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Target Logistics to Build More Bakken Housing

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Target Logistics, a dormitory-style housing contractor based out of Boston, has acquired a $30 million contract to create housing units for hundreds of oil field workers in North Dakota. The project will run over the course of the next three years and represents the growing demand for managed “man camps” to serve western North ...

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Stricter rules for flaring?


By Nick Smith, Bismark Tribune Residents and organizations unhappy with the pace of development and natural gas flaring in western North Dakota urged more stringent enforcement of rules set by regulators, during a daylong hearing Tuesday. Industry representatives responded by telling the same regulators that if industry were clamped down upon too harshly it would negatively impact development or make companies ...

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Owner of radioactive facility has rocky history: State doesn’t check compliance background for that kind of permit


By Katherine Lymn KILLDEER — The operators behind a Killdeer radioactive waste handling facility recently shut down by the state had a rocky history. But that’s not something the health department would catch in the permitting process. The founder of Dyad Environmental, Daniel McNair, and the company itself show up in court records around the country. However, North Dakota health officials ...

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Former oil trucker leading Bakken tour

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By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – Eastern North Dakota residents who want to see firsthand what’s happening in the Bakken can now take a tour guided by a former oil truck driver. World Class Tours of Wahpeton is offering its first North Dakota oilfield educational tour this June. The business typically does vacation tours, but received a ...

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Chairman says tribes’ oil production rivals states

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NEW TOWN, N.D. (A.P)— Leaders of North Dakota’s Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation say the tribes’ oil production levels rank among the country’s top oil producing states. Chairman Tex Hall says the Three Affiliated Tribes are producing 180,000 barrels of oil per day from 1,000 wells in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. He says if the reservation is compared directly ...

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Killdeer ambulance service meeting oil boom challenge


By Lauren Donovan, The Bismark Tribune KILLDEER — A new building in Killdeer is the go-to place for people who deal all too often with death and sorrow. This could be depressing, even morose. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The new Killdeer Area Ambulance Service building is filled with sunshine, the hubbub of people taking CPR lessons, lively conversation and ...

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Bakken Briefings


Divide school faces budget cuts The loss of oil tax revenue has tensions running high as the Divide County School Board struggles with how to make ends meet. More than a dozen students, parents and teachers attended the board’s April 8 meeting to express their opposition to proposed cuts to the high school music program. Board member Jessica Busch said ...

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ND oil companies fight plan to slow production

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By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota’s oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: “Slow down.” The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a proposal that would cut back on the state’s booming oil production as a means of controlling the amount of natural gas that’s being ...

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Judge strikes down Minnesota’s anti-coal energy law


Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune A federal judge on Friday struck down a landmark 2007 Minnesota law that bans new power generation from coal, saying it regulates business activities of out-of-state utilities in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson enjoined the state from enforcing key sections of the law, which North Dakota coal and utility ...

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Trucks hauling water from tribal lands going unregulated

Edmund Baker, left, environmental director of the Three Affiliated Tribes speaks during a panel discussion in the opening session of the conference in Bismarck on Tuesday morning. Also seated on the panel are Hans Bradley, the Brownfields Coordinator for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Allyson Two Bears, environmental specialist for the SRST.

By Jessica Holdman, The Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. – During spring runoff on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, trucks have been spotted draining water from temporarily filled ditches along U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs roads. Their intended use for the water and their right to take it come into question. What the tribe can do about it also is questionable. ...

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