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Montana – Dakota Utilities Co. promotes Natural Gas use for Homes Space Heating needs

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(Press Release) Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. promotes Natural Gas use for Homes Space Heating needs Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is promoting and extending natural gas service to many new housing developments in the area. Although Montana-Dakota is an electric and natural gas service provider, they are promoting natural gas for new housing in the area to help keep housing affordable for the long-term. The winter heating season can be long and very cold, ...

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Lutheran Social Services seeks Renters; Legacy at Central Place has Openings

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Williston Economic Development by Barb Peterson A new affordable housing project for seniors is seeking tenants. The Lutheran Social Services Legacy at Central Place still has a number of units available. The 44 unit complex is located in the former Williston Junior High building near Downtown Williston. Renovations are expected to wrap up in late January and new tenants will begin moving into the rehabilitated facility in late ...

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Williston leads State in Taxable Sales for 9th Consecutive Quarter

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BISMARCK, N.D. (Press Release)– Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced today that North Dakota’s economy grew at a moderate pace during the third quarter of 2013, which includes July, August, and September. According to the economic report, North Dakota’s third quarter total taxable sales and purchases were $6.947 billion, up $166 million from the third quarter 2012, for a modest increase of ...

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Hoeven: New rail tank safety standards due in weeks

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By: Patrick Rucker, Reuters, INFORUM WASHINGTON – Federal officials have promised to issue within weeks new safety standards for the kind of tank cars involved in a spate of fiery derailments in recent months, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said on Thursday. Rail cars carrying crude oil out of the Bakken region of North Dakota have been involved in several mishaps ...

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Texas oilfield company appeals $2.6 million fine in North Dakota

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WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas company is appealing a $2.6 million fine for allegedly operating illegal temporary housing for its workers in the western North Dakota oil patch. Williams County late last year fined Houston-based Stallion Oilfield Services for failing to follow conditions of a permit. Zoning officials said Stallion was originally approved in 2011 for 25 housing units but ...

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New State’s Attorney for McKenzie County

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McKenzie County has hired a new state’s attorney. The county in the heart of the oil boom has seen a huge increase in criminal and civil cases over the past few years. The Watford City office has had only a part-time state’s attorney, and he resigned last September. Now, the county commission has hired Jacob Rodenbiker, a Fargo native, as ...

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‘Warrior Words’ writing workshop for veterans planned

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By:  Brian Gehring ‘Warrior Words’ writing workshop for veterans planned Bismarck Tribune A writing workshop for all U.S. veterans, “Warrior Words,” is planned for four North Dakota cities this month, including Bismarck on Jan. 25. The Greater Grand Forks Community Theater received a N.D. Humanities Council grant to fund the monologue-writing workshop to be held in four cities that will be ...

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Crestwood Midstream Partners LP : Crestwood Expands Bakken Footprint With Arrow Acquisition

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Crestwood Midstream Partners increased its sizable holdings in the Bakken Shale with the acquisition of Arrow Midstream Holdings. The move, a continuation of its liquids-focused strategy, will allow Crestwood to service about 18% of current Bakken crude oil production. The $750 million transaction is expected to close by year’s end and comes on the heels of the merger of Houston-based ...

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