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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.

Energy-focused media companies form partnership

crude life, bakken.com,

FARGO, ND – Energy Media Group, which manages a number of energy related news sites (Bakken.com) and The Crude Life, a digital, radio and print network dedicated to telling the story of the Bakken, announced today they are bringing their audiences and resources together to create a comprehensive platform for energy related news, content and advertising. “This alliance is something ...

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The New Age of Trump Oil

donald trump, kevin cramer

Recently, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he declared. The President explained that his focus isn’t so much on “energy independence,” but rather dominance. In ...

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The Tipping Point for Safety

safety, fidget spinner

A tipping point is that moment in time where something goes from small to big in popularity or relevance.  This is sometimes referred to as “achieving critical mass,” or in the case of a virus, it’s the point when it spreads from a local outbreak to an epidemic.  Think of a craze like Pokémon Go, fidget spinners, or the now ...

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When a Good Drug Goes Bad

drug addition, workplace safety

“I’m going to prescribe a little something for your pain,” says the doctor following your workplace injury, your scheduled non- work-related surgery, or your nagging aching back that’s your fault because you abuse it. The prescription starts out with good intentions and with a purpose—to help manage your physical pain.  What transpires for some changes their lives forever—an addiction to ...

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Bakken Backers hosts Bakken 2.0 class Sept. 26

bakken backers

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

Tharaldson ethanol, federal ethanol grant

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

north dakota oil, bakken pumpjacks, oil production

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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