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WSC opens internship housing program


 Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:02 am Eric Killelea  Williston State College has announced its summer internship housing program for students wanting a “safe and convenient” educational in-campus stay at Frontier Hall. Shanna Curlin, coordinator of conference services at WSC, said she hopes to spread the word to the “many students across the state of North Dakota who may take ...

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Commercial values to skyrocket

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Eric Killelea  Williams County’s commercial property tax values continue to rise and residential values have started to settle, as Williams County Assessor Denell Kallemeyn prepares for upcoming tax equalization meetings. Assessment of valuations were set to stop Feb. 1. The meetings determine property values for 2014. This will have an effect on county and city budgets and mill levies for ...

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ND PSC ‘very likely’ to propose state-run oil pipeline inspection program


By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk says it is “very likely” the regulatory agency will ask state lawmakers to create an inspection program for oil pipelines in North Dakota, an idea propelled by a massive oil spill last fall near Tioga. Kalk’s comment came at the end of an informal discussion Thursday ...

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Medora, ND, Moves Forward with Airport Study Plans: Council Votes to Look into Study 3-0


By Bryan Horwath on Feb 6, 2014 at 12:37 a.m. Feb. 06–MEDORA — Though it’s too early to predict whether North Dakota’s most-visited tourist town will get an airport, its city council on Tuesday night agreed to move forward toward a feasibility study. In a 3-0 vote the council agreed to continue looking into the possible project that would include a meeting with ...

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Agencies plan training on human trafficking


By Bismarck Tribune Three state agencies are working together to train officials in North Dakota about human trafficking. The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands gave CAWS North Dakota, the statewide membership organization representing domestic violence and sexual assault crisis centers, $30,000 for human trafficking training in oil country. According to a statement, CAWS is working with the Office ...

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Killdeer, Dunn County at odds over wastewater treatment plant


By Katherine Lymn Today at 12:13 a.m. MANNING — Dunn County and its largest city are in dispute over an application for a wastewater treatment facility. The county approved the conditional use permit last year for a wastewater treatment plant proposed for just west of Killdeer off Highway 200 on land owned by BG Assets LLC. But the Killdeer City Commission on Jan. ...

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Oil Patch leaders to Legislature: Show us the money


By: Bryan Horwath, Forum News Service DICKINSON, N.D. — Members of the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties are near a breaking point as financial needs related to energy development in the organization’s region continue to pile up. That was the message Wednesday during the association’s meeting in Dickinson. “How do we get the oil and gas counties ...

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Three companies fined for improperly classifying Bakken crude oil


By:  Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – Notices sent to three oil companies operating in North Dakota cite 17 shipments of Bakken crude that investigators say were not properly classified under federal law. Spokesmen for the companies facing potential fines totaling $93,000 – Hess Corp., Marathon Oil Co. and Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. – all said Wednesday ...

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Fort Yates Woman Reportedly Freezes to Death

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By Tom Gerhardt, News Director, KXNET A Fort Yates woman is dead after being found frozen to death in her home. An email message forwarded from a Standing Rock official says Debbie Dogskin was found dead in her home in Sioux Village in Fort Yates. Avis Little Eagle says the Sioux County Sheriff came to the Standing Rock Administration building ...

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