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Night use restricted at oil patch wildlife areas

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:08 am Updated: 11:46 am, Fri Jun 28, 2013. Night use restricted at oil patch wildlife areas Associated Press | BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is closing two wildlife management areas in the oil patch to night uses other than fishing and hunting. The restrictions at the Trenton and the ...

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ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage

Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 8:59 am Updated: 7:17 am, Tue Jul 2, 2013. ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage Associated Press | BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — New legislation offers North Dakota oil drillers tax breaks beginning Monday if they stop burning and wasting natural gas. The Republican-sponsored bills passed the Legislature this year. They offer oil ...

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ND AG to meet with oil patch law enforcement

Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:18 am BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is slated to meet with law enforcement officers from oil-producing counties. Stenehjem says the meeting in Watford City on Tuesday is to discuss funding needs for laws enforcement in the state’s booming oil patch. Stenehjem has said that organized crime and other illegal ...

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Powering up the oil patch – McKenzie County Farmer

Lonesome Creek Power Station

By Zach Stenberg Farmer Intern With the influx of people and businesses moving into northwest North Dakota, Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck is getting ready to go on line with enough power to provide electricity to 36,000 homes in this rapidly growing region of the state. The new Lonesome Creek Station 45-megawatt capacity power plant, which is estimated to ...

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