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BRIEF: Names released in fatal Oil Patch crash

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ALEXANDER — The names of those involved in a fatal accident in McKenzie County have been released. Bretton Gimse of Union Grove, Wis., was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt at approximately 7:10 a.m. Tuesday about 5 miles south on U.S. Highway 85. Jennifer Aguilar from Hallstead, Pa., who was traveling north on the highway, attempted to turn left onto 34th ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The Williston Herald, Williston, Dec. 8, 2014 Budget a big step for oil patch Gov. Jack Dalrymple proposed his 2015-17 budget with a clear emphasis on the needs of western North Dakota’s oil patch. In total, $3.7 billion of the record $15.72 billion is being offered to western North Dakota. The governor also addressed key issues by ...

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Former postmaster in North Dakota sentenced

BISMARCK, N.D. — A former postmaster in North Dakota has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misappropriation of postal funds that he said he used to meet the high cost of living in the state’s oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Edmund J. Sharp IV was also ordered to pay restitution for the $7,500 he stole from the ...

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Praying around the oil patch


Demand is high in the Permian Basin. Demand for oilfield hands. Demand for drivers. Demand for housing. Demand to staff restaurants, businesses and schools to keep up with the oil boom that’s brought in thousands to work and created wealth like no one has seen in decades. What’s been overlooked in the booms and busts of Midland/Odessa — until this ...

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America – an Energy Superpower

Benefits of the U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Boom are Permanent, Says Citi. Forbes: The return of the U.S. as an energy superpower will not be a short-term event with the economic benefits likely to last “at least two generations”, according to the latest research from Citi. That is one of the key findings in a report from the commodities team ...

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ND Luxury Man Camps Offer Amenities For Roughnecks

Temporary Housing in the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Worker accommodations in North Dakota’s oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style “man camps” might imply that roughness of life, too. But for some big oil companies, as the boom matures beyond an insatiable rush for bodies and beds, a number of man ...

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