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Enbridge Energy to install 600 mile pipeline to transport Bakken Oil

Enbridge Energy is finalizing plans to build a 600-mile pipeline to transport North Dakota crude oil to Superior, Wis., and soon will begin contacting Minnesota property owners along two proposed paths across the state. Although two proposed pathways across 11 northern counties are under review for the $2.5 billion Sandpiper Pipeline, an Enbridge official said Thursday that the company is ...

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Interior Sec. Jewell to tour North Dakota

Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Interior Department said Secretary Sally Jewell will visit active drilling sites when she meets with state officials in North Dakota. The department said the secretary will meet Tuesday with state Sens. John Hoeven, a Republican, and his Democratic counterpart, Heidi Heitkamp, during tours of oil operations in the state. The tour, Jewell’s first, ...

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North Dakota Manufacturing Employment Grew 4% over Past Year

ND Manufacturing Growing

EVANSTON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For the third year in a row, industrial employment in North Dakota posted a gain, according to the 2014 North Dakota Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports North Dakota gained 1,734 manufacturing jobs from May 2012 to May 2013, or 4% – – 3.5 percentage points above the ...

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Jamestown Prepares For Population and Economic Boom

Jamestown North Dakota

Jamestown’s population of 15-thousand people is getting ready for a major jump,  as plans for energy projects in nearby Spiritwood move closer to reality.   All of it is tying together North Dakota agriculture and energy production. And all of it should mean the largest population growth Jamestown and surrounding Stutsman County have seen in decades. Dave Klein, Housing Authority: “It would not surprise me to  see ...

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Western States Lead In Job Creation

Western States Lead Job Growth

By Eric Morath Looking for a job? Head west. Of the 10 states with the fastest employment growth over the past year, nine are west of the Mississippi. Payrolls in Idaho grew 3% in June compared to a year earlier, the strongest gain of any state, the Labor Department said Thursday. Following the “famous potatoes” state are Texas, Colorado and ...

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ND border counties beating Minnesota in job growth

Billboard ND open for business

Forum News ServicePark Rapids Enterprise By Erik Burgess / The Forum MOORHEAD — The bright yellow billboard ad outside Moorhead claiming North Dakota’s superiority in the business realm is gone. But while the advertisement has skedaddled, the fact remains that on the overall, North Dakota border counties crushed their counterparts in Minnesota in job growth over the last decade. Cass ...

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