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Williston welcomes new venues for food and drink


Restaurateur making big investment in Williston INFORUM Marcus Jundt, chairman and CEO of Williston Holding Co., poses at Williston Brewing Company, a restaurant he plans to expand nationally. Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – An entrepreneur who already has invested millions in Williston plans to make the boomtown the namesake of a national restaurant chain. Marcus Jundt, ...

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9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota

9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota By: Associated Press, INFORUM   BISMARCK – BNSF Railway says nine empty oil tanker cars derailed after a train was hit by a pickup truck just outside of western North Dakota’s Oil Patch. BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the derailment occurred about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, about 60 miles southeast of Minot. McBeth ...

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Minot group gets suicide prevention contract

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Health Department has awarded a statewide suicide prevention contract to the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities in Minot. Officials say the goal is to start a training program for middle school personnel. The Health Department says the training meets new North Dakota requirements related to youth suicide-risk indicators. Project coordinator Christine Brigden ...

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Land Price Bubble Popping?

land bubble set to pop

From Texas to North Dakota, land is selling for thousands of dollars an acre across the United States. In fact, even many experts haven’t seen prices this high. Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin has more on if this land price bubble is about to burst. (Vince Bitz / Bitz Realty) “They are record highs right now.” Vince Bitz has been selling ...

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As Oil Floods Plains Towns, Crime Pours In

Crime in the Bakken

Matthew Staver for The New York Times Sgt. Daniel Blood making an arrest last month in Watford City, N.D. Since 2005, arrests there have risen more than fivefold. SIDNEY, Mont. — One cold morning last year, a math teacher jogging through her hometown in eastern Montana was abducted, strangled and buried in a shallow grave. Charged in her death were ...

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Iran ranks 14th in number of solar power plants

iran solar energy

Iran’s total solar power plant production capacity currently stands at 70,000 megawatt hours, the Managing Director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) Homayoun Haeri said on Friday. “Iran is now the world’s 14th biggest owner of solar power plants,” the IRNA News Agency quoted Haeri as saying. “The country’s total potential for producing solar and wind ...

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Marion County Gas-drilling case settled

gas and drilling lawsuit

A Marion County landowner’s federal lawsuit to throw a gas-drilling company off his land has been settled out of court. Richard Cain sued XTO Energy — an Exxon subsidiary — about horizontal gas wells on his land that also drain gas from neighboring tracts. Cain said XTO had no right to use his only drawing gas from neighboring mineral tracts. ...

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Encana announces multi-million dollar drilling plans for 2014 in the San Juan Basin

Encana Corp

FARMINGTON — Encana Corporation announced earlier this month a new company strategy and vision, with much of that strategy being focused on the San Juan Basin where it plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in new oil and gas production beginning in 2014. The announcement has prompted a flurry of speculation among those in the local oil and ...

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