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ND Man Camps: Green Housing?

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DICKINSON – Being “green” may be a rare topic of conversation around oil and gas industry water coolers, but workforce housing, or crew camps, can be resource-efficient by nature, according to a recent study. The camps are sustainable simply because it’s economical, and that efficiency reduces the stress larger camps have on nearby communities, according to a white paper released ...

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NDSCS opens a diesel tech training center and program


Multiple speakers stood in the shadow of different pieces of equipment that will be worked on by students at the North Dakota State College of Science Diesel Technology Program during a opening ceremony to Bisek Hall in Wahpeton Friday. The ceremony, led by NDSCS President John Richman, opened the event by commemorating the opening of the new addition to Bisek ...

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Western Area Water Supply rates set


The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted to set rates for water sales for the Western Area Water Supply Authority during its meeting Thursday. Officials with the WAWS Authority briefed the commission on the rates prior to the vote. Jaret Wirtz, executive director of the WAWS Authority, said the group was recommending a rate of $20 per thousand gallons. This would ...

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Median income boosted thanks to ND oil boom

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BISMARCK – North Dakota’s unprecedented oil boom has helped boost the state’s median household income above the national average and positively impacted salaries to its sister state to the south, demographers in the Dakotas say. Statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show North Dakota’s median household income rose to $53,585 last year, up from $52,763 in 2011. The ...

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North Dakota airports report busiest August yet


North Dakota airports had strong and even record-breaking August boarding numbers, according to data released by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Minot International Airport had 19,656 passengers in August, just slightly down from 20,743 this past August. Both those are considerable increases over the previous two Augusts – 13,990 in 2011 and 8,798 in 2010. While Minot International Airport’s growth ...

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What is happening with the Keystone XL pipeline?


What is happening with the Keystone XL pipeline? As Congress convenes hearings on President Obama’s climate change initiatives (Wednesday), marks the fifth anniversary of the Keystone XL pipeline’s non-approval (Thursday), and takes in the president’s deadline for stronger rules on coal plant emissions (Friday), environmental groups are staging an impromptu Climate Week inside the Beltway—and out. As video has become ...

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A deeper look at the July Bakken numbers


Oil production in North Dakota exploded higher in July. This is according to new data from the state’s Industrial Commission’s Oil and Gas Division. Overall, production jumped by 55,000 barrels per day to a total just below 875,000. To put those numbers into perspective, total U.S. oil production in July was just 7.5 million, meaning North Dakota now represents almost ...

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