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Heitkamp, McCain focusing on ND’s trafficking challenges

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Longtime anti-human trafficking advocate Cindy McCain and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are touring western North Dakota to look at the state’s human trafficking challenges. Cindy McCain is the co-founder of the McCain Institute and wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain. She will join Heitkamp in Watford City on Sunday to hear firsthand ...

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UND research center granted $2.5 million for carbon studies

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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Farmers worry over reach of EPA water rules

WASHINGTON — Government rules to clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from development and pollution are fueling political anger in the country’s heartland. The Environmental Protection Agency rules proposed last year have become a top issue of concern for many farmers and landowners who say there are already too many government regulations that affect their businesses. The ...

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Editorial: Pipelines need a faster approval process

During a seven-week period from early January through February of 1942, five German submarines patrolled waters offthe American East Coast and sank 73 ships carrying supplies and fuel for Allied forces. These sinkings severely hurt the U.S. war effort, as valuable crude oil produced in Texas and Louisiana couldn’t get to refineries in the north, where it would be turned ...

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With bomb trains on the horizon, pipeline legislation hopes to save America

Three members of congress from energy producing or oil refining states have come together in a bipartisan effort to promote the Oil and Gas Production and Distribution Reform Act. The pending legislation is hailed as a great importance to energy infrastructure by its supporters and key to America becoming the new energy super power. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Heidi ...

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Heitkamp to bring Homeland Security No. 2 to North Dakota

PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is bringing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s No. 2 official to North Dakota this week for a two-day trip. Heitkamp and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are scheduled to meet with local officials Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday’s stops include a discussion in Larimore with volunteer firefighters about recruitment and Heitkamp’s proposal ...

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North Dakota delegation reacts to new federal fracking rule

BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation hope a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands will give adequate deference to states. The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill for oil and gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. A final rule released Friday also updates requirements for well construction and disposal ...

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Emergency responders in Minot area say they need more help

MINOT, N.D. — Minot-area emergency responders need more training and personnel to better protect their growing communities, members of local fire and law enforcement agencies told one of North Dakota’s U.S. senators. Agency heads aired their concerns with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on Friday in Minot at a round-table meeting, the Minot Daily News reported. Emergency responders told Heitkamp that a ...

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FBI formally announces permanent Williston office

WILLISTON, N.D. — The FBI has formally announced that it will establish a regional office in the western North Dakota oil patch. The federal agency says it anticipates the Williston office will be fully staffed and operational later this year. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says it’s unclear how many agents will be stationed there but that it will likely have ...

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Hoeven: Keystone backers will find way to approve pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says a failed attempt to override the president’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline will not deter him from pushing to get the project approved. The Senate voted 62-37 Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill. Proponents needed a two-thirds majority. Hoeven, the chief sponsor, says pipeline supporters didn’t ...

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