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North Dakota oil patch trash clean-up effort to begin

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual Pick Up the Patch campaign is slated to begin in Minot and New Town on Friday. The effort is aimed at cleaning up garbage that’s littering the oil patch in western North Dakota. It’s being organized by community leaders and oil and gas companies operating in the area. Similar clean-up ...

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Addressing addiction, mental health to fight Bakken crime

“Thing are slowing down? I can unequivocally say they are not here for the court system,” Northwest District Judge Robin Schmidt told KX News. Although the oil and gas market is in a downturn, Schmidt and McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger testified to North Dakota legislators that crime is still on the rise while the Energy Development and Transmission Committee ...

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Bakken crime: Watford City law enforcement center on time and under budget

To combat the growing crime rates that came along with the frantic drilling rates, regional, state and county entities have been working together, along with ICON Architectural Group, to help keep western North Dakota safe. The exponential growth of North Dakota’s oil patch has left state agencies scrambling to catch up with the population boom and the infrastructure needed to ...

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Dalrymple appoints 3 lawyers to newly created ND judgeships

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed three lawyers to newly created North Dakota district court judgeships. Dalrymple on Monday announced the appointments of Kirsten Sjue, Daniel El-Dweek and Rhonda Ehlis. Sjue and El-Dweek will be judges in the Northwest Judicial District. Sjue will serve in Williston, while El-Dweek will be chambered in Watford City. Sjue is the current ...

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