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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 prison chief wants quota system for counties


BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top prison administrator wants counties to share in state penitentiary costs. The proposal by Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation director Leann Bertsch is being met with stiff opposition from local officials, law enforcement, judges and prosecutors. In related news, Lowhill Township man gets federal prison in energy pricing scam. Bertsch wants the Legislature to set a ...

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Waste management industry set to grow

grow pig

A recent report released by MarketsandMarkets forecasts what level of growth the drilling waste management industry will be seeing in the coming years. According to the report, “Drilling Waste Management Market by Services,” the industry is set to grow from $5.3 billion in 2014 to $8.5 billion by 2019 with an approximate compound annual growth rate of 11%. This growth ...

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Groups want broader review for Sandpiper oil pipeline

Oil and Gas Pipeline

Two Minnesota environmental groups filed suit in state district court Friday asking for a broader environmental review for the proposed Enbridge Energy Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Friends of the Headwaters jointly filed the suit in Ramsey County asking for a full-fledged Environmental Impact Statement for the pipeline. Both the need and ...

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Transportation Department reviews ND highway

Texas Highway

ALEXANDER, N.D. — The North Dakota Transportation Department is assessing safety at a highway intersection following a string of accidents near Alexander. The Bismarck Tribune reports McKenzie County emergency manager Karolin Rockvoy requested the review after a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 85 on Tuesday. It was the 20th highway death in the county this year and followed a nearby crash ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week


5. ND proposes changes in oilfield waste rules Oil companies may be allowed to dispose of radioactive oilfield waste at some North Dakota landfills instead of hauling it out of state under new rules proposed by the state Health Department. State regulators said the proposed rules that were publicly announced Friday will help track oilfield waste and come in response ...

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ND flaring rate drops below imposed threshold

Bakken Oil Well Flare

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry is coming in even lower than the targets set by new rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state’s top energy regulator said Friday. Regulators endorsed a policy in July that sets goals to reduce flaring in incremental steps through 2020. The ...

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