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Newcomers enter race to be boomtown mayor

By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston is the fastest-growing small city in America, and two among the thousands of new residents want to be the town’s mayor. Entrepreneur Marcus Jundt, who moved to Williston to open restaurants, and archaeologist Jim Purkey, whose family moved to North Dakota after job layoffs, are challenging city commissioner and lifelong ...

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ND regulators OK design of MDU rate increase in split vote: Hearing set for wind farm along I-94 in Morton, Stark counties


By Mike Nowatzki  BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved the design of a natural gas rate increase for Montana-Dakota Utilities on Wednesday in a 2-1 vote that had PSC Chairman Brian Kalk siding with the AARP in opposing how the increase was structured. Commissioners had already approved a rate increase in December that allowed MDU to increase revenues ...

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North Dakota’s oil spill website now live


BISMARCK – A North Dakota website detailing oil spills and other environmental incidents is now live. The North Dakota Department of Health created the website, www.ndhealth.gov/ehs/spills, to make information about spills easy to access. Dave Glatt, chief of the Environmental Health Section, said the website had been in the works for a while after staff saw an increase in information ...

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Fire destroys Minot apartments under construction

MINOT, N.D. — Residents of a 32-unit apartment building in Minot were back home Friday after being evacuated a day earlier due to a blaze that destroyed a nearby apartment building under construction and sent flaming debris across a large area. Authorities did not immediately determine the cause of the fire that destroyed a portion of the Chateau Apartment complex. ...

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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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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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