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North Dakota taxable sales, purchase drop 19 percent in 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Tax Department records show the state’s economy slowed last year due to low crop prices and a sustained oil industry slump. North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases are a key indicator of economic activity in the state. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger (RAW’-shun-bur-gur) says North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases decreased nearly 19 percent in ...

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Valley Mortgage announces lot purchase for new office building construction

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Valley Mortgage Inc., an award-winning Fargo, North Dakota-based mortgage company, has announced the purchase of a new lot with plans to begin construction on a new office building. As the experienced staff of originators, processors, underwriters and closers at Valley Mortgage continue to service clients from across North Dakota and Minnesota, the business has a profound need for expanded office ...

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TransCanada: 16,800 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota

FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada estimates that about 16,800 gallons of oil leaked into a field in South Dakota as part of a spill that has shut the Keystone pipeline down while officials investigate. The company says it reported the 400-barrel estimate Thursday to the National Response Centre and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. It says the estimate is ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Pipelines still best approach The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, April 7, 2016 Since the oil boom started the state has worked to increase the number of pipelines moving oil. The state lacked the infrastructure at the beginning to move the product and as a result trucks and trains became prime movers of oil. The Tribune has long supported the construction of ...

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Lawsuit seeks to void Montana coal lease

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a conservation group’s attempt to void a 61-million-ton coal lease that was sold to a central Montana mine. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters said Thursday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management adequately considered the environmental impacts of mining and decided they would be minor. The lease in Musselshell County was ...

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