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Q&A about drilling and traffic deaths

Associated Press The nation’s oil and natural gas boom has taken an unexpected toll in traffic fatalities in states with intense drilling activity. Some key questions and answers: Q: What’s to blame for the spike in traffic deaths? A: The sudden influx of trucks used for drilling and other traffic running through communities that have not had time to prepare ...

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Bilingual Bakken: Safety instructors at NIT begin offering courses in Spanish

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By Nadya Faulx , The Dickinson Press Diego Sanchez came to the U.S. from Colombia 22 years ago, knowing no English. He got by with jobs in construction, landscaping and painting. Back then, “if you had a hammer and tools, you could get a job,” he said. “Now, everything’s changed.” Today, Sanchez is a health and safety education instructor with Alaska-based Northern ...

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Review Sandpiper pipeline corridor

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By Forum News Service Enbridge’s proposal to route its Sandpiper pipeline through the Mississippi headwaters region of Minnesota has sparked intense opposition from environmental and American Indian groups. It also has generated a proposed alternative that has merit. The Sandpiper pipeline is designed to carry oil from the Bakken Formation near Tioga in northwestern North Dakota to a terminal owned by ...

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Increasing Bakken ultimate oil recovery

Patricia Stockdill for the Bismarck Tribune A good old-fashioned conventional oil well drilled vertically often has a primary recovery rate of 15 to 20 percent of its available oil. Companies can then come in with water flooding to entice another 15 to 20 percent of the reservoir’s oil, followed by Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for additional oil. It’s not like ...

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Bakken Briefings

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School bids higher than anticipated Elation for the overwhelming acceptance of a Tioga School District bond issue earlier this year has turned to consternation now that a construction bid has come in 25 percent higher than anticipated. Low bids came in around $325 a square foot. Tioga School Board President Mark Schmidt said that’s $160 a square foot more than ...

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The promise, the growing pains of oil boom town

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SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer WATFORD CITY, N.D. — When Brent Sanford graduated high school nearly 25 years ago, his tiny prairie town seemed to be withering away. Storefronts were shuttered, senior classes shrinking, families packing up and moving out. He joined the exodus. But he kept looking for a way to return. He followed his town’s struggles from afar, ...

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White supremacist Cobb set for sentencing today

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By Mike Nowatzki , The Dickinson Press BISMARCK – A white supremacist accused of terrorizing people in the small North Dakota town of Leith will find out today whether he will spend more time in jail or be released on probation as part of a plea agreement. In deciding Craig Cobb’s sentence, South Central Judicial District Judge David Reich will consider a ...

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