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SD woman begins filming ND oil boom movie

Charlie Buhler Aegis Film

MITCHELL, S.D. — Charlie Buhler has returned to Mitchell for the next step in her film-making career. Buhler, a 25-year-old Mitchell native, is directing a short film, “Aegis,” a movie with strong themes of protection. The movie is about a young woman named Charlene, working as a stripper while on the run among the oil fields of North Dakota.“There’s a ...

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ND tops nation in taps, housing rate

North Dakota housing

If one were to adopt power rankings for each state, North Dakota would be in pole position. Leading the nation in several categories, the state already has the lowest unemployment rate, is second in oil production and tops all other states in economic growth. Last week two more honors were bestowed upon the Peace Garden State, which now leads the ...

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North Dakota gets $9.6 million for oil patch law enforcement

North Dakota State Police Cruiser

North Dakota Gets $9.6 million for oil patch law enforcement Posted 7/10/13 (Wed) The need for increased law enforcement help in western North Dakota is finally being recognized. The increase in population has inevitably led to a rise in crime. Slowly, but surely, counties including McKenzie County have increased law enforcement numbers. Yet, there are still many problems that need ...

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$71 million approved for Oil Patch communities

71 Million Approved for Infrastructure Projects

BISMARCK – Twenty Oil Patch communities will receive $71 million in energy impact grants for assistance with water-related projects. Grants approved Thursday by the Board of University and School Lands include:• $5 million to expand Crosby’s water supply and wastewater treatment systems.• $10 million to expand New Town’s water treatment plant, water and sewer system upgrades and street improvements. • ...

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Mayor: $10 million won’t go far in meeting Watford City’s needs

By Neal A. Shipman Farmer Editor Source Article from http://www.watfordcitynd.com/?id=10&nid=2265 With the city of Watford City looking at needing over $195 million in infrastructure improvements to meet the needs of a rapidly growing city, Brent Sanford, Watford City mayor is less than pleased to see that his city is only going to be receiving $10 million in North Dakota Oil Impact ...

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This Is Your Town on Fracking

Not long ago I found myself stranded in Williston, North Dakota. You might have heard of it. Despite being the eighth-largest city in the 48th most-populous state, Williston has won some infamy in recent years. It’s at the center of an oil boom that’s likely to make the United States a net exporter of fossil fuels in just a few ...

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Oil Patch drinking water violations prevalent

WILLISTON, N.D. – Crew camps, RV parks and other water systems in oil-producing counties dominate a list released Monday of drinking water violations issued last year, but officials say most issues have been corrected. The North Dakota Department of Health issued 236 major violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2012, primarily for public water systems that failed to ...

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ND AG to meet with oil patch law enforcement

Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:18 am BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is slated to meet with law enforcement officers from oil-producing counties. Stenehjem says the meeting in Watford City on Tuesday is to discuss funding needs for laws enforcement in the state’s booming oil patch. Stenehjem has said that organized crime and other illegal ...

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