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Dunn County Commission rejects energy waste landfill

This handout photo from the Three Affiliated Tribes shows radioactive filters illegally dumped on the Fort Berthold reservation.

MANNING, N.D. — The Dunn County Commission has rejected for the time being a company’s application to build a landfill to accept energy industry waste, though the matter could surface again. Neighbors of the proposed facility near Killdeer and a tributary of the Little Knife River worried about possible environmental harm and an impact on property values. Many showed up ...

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Discussing small business and economics in the Bakken

A man stands on a skateboard outside a Wal-Mart store in Williston, North Dakota March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton via NewsCred

This week academics converged on Dickinson State University’s Strom Center to discuss the local perceptions of the energy boom and the economic impact it’s had on the region in recent years. The Bakken Researchers Convening illustrated some of the most prominent economic issues the shale revolution has brought to the region, including the stress placed on existing infrastructure, government and ...

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Enbridge: Bakken pipeline to be completed by 2017

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Enbridge may soon double the amount of oil it exports from North Dakota once the Sandpiper Pipeline comes online, reports KX News. Preliminary construction of the 600-mile pipeline will begin in North Dakota this summer with more than 3,000 people working on the project. The current timeline for completion projects the line will begin moving 225-thousand barrels of oil per ...

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Iowa DCI investigating prostitutes-for-pipeline claim

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an allegation by a southeast Iowa man that a pipeline representative offered to hire prostitutes if the man let a pipeline cross his family farm. Agents from the DCI’s major crime unit talked Friday with Hughie Tweedy, 61, of rural Montrose, Tweedy said. The agents also requested an audio recording Tweedy secretly ...

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UND research center granted $2.5 million for carbon studies

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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