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ND coal production increases by 1M tons

BISMARCK - While North Dakota leaders question the future of the oil industry, another natural resource is increasing in production.

ADM cuts biodiesel output as industry hit by weak margins

NEW YORK — Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s top biofuels producers, has slowed North American biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty over U.S. renewable fuel policy while the oil rout curbs demand.

Continental gets boost from sale of oil hedges

WILLISTON — Continental Resources posted a fourth-quarter profit well above Wall Street’s expectations on Tuesday, as a one-time gain from the sale of crude hedges helped offset tumbling oil prices.

Industrial Commission grants exception to company that failed flaring goals

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved Wednesday an exception from its flaring goals but directed state regulators to draft a policy to address such scenarios in the future.

Williston man camp loses appeal to stay open

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Despite a last-minute plea, a man camp in northern Williston will close Sunday and residents must vacate the premises.

Fertilizer plant incentive bill passes North Dakota Senate

A bill providing tax incentives for the construction of fertilizer or chemical processing plants passed the North Dakota Senate unanimously Wednesday.

ND population boom to continue despite oil slump

BISMARCK - In 2012, the North Dakota Census office projected the state to grow to 842,000 residents in 2025. Despite the drop in oil prices, the office maintains high projections.

CAPX power line project nets Willmar Municipal Utilities $106K

WILLMAR, Minn. — Willmar Municipal Utilities received $106,000 as its first payment for participating in the new CAPX transmission line project.

Obama vetoes Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama didn't waste time vetoing a bill that would have allowed Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Dalrymple signs $1.1 billion 'surge' funding bill

Dalrymple signs $1.1 billion 'surge' funding bill

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed into law Senate Bill 2103, making $1.1 billion in state funding immediately available for infrastructure projects and other critical needs, primarily in North Dakota’s oil-production region.


Coal company deploys rare method to move massive dragline at ND mine

Coal company deploys rare method to move massive dragline at ND mine

CENTER, N.D. — More than 700 tires rolling in unison will help carry a 9.5 million-pound piece of equipment to a central North Dakota coal mine’s new digging site.


Newly constructed hotel a bit too close for Dickinson neighbors

Newly constructed hotel a bit too close for Dickinson neighbors

For Dickinson, the continual arrival of businesses can be a good thing. But to the people who make up a city, the actual residents who carry out their day-to-day lives, the constant disruption of construction from developments can be a nuisance.


Bills add regulations, research for pipelines in North Dakota

BISMARCK – North Dakota House lawmakers unanimously approved Monday what has been called “landmark legislation” to strengthen regulations of oil and saltwater gathering pipelines.

ND Senate passes $1.1 billion ‘surge’ funding bill to address oil impacts

BISMARCK – The “surge” is on the verge of becoming law.

ND House committee’s oil tax formula slashes proposed increase for local share

BISMARCK – House budget writers on Monday significantly scaled back a proposal to boost the share of oil tax revenue going to oil-producing counties, while also removing Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, West Fargo and Jamestown from the list of cities that would share in the funding.

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