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Construction Starts on Dickinson Bypass

dickinson bypass

One of the many impacts of oil activity in North Dakota is the increase in heavy truck traffic. For many cities like Dickinson, trucks drive right through town. It slows down traffic and causes safety issues. That’s why the Department of Transportation is planning bypasses around several cities in the oil patch, Dickinson included. DOT District Engineer, Larry Gangl says, ...

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Oil may be booming in North Dakota, but real estate is slow to follow

Billboard ND open for business

While billions of dollars of oil money is flowing freely to North Dakota, investment in new real estate has not followed. With demand far outpacing supply, rents and land prices are sky-high, and residents have few retail options. By Ernest Scheyder and Ilaina Jonas, Reuters / June 30, 2013 Williston, N.D./New York Money and workers are pouring into Williston, the capital ...

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ND oil transforming the face of a sleepy town

By: Daily Mail Reporter A fascinating collection of images has captured the stark transformation of Williston, North Dakota, from a quiet backwater to a booming mining town where crime and drug use have spiked and men dramatically outnumber women. The area, where agriculture was historically the main industry, has been experiencing an oil boom in recent years, due in part to ...

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3 Attractive Bakken Plays

oil and money in the bakken

Bret Jensen July 24, 2013 As West Texas Intermediate oil prices continue their upward march to $110 a barrel, its seems appropriate to look at some energy plays that should continue to benefit from higher oil prices as well as increasing production levels. Today let’s focus on some fast growing E & P concerns in the Bakken shale region which ...

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Federal drug czar touring ND, Montana Oil Patch

Gil Kerlikowske

FARGO — Of all the warning bells sounded by law enforcement officials in North Dakota and Montana about crime associated with the Bakken Oil Patch’s rapid population growth, the one that seems to ring true involves drug trafficking. Michael Cotter, U.S. attorney from Montana, cites an April 2012 meeting he sponsored that was attended by about 150 law enforcement officials, ...

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Western States Lead In Job Creation

Western States Lead Job Growth

By Eric Morath Looking for a job? Head west. Of the 10 states with the fastest employment growth over the past year, nine are west of the Mississippi. Payrolls in Idaho grew 3% in June compared to a year earlier, the strongest gain of any state, the Labor Department said Thursday. Following the “famous potatoes” state are Texas, Colorado and ...

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Cleanup of 2006 ND saltwater spill still ongoing

Broken Underground Pipe

Minot Daily News BISMARCK (AP) – It’s been called the worst environmental disaster in state history: A broken pipeline belched more than a million gallons of saltwater into a northwestern North Dakota creek, aquifer and pond. Yet nearly eight years later, cleanup efforts are ongoing – with no end in sight, state health officials say. The ruptured pipeline allowed briny ...

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