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Dickinson EMS receives vital aid to alleviate Bakken pressure


Dickinson Ambulance Service receives $183K in grant funds By Katherine Grandstrand on Nov 21, 2013 at 9:11pm Emergency medical services are essential, whether it is in a city or a rural area. Having a skilled emergency medical technician crew can mean the difference between life and death when traveling to a hospital. That’s why the North Dakota Legislature changed the rules to include ...

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BNSF makes exponential growth since conception

Teresa Perkins, general director of Petroleum Products for BNSF, recalled when Houston-based EOG Resources had a vision and went forward several years ago to build the first crude unit train facility. BNSF, serving that facility, hauled its first unit train out of Stanley in 2009. Since that time, a number of unit train facilities that BNSF serves have been built ...

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Butte County may be new home of man camps

man camps

BELLE FOURCHE — In North Dakota, it’s a common sight to behold: Man camps, or large camps that provide temporary housing to thousands of oilfield workers, whether it be with recreational vehicles, lodges, or barracks-style modular homes. Soon, man camps may start to rise up in our own backyard. In August, Butte County commissioners came together to address temporary housing ...

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Williston Basin receives more transmission


Williston Basin receives more transmission   Distribution success stories are everywhere in industry magazines these days. Transmission stories are harder to come by because they are fewer and farther between. Basin Electric, however, is working to change that with a new proposed 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission project in North Dakota. The proposed line will run approximately 200 miles from Antelope Valley Station ...

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Montana man receives over $10 million dollar drilling rig settlement


BILLINGS, Mont. – A Montana man severely burned in a Bakken oil patch fire has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a Texas company accused of providing him insufficient training and equipment, according to attorneys for the plaintiff and court documents. Thirty-year-old Lester “Gary” Roberts of Billings received what his attorneys described Wednesday as a “substantial eight-figure sum” to resolve his ...

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Veterans find solid ground on oilfield

Army Boots

WILLISTON, N.D. — Ben Lewis was helping his crane operator dismantle another oil rig when he heard a loud snap echo across the drilling site. Turning, he joined workers scurrying to the other side of the rig. “That’s when I saw the crane boom collapse,” he said. His heart racing, his breath hard to catch, Lewis looked back and saw ...

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