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Phase III of BP restoration projects will be moving forward

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The coastal states affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe have approved the third phase of restoration projects funded by BP, but have yet to sign an official copy of the plan. According to Mark Schleifstein’s article for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, along with several other public trustees made ...

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North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of mile-long trains loaded with crude are leaving western North Dakota each week, with most shipments going through the state’s most populous county while en route to refineries across the country. The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered railroads last month to give state officials specifics on oil train routes and volumes so emergency responders can ...

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Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil. The aging baby boom generation helped inch up the median age in the United States last year from 37.5 years to 37.6 years, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau. But a ...

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New trial ordered for ex-BP engineer


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval threw out Kurt Mix’s obstruction-of-justice conviction, saying that remarks a jury forewoman overheard outside of the courtroom influenced the verdict. Prosecutors said Mix, of ...

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Bike 2 Believe: Young people making a difference

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The sentiment felt by many people across America is that the millennial generation is lazy, inactive, and materialistic. Though we are finding out more and more often that this is not the case, a group of young men from North Dakota are helping to make this generational stereotype disappear. Joe Berger, Devin Coyle, and Brock Schauer all make up Bike ...

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Probe continues into Florida man’s death in North Dakota


WATFORD CITY — Authorities here continue to investigate the death of a Florida man whose body was discovered Thursday near a construction site in northwest Bismarck. Bismarck police said the man, identified as 31-year-old Clint Joseph Williams, had recently moved to the Watford City area. Authorities believe Williams died in McKenzie County, where the sheriff’s office said Tuesday it had ...

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EDITORIAL: Bakken boom offers air service opportunity


The St. Cloud Regional Airport folks are always looking for ways to serve the area. With air service to Arizona, Florida and, starting Tuesday, Chicago, airport backers aren’t letting grass grow under their feet. A smart move for several reasons, St. Cloud Regional Airport backers, along with the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp., have set their sights on the booming ...

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South Dakota plane found near damaged wind turbine

HIGHMORE, S.D. (AP) — A small airplane that crashed in central South Dakota and killed four people was found near a damaged wind turbine. Steve Stengel with Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources says the wreckage was found on the site of the South Dakota Wind Energy Center. That operation south of Highmore has 27 turbines that are about 213 feet tall, ...

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