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Environmental groups seek enhanced studies of planned crude oil pipelines across Minnesota

Opponents of two crude oil pipelines proposed in northern Minnesota are pushing for deeper, more sweeping studies of their environmental risks in the wake of an appeals court ruling rejecting the process begun by state regulators. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday decided to stay, or put on hold, its June decision granting a certificate of need to the ...

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Review: ABC’s ‘Quantico’ has some juice, but its ‘Blood and Oil’ a weak offering

As this fall’s new TV shows continue to roll out, there’s precious little that’s great, with only a few offerings that could be called good. ABC’s new Sunday dramas include “Quantico,” which has energy but worrisome weaknesses, and “Blood and Oil,” which isn’t much. It’s clear from the get-go that “Quantico” will have little resemblance to anything that happens at ...

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Electric cooperative opens new warehouse in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — An electric cooperative in North Dakota’s oil country has opened a new building to improve conditions for the workers who keep the power on. KXMC-TV reports that Mountrail-Williams Electrical Cooperative cut the ribbon on a 45,000-square-foot warehouse in Williston that will house a fleet of more than 50 trucks, as well as locker rooms and showers for ...

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Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 miles of hazardous liquids pipelines that ...

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Williston: From Boomtown to Hometown

Sponsored Content What does a city look like when its population more than doubles in the span of five years? It’s probably difficult to visualize a growth of that scale and momentum, but it’s a transformation city officials and residents of Williston, North Dakota have grappled with since the area’s oil “boom” six years ago. According to Census data, Williston ...

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Judge grants preliminary injunction of federal hydraulic fracturing rule

U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott W. Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule on Wednesday. The ruling blocks new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect, according to the Associated Press and a statement by the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). Earlier this summer, ...

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North Dakota state crime bureau adding 9 new agents

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is hiring nine new agents this fall and stationing many of them in the western oil patch, where crime is increasing. Two new agents will be based in Williston, working cases involving Internet crimes against children, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/1haamcN ). Three of the ...

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