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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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Report: Inspections key to preventing oil pipeline leaks

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new report says the best way to prevent pipeline leaks is through proper installations, inspections and learning from the past. The report done by the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center was presented Wednesday to the state Industrial Commission. It’s the first phase of a two-part, $1.5 million report authorized by the Legislature ...

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Drone pilot training center on fast track in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A major U.S. defense contractor that is opening an unmanned aircraft training academy in North Dakota may start with a temporary structure because of the growing demand for pilots and other crew members, the head of a drone business park says. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. held its groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month at Grand Sky, ...

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Fighting Hawks picked as University of North Dakota nickname

FARGO, N.D. — University of North Dakota backers have selected Fighting Hawks as the school’s new nickname, the school announced Wednesday. The predatory bird mascot was declared the winner after receiving 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-nickname runoff. The vote was open to people with UND ties, including students, staff and alums, ...

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Federal standards keep young pilots from manning drones

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Megan Halek could be the best unmanned aircraft pilot coming out of the University of North Dakota’s highly regarded aviation program this year: She’s aced a training program and has enough air experience to fly private jets worldwide. That won’t be enough to land her dream job, flying the Predator drone for the U.S. Customs and ...

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Innovating an area ICON: Tech ties architectural group to regional expansion

While the rest of the state is working to improve taking resources out of the ground, ICON Architectural Group is continuing to bloom from a small company into one of the Midwest’s premier architectural firms, helping to build the infrastructure needed for North Dakota’s sustained growth, but also helping to foster the region’s growing, innovative, tech sector. It all started ...

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Voting has begun for new UND nickname to replace Fighting Sioux

The University of North Dakota opened voting Monday for a new nickname, with the ballot offering five choices to replace Fighting Sioux. With Fighting Sioux erased in 2012 under pressure from the NCAA because of its potential to offend American Indians, the options put before voters are: Fighting Hawks, Nodaks, North Stars, Roughriders and Sundogs. Those eligible to vote anonymously ...

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North Dakota drone team goes to Canada to study wildlife

FARGO, N.D. — Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History who have spent five decades studying ecology in the polar bear capital of Canada had help this past summer from an unmanned aircraft team from the University of North Dakota. A museum researcher and senior scientist for the Hudson Bay Project, Robert Rockwell, told The Associated Press that the ...

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