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BNSF railway up and running after derailment

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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

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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

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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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Williston bank gives $250,000 to housing fund

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Affordable housing North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Acting Executive Director Jolene Kline accepts a $250,000 contribution from American State Bank & Trust Co. CEO Dave Hanson. Pictured with Kline and Hanson is ASBTs Board of Directors. Back row, from left, Rick Tofte, Rick Braaten, Ken Heen, John MacMaster, Pat Sogard, Jeremy Skoglund and Laurie Furuseth. Front row, Earl Rennerfeldt, Hanson, ...

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ND labor workforce one of the youngest in the nation

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North Dakota skilled labor force among youngest in United States By: John Hageman, Forum News Service, INFORUM   GRAND FORKS – North Dakota’s skilled labor workforce is among the youngest in the country. The portion of skilled laborers – electricians, welders, machinists – approaching retirement age in North Dakota is well below the national average, according to data compiled by an ...

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Road conditions on Interstate 94 change thanks for first wave of snow

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Roads slippery as first wave of snow hits region By: Helmut Schmidt, INFORUM   Online: For North Dakota conditions: http://www.dot.nd.gov/ and click on the road conditions link and travel information map For Minnesota road conditions: http://www.511mn.org/ JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The first of three waves of snow expected to hit the region are icing up roads and highways across swathes of North ...

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Number of millionaires in North Dakota increases

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APNewsBreak: Number of ND millionaires jumps BY JAMES MACPHERSON Associated Press   BISMARCK, N.D. — The number of people reporting seven-figure incomes in oil-rich North Dakota nearly doubled last year and residents’ average incomes rose 22 percent to an all-time high, boosted by the state’s booming oil economy, state tax officials said. Gregory Bull, File | AP Photo In this ...

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ND Governor names 14 to property tax task force

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Governor names 14-member property tax task force By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM   BISMARCK – North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday announced the creation of a 14-member Task Force on Property Tax Reform, saying the state can simplify its property tax system, provide more transparency in the budgeting of local governments and identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for taxpayers. ...

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Oil patch maps receive about 8,400 online viewings

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Oil patch maps receive about 8,400 online viewings   WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Williams County officials say that thousands of people have accessed the North Dakota county’s interactive maps since they went online five months ago. Figures show that the maps have been called up more than 8,400 times since July, when the county updated its Ersi software and the ...

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