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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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Tour looks into saltwater pipeline damage


MINOT, N.D. – A tour planned for Monday aims to draw attention to an area north of here where oil development is blamed for damaging the land, something organizers say could happen in the Bakken if precautions aren’t taken. “My goal with this tour is to wake up our state officials,” said Donny Nelson, a farmer and rancher in McKenzie ...

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