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Sanford announces partnership to build facilities, expand health care in Watford City


WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Sanford Health announced Wednesday it will partner with McKenzie County Healthcare Systems to construct a new hospital and clinic in Watford City and bring specialty physicians to the heart of the Oil Patch. The new collaboration also will expand air ambulance services in McKenzie County, which accounts for a third of the state’s oil drilling activity. ...

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Oil spill reaches Little Missouri River tributary

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By: JAMES MacPHERSON BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 28,000 gallons of an oily brine that’s a byproduct of oil production leaked from a tank in western North Dakota’s Billings County and reached a tributary of the Little Missouri River before freezing, the North Dakota Health Department said. Kris Roberts, an environmental geologist with the North Dakota Health Department, said Midland, ...

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Blizzard hits southwest N.D., causes whiteout conditions


By Bryan Horwath on Dec 9, 2013 at 2:35pm After a blast of arctic air sent wind chills to a reported 51 degrees below zero in Dickinson over the weekend, southwest North Dakota encountered blizzard conditions that descended on the area Monday morning and created “near-whiteout conditions” by mid-afternoon. Light snow began blowing as winds increased around noon Monday and ...

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Pioneer Natural says harsh winter in Texas may hurt 4th-qtr results


Dec 10 – Oil and gas producer Pioneer Natural Resources Co and its unit Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners said their fourth-quarter results could fall short of their expectations after a severe winter in Texas hurt production. Pioneer Natural had said last month that a severe winter hurt production and drilling operations in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp, Eagle Ford Shale and Barnett Shale ...

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Brine, oil spill reported northwest of Medora


MEDORA, N.D. — About 650 barrels of saltwater and 20 barrels of oil spilled from a well site 15 miles northwest of Medora in Billings County, the North Dakota Department of Health announced Monday. Some of the brine and oil reached a tributary to the Little Missouri River about 4.5 miles west of the river. The spill, on private and ...

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N.D. Jobs Growth Expected to Continue

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By Katherine Grandstrand The number of out-of-state job seekers posting resumes to the North Dakota Job Service database has dropped by about two-thirds from its peak in January 2012, but this in no way indicates that growth in North Dakota is slowing. While North Dakota still has the nation’s lowest unemployment rate — 2.7 percent as of October — things ...

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