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Tribes, North Dakota fail to reach deal on oil tax agreement

BISMARCK, N.D. — Tribal officials on North Dakota’s oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation said Thursday they won’t sign off on a revenue sharing agreement with the state because of a new law that shaves the overall oil tax rate following the fall in crude prices. The Legislature in April passed the measure, which also abolishes some price-based incentives. Three Affiliated Tribes ...

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North Dakota awards impact grants to oil patch hospitals

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Land Board has awarded $5 million to hospitals in the state’s oil-producing region. Officials say the grants are part of a program aimed at helping communities deal with the effects of rapid energy development. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson is getting most of the money, at $2.1 million. Six other hospitals are ...

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North Dakota regulators mull easing pipeline spill fine

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators are considering easing a record $2.4 million fine levied against a Texas company for a pipeline spill that spewed saltwater and oil for three months before being detected. The North Dakota Industrial Commission, a three-member all-Republican panel led by Gov. Jack Dalrymple, approved the sanction in June against Woodlands, Texas-based Summit Midstream Partners and ...

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North Dakota official says budget ‘very likely’ faces cuts

Inside the North Dakota State Capitol, the House Of Representatives. (Image: Timothy Vogel via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s budget director ordered an updated revenue forecast on Friday and said agencies “very likely” will have to trim spending due to lower-than-expected tax collections from a decrease in oil drilling in the state. “It’s the responsible thing to do,” Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp said. Sharp said agencies may be asked to ...

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Job Service wants more funding to cover rise in unemployment

An oil derrick is seen at a fracking site for extracting oil outside of Williston, North Dakota March 11, 2013. An oil derrick is a complex set of machines specifically designed for optimum efficiency, safety and low cost. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Faced with an expected spike in unemployment claims due largely to a slowdown of oil drilling, North Dakota’s employment agency on Tuesday made an emergency request of $240,000 to maintain staffing through January, the agency’s busiest month. Cheri Giesen, who heads Job Service North Dakota, which administers state unemployment benefits and workforce training programs, told the state ...

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North Dakota now has an artificial state Christmas tree

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Christmas tree at North Dakota’s state Capitol this year is plastic, a move made to reduce the fire risk, officials said. It’s Memorial Hall’s first fake Christmas tree since the building was completed in 1934, about four years after the original statehouse burned down. “The fire department has been on us about replacing the real trees ...

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Stenehjem kicks off campaign for North Dakota governor

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) has kicked off his campaign for governor while former North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel has established an exploratory committee for a potential bid. Stenehjem was announcing his gubernatorial bid on Tuesday in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck. Stenehjem is a Republican. He is running for the seat being vacated ...

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