BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil tax revenues took another nearly $1 billion hit in an updated revenue forecast released Wednesday, but the picture for general fund revenues was nearly $131 million rosier than in January, leaving some lawmakers scratching their heads as they pointed to slumping oil prices and a drop in drilling activity.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A group of six people including university officials, a student and lawmakers gathered at the University of North Dakota’s Gorecki Alumni Center Thursday evening to voice their opinion on what they want from a North Dakota University System chancellor.
BELFIELD, N.D. - Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.
DICKINSON, N.D. - Vicky Steiner, executive director of the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties, predicts that a “watershed legislative session” is coming for western North Dakota.
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