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Lee Commissioners may seek fracking ‘timeout’

SANFORD — Lee County commissioners are expected to consider a moratorium this month that could keep fracking out of the county for two years. Amy Dalrymple, chairwoman of the county Board of Commissioners, said a moratorium similar to the one adopted last month by Chatham County commissioners will be on the Lee County commissioners’ agenda for their Sept. 21 meeting. ...

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EDITORIAL: Attack sex trafficking across all state lines

A special investigative television report on sex trafficking in North Dakota’s Bakken oil region and the Midwest Sunday wrapped up Forum News Service’s multi-media investigative project. The print and online series concluded Saturday in Forum Communication Co.’s daily newspapers in the upper Midwest. Keven Wallevand’s half-hour examination of trafficking was televised on TV stations WDAY and WDAZ in North Dakota ...

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Forum interviews man who worked on the first North Dakota oil well

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media InForum oil patch correspondent Amy Dalrymple’s column Faces of the Boom features a different story from North Dakota’s oil patch each week. This week she interviewed Raymond “Maggie” Magnuson. The article follows Maggie’s employment at the Clarence Iverson well (the first successful oil well in North Dakota) to the H.O. Bakken well, which is ...

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Williston residents elect lifelong resident next mayor

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By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON – Voters here chose City Commissioner and lifelong Williston resident Howard Klug as their next mayor. In complete but unofficial results, Klug had 76 percent of votes, while entrepreneur Marcus Jundt had 19 percent and Jim Purkey had 5 percent. The three candidates battled to lead the rapidly growing boomtown and succeed Mayor Ward ...

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Assessing the damage: McKenzie Co. to consider disaster declaration

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By Amy Dalrymple , Forum News Service WATFORD CITY — McKenzie County Commissioners are expected to consider a county disaster declaration Tuesday, allowing county funds to be used to clean up damage from last week’s tornado, Emergency Manager Jerry Samuelson said. The tornado, which severely damaged or destroyed 15 RVs south of Watford City, will not qualify for a state or federal ...

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‘Some have lost everything:’ Twister blows away homes for people drawn to Oil Patch for work

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By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WATFORD CITY — Aly and Derrick Dickinson’s baby boy is due in six days, but Monday night’s tornado demolished their RV and the nursery they had set up for him. “In a split second, it was all gone,” said Derrick Dickinson, an oilfield worker from Missouri. People who moved from across the country to ...

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When minutes and seconds matter: Company works to improve response to oil accidents

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By Amy Dalrymple , Forum News Service MANDAREE — Two years ago, Teresa Van Deusen felt helpless when an oilfield worker lost his arm in a drilling rig accident and had to wait two hours for an ambulance to arrive. Once the ambulance got to the remote North Dakota oilfield location, the paramedics decided to call for a helicopter, adding another 20 ...

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