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North Dakota jobless rate nation’s lowest at 2.7%

N.D. jobless rate nation’s lowest at 2.7 percent By Associated Press on Nov 27, 2013 at 7:23am   BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in October and remains the lowest in the nation, Job Service North Dakota said Tuesday. Job Service research analyst Michael Ziesch said North Dakota’s unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in October, down from 2.8 percent ...

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Litter and oil production increase in ND

highway trash

Oil patch companies try to create a culture of clean By: Katherine Lymn, Forum News Service   DICKINSON, N.D. — As oil production increases, so too does the traffic. And often, whether intentional or not, that leads to litter. From a lot of angles, however, energy companies are trying to tackle the issue with trash pickups — which also serve as ...

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North Dakota nonprofits receive $50K from Delta Air Lines Foundation

ATLANTA, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Delta Air Lines Foundation has donated $50,000 to support the efforts of charitable and nonprofit organizations that offer educational and wellness programs and provide assistance to those in need in North Dakota. The Foundation’s giving benefits organizations in cities Delta serves including Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Williston. Recipient organizations include ...

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9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota

9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota By: Associated Press, INFORUM   BISMARCK – BNSF Railway says nine empty oil tanker cars derailed after a train was hit by a pickup truck just outside of western North Dakota’s Oil Patch. BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the derailment occurred about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, about 60 miles southeast of Minot. McBeth ...

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Minot group gets suicide prevention contract

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Health Department has awarded a statewide suicide prevention contract to the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities in Minot. Officials say the goal is to start a training program for middle school personnel. The Health Department says the training meets new North Dakota requirements related to youth suicide-risk indicators. Project coordinator Christine Brigden ...

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Amazon testing delivery with drones, CEO Bezos says

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday on the CBS television program “60 Minutes.” Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg). That represents roughly 86 percent of packages that Amazon delivers, he said. The drones, which would ...

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As Oil Floods Plains Towns, Crime Pours In

Crime in the Bakken

Matthew Staver for The New York Times Sgt. Daniel Blood making an arrest last month in Watford City, N.D. Since 2005, arrests there have risen more than fivefold. SIDNEY, Mont. — One cold morning last year, a math teacher jogging through her hometown in eastern Montana was abducted, strangled and buried in a shallow grave. Charged in her death were ...

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