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North Dakota legacy fund receives record deposit

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The oil and gas industry has caused North Dakota’s economy to flourish. The state’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country. Instead of immediately putting all of the revenue that the oil and gas industry has generated for the state into infrastructure or other projects that produce immediate results, North Dakota ...

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“Oil and Water” art exhibit at Minot State


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Minot State University is displaying a collection of prints titled “oil and water” throughout the month of July. The collection showcases works from 37 regional artists depicting the “use or misuse” of natural resources in the North Dakota area. Topics range from flooding to the bakken oil boom. The show features printmaking projects from ...

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How does the North Dakota boom compare to others?


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ North Dakota’s recent population influx is generally portrayed as a massive flood of men looking for work that the normally rural areas are unable to support. However, western North Dakota is not the first area to experience booms or sudden population increases. A recent article by Pew Research Center’s Jens Manuel Krogstad examines ...

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New housing option in western North Dakota?


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Michael Hricik of the Fargo Forum reported today that another extended-stay complex may be in the works for western North Dakota. The building would be located in Fryburg, ND and be built at the former Fryburg elementary school site. Recently, the western area of the state has experienced a housing crisis due to ...

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Housing help is on the way

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North Dakota is seeing a building season for housing that is perhaps unlike any the state has ever seen, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. A housing shortage in North Dakota, particularly in the oil fields in the western part of the state, has pushed rents in some parts of the state so high that they’ve made ...

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RV living is temporary housing for Carlsbad workers

Martha Mauritson | Carlsbad Current-Argus (Carlsbad, N.M.) CARLSBAD — The oil and gas boom had filled every vacant apartment and motel room in town, and desperate workers were sleeping on the floor or living in someone’s backyard. The lodging industry recognized the opportunity, and now hotels and motels are springing up on both south and north sides of town. Apartments are ...

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Oil and gas lead third year of industrial employment gains in Texas

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media For the third year in a row, industrial employment in Texas reported a gain and was led by the oil and gas industry. According to a press release by the Texas Manufacturers Register, a manufacturing database directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc., Texas now hosts 22,567 manufacturers employing over 1.2 million workers. Oil and ...

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Not enough officers to patrol roads, sheriff says


 Michael Hricik | The Dickinson Press Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy, in what has become an ongoing plea for help, told the Stark County Commission on Tuesday that the need for his officers to conduct security at the courthouse in Dickinson has dramatically impeded his office’s ability to enforce the law. A lack of staff has sometimes left no one to ...

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