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PSC sets hearings for proposed wind farm in Stark County

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has slated public hearings on a proposed wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Stark County. The PSC has set the meetings for March 2 in Dickinson. Brady Wind LLC has submitted applications for project that includes 87 wind turbines and a 19-mile transmission line south of Dickinson. The company ...

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Watford City sustains growth despite downturn

This bird's-eye view of Watford City gives a glimpse the city's continued growth. Oil’s still pumping, and Watford City’s still booming as it hosts new pipelines, gas processing plants and big infrastructure projects. Commercial and residential opportunities abound in this city on the grow.

McKenzie County is still seeing growth, despite recent layoffs and budget cuts that have dominated recent news headlines. While drilling has indeed slowed, production holds steady. As a result: permanent jobs and a steady stream of economic growth in the region. People might not be flocking to the Bakken like they were two years ago, but population in McKenzie County ...

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This week in ND jobs

Despite the downturn, there are still oilfield jobs available if you're willing to work hard! Photo: Pixabay.

Although many companies have cut positions or laid off employees over the last eighteen months, oilfield jobs haven’t dried up completely. Listed below are seven jobs in ND still open and waiting for your application. KLJ Solutions has a number of engineer positions open and recently posted with start dates immediately to early May. One position is located in Bismarck and requires two ...

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1st annual Bakken X Trek coming to Williston

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Bakken X Trek, northwest North Dakota’s premiere and homegrown obstacle terrain race, announces its first annual Obstacle Design Challenge to honor professional and amateur designers who want to make their mark by submitting a design concept for our region’s “filthiest 5k.” In its inaugural year in 2015, the race featured 30 obstacles offering a range of difficulty for participants. The ...

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Northwest Landowners Association addresses pipeline issues

300 landowners and state officials met in Stanley for the Northwest Landowners Association expo and discussed the new state pipeline program.

Kevin Connors, pipeline program supervisor for the Department of Mineral Resources, claims his goal is that large pipeline spills will be a thing of the past, reports AgWeek. 300 Landowners as well as state officials and oil company representatives met in Stanley for a Northwest Landowners Association expo where Connors outlined the new state pipeline program. New rules will take ...

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New CO2 rules threaten North Dakota prosperity

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s “continued prosperity” is at stake and the state’s $4 billion lignite industry is in “mortal danger” due to new federal rules mandating a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants, an industry official told lawmakers Tuesday. “The magnitude of this problem is greater than anything we’ve ever dealt with,” Lignite Energy Council President ...

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31st Annual Sport & Recreation Show scheduled for March 18-20

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Williston, N.D. – The 31st Annual Sport & Recreation Show will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center March 18-20, 2016. The show is produced by the Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) each year as a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the Williston Police Department, community events and event equipment for Williston. “We have some great returning vendors who ...

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Public hearing scheduled in Watford City for proposed crude oil pipeline

High pressure gas pipes awaiting instalation. (Image: Bryan Hindle via Flickr)

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Watford City on Thursday, Feb. 11, regarding a proposal for a crude oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Targa Antelope Lateral Pipeline Project. The new 1.4-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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BISMARCK, N.D. Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 28, 2016 Minot and the ‘vision thing’ There appear to be more and more of them around Minot. “Them” as in paved lots, partially constructed foundations and fading placards introducing a coming development of some sort. These are the vestiges of a boom that has now taken a downturn if not to “bust,” ...

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