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Inmate charged with drug possession

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By BRIAN GEHRING | Bismarck Tribune A Stanton man now in jail on charges connected to a shooting death in Beulah in 2012 now faces additional charges of drug possession by an inmate. Cody Borner, 26, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of possession a controlled substance by an inmate, ingesting a controlled substance and tampering with evidence. Borner along ...

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Opportunity Funds gets more money

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By: Bismark Tribune MANDAN, N.D.  –The North Dakota Opportunity Fund secured $3.3 million in more funding for small businesses in the 38-community consortium. It is the third disbursement from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative. The group of cities is receiving more funds after making business loan commitments totaling $7.5 million. In October, when the consortium exceeded ...

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Coal trucks to stop rolling through Mercer County


 By Brian Gehring Highway 200A between Beulah and the Missouri River should be less congested starting today. For most of January, a fleet of 50 dump trucks owned by Northern Improvement has been hauling lignite coal to Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s LeLand Olds stations near Stanton. Curt Person, spokesman for Basin Electric, said the 250 loads of coal a day for ...

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Urea plant planned near Beulah


BEULAH, N.D. – A synthetic natural gas producer plans to produce urea at its facility. Dakota Gasification Co. approved the $402 million project at Great Plains Synfuels Plant north of Beulah on Monday, according to a news release. Urea, which is a granular fertilizer used in agricultural applications, is the 10th product the facility will produce. The company will store ...

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Basin lists alternate routes for power lines

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 By Lauren Donovan WATFORD CITY — A power company went back to the drawing board and came up with two alternate routes for a massive new transmission line. It solves some issues, but not the primary one of crossing the Killdeer Mountain battlefield. Basin Electric Power Cooperative plans to send nearly 700 kilovolts of much-needed electricity to the Bakken oil patch ...

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51 below doesn’t hinder western ND much


By Dustin Monke and Katherine Lymn / The Dickinson Press Brutally cold temperatures appears to be on the way out of western North Dakota after wind chills in Dickinson dropped to as much as 51-below zero on Sunday and lingered into Monday afternoon with temperatures as low as 18 below in the morning. Despite the cold temperatures and wind chills ...

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Blizzard hits southwest N.D., causes whiteout conditions


After a blast of arctic air sent wind chills to a reported 51 degrees below zero in Dickinson over the weekend, southwest North Dakota encountered blizzard conditions that descended on the area Monday morning and created “near-whiteout conditions” by mid-afternoon. Light snow began blowing as winds increased around noon Monday and southwest North Dakota was placed under a blizzard warning ...

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As Oil Floods Plains Towns, Crime Pours In

Crime in the Bakken

Matthew Staver for The New York Times Sgt. Daniel Blood making an arrest last month in Watford City, N.D. Since 2005, arrests there have risen more than fivefold. SIDNEY, Mont. — One cold morning last year, a math teacher jogging through her hometown in eastern Montana was abducted, strangled and buried in a shallow grave. Charged in her death were ...

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A peek into the Great Plains Synfuels Plant


BEULAH, N.D.—”I’ll tell you some chemistry fundamentals that are really important for CO2.” Almost everything that Dale Johnson, who manages the massive industrial facility I was visiting, said after that I didn’t quite understand, although a few times I acted like I did. What I did understand was that this facility, the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, is rare—the only one ...

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Global Partners LP announce second quarter results

Global Partners

Short-term challenges, including lower retail gas margins and unfavorable weather conditions in North Dakota that delayed tank and pipeline expansion, led to weaker second-quarter results for the Waltham fuel distributor Global Partners LP. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $8.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted limited partner unit, compared with net income of $18.5 million, or $0.66 ...

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