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Williston gets a Fuddruckers

A new type of hamburger is now available in Williston. On Tuesday, Fuddruckers opened its doors and within an hour, a line of customers was waiting to order. As the customers lined up, Gurhan Adali was all smiles. Months of work and a lot of risk was finally beginning to pay off for the businessman from Washington D.C. “It’s very ...

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Bakken News Roundup: Landfill, Lagoon, and Water Plans

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Bakken News Roundup: Landfill, Lagoon, and Water Plans Industrial waste landfill planned Green Group Holdings of Atlanta is seeking permits to build a 65-acre industrial waste landfill on a 240-acre site south of Ross. Company officials described their plans Oct. 28 at a public information meeting at the Ross Community Center. The company has requested a zoning change for the ...

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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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