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Crosby city resources under close watch

  By John D. Taylor Mayor Les Bakken told Crosby’s city council last week  he’s tired of the town getting dumped on by people using both the city sewage lagoon and the city landfill for their own unauthorized use. Bakken recommended the city stop “taking anything from anyone,” and that “we keep the lagoon for ourselves.” “The city is expanding ...

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Flood funds approved for Minot and North Dakota

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By John Bestoloffe | Bakken.com Minot and the state of North Dakota has been given the blessing to spend over $23 million dollars from the federal government in flood recovery grant funds. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the city the green light to spend 57% of a previously announced $35 million grant award. The city ...

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Oil spills are already reported

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By Rob Port | Google+ In the wake of a 22,000 barrel oil spill out of a Tesoro pipeline near Tioga, North Dakota, some state lawmakers want to make the reporting of such oil spills, to use their word, “mandatory.” As if they weren’t already. “When a 20,000 barrel oil spill goes undisclosed to North Dakotans for well over a week ...

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14 arrested in Dickinson area in sex offender sweep


14 arrested in multiagency sweep of Stark County for sex offenders DICKINSON, N.D. – A multiagency sweep and effort to make sure all sex offenders are in compliance with state and federal law netted 14 arrests this week. By: Katherine Grandstrand, Forum News Service, INFORUM   DICKINSON, N.D. – A multiagency sweep and effort to make sure all sex offenders are ...

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Growth in concealed carry permits aren’t unique to oil patch

By Rob Port There is some frustration in North Dakota over concealed carry permits. Under state law, the Attorney General’s office is supposed to issue a ruling on a permit application within 60 days. But for a lot of applicants that’s not happening. They’re being forced to wait months longer than 60 days. Not surprisingly, that’s causing some consternation. And ...

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Chinese oil, the big guessing game

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Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:00pm EDT * Oil traders hunt for smarter ways to assess demand, supply in China * More boots on the ground for the trading edge * Lack of data on China’s crude stocks, refinery operations By Manash Goswami SINGAPORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – What do the Chinese cities of Qingdao, Ningbo and Dalian have in common ...

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Energy comeback led by Bakken Shale

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By Travis Hoium | More Articles October 24, 2013 | U.S. stock markets are climbing today on the back of reasonably good economic data. Markit’s reading of manufacturing confidence, known as a manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, fell to 51.5 in October from 52.8 in September, but the reading above 50 still indicates economic growth. Jobless claims also fell 12,000 to ...

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Minot Public Schools “beefen” security measures


Even though a sought-after federal grant fell through, the City of Minot and Minot Public Schools continue to pursue a partnership to provide two police officers to serve as resource officers in the schools. The Minot City Council’s Finance and Improvements Committee agreed Tuesday to recommend the council use the $13,000 included in the 2014 city budget as match for ...

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Dickinson clinic to open doors four months early


Sanford moves up Dickinson clinic opening by four months By: Forum News Service, INFORUM DICKINSON, N.D. – Construction of the Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic is moving along so well that its tentative opening date has been moved up by four months. The 85,000-square-foot clinic will open in February rather than next summer, officials announced during a hard-hat tour of the facility ...

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