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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Lydia Gilbertson is from Devils Lake, ND and has received a BA in English from Minnesota State University-Moorhead (2010), and a certificate in web development from MState (2013). She enjoys yoga, cooking, traveling, browsing reddit, PC gaming, and concerts of any kind. She resides in Fargo, ND with her cat Posey, and her corgi Super Nova.

Miss Montana thinks oil patch is pretty okay


Members of the media and citizens alike often portray the Bakken area as being filled with drugs, crime, oil spills, and hordes of mean and burly men. Miss Montana USA Tahnee Peppenger recently visited the area to see what was really happening in the oilfields. Bill Vander of the Sidney Herald reports that Peppenger feels that all of these myths have ...

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Fargo, ND, mayor known for flood fights dies at 73

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the “flood mayor” for leading the state’s largest city through several successful fights against the Red River, died Tuesday at his home, city officials said. He was 73. Walaker had been battling kidney cancer for several months. Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said Walaker was hospitalized over ...

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ND Gov. Dalrymple to outline budget proposal

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is preparing to outline his budget recommendations to the Legislature. Dalrymple is speaking to a joint session of the North Dakota House and Senate on Wednesday. His budget speech will wrap up the Legislature’s organizational session. In related news, Gov. Dalrymple reveals $80 million conservation retort to measure 5 momentum. Lawmakers have been ...

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What happened to Brandon Belk? Could better safety measures have saved him?


Environment & Energy Publishing released a story today outlining the suspicious death of a Bandlands Power Fuels worker named Brandon Belk in Watford City, North Dakota. Belk’s parents stated in the interview that they believe his death was caused by inhaling solvents and other petroleum products while cleaning a frack tank. The autopsy says that he died from pneumonia or ...

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MDU Resources Group considering refinery in Minot


MINOT, N.D. — MDU Resources Group is considering building an oil refinery in Minot. Spokesman Tim Rasmussen tells the Minot Daily News that construction could start as early as next year if a study determines the project is feasible. In related news, MDU to buy southwestern North Dakota wind farm. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group is wrapping up construction of the $350 million ...

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Public hearing set for oil pipeline conversion


WILLISTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing in Stanley on a proposed oil pipeline conversion. Targa Badlands LLC wants to convert a 31-mile-long gathering pipeline system between New Town and Stanley into a transmission pipeline. The pipeline would have a maximum capacity of about 48,000 barrels per day and transport oil to an ...

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Meeting to discuss storied ND National Guard unit


BISMARCK, N.D. — The Bismarck Historical Society will discuss a storied North Dakota National Guard regiment in a meeting Wednesday. North Dakota’s 164th Infantry Regiment fought in the South Pacific during World War II. The Bismarck Historical Society says it was the first U.S. Army unit to take offensive action against the Japanese when it arrived on the island of ...

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Baltimore residents speak out against proposed crude oil facility


Heather Moyer, an 8-year resident of the Morrell Park neighborhood of Baltimore, is used to living near busy train tracks. Still, the proposal by Houston-based Targa Resources to begin shipping millions of gallons of crude oil through its Fairfield terminal — via the tracks that pass through Moyer’s neighborhood — is not one she is willing to accept without a ...

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