companies gave the green light on Friday for Halliburton Co. to acquire Baker Hughes Inc. for about $35 billion.

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XTO Energy seeks flaring exemptions for 140 wells

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s new policy for exempting oil wells from gas-flaring rules will soon be put to the test as XTO Energy is requesting exceptions for 140 oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties.

Minnesota a ‘critical part of the North American energy picture’

MINNEAPOLIS -- With a report on the Sandpiper pipeline project’s certificate of need coming in April, Enbridge CEO Al Monaco spoke on his company’s involvement in energy transportation in Minnesota here Friday.

Local manufacturers see opportunity amid oil slowdown

Local manufacturers see opportunity amid oil slowdown

WILLISTON, N.D. — A product a North Dakota manufacturing company began making for one oil customer is now exported to several states.

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Critics press ND to make Bakken oil safer, despite costs

Critics press ND to make Bakken oil safer, despite costs

MOORHEAD, Minn. – North Dakota environmentalists want oil companies to reduce volatile gasses in Bakken crude. Regulators, however, say they’re taking a different tack that’s cheaper for the industry and still improves safety.

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ENERGY: ND coal industry powers up

ENERGY: ND coal industry powers up

State’s lignite mines up output by 1 million tons, producers add facilities

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Minnesota school signs up for solar power

GROVE CITY, Minn. — The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District is investing in a 25-year solar energy contract for its Cosmos Learning Center and Atwater Elementary School buildings.

As oil prices slide, western ND sees manufacturing in its future

As oil prices slide, western ND sees manufacturing in its future

WILLISTON, N.D. - Business and community leaders in North Dakota's western oil patch have launched an aggressive campaign to convince more manufacturers to set up shop locally, part of a push to expand the area's economy beyond crude production and slash costs.

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North Dakota communities continue to be among fastest growing in nation

North Dakota communities continue to be among fastest growing in nation

FARGO – Fargo-Moorhead’s steady population growth is propelled by a youthful vigor.

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