ANTLER, N.D. -- As state officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners from the oil patch gathered at a separate meeting to review a different side of the Bakken oil boom -- spills, soil contamination and landowner rights.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Mauricio Gomez drove a truck more than 1,500 miles from Houston hauling pipe to North Dakota’s oil patch only to find the bridge on a main traffic route closed, creating a detour that added another 100 miles to his trip.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple outlined a two-year budget proposal Wednesday that continues to chip away at income and property taxes, pours $3 billion into roads and other infrastructure projects and carves out an additional $1 billion for western North Dakota counties seeking a bigger share of oil tax revenue.
BISMARCK — Landowners trying to help smooth relations between pipeline companies and property owners say a new Easement Information Center launched Tuesday by the North Dakota Petroleum Council is a good first step.
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Dickinson Planning and Zoning Commission has tabled a rezoning petition for the planned Barons Vista development in west Dickinson until developers can secure a second access route into the 262-acre plot.
BISMARCK – A program that sends millions of dollars in temporary raises and rental assistance to state employees in western North Dakota’s Oil Patch continues to rankle some lawmakers who question if all of the payments are necessary and whether the state should instead boost base salaries.
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday urged railroads to make faster progress on reducing the backlog of grain cars available so that farmers and elevators can transport last year’s crop to market before this year’s harvest arrives, according to a release.
DICKINSON, N.D. - For about three years, Brian Hymel has split his time between Dickinson and Salt Lake City. His wife doesn’t really like it, and neither do his children. It’s tough to say goodbye to them every couple weeks when he returns to North Dakota for work, he said.
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