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Leader of Bakken Strike Force crime unit named

The leader of the recently formed Bakken Strike Force crime unit has been announced, reports the Bismarck Tribune. Supervising the prosecutors and law enforcement officers will be Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk based out of Bismarck, North Dakota. Comprised of local, state and federal law officers, the Strike Force has been charged with the task of investigating and prosecuting the ...

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North Dakota tribal panel wants to regulate oil development

BISMARCK, N.D. — Tribal leaders from an oil-prolific portion of North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation say they can’t count on federal or state regulators — or their own tribal government — to monitor the boom, so they are moving to do it themselves. Industry officials question whether the tribe has the jurisdiction to impose such rules and warned the change ...

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Dakotas tribal leaders pitching pot as economic opportunity

BISMARCK, N.D. — Marijuana companies in California and Colorado have tabbed prominent American Indian leaders from the Dakotas to help prod tribes across the nation into the pot business. Tex Hall, the former chairman of the oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes, and Robert Shepherd, former chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe in northeastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota, are trying ...

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After oil, ex-North Dakota Indian leader forms marijuana firm

WILLISTON, N.D. – The former chairman of a North Dakota Indian nation that controls one-third of the state’s oil output has formed a marijuana company to help tribes around the United States produce and distribute the drug. Tex “Red-Tipped Arrow” Hall, who until last fall led the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation, has formed ...

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Tribal officials say saltwater spilled near Mandaree

MANDAREE, N.D. — Tribal officials say they’re looking into a saltwater spill in western North Dakota. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox says officials were notified of the spill near Mandaree by a pipeline operator Thursday. He says preliminary assessments indicate roughly 220,000 gallons of saltwater spilled in what’s primarily open field on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. According to ...

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Halcon decreases Bakken well costs, increases production

For Halcon Resources Corp, costs in the Bakken have decreased while production increased during the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the previous quarter, The Bakken Magazine reports. After releasing its preliminary results for the first quarter, the company noted that it has been able to haggle lower prices with its service providers. Additionally, the company is continuing to ...

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Halcon Resources cuts 2015 spending again

Jan 8 – Oil and gas producer Halcon Resources Corp said it would further cut its drilling and completion budget for 2015, responding to the continuing fall in oil prices. Halcon said on Thursday it now expected to spend between $375 million to $425 million, down from its earlier forecast of $750 million to $800 million. The midpoint of the ...

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Tribal head: State must do more to protect from oil impacts

BISMARCK, N.D. — The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe appealed to North Dakota lawmakers Thursday to do more to protect public safety and the environment during the state’s unprecedented oil boom. The state’s oil boom has brought people and prosperity to the state but it also has brought problems to North Dakota’s five American Indian reservations, Standing Rock ...

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Oil, Obama, abortion, ag make news in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Energy development, cold weather and the abortion debate dominated much of the news in North Dakota in 2014, but the state also saw some unusual stories. OIL BOOM State oil production in hit new milestones in 2014, reaching an average of 1 million barrels daily and topping a total of 1 billion barrels in the Bakken shale ...

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New bypass triggers new housing for New Town

Wooden Bowl

Within a few days of opening, a 20-unit apartment complex in New Town, funded by MHA Nation oil income, was filled with pre-screened applicants.  Now, the community is looking to other nearby areas, including the newly-opened truck by-pass around the city, for more potential housing opportunities. Wooden Bowl II is the second apartment complex in New Town built by the ...

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