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Gasoline prices take another big jump in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gasoline prices continue to rise in North Dakota by more than a dime a week. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas rose about 11 cents per gallon in the last week, after rising nearly 11 cents per gallon the previous week and more than 12 cents the week before that. The average ...

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Fund suspended for communities affected by oil development

Due to the oil price and drilling decline, North Dakota communities impacted by oil and gas development will not be receiving financial assistance from the state. (Image: A.G. McQuillan via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A program aimed at helping North Dakota communities deal with the effects of energy development has been suspended due to slumping oil activity. North Dakota’s Board of University and School Lands also voted Thursday to put on hold millions of dollars of projects that have receive grants but work hasn’t started. Trust Lands Commissioner Lance Gaebe (GAY’-bee) says ...

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2 Indian tribes in ND get over $48K for economic development

NEW TOWN, N.D. — Two Indian tribes in North Dakota have received more than $48,000 each for economic development efforts. The state’s congressional delegation says the funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration have been awarded to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe and the Three Affiliated Tribes. U.S. John Hoeven says the grants will help the tribes “develop and diversify” ...

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North Dakota to test for tainted drinking water

As a result of the recent pipeline rupture outside Glendive, Montana, the North Dakota Department of Health will begin testing drinking water in Williston and other municipalities to determine if public health is at risk, according to a report by The Bismarck Tribune. The pipeline, owned by Bridger Pipeline LLC, released an estimated 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone ...

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North Dakota tribal leader gives inaugural address

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WILLISTON, N.D. — The new leader of North Dakota’s oil rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation says the tribes need to strive toward self-reliance and end federal dependency. Chairman Mark Fox made the remarks in an inaugural address Wednesday evening at a celebration in New Town. He was joined by tribal, state and federal officials and dignitaries. Fox won a ...

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Tribes to revamp plans for proposed oil refinery

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MAKOTI, N.D.— Leaders with the Three Affiliated Tribes in western North Dakota plan to revise their plan for an oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Tribal chairman Mark Fox said the project, which has been in the works for more than a decade, has been at a standstill while the tribe deals with environmental measures and other procedural ...

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Fox taking initiative on tribal oil problems

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At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new bypass in New Town, new Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox had a meeting about the oil industry on the reservation with Gov. Jack Dalrymple. No less than two weeks into his position Fox claims he is ready to ‘tackle the issues that the previous administration was not apt to do.’  Fox ...

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