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Basin Electric power plant sets safety milestone

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BISMARCK, N.D.— Basin Electric Power Cooperative says one of its coal-fired plants has reached of milestone of 2.5 million work hours without a major injury. Basin Electric is based in Bismarck. The company says its Leland Olds power plant in western North Dakota reached the milestone this month. In related news, Basin Electric Power Cooperative proposes Killdeer Mountain powerlines. The plant ...

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Devils Lake group wants public vote on refinery

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A citizens group in Devils Lake is pushing for a public vote on a $200 million oil refinery proposed for the city’s industrial park. The city should have gathered input from residents before signing a letter of support for the project in October, Mary Lundy, spokeswoman for the Devils Lake Oil Refinery Citizens, told The ...

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With Baker Hughes, Halliburton cements leading North Dakota role

Traders work by the post that trades Baker Hughes on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 17, 2014. Halliburton Co said on Monday it will buy Baker Hughes Inc for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to take on market leader Schlumberger NV as customers curb spending on falling oil prices. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)

WILLISTON N.D. – Halliburton Co’s <HAL.N> $35 billion takeover of Baker Hughes Inc <BHI.N> will create an oilfield services powerhouse in North Dakota with more than half the cementing market and a leading position in fracking, according to data seen by Reuters. The deal, announced on Monday, will help Halliburton better compete with global leader Schlumberger NV <SLB.N>, as well ...

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Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks

FILE - In this June 9, 2014 file photo, the burn off flame of natural gas lights up the night sky in Williston, N.D. North Dakota's booming oil production has led to an unmanageable increase in the state's output of natural gas, which is a byproduct of oil production. About a third of the state's natural gas production is now burned off and wasted because the pipeline network needed to transport the fuel to processing plants is not fully developed. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new leader of North Dakota’s oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent. North Dakota’s booming oil production has led to an unmanageable increase in the state’s output of natural ...

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Obama has lunch with Native American youth from ND

President Barack Obama has lunch with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Youth at We the Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON— Hours before addressing the nation on immigration on Thursday, President Barack Obama left the White House for lunch. The president and first lady Michelle Obama were taking in a midday meal with young people from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannonball, North Dakota. They were dining on pizza and burgers at adjoining restaurants on Capitol Hill; We, The ...

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Online magazine documents cultural shift in the Bakken


Despite the changing face of rural western North Dakota, some things remain the same. Reminiscent of the days of staking land claims and weathering the brutal winters, residents of the Bakken region are maintaining their resiliency and work ethic amidst the shift from farming to drilling. While some have moved here to capitalize on the high wages and available jobs, ...

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Fox taking initiative on tribal oil problems

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At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new bypass in New Town, new Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox had a meeting about the oil industry on the reservation with Gov. Jack Dalrymple. No less than two weeks into his position Fox claims he is ready to ‘tackle the issues that the previous administration was not apt to do.’  Fox ...

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Suspect in ND homicide arrested in Philadelphia


MINOT, N.D. — A man accused in the September slaying of a man in Minot has been arrested in Philadelphia after a nine-week manhunt. Minot police say the U.S. Marshals Service took 37-year-old Anthony Campbell into custody early Wednesday. He was being held in Philadelphia pending his extradition back to North Dakota. In related news, Report lists new details about Williston ...

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#TBT Williston Amtrak station


The Williston, N.D. Amtrak station in 2007 may look about the same as it does now, but, so much has changed underneath. The influx of workers traveling looking for a new life in North Dakota has transformed the western part of the state into a jobs mecca, a modern depiction of the American dream. This Amtrak station is the busiest ...

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