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North Dakota Libertarians endorse slate of candidates

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Libertarian Party members have endorsed a slate of candidates for the November 2016 election. The party held a convention Saturday in Mandan and endorsed candidates for every statewide office except governor and state treasurer. The party also endorsed Jack Seaman of Fargo for the U.S. House and Robert Marquette of Fargo for U.S. Senate. Joshua ...

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Public meeting set to discuss ND unmanned aircraft test site

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A public meeting is scheduled to talk about business opportunities and other plans for North Dakota’s unmanned aircraft test site. Representatives of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and the Federal Aviation Administration are set to participate in the discussion and answer questions about the site and the future of the industry. The North Dakota test ...

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North Dakota July airline boardings down 4 percent from 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — Boardings at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in July dropped about 4 percent from the previous year. The state Aeronautics Commission reports Dickinson had the biggest percentage drop, of just under 30 percent. Minot saw the biggest drop in actual passengers, with about 3,700 fewer boardings than in July 2014. Airports in Fargo, Grand Forks and ...

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BNSF to expand rail capacity in the Bakken

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company has announced its capital investment projects for the upcoming year and is reporting that the company will be investing approximately $1.5 billion into expansion and engineering projects, according to The Bakken Magazine. The projects, spanning across eight states in the company’s North Region, will add rail capacity and continue the company’s application of Positive ...

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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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Extreme cold in the Dakotas to linger into next week

BISMARCK, N.D. — A few schools in the Dakotas started classes late on Friday in the aftermath of a storm that created blizzard conditions in many areas, while residents throughout the two states once again dealt with extreme cold. The National Weather Service posted advisories for most areas Friday morning, with wind chills dropping as low as the minus-30s. 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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UND student runs from Grand Forks to oil patch

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 By JOSH WOOD | Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — After running more than a marathon every day for 13 days straight, a University of North Dakota student has finished a journey from Grand Forks to Williston aimed at raising awareness about oil’s environmental impact. Exhausted 22-year-old Grand Forks native Caleb Kobilansky “danced, screamed and ate Pringles” when he finally ...

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