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$13M arts center at Bismarck State College (BSC) accommodates growing student body

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BISMARCK, N.D. — A $13 million communications and arts center at Bismarck State College meant to accommodate the school’s growing student population has officially opened. The state-of-the-art facility was funded through a $13 million appropriation from the state and more than $600,000 in donations and matching funds raised by the school. Gov. Jack Dalrymple toured the facility earlier this month. ...

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South Dakota regulators holding hearing on pipeline project


PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota regulators are deciding whether to approve construction of a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline that would move oil from western North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch. South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday is beginning a two-week hearing on whether to permit the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would move at least 450,000 barrels of North Dakota crude ...

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Halliburton, Baker Hughes plan more divestitures for deal approval

Sept 28 – Oil services provider Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc will sell additional businesses in connection with Halliburton’s pending acquisition of its smaller rival, the companies said in a joint statement. Halliburton’s proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes ran into regulatory hurdles with the U.S. antitrust enforcers who believe the $35 billion merger will lead to higher prices and ...

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Bluffton’s Diamond Manufacturing to expand

BLUFFTON — Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton will be expanding its facility after receiving a 10-year, 60-percent tax abatement from the Allen County commissioners Thursday. Diamond Manufacturing focuses on welding racking to transport. Started in 2010 with 10 employees, the company now employs 85, with plans to add 21 more jobs over three years with this expansion. “We’re very fortunate that ...

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PennEast files formal application with commission for pipeline expansion plan

PennEast Pipeline Company LLC made the next step toward construction of its proposed Pennsylvania-to-New-Jersey natural gas pipeline. The company has filed its formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a $1 billion, 118-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline that would start in Dallas Township with a tap into the Transco interstate pipeline and run to Mercer County, New Jersey. It ...

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Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday called lawmakers into special session to kick-start stalled consideration of the Alaska natural gas pipeline project. Walker, who spent last week touting Alaska’s liquefied natural gas potential to customers in Japan, is also proposing that the state buy out a Canadian partner in the project. The session will start Oct. 24 ...

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Kasich: Ohio will aid workers losing jobs at uranium project

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says the state will offer job-search support and other help for workers affected when the federal government halts a southern Ohio uranium enrichment project. The Department of Energy plans to end its contract for the American Centrifuge Project in Piketon at the end of September. About 235 workers have been notified of possible ...

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Fatal workplace injuries increase in Ohio

Ohio is one of 24 states where deaths on the job increased last year from the year before, according to newly updated state and federal data. There were 184 work-related fatalities across all occupations statewide in 2014, compared to 149 the year before, according to Ohio Department of Health, which tracks the state-level statistics in partnership with the federal government. ...

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Clinton opposes construction of Keystone XL pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke her longstanding silence over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, telling voters at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday that she opposes the project assailed by environmentalists. The Democratic presidential candidate said the project had become an impediment to efforts to fight climate change. “I think it is imperative that ...

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