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U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy b…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Oil boom sex trafficking an epidemic

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota’s attorney general again warned that sex trafficking in oil country is, by state historical standards, approaching epidemic levels. Wayne Stenehjem was on the airwaves last week reporting how easy it’s been for law enforcement agents…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Williston business erupts into flames: Air quality monitored in Oil Patch city

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Hazardous materials teams on Tuesday were monitoring the air quality around an oil industry supply business where a fire erupted early in the morning.
A series of explosions and flames shooting 500 feet in the air were reported as Red …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Law enforcement searching for man missing since Friday

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Wyoming man has gone missing in western North Dakota, according to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.

Jared Holloway, 32, has been missing since Friday night, Deputy Kyle Grove said. He was last seen at a well site in McKenzie County, which is …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Law enforcement searching for man missing since Friday

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Wyoming man has gone missing in western North Dakota, according to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.

Jared Holloway, 32, has been missing since Friday night, Deputy Kyle Grove said. He was last seen at a well site in McKenzie County, which is …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Long X Bridge suffers minimal damage after truck hits it

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — A truck traveling on U.S. Highway 85 hit the top portion of the Long X Bridge that spans the Little Missouri River on Friday evening, according to authorities.

“I believe it hit the top portion from the beginning to the end of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: The ‘wanderer:’ Adventure, solitude rewarding for Anderson

July 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Anneli Anderson recalls the last time she said goodbye to her older brother, Evan.
He had traveled home to Cokato, Minn., in the late summer of 2011 to take a break from his job in the North Dakota oilfields.
“I was sneaking out (of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A trashy problem: Landowners report large pieces of garbage on land

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bruce Kouba has seen it all — bed springs, car parts and even toilets.
The problem is, it’s in piles of trash on rural land where he lives.
Stark County officials have received reports almost every month of trash piles near rural section lines …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Clean Water amendment backers will skip State Fair forum

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed conservation fund that would draw from North Dakota oil tax revenue are gathering petition signatures at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, but they’ve declined to publicly debate the measure’s merits with th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Record-setting usage leads Dickinson to ban use of outdoor water

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

There will be no running through the sprinklers to cool off in Dickinson this weekend.
Dickinson officials have issued a ban on all outdoor water use over the weekend after a day of record-setting usage left the city’s systems strained.
City Admi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com