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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

Bakken Backers hosts Bakken 2.0 class Sept. 26

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Bakken Backers, a coalition of businesses, leaders, workers, and citizens who support the Bakken and its benefit to North Dakota, is hosting Bakken 2.0. Bakken 2.0 is a free education session about the latest technological trends and economic investments in one of the world’s most-recognized oil formations. The class will be held September 26 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks ...

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Tharaldson Ethanol receives federal funding for expansion

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Tharaldson Ethanol LLC will be awarded $341,000 in federal funding for the expansion of its Tharaldson Ethanol Plant in Casselton, North Dakota. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, which works to help farmer, ranchers, and rural businesses implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The announcement was made Aug. ...

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Whiting announces sale of Bakken assets for $500 million

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Colorado-based energy company Whiting Petroleum Corp. announced it’s selling it a portion of its North Dakota assets, reported the Denver Business Journal today. The deal between Whiting and RimRock Oil & Gas Williston LLC is said to be worth around $500 million. The sale includes Whiting’s Forth Berthold Researvation area assets located in Dunn and McLean Counties. Whiting executives said ...

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Rig count drops by 5

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The Baker Hughes North America Rotary Rig Count dropped by 5 last week, with the largest overall dips in Texas. The Permian Basin lost 2 of its rigs, while the Eagle Ford lost 3. In total, Texas lost 7 rigs, while Louisiana lost 1. Interestingly, all the rigs lost were exploring for gas. The oil rig count actually increased by 3. ...

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Is it Better to be Good or Lucky?

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The answer to that age-old question depends on the context.  My dad taught me how to play cribbage as a youngster, and I still believe that if you play regularly you develop enough skill in a few years to compete with the old-timers.  The rest, as they say, is the luck of the draw. Being “good” implies a consistent skill ...

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No, It’s Not Time To Increase The Gas Tax

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Earlier this week, a shocking headline was posted by an unlikely source. Rob Port of the SayAnythingBlog posted an article announcing his support of an increase in the gas tax. Port says: You may be wondering why a conservative with a preference for limited government is in favor of a tax hike. It’s an easy case to make… The best ...

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Commission On Initiated Measures Is Unconstitutional

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Commission On Initiated Measures Is Unconstitutional By Its Very Existence If the commission wants to follow the constitution, here are three suggestions. This legislative session, a bill was passed that is designed to “fix” the initiated measures process in North Dakota. While there are some things that can be done to that end, the overwhelming sense is that nothing good can ...

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Love the Vikings? Win VIP Turf Suite tickets!

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Do you love the Vikings? Do you want to support a GREAT cause? Friends of Mountain Fire Department are raffling off 2 tickets to the Minnesota Vikings vs. Dolphins August 31 at US Bank Stadium. The tickets are not just any average seats. You get seats in the Turf Suite, which is absolutely the BEST way to experience this amazing ...

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