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Letter to the editor: Investing in western N.D.’s future is a N.D. investment

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By Daryl Dukart from Dunn Center, N.D. If there is one thing that is certain in western North Dakota, it is change. While much of rural America seems to stand still, the 19 counties in the Vision West ND region are experiencing nation-leading change and growth. The recently released Vision West Regional Plan for Sustainable Development outlines the region’s plans to ...

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Western North Dakota getting several inches of snow

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Winterlike weather in western North Dakota on Monday kicked off Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in the state. The irony didn’t escape National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Mathews, though he said snow at this time of year is not unusual. “Spring storms can certainly give North Dakota some snowfall,” he said. The snow, and rain in other ...

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ND leading the nation in workplace deaths


By Chris Hennen, The High Plains Reader A new, forthcoming report from the AFL-CIO on workplace-related deaths in 2012 in the United States shows North Dakota leading the nation, by far, in the number of deaths per 100,000 workers. The report entitled “Death on the Job” is compiled with preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. ...

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Ryan Taylor accepts Ag Commissioner Nomination, Promises Balance of Oil and Ag


By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Ryan Taylor, a recent candidate for North Dakota governor, has accepted the nomination for North Dakota Agricultural Commissioner at the Democratic Convention in Fargo, ND.  However, the Agricultural commissioner does not just deal with the happenings and regulation of the agriculture industry, the job also secures one of the three spots on the Industrial Commission. ...

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Southwest ND small towns see boost from oil development

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By Katherine Grandstrand on Feb 1, 2014 at 7:48 p.m. DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson isn’t the only southwest North Dakota city to see the benefits of the oil boom. The eight counties comprising the southwest corner — Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Stark and Slope — all saw increases in taxable sales between 2008 and 2012. “A lot of that growth ...

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Letter: More sad stories from oil country

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By: George Magnus Johnson, Fargo The Forum is to be heartily commended for printing pungent, right-on opinion pieces from Darrell Dorgan and Tony Bender (Jan. 12). The Forum also recently had the sad stories of long-time residents of the Oil Patch area who couldn’t stand the social and environmental degradation anymore and are fleeing to other parts of the state. Here ...

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Addiction counseling in demand in Oil Patch


By: Katherine Grandstrand, Forum News Service, INFORUM DICKINSON, N.D. – Although down one-third of its staffing, the need for substance abuse counseling provided by Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson has increased with the area’s growing population. To meet the needs of southwestern North Dakota and to maintain its level of service, the center has gone to creative lengths. “We utilize ...

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