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Oil boom communities in critical need of basic infrastructure

SIDNEY — In the epicenter of the oil and gas boom, communities are growing so quickly they can’t keep up with their basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewage treatment facilities, housing and roads and bridges. Upgrading water and sewage treatment facilities is the most pressing need in Sidney, public works director Jeff Hintz says. It may cost up ...

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Sinner wants FBI, DEA to have a permanent presence in the Bakken

Democratic congressional candidate George B. Sinner has recently advocated for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a permanent presence in the North Dakota oil fields. The Dickinson Press reported that in addition to a long-lasting office, Sinner proposed hiring more special prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and more training for local law ...

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The Bakken Business


Fuddruckers breaks ground in Minot This area — just south of 21st Street NW near Marketplace Foods…could soon be the home of new business. The Corcoran School is open in Williston — and now the group hopes to build a large childcare center, assisted living center, and retail space here… “If this plan comes to fruition it would call for this ...

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Sidney girl dies in rollover accident


By: The Dickinson Press A 16-year-old Sidney, Mont., girl is dead after a rollover accident east of the town Wednesday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Two 16-year-old girls from Sidney were traveling south in a 1999 Ford Explorer on Cheney Creek Road when the driver allegedly failed to maintain control of the vehicle, running it into the ...

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N.D. man gets 14 years for dealing meth in Bakken

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By Clair Johnson A North Dakota man will spend 14 years in federal prison for his role in a large methamphetamine trafficking operation in the Bakken oil field region of Eastern Montana and North Dakota. Senior U.S. District Judge Don Molloy on Tuesday in Billings sentenced Samuel Davis Everson III, 47, of Fairview, N.D., for his conviction on possessing meth with intent to ...

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New Affordable Housing Units in Sydney, MT


By Bill Vander Weele Sidney Herald Progress is being made for Sidney to have three new 12-plex housing buildings under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. The Sunset Village housing project is co-sponsored by the Richland County Housing Authority and Mountain Plains Equity Group of Billings. Paul Groshart, executive director for Richland Housing, visited with Richland County commissioners about ...

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NPR Currently Featuring Captivating Series on Bakken Oil Rush


By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ This week, National Public Radio has been publishing a series of articles about the oil boom in North Dakota entitled “The Great Plains Oil Rush”. This series accurately represents the people involved in the oil boom in western North Dakota. NPR covers topics such as: gas flaring, farming, long-distance commutes, and overnight millionaires in their ...

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Montana, North Dakota battle over FBI agents


By TOM LUTEY/Billings Gazette Ravalli Republic A Bakken-state fracas has erupted over whether FBI agents stationed in Montana should be moved to North Dakota. Responding to a 32 percent increase in crime in the Bakken oil country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation last July opened shop in Sidney, which is where U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., contends the agents belong. ...

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