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Boil order in effect for people in Divide, Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — Residents of communities in Divide and Burke counties have been told to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline. The state Health Department issued the boil order Sunday. It’s in effect until further notice for communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus. The water system brings ...

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Sinner says Republican wave too much to overcome

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat said his loss to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer by 30,000 votes shows that the outcome was “meant to be.” George Sinner says he believed the race would be closer, but his campaign was outspent as the election drew near and Cramer rode the Republican wave to ...

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Polls opening across ND for midterm election

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Polls are opening across North Dakota for the midterm election. Polling sites are open in most counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time Tuesday. Lines had formed by opening time in Fargo, the state’s largest city. The National Weather Service forecast indicates favorable conditions, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Voters will ...

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Oil, brine spill reported in Divide County

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By Forum News Service, INFORUM CROSBY, N.D. – About 100 barrels of brine water and 140 barrels of oil were spilled at a well site in Divide County on Monday, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. The spill occurred after a valve on a saltwater disposal well failed at a site operated by Samson Resources Co. Samson employees ...

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Western North Dakota getting several inches of snow

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Winterlike weather in western North Dakota on Monday kicked off Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in the state. The irony didn’t escape National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Mathews, though he said snow at this time of year is not unusual. “Spring storms can certainly give North Dakota some snowfall,” he said. The snow, and rain in other ...

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Bakken Briefings

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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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Bakken Briefings

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Tioga accepts bid The Tioga Medical Center board of directors have awarded to a Minnesota company an $8.2 million contract for construction of a new clinic and other renovations. Shingobee Construction, the contractor that recently completed renovations to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Crosby, turned in the lowest of three bids submitted. Officials are targeting the project for completion by ...

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Bakken Briefings

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Tioga day care gets funding Bright Beginnings Daycare, a new venture by Tioga residents Katie and Dan Seiler, has received approval for a $15,000 loan buydown and a $5,000 grant from the Tioga Fund. The Tioga City Commission approved the funding recently. After sitting through 45 minutes of other city business, Katie Seiler had barely begun to describe the project ...

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Bakken Briefings

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Plant explosion raises questions A huge explosion and fireball at a compressor station south of Tioga this month has raised questions about whether there is any state oversight of such facilities. The explosion at a Hiland Partners station, which rattled windows as far as 30 miles away, appears to be an accident with no gross violations found, said Kris Roberts, ...

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USDA Rural Development investing in the Bakken

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By Jessica Holdman Housing, health care and the Bakken were the focus of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in 2013. State Director Jasper Schneider said in many states growth happens in the major metropolitan areas. “It’s the opposite in North Dakota, with a lot of development happening in rural areas,” he said. Rural Development invested a total of $506 million ...

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