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Oil tanks explode in the Bakken

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At around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, three oil storage tanks exploded outside Killdeer, North Dakota. Although the blast occurred five miles outside the city, residents reported feeling the blast, according to The Bismarck Tribune. Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew says that the cause of the blast and resulting fire has yet to be determined. An official from the North ...

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More housing coming to Killdeer

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Oppidan Investment Co. of Minneapolis will be developing an apartment complex in Killdeer, No. Dak., in order to support oil and gas workers in the state.  The apartments will be near 103rd ave and third street. Forum News Service reports that the development will span seven acres and have three 42-unit buildings with one, two and three bedroom units. The Killdeer ...

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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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Killdeer centennial celebrates with Rodeo

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Mike Kopp | Shale Plays Media Generations before oil was pumped from below the ground, cowboys and their horses pounded the ground above the oil in what is now Dunn County, North Dakota.  This year, as centennial celebrations move westward across the state, cowboys and oil workers together are marking the 100th birthday of Killdeer North Dakota, this weekend – ...

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Landowner closes access to Medicine Hole

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 By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press KILLDEER — Amid a year of debate over private property rights in the area, the landowners of Medicine Hole has closed it to the public. The site, near the Killdeer Mountains northwest of town, is a sacred prayer spot to Native Americans and also a popular hiking destination. In an announcement about the closure, landowner ...

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Killdeer ambulance sues documentarian

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By: Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press KILLDEER — The Killdeer Area Ambulance Service is bringing a documentarian to court in an effort to prevent him from using footage a cameraman got during a call to a rig accident. Todd Melby, a reporter for the “Black Gold Boom” documentary and website that portrays how oil has transformed western North Dakota, had been ...

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Killdeer police chief resigns for oilfield job

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By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press Killdeer Police Chief Chris Fenstermaker has resigned his post for a higher-paying oilfield job. Fenstermaker submitted his resignation at a Killdeer City Commission special meeting held June 12. Related: From oilfield trash to fine art, painter customizes hard hats After working at the department for approximately five years, Fenstermaker said he’s leaving law enforcement for a ...

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In with the new: Killdeer Public School complex update underway

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By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press KILLDEER — Construction is underway for Killdeer Public School’s new football field and track. Work on the Killdeer Cowboy Sports Complex started with the addition of new, taller lights around the stadium in May, said Suzi Tuhy, chair of the committee fundraising for the project. “I got goosebumps when those lights went up,” she said. ...

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Bakken Oil Express pipeline starts up July 1: Pipeline will connect Killdeer, Dickinson

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By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press Bakken Oil Express’s crude oil pipeline between Killdeer and Dickinson will be operational July 1. The 38-mile pipeline begins in Killdeer, collecting oil from trucks at a pumping station, and sends the crude south to BOE’s rail hub southwest of Dickinson. “I would say construction is essentially complete,” BOE Chief Commercial Officer Mark Freed said ...

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