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Brine, oil spill reported northwest of Medora

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MEDORA, N.D. — About 650 barrels of saltwater and 20 barrels of oil spilled from a well site 15 miles northwest of Medora in Billings County, the North Dakota Department of Health announced Monday. Some of the brine and oil reached a tributary to the Little Missouri River about 4.5 miles west of the river. The spill, on private and ...

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N.D. Jobs Growth Expected to Continue

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By Katherine Grandstrand The number of out-of-state job seekers posting resumes to the North Dakota Job Service database has dropped by about two-thirds from its peak in January 2012, but this in no way indicates that growth in North Dakota is slowing. While North Dakota still has the nation’s lowest unemployment rate — 2.7 percent as of October — things ...

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No. 3 Justice Department official to visit Dakotas

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U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the department’s third-highest official, is scheduled to be in Bismarck Monday for the first public hearing of a 12-member task force that will examine the impact of exposure to violence on American Indian and Alaska Native children. West said he plans to take copious notes. “One of the reasons why it’s important for me ...

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Montana Salinity Control Association studies water in oil country wells

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By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek The Montana Salinity Control Association will be involved in a multi-agency state project to determine baseline water quality in oil country. “For domestic and livestock wells, what is the water quality today? Find out what the constituents are and what is your current water quality,” says Jane Holzer, director of the association that is more known for ...

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Blizzard hits southwest N.D., causes whiteout conditions

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After a blast of arctic air sent wind chills to a reported 51 degrees below zero in Dickinson over the weekend, southwest North Dakota encountered blizzard conditions that descended on the area Monday morning and created “near-whiteout conditions” by mid-afternoon. Light snow began blowing as winds increased around noon Monday and southwest North Dakota was placed under a blizzard warning ...

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BNSF a big winner in Obama’s high-speed rail program

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail program was supposed to deliver faster and more frequent passenger trains to communities across the country. But some of the $10.1 billion in funding for that program could also benefit one of the nation’s largest freight railroads. Washington state received $781 million from the Obama administration’s 2009 economic stimulus to improve passenger rail ...

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Sen Hoeven says Keystone Pipeline brings jobs

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., mentioned getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline constructed from Canada would offer a protracted-time period supply of nationwide power safety. "The Keystone XL pipeline is an important power infrastructure challenge with the intention to create forty two,000 jobs and ship 830,000 barrels of oil per day to U.S. refineries, together with one hundred,000 barrels from the U.S. Bakken area of North Dakota and Montana," Hoeven mentioned in Fargo Thursday. Hoeven, a member of the Senate Power Committee, stated he's working to motivate the federal govt to log off on Keystone XL, which TransCanada plans to construct from Alberta. Keystone XL was once proposed through TransCanada greater than 5 years in the past. The undertaking desires federal approval as a pass-border pipeline. Hoeven stated the pipeline would convey extra earnings to native, state and federal governments. President Obama mentioned he'd weigh the mission in opposition to its environmental footprint. If constructed, the pipeline would run thru Montana however no longer North Dakota.

By Jason Spiess FARGO, ND – U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said mentioned getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline constructed from Canada would offer a protracted-time period supply of nationwide power safety. “The Keystone XL Pipeline is an important power infrastructure challenge with the intention to create 42,000 jobs and ship 830,000 barrels of oil per day to U.S. refineries, ...

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Snow and cold temps slow ND oil production

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Even booming Bakken oil production can’t stand up to North Dakota’s crippling winters. By hindering transportation to wells and slowing the hydraulic fracturing process, severe winter weather slows production. The No. 1 cause of the slowdown in winter months is difficulties for fracking, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said. Ice and snow make it harder to ...

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“It’s not too late”

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By Jason Spiess Those were the words uttered by former Gov. Ed Schafer in front of a standing-room-only audience at a conference last December in Rapid City, SD.  The Bakken oil boom has garnered interest from regional, national and international businesses and, according to Schafer, it’s not too late for businesses to participate in the booming economic growth in western ...

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