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Huge increase in crude oil by rail to Bay Area concerns local leaders

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RICHMOND — Bakken crude oil from North Dakota is part of the mix of increased crude-by-rail shipments into Contra Costa County, raising concerns from local leaders about whether current regulations are sufficient to minimize risks of transporting the volatile fossil fuel. “There’s a lot more to be learned, but Bakken (crude) is coming in now,” said Contra Costa County Hazardous ...

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Business booming for Bowman Subway: One-of-a-kind look helps well-known sandwich franchise stand out in small town


By Katherine Lymn BOWMAN — With a technologically advanced drive-thru and a classier exterior than most, the Bowman Subway stands out — not just because it’s in a small town. The store opened in September 2012 in a brand-new building that Amanda and Chris Johnson, co-owners and husband and wife, designed themselves. It doesn’t look like most Subways on highway exits ...

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The Bakken headhunter: Oil industry recruiter tries to lure in families


WILLISTON — Pat Bertagnolli’s official job is to recruit oilfield workers, but unofficially he’s a headhunter for Bakken communities. The director of human resources for B&G Oilfield Services in Williston tries to recruit spouses and families to move to North Dakota along with the workers he hires. “To retain good people, I really believe they need to have their families ...

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Trial pushed back for alleged gunman


  By KIP HILL | Spokesman-Review A judge has pushed back the trial for the alleged triggerman in the December shooting death of a Spokane, Wash., man in a case linked to North Dakota. Timothy Suckow’s trial was pushed back as prosecutors dropped pursuit of the death penalty and requested more time to process items found at the scene of the ...

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Flooding affects oil wells near confluence of Yellowstone, Missouri rivers


By Amy Dalrymple WILLISTON – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The flooding is a result of ice jams downstream from the well sites. Water levels are expected to continue to rise. The Department of Mineral Resources Oil and ...

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Belfield shows support for school upgrade: BPS pulls in almost 100 comment cards on project


By Katherine Lymn klymn@thedickinsonpress.com BELFIELD — The majority of responses to an informal survey from the Belfield Public School so far show support for improving school infrastructure in some way, Superintendent Wade Northrop said at a public input meeting at the school’s gym Thursday evening. That’s based on about 100 responses returned from about 900 sent out, Northrop said. The ...

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Canadian boom town gets taste of Bakken bustle

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VANCOUVER (Reuters)  – Hundreds of construction workers in booming northern British Columbia will take up residence this week in unique digs on board a cruise ferry revamped into a floating luxury hotel. The aging ship will help relieve a housing shortage in one busy Canadian port town already bursting ahead of a promised energy boom that could last more than ...

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Albany bars crude processing expansion at port


MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — The expansion of crude oil processing at the Hudson River Port of Albany, which has become a major hub for rail shipments of volatile North Dakota crude to coastal refineries in the last two years, will be halted by a moratorium issued Wednesday by Albany County Executive Dan McCoy. The order requires a ...

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Bakken Briefings


Tioga day care gets funding Bright Beginnings Daycare, a new venture by Tioga residents Katie and Dan Seiler, has received approval for a $15,000 loan buydown and a $5,000 grant from the Tioga Fund. The Tioga City Commission approved the funding recently. After sitting through 45 minutes of other city business, Katie Seiler had barely begun to describe the project ...

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