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With Shell and Encana gone, what does the future hold for the Jonah Field?

With Shell and Encana gone, what does the future hold for the Jonah Field?

Before the Bakken. Before America's oil and gas revolution. Before fracking was a buzzword. Before all that, there was the Jonah.

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Ministry shipping socks to the Bakken oil patch

ABERDEEN, S.D. — Church patrons in Aberdeen are sending socks to the Bakken region of western North Dakota to help workers stay warm this winter.

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Bakken oil boomtown of Williston approves $250 million budget

Bakken oil boomtown of Williston approves $250 million budget

WILLISTON, N.D. — The budget for the oil boomtown of Williston has increased nearly fivefold in just three years.

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CHS’s Laurel refinery plans $406 million upgrade

CHS’s Laurel refinery plans $406 million upgrade

CHS Inc. recently announced a $406 million upgrade for its oil refinery in Laurel to boost diesel production and efficiency.

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Attorney: Bakken boom town strippers' pay short-changed

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston attorney is leading a class-action lawsuit against the oil boomtown's two strip clubs, saying they violated stat…

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350 barrels of brine spill in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health authorities say roughly 350 barrels of brine have spilled near Belfield.

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Hotel that would house 300-plus Bakken workers deemed too big for tiny town

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Billings County Commission decided at its meeting Tuesday that an extended-stay hotel for more than 300 oil patch workers…

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No injuries in Bakken fire caused by lightning

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — No injuries were reported in a weekend oil tank fire in the western North Dakota oil patch.

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Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

At least twelve other defendants in Montana linked by authorities to alleged ringleader Robert Farrell Armstrong have been sentenced. Five mor…

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DOJ grantees to aid victims of violence in Bakken Region

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services created a three-part plan for their newly awarded grant from the Departme…

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Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

BISMARCK, N.D. — The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation’s top oil-producing areas.

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Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

An Arizona business that wowed Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday with plans for a $500 million Billings-area oil refinery has little mo…

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United flights between Williston and Houston begin

WILLISTON, N.D. — Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway.

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Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

WHITE SHIELD, N.D. — The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the tribe’s response to a massive saltw…

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for t…

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U.S. agencies build worker housing in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.

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Tiny North Dakota town braces for its share of oil boom

Tiny North Dakota town braces for its share of oil boom

EPPING, N.D. — The drive to the town of Epping, past the bobbing oil wells and towering drilling rigs that dot the prairie, is one of the few …

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New Williston high school, fire station take shape

WILLISTON, N.D. — The growing western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is planning a second fire station and a new high school, and dou…

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Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas man was being held in a North Dakota jail Friday after authorities said he ran from a Williston airport security che…

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N.D. energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges

N.D. energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges

BISMARCK, N.D. — A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next tw…

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Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man who was attacked outside the entrance of a Williston strip club has died from his injuries, investigators said Tuesday.

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Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and ha…

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Arkansas man killed on the job in Bakken

STANLEY, N.D. — An Arkansas man working in the western North Dakota oil patch has been killed on the job.

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Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple intends to ask top U.S. energy and transportation officials about conflicting reports over t…

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First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo man has turned to an online petition in hopes of getting state officials to stop what he calls "Bakken bomb trains" b…

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