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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.

State parks booming along with oil patch

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — 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. State parks officials this week said the state’s parks are setting visitation records again this year as the state’s population continues to increase, reported the Minot Daily News. Greg Corcoran, the manager at ...

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Project Heat shelter starts up again in Williston

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A temporary emergency homeless shelter for men that operated in Williston for about seven weeks last winter is being expanded to several months this winter. The Salvation Army and several Williston-area churches organized Project Heat last February, with the help of numerous volunteers. A local crew camp provided 10 beds for 50 nights for the program. ...

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Woman arrested in weekend Watford City shooting


WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a weekend shooting in Watford City that sent a man to the hospital for emergency surgery. Police tell KXMC-TV that 27-year-old Pacer Coleman, of Alvarado, Texas, was shot in the face at a motel early Saturday. He was taken to a hospital in Minot. His condition wasn’t known. Police arrested a 21-year-old woman ...

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Snow, cold, gusty winds push through the Dakotas

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Parts of the Dakotas are seeing the first major snowfall of the winter, as a system pushed in by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri makes its way through the region. As much as 4 inches of snow fell throughout southern North Dakota Sunday. A travel alert issued by the Transportation Department for the western and southwestern ...

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The top 5 Bakken stories of the week


Rig count: 193 1. U.S. oil CEO Hamm goes out on a limb, scraps hedges Harold Hamm, the chief executive of North Dakota oil producer Continental Resources Inc <CLR.N>, has stunned a bearish crude market by scrapping all of the company’s hedges – a bold bet that prices will recover soon after sliding some 25 percent. In so doing, Hamm, ...

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10 reasons why one oil and gas conference is different than all the rest

dick cheney

Dick Cheney’s voice rings through the air in a packed exposition center in Billings Montana, while the captivated audience of professional men and women look onward. They know they are a part of something big. Drilling activities have exploded across the United States and a modern day gold rush has begun. Vice President Cheney expands upon the need for strong ...

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Construction begins on Williston High School


After several years of part of its student body using portable classrooms due to a massive increase of enrollment, the new Williston High School broke ground on Wednesday. The project was approved for a $34 million bond in June, securing the $57 million high school’s construction. It is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016. Along with everything ...

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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste

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BISMARCK, N.D.— The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn’t currently have any plans to do so, company officials said. Healthcare Environmental Services Inc. has received a few calls from nervous people since it appeared on a California Department of Public Health list of potential destinations ...

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Dickinson refinery to start producing next month

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DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Construction is wrapping up on an oil refinery near Dickinson that is expected to start producing fuel next month. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc. and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners are building the $350 million Dakota Prairie Refinery. Construction started in March 2013. “We’ve been at this for a year and a half or so. Hiring ...

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