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Iraqis tour North Dakota to study gas-capturing technologies

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Iraqi government has turned to North Dakota for help in finding solutions to the wasteful burning of natural gas that’s a byproduct of oil production. Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia, is having much the same problem dealing with excess natural gas that North Dakota has had as oil production there has increased, though ...

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North Dakota launches industrial hemp research program

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s agriculture department is launching a research program to help determine whether industrial hemp can be a viable commodity in the state. Eight years ago, the department issued the nation’s first hemp-growing licenses to two farmers, one of whom was a state lawmaker. But efforts to further the industry were hampered by federal drug law, which ...

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Road construction season deemed a success in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — State and oil patch officials say this year’s road construction season has been successful so far, thanks to favorable weather. As of Oct. 15, 66 percent of more than $596 million in projects bid out this year have been completed. That compares with 53 percent of projects completed at the same time last year and 61 percent ...

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North Dakota’s economy is no comedy skit

Anyone who caught the HBO skit on North Dakota could have found humor in the simplistic, slapstick one-liners, but the overall messaging is not funny. I guess I avoided watching it for a couple weeks because as a North Dakota native, I’ve nearly heard it all when it comes to our small state. Like so many in the media, HBO’s ...

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North Dakota gets $22 million in federal heating aid funds

BISMARCK, N.D. — A program that helps needy North Dakotans pay winter heating bills is getting financial help from the federal government before winter sets in. North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the state will receive $22 million from in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, better known as LIHEAP. It helps eligible families pay for home heating and weatherizing. Officials ...

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Medical marijuana initiative crafted in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in North Dakota are slated to turn in a proposed initiative Tuesday to put the issue on the November 2016 ballot. With voters’ approval, the initiative would make it legal for North Dakota residents to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for medical purposes. It says those who qualify could obtain ...

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Green incentives seen as key to lifting U.S. oil export ban

WILLISTON, N.D. – Legislation crawling its way through Congress that would end the U.S. ban on crude oil exports will succeed only if tied to renewable energy incentives, said Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a moderate Democrat working to convince others in her party to support ending the decades-old restrictions. Heitkamp, who represents oil giant North Dakota, said she is convinced her ...

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2 ND electric cooperatives get loans for infrastructure work

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s congressional delegation says $57 million in federal loans have been given to a pair of North Dakota electrical cooperatives for improvements to electrical infrastructure in their service areas. The delegation says the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a loan of $30 million to the North Central Electric Cooperative and a $27 million loan to Burke-Divide ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Pay raises at City Hall need closer look The Daily News, Wahpeton, Oct. 19, 2015 The city of Wahpeton recently completed a compensation study conducted by Hay Group Inc., of Washington, D.C. The cost of the study was $24,000 and the result is a recommendation for roughly a 40 percent salary increase or $846,000 over the next three years. This ...

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