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North Dakota housing scam uncovered in Dickinson

housing scam

2 hours ago  •  Associated Press DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson police say there is a new scam targeting people looking for housing in southwestern North Dakota. Sgt. Kylan Klauzer says the scam artist finds a piece of property online for lease or sale, then advertises it with altered contact information, hoping to lure people into wiring money. He says the scam is ...

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North Dakota’s only Sierra Club staffer feeling green in a red state

sierra club staffer

North Dakota’s only Sierra Club staffer, Wayde Schafer, and his children stood atop a towering butte two decades ago and watched in the distance as a nodding donkey pump sucked oil from underground in an otherwise untouched area of western North Dakota’s Badlands. For Schafer, the lone oil well near Theodore Roosevelt National Park marked the decline of North Dakota’s ...

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North Dakota communities receive water relief

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Mike Hynek, the mayor of Stanley, and Nathan Germundson, the mayor of Tioga, turn the valve together at the Western Area Water Supply Project celebration Tuesday afternoon in Ray. The water project will provide both towns with an “adequate” water supply for all industrial and residential needs. With a few twists of a valve, the Ray, Tioga and Stanley areas ...

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Bakken outskirts hold minerals as well

North Dakota mineral acreage

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 54,000 mineral acres of land were up for lease Tuesday, many of which are on the periphery of areas with much oil and gas production. State Land Commissioner Lance Gaebe said tracts of land from 13 counties in the western and central part of the state were up for lease during the North Dakota Department of ...

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Interior Sec. Jewell to tour North Dakota

Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Interior Department said Secretary Sally Jewell will visit active drilling sites when she meets with state officials in North Dakota. The department said the secretary will meet Tuesday with state Sens. John Hoeven, a Republican, and his Democratic counterpart, Heidi Heitkamp, during tours of oil operations in the state. The tour, Jewell’s first, ...

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