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Report: 1 in 7 North Dakota jobs oil-related

Report: 1 in 7 North Dakota jobs oil-related

BISMARCK, N.D. — Job Service North Dakota data show about one of every seven private sector jobs in the state are related to oil and gas production.

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Williston faces teacher shortage ahead of new term

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston Public School District No. 1 is looking to fill 18 open teacher spots just weeks before the start of the school year.

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Company plans Bakken developments worth $65 million

WILLISTON, N.D. — A New York company is planning residential and commercial developments worth at least $65 million in the North Dakota oil pa…

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far fro…

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North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created th…

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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed envi…

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Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

WILLISTON, N.D. — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency m…

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Man sentenced to 4 years, 9 months on federal drug charges

Man sentenced to 4 years, 9 months on federal drug charges

A Fairview man who sold methamphetamine and other drugs to an undercover agent will spend 57 months in federal prison.

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Thousands of rail cars would be phased out under crude oil rules

Thousands of rail cars would be phased out under crude oil rules

WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of …

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Missing worker from Wyoming found in ND oil patch

DICKINSON, N.D. — A Wyoming man who went missing in the western North Dakota oil patch has been found.

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Officials: Williston fire burned chemicals; air OK

Officials: Williston fire burned chemicals; air OK

WILLISTON, N.D. — An emergency manager says this week's fire at a Williston oil field supply company likely burned dozens of different chemica…

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Massive industrial fire shuts down state highway, causes flight cancelations

Massive industrial fire shuts down state highway, causes flight cancelations

WILLISTON, N.D. — A massive fire at an oil supply company was burning itself out Tuesday afternoon, 12 hours after it began in an industrial p…

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Official: Saltwater spill cleanup could take years

Official: Saltwater spill cleanup could take years

WILLISTON, N.D. — The site where an underground pipeline leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the North Dakota badlands earlier this mon…

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More women looking for work in the oil industry

More women looking for work in the oil industry

WILLISTON, N.D. — A shift in the labor market has drawn more women seeking permanent work in the oil and gas industry of western North Dakota,…

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Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),

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Man charged in North Dakota with masquerading as FBI agent

Man charged in North Dakota with masquerading as FBI agent

WILLISTON, N.D. — A convicted con man who swindled Nashville, Tenn., businesses out of five-star hotel rooms, stretch limousine rides, helicop…

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Drug offenses, assault surge in Bakken counties

Drug offenses, assault surge in Bakken counties

Drug offenses, assault surge

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Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Calling current federal drug-fighting resources in Montana insufficient, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is asking Attorney General Eric Hold…

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Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil production ramped up by another 36,000 barrels per day in May, pushing daily production solidly above the 1 …

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Updated oil production numbers show more records

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil drillers produced an average of about 1.04 million barrels of oil a day in May.

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Public, industry weigh in on oil train safety

WASHINGTON — The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is drafting regulations to improve the safety of rail shipments of cru…

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North Dakota regulators give OK to pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — A pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel topping plant under construction in southwest North Dakota was given the go-ah…

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N.D. boom town denies townhouse project

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission has rejected a plan to develop 73 townhouses in the oil boom town.

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Whiting to top Bakken oil firms in $6B Kodiak buy

DENVER — Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a dea…

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Williston schools, churches adapt to growing Spanish-speaking population

WILLISTON, N.D. — When Jorge Lopez and his parents attended Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, it was a complex experience.

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