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In drought, rain barrels hold their own

May 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Brimming with colorful annuals and all sorts of options for perennial gardens, greenhouses are often the go-to destination in the spring. But with a ban on nonessential watering in the city of Worthington, some residents are thinking they’ll have to forego the beautiful blooms this year. Continue Reading

ND refinery plans outage for expansion project

June 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A petroleum marketing official says North Dakota’s sole oil refinery is planning a two-week shutdown this month to launch an expansion project that will bump the factory’s capacity by 10,000 barrels daily. Continue Reading

ND 3rd biggest crude-producing state

March 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota has overtaken California as the third-largest oil-producing state in the nation. Continue Reading

Local barrel racer earns world class honors

December 15, 2011 in DL-Online

Jane Melby of Backus is a world champion barrel racer, claiming sixth place in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo competitions held Dec. 1-10 in Las Vegas. Continue Reading

Oil rises to near $103 as Libya conflict escalates

March 4, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

AP – Oil prices rose to near $103 a barrel Friday as Libyan government and rebel forces dug in amid fierce fighting while protests restarted in the capital Tripoli, raising investor fears of protracted oil output cuts. Continue Reading