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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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Waste Management expands reach to Bakken region

The U.S. oil and gas boom may be sweeping the nation, but it’s also producing a lot of garbage, and Houston-based Waste Management is expanding to clean it up. North America’s largest waste company said Thursday it had acquired two businesses focused on helping oil companies manage their refuse from the Bakken Shale play in North Dakota. Waste Management already ...

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Construction Starts on Dickinson Bypass

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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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