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MDU to purchase wind farm in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase a the wind farm to be developed outside of Hett…

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Proposed N.D. oil refinery would produce 20,000 barrels per day

Proposed N.D. oil refinery would produce 20,000 barrels per day

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Canadian energy company unveiled plans Monday for a $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery that cou…

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BNSF commits to upgrades in Casselton area

BNSF commits to upgrades in Casselton area

WASHINGTON – BNSF Railway has agreed to reinforce tracks in and around Casselton, N.D., where several trains have derailed in recent years, ac…

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Crime uptick siphons space at North Dakota jails

WILLISTON, N.D. — Sitting in his office at the Williams County Law Enforcement Center where he scanned the jail inmate roster one recent after…

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MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

BISMARCK, N.D. – Developers of a nearly completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are eyeing the Minot area as the potential site for a similar plant.

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Williston group has major plans for downtown

Williston group has major plans for downtown

WILLISTON, N.D. — With an influx of new stores, the growing Williston Downtowners Association has big plans.

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Former Bakken oil worker files lawsuit about overtime pay

FARGO, N.D. — A worker in the North Dakota oil patch says his employer illegally classified him and other employees as independent contractors…

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Woman ‘sick of getting beat up’ gets ‘pimp’ arrested

WILLISTON, N.D. — A 31-year-old man has been arrested for promoting prostitution after a woman at a Williston hotel told police he would assau…

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Williston transplant wants to put a musical take on the Bakken

Williston transplant wants to put a musical take on the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — Keesha Renna is drawn to stories, and in her adopted city of Williston, the tales of struggle, heartache and loneliness are …

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Western N.D. state workers get bonus to help with costs of living in oil patch

Western N.D. state workers get bonus to help with costs of living in oil patch

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Emergency Commission has approved bonuses for state workers living in western North Dakota's booming oil patch.

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BNSF, communities at cross arms over train blockages

BNSF, communities at cross arms over train blockages

NEW SALEM — The mayor of New Salem has had her fill of kids crawling under railroad cars and people driving around crossings when the arms are…

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N.D. energy workers contain oil, water spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says workers have contained 317 barrels of saltwater and four barrels of oil after a sp…

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2 detention facilities on ballot in Bakken region, only 1 passes

Two counties seeing an increase in crime due to their proximity to the Bakken oil fields asked voters for bonds to increase jail space, but on…

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Initial tests: No drilling contamination from Bakken wells

Initial tests: No drilling contamination from Bakken wells

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that’s alr…

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Billings no longer part of energy company's plans for developing Bakken refineries

Billings no longer part of energy company's plans for developing Bakken refineries

Billings apparently no longer figures into an Arizona company’s plans for developing up to five refineries designed to produce diesel fuel fro…

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North Dakota mulls rules to make crude safer for shipment

North Dakota mulls rules to make crude safer for shipment

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Industrial Commission is considering new rules that could require oil companies to reduce the volatility of cr…

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Watford City shooting investigation leads to drug charges

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An investigation into a weekend shooting has led to four people being arrested on drugs charges, including the woman accu…

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North Dakota state parks booming along with oil patch

MINOT, N.D. — State officials say the booming Bakken oil region of western North Dakota's isn't just driving folks to the state, but also its parks.

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Project Heat shelter starts up again in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — A temporary emergency homeless shelter for men that operated in Williston for about seven weeks last winter is being expande…

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Woman arrested in weekend Watford City shooting

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Authorities are investigating a weekend shooting in Watford City that sent a man to the hospital for emergency surgery.

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From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.

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As oil prices fall, N.D. budget officials mull impact

As oil prices fall, N.D. budget officials mull impact

FARGO, N.D. — As North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple works on a budget for the next biennium, he’ll have to assume that less money will be going …

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'Oil and Water' exhibit portrays N.D.'s resources

'Oil and Water' exhibit portrays N.D.'s resources

FARGO, N.D. — An art exhibit by college students and professors about North Dakota's most precious - and controversial - resources will soon b…

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BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in N.D.

BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in N.D.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this week by BNSF R…

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California couple has doughnut shop back in business

California couple has doughnut shop back in business

WILLISTON, N.D. — After a lease dispute nearly sidelined their doughnut shop last year, Constance and Jeff Colburn are once again serving up t…

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