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Bismarck elementary students got an energy education on Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

Oil Can Kids Day

250 students, mostly fourth-graders, attended the Oil Can Kids Day event at the Bismarck Civic Center. Fourth-grade classes rotated through different energy education stations, each one a snapshot of where energy comes from and how it is used. The program also teaches students about tools and skills they’ll need if they work in a trade. At one station, kids participated ...

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MDU Resources Group lays off workers, cuts other positions

BISMARCK, N.D. — MDU Resources Group Inc. has laid off seven employees in its Bismarck corporate office after the sale of its oil company. MDU, a diversified natural resource company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, announced the sale of its Fidelity Exploration and Production properties in November to generate capital to fund investments at its other subsidiaries. The ...

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North Dakota motorists enjoying lower gasoline prices

FARGO, N.D. — Motorists in Bismarck are paying the lowest average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in more than six years. AAA North Dakota says the last time the Bismarck metro average was lower than Monday’s $1.92 per gallon was in March 2009, when the price dipped to $1.88. The North Dakota statewide average is $2.08, the lowest ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Lake Tschida decision unfortunate The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Nov. 12, 2015 It’s unfortunate that the Bureau of Reclamation couldn’t find its way to a compromise for Lake Tschida site users. The bureau decided trailers and permanent property along the shoreline would have to go by 2021. The reason — when high water and flooding occurs debris can float into the ...

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North Dakota theater to tell US veterans’ stories on stage

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre will help bring history alive next month by performing the words of U.S. veterans. “Warrior Words” began as a writing workshop in five North Dakota five in 2014 and 2015. Forty-four veterans from different generations representing World War II up through the current war in Afghanistan shared their stories on ...

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North Dakota looks to boost Advanced Placement program

BISMARCK, N.D. — The head of North Dakota’s public school system says she wants one-quarter of the state’s students to enter college with at least a semester’s worth of credits under their belts. North Dakota ranks last in the nation for participation in the Advanced Placement program, which offers college-level courses to high school students. Statewide, fewer than 2,000 students ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Sept. 30, 2015 Beef prices reflect ag challenges Farming and ranching remains an important industry in the state, impacting most, if not every segment of North Dakota’s economy. When agriculture prospers, the entire state benefits. Cattle producers in particular have benefited recently from high beef prices. In the not-so distant past, depressed cattle ...

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