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North Dakota housing growth rate tops in the nation

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota built new housing at a faster clip than any other state from 2010 through last summer, as people flooded the state in search of work in the booming oil patch. The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest annual estimate shows North Dakota’s housing growth rate far outpaced any other state’s in the year leading up to last ...

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North Dakota increases oil well inspections on flood threat

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators increased oil well inspections Wednesday because of flood threats and have told operators near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers to take precautions. Four nearby wells that have flooded in the past were being shut down as a precaution. Forecasters said recent rains could cause the water level near Williston to exceed ...

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North Dakota orders oil wells shut in over flooding concerns

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil regulators ordered small, privately held Zavanna LLC to shut in oil wells near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers on Wednesday after more than 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) of rain raised flooding concerns. The state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) said it was concerned that the confluence, near the state oil capital ...

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ND oil tax: Relaxed trigger finger, steady aim

Due to the recent rise in oil prices, over $480 million in tax breaks that would have otherwise been granted to oil producers remain in North Dakota’s coffers. However, discussion regarding the future oil tax revenue stream and a misled legislature persists. For the state to enact the tax trigger the average per barrel price for West Texas Intermediate crude ...

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Law enforcement plans new crime fighting tactics on Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — Law enforcement officials say they are beefing up crime fighting efforts in the oil patch of North Dakota and Montana. A new strike force that includes state and federal agencies is meant to target organized crime, which has been blamed for much of the increases in human trafficking, violent offenses and drug dealing in the Bakken region. ...

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Complaint: Oilfield worker subjected to hostile workplace

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal complaint charges a North Dakota-based oilfield service company subjected an employee to a hostile work environment based on his race and national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a complaint Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck against American Casing and Equipment Inc. The lawsuit also charges the company fired the employee for complaining ...

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