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Proposed pipeline has first hearing in North Dakota

BISMARCK – A proposed crude oil pipeline that has encountered opposition from landowners in Iowa will have its first of three public hearings in North Dakota on Thursday.

Uniform store garners support from community despite slower economic climate

Uniform store garners support from community despite slower economic climate

When Kaley Haugen began filling out paperwork last year in September for her new business, The Uniform Unit of Dickinson, the economic outlook seemed more promising.

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Industrial landfill permit denied in Manning, N.D.

Industrial landfill permit denied in Manning, N.D.

MANNING -- A round of applause broke out after Dunn County commissioners unanimously voted down a permit that would have allowed an industrial landfill to be developed in the county at a meeting Wednesday at the Dunn County Courthouse.

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Concordia places in top 10 of campus energy-saving competition

MOORHEAD – Concordia College placed in the top 10 of a North American competition for college students to reduce their energy use in dorms, a news release said.

Researching the Bakken: Academic gathering highlights Bakken's social, economic trends

Researching the Bakken: Academic gathering highlights Bakken's social, economic trends

DICKINSON-Subjects such as resident attitudes toward hydraulic fracking and the labor market impacts of energy boom-and-bust cycles were the focus of Dickinson State University’s Bakken Researchers Convening, which began Monday at the Strom Center.

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WPX Energy would add ND rigs with $65 per barrel oil

WILLISTON, N.D. - Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc would add one or two drilling rigs in North Dakota if WTI oil prices stabilized around $65 per barrel, Chief Executive Rick Muncrief told Reuters.

Oilfield workers, crew camp employees put out by $62M alleged Ponzi scheme

Oilfield workers, crew camp employees put out by $62M alleged Ponzi scheme

BISMARCK — An oilfield housing complex developed by two men accused of defrauding investors out of $62 million in a Ponzi scheme abruptly closed last week, displacing more than 140 oilfield workers and leaving more than a dozen employees jobless and homeless in western North Dakota, according to court testimony here Monday.

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Dickinson State University hosts workshop on small business in the Bakken

Dickinson State University hosts workshop on small business in the Bakken

DICKINSON-There’s an art to business, especially in the Bakken.

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PSC approves new pipelines for Meadowlark

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved two separate pipeline projects from Meadowlark Midstream after the company involved in a large saltwater spill offered assurances about improvements to leak detection.

Fargo contractor fined after hitting gas pipeline in western ND

BISMARCK—A Fargo contractor will pay a $6,000 fine for failing to notify the state before it began digging in western North Dakota and struck a fuel pipeline that released more than 36,500 barrels of gasoline onto the ground.

PSC postpones hearing on Dickinson Wind project; property owners petition to intervene

BISMARCK – North Dakota utility regulators on Wednesday granted a wind developer’s request to continue its application for a $250 million wind farm in Stark County after county commissioners last week denied a permit for the project.

Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules

The oil industry is challenging new federal oil train safety rules.

ND oil production rises 1 percent in March

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production rose 1.1 percent in March to just under 1.2 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said today.

Slope Electric gets $12.5M in USDA Rural Development loans

WASHINGTON -- Slope Electric Cooperative in southwest North Dakota has been awarded $12.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loans to help improve power lines throughout Adams, Bowman, Hettinger and Slope counties.

UPDATED: Heitkamp co-sponsors bill to lift ban on U.S. crude oil exports

UPDATED: Heitkamp co-sponsors bill to lift ban on U.S. crude oil exports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D.-N.D., and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska plan to introduce a bipartisan bill Wednesday to lift the ban on American crude oil exports.

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