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Williston attorney pushes inpatient drug treatment

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WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — An attorney says the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston should establish an inpatient treatment program for drug offenders. Drug crimes have been on the rise in Williston, and jailing drug offenders doesn’t address the root of the problem, attorney Jeff Nehring said. “Jail doesn’t do anything. You lock them up, the problem is ...

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Giant Marcellus shale coming of age


By Dan Sharp for the Bismarck Tribune Not quite two years before the Civil War started, an out-of-work railway conductor named Edwin Drake brought in America’s first oil well in western Pennsylvania. Drake, who had risked every cent he had to help fund the venture, hit oil at 69 feet. Not only was his 1859 discovery just in time to ...

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Transportation institute pitches oil field road plan


By: Bryan Horwath, Forum News Service DICKINSON, N.D. – The heart of the Bakken oil field could eventually be home to a targeted “energy collection road system,” aimed at alleviating congestion. Presenting during Wednesday’s North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties at the Dickinson Public Library, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute Director Denver Tolliver said his organization plans to ...

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Bakken Briefings


Tioga accepts bid The Tioga Medical Center board of directors have awarded to a Minnesota company an $8.2 million contract for construction of a new clinic and other renovations. Shingobee Construction, the contractor that recently completed renovations to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Crosby, turned in the lowest of three bids submitted. Officials are targeting the project for completion by ...

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Western N.D. legal cases spilling into Grand Forks


By Steve Lee  Rising crime in western North Dakota is spilling into the federal courthouse in Grand Forks, adding to the workload of the U.S. magistrate judge here, according to court officials. Since September, for example, Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal has handled all the immigration proceedings from the west at the Grand Forks courthouse. Judge Ralph Erickson, chief judge of the ...

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Huge increase in crude oil by rail to Bay Area concerns local leaders

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RICHMOND — Bakken crude oil from North Dakota is part of the mix of increased crude-by-rail shipments into Contra Costa County, raising concerns from local leaders about whether current regulations are sufficient to minimize risks of transporting the volatile fossil fuel. “There’s a lot more to be learned, but Bakken (crude) is coming in now,” said Contra Costa County Hazardous ...

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Business booming for Bowman Subway: One-of-a-kind look helps well-known sandwich franchise stand out in small town


By Katherine Lymn BOWMAN — With a technologically advanced drive-thru and a classier exterior than most, the Bowman Subway stands out — not just because it’s in a small town. The store opened in September 2012 in a brand-new building that Amanda and Chris Johnson, co-owners and husband and wife, designed themselves. It doesn’t look like most Subways on highway exits ...

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The Bakken headhunter: Oil industry recruiter tries to lure in families


WILLISTON — Pat Bertagnolli’s official job is to recruit oilfield workers, but unofficially he’s a headhunter for Bakken communities. The director of human resources for B&G Oilfield Services in Williston tries to recruit spouses and families to move to North Dakota along with the workers he hires. “To retain good people, I really believe they need to have their families ...

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Trial pushed back for alleged gunman


  By KIP HILL | Spokesman-Review A judge has pushed back the trial for the alleged triggerman in the December shooting death of a Spokane, Wash., man in a case linked to North Dakota. Timothy Suckow’s trial was pushed back as prosecutors dropped pursuit of the death penalty and requested more time to process items found at the scene of the ...

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