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Special police unit to focus on street gangs in Fargo area

FARGO, N.D. — A special police unit is planned to target gang members who have expanded their activity from the North Dakota oil patch to Fargo, law enforcement officials announced Thursday. Police say that dozens of gang members primarily from Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and California have decided to set up shop in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, metropolitan area ...

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Pour me another one, Oilman

Over the years the oil boom in the U.S. has stirred many people to develop fun, new products related to the industry. One idea that seems to be a big hit are oil inspired cocktails and shots. Now, some sound and look like they aren’t that bad, but others are questionable. Lucky for you, I have taken the time to ...

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North Dakota legislators to discuss oil tax distribution

This week the North Dakota Legislature will discuss how to distribute revenue generated by the state oil tax among its 53 counties. Also on the legislative docket is whether or not to waive sales taxes on materials used to build natural gas pipelines and chemical plants, according to a report from Reuters. During the 80-day session, the disbursement of oil ...

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Minnesota rail safety upgrades pegged at $243M

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Upgrading Minnesota railroad crossings on highways and roads where passing oil trains from North Dakota pose a risk of explosions and fires will cost at least $243 million, Minnesota transportation officials said Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said some of the state’s highest-risk grade crossings are just across the North Dakota-Minnesota border on the BNSF ...

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Public to discuss ND’s radioactive waste problem

Beginning January 2015 there will be several public information sessions and hearings regarding the possible changes to industrial and oilfield waste landfill regulations proposed by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). After the completion of a study performed by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), which examined acceptable levels of Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM), the NDDoH proposed ...

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“Williston is what it would look like if Halliburton tried to colonize the moon.”

Pump jack sunset

The oil boom in western North Dakota has fascinated the nation. A variety of news outlets have done pieces highlighting the economic phenomenon. Today Vox.com released an interesting, descriptive and unbiased picture of the oil boom in North Dakota. Its author, Libby Nelson, poses the question,“what will North Dakota do with its newfound wealth?” Along with this question, Nelson discusses the ...

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Fresh financial start list names ND cities and a boomtown

Billings Montana

Badcredit.org compiled a list of the ten best cities for a fresh financial start this week. Three North Dakota cities and Bakken oil town Billings, Montana all made the list. Badcredit.org gathered data from sources such as the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, BestPlaces.net and Forbes to create these rankings. Billings, Montana ranked 10th; Grand Forks, North Dakota ...

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Fargo, ND, mayor known for flood fights dies at 73

dennis walaker

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the “flood mayor” for leading the state’s largest city through several successful fights against the Red River, died Tuesday at his home, city officials said. He was 73. Walaker had been battling kidney cancer for several months. Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said Walaker was hospitalized over ...

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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste

ebola strain

BISMARCK, N.D.— The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn’t currently have any plans to do so, company officials said. Healthcare Environmental Services Inc. has received a few calls from nervous people since it appeared on a California Department of Public Health list of potential destinations ...

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