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Oil spill raises concern: Officials worry it could happen with KeystoneXL

April 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Mired in a years-long battle to gain federal approval for the Keystone XL pipeline, supporters of the project did not welcome the news of last month’s oil spill in Mayflower, Ark. Continue Reading

Arkansas oil spill raises concern over Keystone XL

April 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Mired in a years-long battle to gain federal approval for the Keystone XL pipeline, supporters of the project did not welcome the news of last month’s oil spill in Mayflower, Ark. Continue Reading

Exxon’s Arkansas spill raises new scrutiny of Keystone pipeline

April 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON An oil spill that polluted an Arkansas town is drawing new scrutiny to the risks of transporting fuel across a national labyrinth of pipelines as President Barack Obama weighs whether to approve Keystone XL.
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Vikings rookies Childs, Wright still teaming up

May 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

As the new kid in town, Greg Childs had to work his way into the in crowd.
After a few tough years, he cracked the clique in the tiny southern Arkansas town of Warren. Jarius Wright, the ringleader, was obviously impressed because 15 years later, Childs is still by his side. Continue Reading

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Bouncy Houses Cushion Bear’s Fall From Tree

May 2, 2012 in WDAZ

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) When a black bear climbed a tree in a central Arkansas city and refused to come down, authorities turned to unconventional rescue tools: bouncy houses.
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Bobby Petrino fired at Arkansas after 4 seasons

April 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Arkansas fired coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday and then scathingly dressed him down for unfairly hiring his mistress and intentionally misleading his boss about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.
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Feds award grant to overhaul health insurance markets to Minnesota, 9 other states

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Seven of them Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania have either adopted a plan or are making substantial headway. But a recent Associated Press analysis found uneven progress among states setting up the new insurance exchanges, a linchpin of the law. In two states announced today Kentucky and Tennessee it’s not clear whether policymakers will follow through. In Arkansas, officials concede that Washington will have to take the lead. Continue Reading

Weekly U.S. oil, gas rig count declines by 20; N.D. adds 1

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported today that 1,191 rigs were exploring for oil and 791 for natural gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago this week Baker Hughes reported 1,700 active rigs, 187 fewer than this year. Continue Reading

Arkansas wins Cotton Bowl over Kansas St.

January 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Joe Adams had his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season and No. 7 Arkansas matched a school record with its 11th victory, beating No. 11 Kansas State 29-16 in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. Continue Reading

Survey suggests Midwest economy will go slowly, if at all, in early 2012

January 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy will grow slowly over the next three to six months, if at all. The Business Conditions Index dropped to a growth neutral 50.0 in December from 52.6 in November. Continue Reading