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UND Digital Press releases ‘The Bakken Goes Boom’ (VIDEO)

The Digital Press at UND has released the first, peer-reviewed, book-length collection of studies about the Bakken oil boom in Western North Dakota: The Bakken Goes Boom: Oil and the Changing Geographies. Associate Professor of History William Caraher and former UND Assistant Professor of English and Communication Kyle Conway (now at the University of Ottawa) edited the volume. As oil ...

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Williston sets deadline for elimination of oil crew camps

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s City Commission has set a July 1 deadline for the elimination of oil field crew camps within city limits, but the issue still might not be resolved. Commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance setting the deadline, after debate about its impact on the energy industry. However, Mayor Howard Klug said he will push ...

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Watford City population six times higher than pre-boom

Watford City was once a sleepy town with a humble population of about 1,500 people. That was before the oil boom, though, which has sent the population rocketing upwards six times over, with continued growth predicted. McKenzie County Job Development Authority Director Gene Veeder said, “We’re coming on more stable times, and our trend in growth is still upward. Our ...

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Minot delegation says connections made on Norway trade trip

MINOT, N.D. — Members of a Minot trade delegation who visited Norway in August say they made significant business connections with major agricultural and energy firms. They met with representatives of fertilizer and polyethylene production industries in Oslo and Telemark, and presented Minot as a possible location for new plants, the Minot Daily News reported. The group, which was invited ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Dalrymple’s years of service impressive The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Aug. 30, 2015 Some might argue that Jack Dalrymple became governor with a silver spoon in his mouth. He didn’t have to run for office, becoming governor in 2010 when John Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate, and the state was in great financial shape. When he moved up, however, ...

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