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North Dakota oil boom brings worry to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Published (Los Angeles Times): Wed, December 4, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m. On a stretch of ranchland nestled in the North Dakota Badlands, under dark, star-filled night skies, serene landscape and solitude, Theodore Roosevelt formed his strong conservationist ideals more than a century ago. But the night skies around the former president’s Elkhorn Ranch, referred to as the “cradle of conservation” ...

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Weekly Crude Oil Market Update


Weekly Crude Oil Market Update The Trend Continues This past week crude oil saw more downward pressure and a continuation of the trend after bouncing from the lows. Crude started to try and test the upper end of the charts late last week and looked like it might see more buyers take prices higher in the short term. The bounce ...

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Governor Dalrymple doesn’t entertain eliminating property taxes; doesn’t dismiss it either

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Dalrymple says eliminating property taxes not an option – for now – ‘but anything is possible’ By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM   BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday that his new Task Force on Property Tax Reform will identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for taxpayers, while stressing to The Forum’s editorial board that he doesn’t see wiping out property ...

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple has strong faith in property tax task force


BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday that his new Task Force on Property Tax Reform will identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for taxpayers, while a top Democratic lawmaker said the problem hasn’t been a lack of good ideas but rather the Republican-controlled Legislature’s lack of openness to them. With several of the task force’s 14 members standing behind him at ...

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Workplace fatalities in ND increase in 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Workplace fatalities in North Dakota last year totaled 64, up 20 over the year. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says preliminary data show that 39 of the fatal work injuries in 2012 — or nearly two-thirds — resulted from incidents involving transportation. The construction industry had the most fatalities, with 25. The mining industry was ...

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North Dakota Department of Health oversees NW oil spill


ND Health Department monitors spill near McGregor By: Forum News Service, INFORUM   McGREGOR, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health is monitoring a 200-barrel spill that occurred at an oil well about 4 miles southeast of here. The spill released flowback water, which is a combination of produced water and fluid used for hydraulic fracturing. The initial report indicates ...

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BNSF railway up and running after derailment


BNSF line reopens after empty oil tankers derail By: Forum News Service, INFORUM   MINOT, N.D. – BNSF Railway reopened its line southeast of Minot about 2:30 p.m. Monday after nine empty oil tanker cars derailed early Sunday. BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth said the derailment occurred about 6:45 a.m. Sunday near Selz after a pickup struck a moving rail car near ...

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North Dakota oil spill website to launch


An oil derrick outside of Willisburg, N.D. (AP file photo/Gregory Bull) BISMARCK, N.D.—It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field. In response to extensive media coverage and criticism from environmental groups, the North Dakota Health ...

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10 finalists selected for American Petroleum Institute awards


American Petroleum Institute names finalist for oil achievement awards By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM   WILLISTON, N.D. – Innovations and achievements in North Dakota’s oil industry will be recognized next week during a banquet here. The Williston Basin chapter of the American Petroleum Institute has named 10 finalists for its second annual achievement awards. Ken Callahan, the chapter’s board president, ...

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