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The top 5 Bakken stories of the week

5. Sinner wants FBI, DEA to have a permanent presence in the Bakken

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Democratic congressional candidate George B. Sinner has recently advocated for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a permanent presence in the North Dakota oil fields. Read more here.

4.Farmers concerned about Dakota Access pipeline construction



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The pipeline, a project undertaken by Energy Transfer Partners, isn’t slated to begin construction until 2016. But residents in the region are already concerned about how it will affect the area, and especially their land. Click here for more.

3. ONEOK proposes gas plant in ND


The Dickinson Press reported today that ONEOK, a company that recently began construction on a gas processing plant near Watford City, is also planning to build a gas processing plant in Dunn County. ONEOK has stated on several occasions that its plants would help aid North Dakota in the fight against flaring. Read more after the click. 

2. Conservation measure would be a setback to ND

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“The new conservation fund created if Measure 5 passes would be the sixth highest-funded agency in the state, based on General Fund Appropriations for the 2013-15 Biennium,” read a press release sent out by North Dakotans for Common Sense Conservation. Decide for yourself, but check out the full article here.

1. Williston dance studios flourish in light of economic boom

Students from Studio 89 in Williston photographed by Monica Shroeder.

Students from Studio 89 in Williston photographed by Monica Shroeder.

Studio 89, a brand new studio that just opened in Williston, is very excited to start their season this year. The owner Ashli Muth is from Utah and moved to the area to work with local instructors in order to further develop the arts scene in North Dakota. This year Studio 89 offers jazz, hip hop, ballet, cheer and contemporary classes. They hope to add a fun “ballet blast” class for adults in the near future. Studio 89 has 4 competition teams. Read the full tantalizing story here.






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