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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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Citizens’ protection came at a steep price in Fargo standoff The Daily News, Wahpeton, Feb. 15, 2016 In a tragic turn of events, a Fargo police officer was killed in the line of duty and his family, a wife and two children mourn the loss of their loved one. All of North Dakota joins them as they place their husband ...

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Natural gas movement

W.W. Transport and Great River Energy, companies related through similar ownership, are doing their part to promote the natural gas movement. W.W. Transport rid its fleet of diesel-powered semi tractors and bought trucks that ran entirely on compressed natural gas or dual-fuel trucks capable of running either on natural gas or diesel fuel. That led to the formation of a ...

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North Dakota lignite projects languish, some question worth

BISMARCK, N.D. — Fifteen years after North Dakota began funding research aimed at revitalizing growth in the state’s lignite industry, all but one project has been abandoned or yielded little more than expensive studies that have failed to find a clean and cost-effective use for the state’s plentiful but low-grade coal, data obtained by The Associated Press show. Some say ...

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North Dakota coal production increases 4 percent in 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is known for its booming oil fields, but coal mining in the state also is a healthy industry. The state’s four lignite mines sold nearly 29 million tons of coal last year, up nearly 4 percent from 2013, according to the Lignite Energy Council, a trade group representing coal producers, electric utilities, and businesses that ...

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Alternative fuel station proposed in Lower Mount Bethel

A new alternative fuel station could be coming to the Lehigh Valley. Great River Energy, LLC — the environmental arm of Iowa-based trucking company W.W. Transport — plans to build a compressed-natural gas station in rural Lower Mount Bethel Township. If approved, a $1.8 million compressed-natural gas station at 5137 Lower Mud Run Road will refuel both trucks from a ...

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USDA Rural Development investing in the Bakken


By Jessica Holdman Housing, health care and the Bakken were the focus of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in 2013. State Director Jasper Schneider said in many states growth happens in the major metropolitan areas. “It’s the opposite in North Dakota, with a lot of development happening in rural areas,” he said. Rural Development invested a total of $506 million ...

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