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Auditor Peterson says no 6th term; end of family era

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota State Auditor Robert Peterson on Wednesday told The Associated Press that he won’t seek a sixth term, marking an end of a more than four-decade father-son dynasty in the office. Peterson’s father, Robert W. Peterson, held the job for 24 years before his son was elected in 1996 as his successor. A few things to ...

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ND Senate passes bill increasing Bakken pipeline oversight

Last week the North Dakota Senate voted in unanimous support of increasing the state’s oversight of oil and gas gathering pipelines, passing House Bill 1358 off to the governor’s office for approval, according to The Bismarck Tribune. The bill, however, only applies to gathering pipelines put into service after August 1st. As written, the bill will require operators, upon request ...

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Democrats fail to separate oil promotion from regulation

Over the last several years one of the favorite talking points of North Dakota Democrats is the idea that the state’s oil regulators are a bit too cozy with the oil industry. Specifically the Democrats gripe about the opening words of Chapter 38-08 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the regulation of oil and gas resources. It states: ...

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ND Senate approves $1.1B infrastructure ‘surge funding’ bill

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Senate has approved $1.1 billion in special funding so that infrastructure projects can begin by this summer. Senators voted 44-2 Thursday to approve the “surge funding” bill that would fast-track funding to cities, school districts and communities affected by North Dakota’s exploding growth. The legislation sponsored by Dickinson Republican Sen. Kelly Armstrong now goes to ...

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Surge funding bill raised to $1.14 billion

North Dakota’s quest to provide expedited funding for oil patch communities and the development of lacking infrastructure took a leap forward last week when the amendment of a proposed bill pushed the price tag higher. The Forum News Service reports that one of the bills proposed in the legislature had originally planned to provide communities with more than $800 million ...

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ND committee considers ‘surge funding’ for infrastructure

BISMARCK, N.D. — Officials from western North Dakota’s oil-producing region pleaded with lawmakers Friday to expedite hundreds of millions of dollars in special funding so that infrastructure projects can begin by this summer. “We will not have a construction season without this surge money,” Mountrail County Commissioner Greg Boschee told the Senate Appropriations Committee, which helps write the two-year budget ...

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KLJ study predicts increased infrastructure woes for ND in next 5 years


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Last October KLJ commissioned a study to find the projected impact of the oil boom in western North Dakota over the next five years. The findings of the study are not surprising. Areas like Williston, Dickinson and Minot will have to more rapidly develop their housing and public infrastructure. The oil field employee ...

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