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Temporary water line in place for Divide, Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — A temporary pipeline has been installed to bring water to people in Divide and Burke counties. Residents of communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus were told over the weekend to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline underneath a wetland. About 2,000 people were affected. ...

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Western North Dakota water project to seek $120M

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials plan to ask the Legislature next year for $120 million in funding for the Western Area Water Supply Project, as demand grows for treated Missouri River water in the western North Dakota region that includes the booming oil patch. The request likely will be for $90 million in grants and $30 million in loans, according ...

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Oil, brine spill reported in Divide County

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By Forum News Service, INFORUM CROSBY, N.D. – About 100 barrels of brine water and 140 barrels of oil were spilled at a well site in Divide County on Monday, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. The spill occurred after a valve on a saltwater disposal well failed at a site operated by Samson Resources Co. Samson employees ...

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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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Cleanup crew says dumpsite worse than initial report

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By Forum News Service  NOONAN – A cleanup crew has removed filter socks that were illegally dumped in an abandoned gas station in a remote corner of northwest North Dakota, and discovered that there was about twice as much waste as initially estimated. Secure Energy Services filled two large rolloff Dumpsters with the waste that contains naturally occurring radioactive material to ...

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Bakken Briefings

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Divide school faces budget cuts The loss of oil tax revenue has tensions running high as the Divide County School Board struggles with how to make ends meet. More than a dozen students, parents and teachers attended the board’s April 8 meeting to express their opposition to proposed cuts to the high school music program. Board member Jessica Busch said ...

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Bakken Briefings

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Watford hospital plans aired The financial pieces for a new $57.3 million health care facility in Watford City, N.D., are rapidly falling into place. Dan Kelly, CEO of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, said the North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved a Bank of North Dakota $12.5 million loan for a new 24-bed hospital, clinic and nursing home. “This 1 percent, ...

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Crosby city resources under close watch

  By John D. Taylor Mayor Les Bakken told Crosby’s city council last week  he’s tired of the town getting dumped on by people using both the city sewage lagoon and the city landfill for their own unauthorized use. Bakken recommended the city stop “taking anything from anyone,” and that “we keep the lagoon for ourselves.” “The city is expanding ...

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