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North Dakota city ranked best place for college grads

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Business Insider recently reported which US cities are the best places for recent college graduates to live.  The list features places such as Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  Madison, WI; and Boston, MA.  But Fargo, ND came out on top. The city’s low unemployment rate and large number of young people are attributed to its high ranking. The entire state of North ...

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Breathe easy oil and gas. Millennials don’t vote

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past three months, political ads have consistently bombarded every media outlet of your daily lives. With reason however, the upcoming election tomorrow could have drastic impacts on the U.S. Senate and governor control in a few states, including Texas. Also, there’s no denying that there are some big energy-related votes coming up ...

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Energy industry lesson for children released in ND

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This week “Energy: Powered by North Dakota,” an online curriculum for 4th and 8th grade students was launched in order to educate the state’s children on the science behind its most prominent industry. The course was paid for by 12 energy companies that worked together with select state government officials on its content.  The course covers all of the sectors ...

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Cline Shale is the next big thing

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While the Permian Basin is known as the U.S.’ largest oil producer, operations seem to be shifting from the western side of the basin to the eastern side, and the shift has a lot of people preparing for another boom. The Cline Shale formation, also known as the Lower Wolfcamp or Wolfcamp D, is located on the eastern edge of ...

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Partnership shouldn’t trump honest debate about oil tax

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Democrat Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider isn’t on the ballot this year because he represents an even-numbered district. Thus, he’s free to play bomb-thrower for his party this cycle, and the bombs he’s been throwing have to do with efforts to reform the state’s taxes on oil production last session. To hear Schneider tell it, you’d think that even discussing ...

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The top 5 Bakken stories of the week

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Rig Count: 193 1. Shale Plays Exclusive: Interview with ND Republican Party Executive Director Jason Flohrs As November 4th approaches, both Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to reach constituents about the importance of voting in the midterm elections. Historically, midterm elections procure a lower turnout, but this November, getting out to vote is more important than ever before. Voters are ...

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Democrats Seem To Have Nearly $100,000 In Campaign Finance Errors In Reports

North Dakota Democrats have almost completely outsourced their campaign donation mechanism to a left-wing, Massachussets-based organization called ActBlue. In fact, when you donate to one of the Democrat candidates for office here in North Dakota you really aren’t making a direct contribution to that campaign. You’re actually making a contribution to the Act Blue committee which then supposedly makes the ...

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Fracking is saving Americans billions of dollars

A recent report commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute states that hydraulic fracturing saved Americans roughly $250 billion last year. The report was part of a move to combat various regulations that are meant to restrict fracking activity. The study examined past fuel prices and production data and weighed it against what the market would be like without hydraulic fracturing. ...

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