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‘The Oil Project’ brings the Bakken boom to live theater

To close the Plains Art Museum’s Bakken Boom! exhibit which came to Fargo earlier this year, the Museum collaborated with local acting troupe Theatre B to produce ‘The Oil Project.’ The 45-minute live production will chronicle the people and the pumpjacks of the Bakken oil fields. The production was conceived by Theater B ensemble members and guest artists who spent ...

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Bullock asks FBI to make Bakken presence permanent


BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has joined other elected officials in calling for the FBI to establish a permanent presence in the eastern part of the state to watch over the Bakken oil patch. The FBI put three employees in Sidney near the North Dakota border last July. There are proposals to transfer those temporary postings to Williston, ...

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Human trafficking: Law enforcement says it’s a problem, but stats lacking

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February 02, 2014 12:30 am  •  By Jenny Michael Law enforcement and public safety officials in North Dakota have been talking about human trafficking for the past few years, but the reality of the situation has been elusive. Statistics aren’t available yet to back up the problem, nor are details plentiful. Human trafficking refers to the sale or trade of humans — basically, ...

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Bakken Price Weakens After North Dakota Production Hits New High

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Bakken crude on the spot market weakened against West Texas Intermediate as North Dakota regulators said production from the state’s portion of the field increased to a new high in May. North Dakota’s Bakken field produced 745,399 barrels of crude a day, according to preliminary data from the state’s Industrial Commission. That’s up 2.4 percent from April and 29 percent ...

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