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Bakken Formation Oil Doesn’t Faze North Dakotans

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By: Bryan Horwath and Katherine Lymn GLADSTONE, N.D. — Every time he steps out of his residence, Derrick Voigt has a clear view of the railroad tracks that slice through this small southwest North Dakota town. Though he lays his head down at night about 500 feet from passing trains featuring cars packed with Bakken crude oil, Voigt said he ...

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If you oppose pipelines, you support train derailments


By: Rob Port Between the Christmas and New Year holidays North Dakota got a wake-up call. Two trains, one carrying crude oil from the Bakken oil fields, collided near Casselton resulting in massive explosions and mushroom clouds. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but the potential for tragedy was there. If the derailment had happened in Casselton, instead of outside it, or ...

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Dakota Recreation Report

ice fishing

Jan. 3, 2014 Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check with local bait shops for any ice condition information. Harassing wildlife and chasing coyotes with snowmobiles is illegal. Remember to remove valuables from icehouses when leaving to reduce theft potential. Register now for State Historical Society Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure, Feb. ...

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The Top Williston Wire Stories from 2013


Dear Readers –   The Williston Economic Development staff sat down to rank our top 10 stories from 2013; it was a difficult task as the City saw a number of great improvements during the past 12 months.  The stories we considered the best had to do with Williston’s growth such as the record number of apartment units built, enplanements and births.  ...

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NO TRAVEL ADVISORY for northwestern North Dakota


Williston, ND (WDAY TV) – The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a no travel advisory for northwestern North Dakota due to freezing rain causing icy road conditions. Cities included are Williston, Crosby, Bowbells, Watford City, Stanley, New Town and surrounding areas. Because of these conditions, motorists in this area should not travel. ...

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Minot shatters annual record for precipitation


MINOT, N.D. — The amount of precipitation in the Minot area in 2013 might be a record that will be hard to top. The final tally at the North Dakota State University research center on the south edge of the state’s fourth-largest city was 33.28 inches, shattering the 1975 record of 26.99 inches. The amount was nearly double the average ...

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North Dakota Miss Rodeo sendoff

By Bryan Horwath on Jan 2, 2014 at 10:26pm The temperature promises to be cold Saturday, but a warm sendoff will take place in Bowman. Dubbed the “Dust to Diamonds Coronation and Fundraiser,” an open-to-the-public event signaling the official start to Codi Miller’s reign as Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2014 is set to begin with a social and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. ...

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