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Leader of Bakken Strike Force crime unit named

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The leader of the recently formed Bakken Strike Force crime unit has been announced, reports the Bismarck Tribune. Supervising the prosecutors and law enforcement officers will be Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk based out of Bismarck, North Dakota. Comprised of local, state and federal law officers, the Strike Force has been charged with the task of investigating and prosecuting the ...

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June airline passenger numbers down in North Dakota

Aerial view of the Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota. (Image: Zach Koppang / Shale Plays Media)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Passenger numbers in June at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports were down 2.6 percent over the same month a year ago. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission says there were 97,502 boardings in the month, a decrease of 2,613 passengers from June 2014. The agency says airline boardings at Dickinson, Fargo, Minot and Williston were down over ...

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ND colleges get $2.5M to offer students tutoring, other help

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MINOT, N.D. — Eight institutions of higher education in North Dakota have received a combined $2.5 million to provide a number of services to students from disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds. The funds from the U.S. Department of Education are meant to be used to offer those students services including academic tutoring, course selection advisement and financial aid guidance. U.S. Sen. ...

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Orthodontist office expands to serve western North Dakota

Dr. Daniel Keith, Feil Orthodontics. Photo: Maxine Herr.

Convenience is being met with great appreciation from patients of a new orthodontics office in Dickinson, North Dakota. Feil Orthodontics recently opened a full-service office within Badlands Dental at 389 15th Street West where Drs. Daniel Keith and Blake Feil are servicing patients on Saturdays. “We were seeing a number of patients from western North Dakota and even eastern Montana ...

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State housing agency gets $133,000 federal counseling grant

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Housing Finance Agency is using a $133,000 federal grant to support housing counseling services statewide. The funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be divided among three organizations. Community Action Partnership of Dickinson and Williston will get about $48,000, Community Action Opportunities of Minot about $46,000 and South Eastern North Dakota ...

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$430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery begins diesel sales

View of the Dakota Prairie Refining facility. (Image courtesy of MDU Resources Group)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Operators of a new oil refinery in western North Dakota says diesel sales have begun. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners built the $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery near Dickinson. Officials said Monday that some diesel was sold last month. But they say June is expected to be the first full month of ...

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Body found at Dickinson site identified as missing man

Eric Haider

DICKINSON, N.D. — State officials say the body found last week at a construction site in Dickinson is that of a 30-year-old man who has been missing for more than three years. The Bismarck Tribune reports Eric Haider was identified by North Dakota State Forensic Examiner’s Office. An examiner was able to positively identify Haider through medical records, distinguishable tattoos ...

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Remains at Dickinson site could take 4-6 weeks to identify

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DICKINSON, N.D. — Police say the remains of a body found at a construction site in Dickinson may not be identified for four to six weeks. An excavation crew uncovered the remains and some clothing Thursday at construction site in the northern part of town. KXMB-TV reports Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents are working with Dickinson police to investigate the ...

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