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Banking on trust: ND’s constitutional funds balloon in wake of oil boom

October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — After tough economic times in the 1980s, North Dakota voters wanted to make sure education funding would be spared by future budget constraints.
To that end, they agreed in 1994 to create a fund to cushion the state’s K-12 educatio…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Green groups sue over California crude- by-rail expansion

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

SAN FRANCISCO — California environmentalists on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Kern County Board of Supervisors for its approval last month of a major oil-by-rail project in the state, saying the county failed to disclose the risks of the pro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Shooting range shut down: Neighbors get court order after bullets hit nearby buildings

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — The boom town of Watford City has grown up to and around its longtime shooting range and this week a district court agreed it should be shut down.
The president of the Badlands Shooting Club closed the 40-acre range Thursday and sai…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Enbridge delays proposed Sandpiper: Company blames Minnesota regulators for longer process

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Enbridge Energy Inc. on Tuesday said its proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline between western North Dakota and Superior, Wis., won’t be completed until 2017, about a year behind the company’s original estimate.
Enbridge announced th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Enbridge delays proposed Sandpiper: Company blames Minnesota regulators for longer process

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Enbridge Energy Inc. on Tuesday said its proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline between western North Dakota and Superior, Wis., won’t be completed until 2017, about a year behind the company’s original estimate.
Enbridge announced th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man pleads to illegal saltwater disposal charges

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A Kalispell, Mont., man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to 11 charges relating to the operation of a saltwater disposal well near Dickinson in an ongoing investigation that could result in more charges.
Nathan Garber, 45, operate…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Tractor Supply Company opens Dickinson store

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Tractor Supply Company opens Dickinson store Dickinson’s newest business will have its grand opening Saturday. The Tractor Supply Company in West Ridge officially opened its doors last Saturday after almost a year of construction, making …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lawmakers in U.S. oil heartland soften over export ban

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40-year ban should be lifted. The question now is how soon it will end.

As Washington mulls reversing the ban am…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lawmakers in U.S. oil heartland soften over export ban

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40-year ban should be lifted. The question now is how soon it will end.

As Washington mulls reversing the ban am…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GOP lawmakers pitch 60/40 split of oil production tax revenue to address local needs

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Western North Dakota counties struggling to keep pace with oil and gas development would more than double their current take of oil tax revenue under a revised formula pitched by Republican lawmakers Wednesday.

“This will help them …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com