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Construction on $150 million biorefinery near Jamestown underway

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Friday morning marks the next step in making a new biorefinery in North Dakota a reality. A groundbreaking celebration took place on the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy at the build site near Spiritwood and Jamestown, ND. The 65 million-gallon-per-year Dakota Spirit AgEnergy biorefinery will be co-located next to the Spiritwood Station combined heat and power plant. The biorefinery will utilize steam from Spiritwood Station and corn ...

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Burlington rides the Bakken


BURLINGTON, ND According to the latest census, about 1,100 people live in Burlington. In a few years the number of Burlington residents is expected to triple, perhaps even reach as high as 4,000. If it happens, and there are many indications it will, it will be a growth rate seldom seen elsewhere in the United States. While the “Bakken Boom” ...

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Effects of oil on Crosby, the positive kind

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CROSBY Tim Gjovig more than doubled the size of his Hardware Hank store in Crosby when he rebuilt to accommodate the business volume that he was seeing. Now in his new building for just over a year, he’s already wishing the store was bigger. “There’s just so much going on around here,” said Gjovig, whose store is experiencing a demand ...

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Housing Complex in Watford City Completed

Wolf Run Village

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Construction has wrapped up on a 42-unit housing complex in Watford City for public service employees. A dedication ceremony was held Wednesday for the $8 million nonprofit complex dubbed Wolf Run Village that will provide affordable housing for public service workers such as teachers, law officers, emergency responders, and city and county employees. “Many people ...

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Williston ND to get Grainger Branch to support Bakken Oil Fields


Williston, ND – Grainger announced the opening of its new branch in Williston, N.D. to support customers in the Bakken oil fields. “Grainger offers world-class solutions that are part of a multi-channel approach, which includes our sales team, eCommerce, programs to manage customer inventory more effectively, and a strong network of branches and contact centers,” said Doe Kittay, Vice President ...

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Construction Starts on Dickinson Bypass

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One of the many impacts of oil activity in North Dakota is the increase in heavy truck traffic. For many cities like Dickinson, trucks drive right through town. It slows down traffic and causes safety issues. That’s why the Department of Transportation is planning bypasses around several cities in the oil patch, Dickinson included. DOT District Engineer, Larry Gangl says, ...

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Arsenal Energy Inc. Announces North Dakota Well Results

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CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jul 17, 2013) – Arsenal Energy Inc. (“Arsenal“) (AEI.TO) (AEYIF) is pleased to announce the successful drilling and completion of two Bakken wells at Stanley, North Dakota. Both wells were fracture stimulated over the two mile horizontal wellbore section. The John Paul 11-2H produced 1,442 bbl oil during a 24 hour test period at a flowing pressure ...

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Faces of the Boom: Louisiana men bring mobile motel…

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Louisiana native Dex Comardelle, 23, is bringing Southern hospitality to North Dakota’s workforce housing. Comardelle was working toward a degree in hospitality management at the University of Louisiana when he started to hear about North Dakota’s oil boom. Comardelle and his father, Ricky, who has provided living quarters for offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico ...

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ND oil transforming the face of a sleepy town

By: Daily Mail Reporter A fascinating collection of images has captured the stark transformation of Williston, North Dakota, from a quiet backwater to a booming mining town where crime and drug use have spiked and men dramatically outnumber women. The area, where agriculture was historically the main industry, has been experiencing an oil boom in recent years, due in part to ...

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