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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Lydia Gilbertson is from Devils Lake, ND and has received a BA in English from Minnesota State University-Moorhead (2010), and a certificate in web development from MState (2013). She enjoys yoga, cooking, traveling, browsing reddit, PC gaming, and concerts of any kind. She resides in Fargo, ND with her cat Posey, and her corgi Super Nova.

ND officials eager to expand trade with Cuba


BISMARCK, N.D.— Officials from North Dakota are applauding the Obama administration’s move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. North Dakota has long viewed the communist island nation as a market for crops such as dry peas, lentils and potatoes, which are grown in abundance in the state and are big parts of the Cuban diet. Some North Dakota commodities have ...

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Hess using remote NGL capture to corral flaring

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A statewide flaring mandate took effect on October 1st of 2014, which requires companies to capture a certain amount of their natural gas byproduct on-site per month or lower their production amounts. The state of North Dakota hopes to reduce its flaring rate by 10 percent in the next three years. Each company is applying different approaches for how they are ...

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Small natural gas leak reported at Mich. pipeline


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A small volume of liquid natural gas seeped into the atmosphere this month from a “pinhole” opening in an Enbridge Energy Partners LP pipeline in the Upper Peninsula, officials said Tuesday. The Dec. 8 leak near Manistique was from a pipe known as Line 5, Enbridge spokesman Jason Manshum told The Associated Press. Company workers discovered ...

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ND fines company $687,000 for disposal violations

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators assessed a $687,000 fine Wednesday against a Utah company for violating saltwater waste disposal rules. The North Dakota Industrial Commission, a three-member panel that includes Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, approved the sanction against Springville, Utah-based Redemption Energy LLC. The matter now goes to North Dakota District Court for collection. Redemption Energy did not immediately ...

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School curriculum aims to produce energy workers

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s energy industry has developed a curriculum aimed at teaching fourth- and eighth-grade students about the state’s petroleum, coal, wind, hydropower, solar, biofuel and geothermal resources. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the idea began more than two years ago with the EmPower Commission, a group representing North Dakota’s various energy sectors. The Great Plains Energy Corridor at ...

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Pair charged after fleeing ND undercover drug buy


WILLISTON, N.D. — Two Washington residents have been charged with multiple felonies in western North Dakota after attempting to outrun authorities following an undercover drug buy. KXMB-TV reports 28-year-old Ole Christman of Liberty Lake, Washington, and 23-year-old Natalie Clifton of Spokane Valley, Washington, are facing drug charges. Court records show the pair sold heroin to undercover agents in Williams County twice ...

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DRC and Health Dept. disagree on TENORM


In light of the recent proposed re-evaluation of North Dakota’s waste disposal policies, the Dakota Resource Council (DRC) has requested that the Department of Health further examine the effects that radioactive waste in the state’s landfills would have on citizens.  The Department of Health recently proposed a set of rules that would allow oilfield waste landfills in North Dakota that ...

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Counties must hire consultant for pipeline


MONTROSE — The Lee County Board of Supervisors was told Monday morning during an informational meeting the county will need to hire a consultant to oversee installation of the proposed Dakota Access pipeline if the project is approved. County engineer Ernie Steffensmeier said he and engineers from all the counties the pipeline will go through were told last week at ...

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Supporters, opponents turn out for Story County pipeline meeting

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NEVADA — More than 300 people came to Gates Memorial Hall’s auditorium Monday afternoon for a public informational meeting about the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, many clearly opposed to the project but others voicing support for the construction jobs and economic benefits they said it would bring to Iowa. The meeting, one of 18 that Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is ...

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