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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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Flooding affects oil wells near confluence of Yellowstone, Missouri rivers


By Amy Dalrymple WILLISTON – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The flooding is a result of ice jams downstream from the well sites. Water levels are expected to continue to rise. The Department of Mineral Resources Oil and ...

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Belfield shows support for school upgrade: BPS pulls in almost 100 comment cards on project


By Katherine Lymn klymn@thedickinsonpress.com BELFIELD — The majority of responses to an informal survey from the Belfield Public School so far show support for improving school infrastructure in some way, Superintendent Wade Northrop said at a public input meeting at the school’s gym Thursday evening. That’s based on about 100 responses returned from about 900 sent out, Northrop said. The ...

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Canadian boom town gets taste of Bakken bustle

kitimat, BC

VANCOUVER (Reuters)  – Hundreds of construction workers in booming northern British Columbia will take up residence this week in unique digs on board a cruise ferry revamped into a floating luxury hotel. The aging ship will help relieve a housing shortage in one busy Canadian port town already bursting ahead of a promised energy boom that could last more than ...

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Albany bars crude processing expansion at port


MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — The expansion of crude oil processing at the Hudson River Port of Albany, which has become a major hub for rail shipments of volatile North Dakota crude to coastal refineries in the last two years, will be halted by a moratorium issued Wednesday by Albany County Executive Dan McCoy. The order requires a ...

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Bakken Briefings


Tioga day care gets funding Bright Beginnings Daycare, a new venture by Tioga residents Katie and Dan Seiler, has received approval for a $15,000 loan buydown and a $5,000 grant from the Tioga Fund. The Tioga City Commission approved the funding recently. After sitting through 45 minutes of other city business, Katie Seiler had barely begun to describe the project ...

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Radioactive dump site found in remote North Dakota town


 By Lauren Donovan Police and state health officials are investigating the illegal dumping of radioactive filter socks in an abandoned gas station in the tiny remote town of Noonan in Divide County. “This is a vacant building filled with toxic waste,” said Divide County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Schroeder, lead investigator, who says the building’s apparent owner is a fugitive on felony ...

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Oil boom’s first ferry captain


By Lauren Donovan Kirk Mendenhall wishes he were a younger man so he could pilot the Harry B. tugboat across Lake Sakakawea like he did in the infancy days of oil drilling. Mendenhall, 84, of Ray, operated a ferry from 1956 to 1960, ferrying everything from passenger cars to Halliburton oil semi trucks on a barge he tugged with a 600 ...

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Energy Transfer Partners plans Bakken pipeline


(Reuters) – Energy Transfer Partners on Friday announced plans to build a pipeline that would transport oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota to multiple refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions. The plan follows failed attempts by other companies to build Bakken pipelines after the projects failed to attract enough shippers. Dallas-based ETP said it will launch ...

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‘We could do better’: Mott-Regent hopes to build new school; issue to go to bond election later this year

mott school

By Katherine Grandstrand  MOTT — If you would have asked Bill Gion about building a new school when he was first elected to the Mott-Regent School Board 14 years ago, he probably would have thought you were crazy. Now, the board is now preparing for a bond election to do just that. A decade ago, schools in small towns in western ...

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