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Body found at Dickinson site identified as missing man

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

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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Human skeleton with clothing unearthed at Dickinson construction site

The Dickinson Press reports that an excavation crew unearthed a partial human skeleton and clothing on the evening of Thursday, May 21. Dickinson Police Captain Joe Cianni said that local law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the construction site in north Dickinson, North Dakota, where the remains were discovered. On Friday morning, police blocked off a large area surrounding the ...

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Bakken schools keeping eye on low, fluctuating oil prices

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some school administrators in North Dakota’s Bakken oil region are keeping an eye on student enrollment as oil prices fluctuate and some families leave for work elsewhere. Officials at schools in Dickinson, Tioga, Ray, Williston and Parshall are watching some students leave along with the drilling rigs as oil prices stay low. But others, like in Watford ...

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Bakken crude refinery begins production

The Dakota Prairie Refinery located in Dickinson, North Dakota, has commenced operations. The facility has started producing diesel fuel and anticipates sales of the refined product to begin in May as the plant ramps up operations. Jointly owned and operated by MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE: MDU) and Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ: CLMT), the refining facility is the ...

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Dickinson refinery not expected to stabilize diesel prices

DICKINSON, N.D. — A new oil refinery near Dickinson is expected to begin operations within three months, but officials don’t expect it to stabilize the price of diesel fuel during harvest. The Dakota Prairie Refinery is expected to produce nearly 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel each day. It will be sold locally, but MDU Resources Group spokesman Rick Matteson tells ...

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Areas in western North Dakota among nation’s fastest-growing

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cities and counties in the western North Dakota oil patch continue to be among the fastest-growing areas in the country. The U.S. Census Bureau says that between 2013 and 2014, Williston and Dickinson were the fastest-growing micropolitan areas in the country. A micropolitan area is an entity with between 10,000 and 50,000 people. By percentage, Williams County ...

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Halliburton closing Minot facility, transferring many jobs

MINOT, N.D. — Houston-based oil field services company Halliburton is suspending operations at its facility in Minot and transferring many of the jobs there to locations in Williston and Dickinson. Spokeswoman Susie McMichael says the company will shut down the Minot facility on April 1 due to “changing business needs from its customers.” Halliburton isn’t saying how many of the ...

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Northern Industrial Training offers January classes

Northern Industrial Training, LLC (NIT) is kicking off 2015 with a variety of great courses for both workplace safety and truck driving skills. Check out the list below to see if one of NIT’s courses is right for you! Confined Space Awareness Class begins January 8. The course is intended to provide training to individuals who work in a confined ...

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