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Vision West group’s leaders unsure of oil’s involvement

September 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

No real consensus on the involvement of oil companies in community growth developed Wednesday as the people shaping western North Dakota’s future met one last time before implementing their visions for the communities they hope to mold and grow. Continue Reading

Unlikely partners in gas drilling: Oil companies, environmental groups agree on tough new fracking standards

March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PITTSBURGH Some of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies have made peace with environmentalists, agreeing to a voluntary set of tough new standards for fracking in the Northeast that could lead to a major expansion of drilling. Continue Reading

Breaking into the Bakken: Companies in Oil Patch find there is no business as usual

December 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Dick Edgar said western North Dakota oil development has kept his Grand Forks concrete plant in operation and offers millions of dollars in opportunities for other companies, if only they can find a way in. Continue Reading

Supreme Court justices to hear arguments of foreign victims versus companies

February 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Corporations and human rights groups are squaring off in a Supreme Court fight over whether foreign victims of war crimes, killings and other atrocities can haul multinational companies into American courts and try to prove they were complicit in the abuses and should pay damages. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday over the reach of the Alien Tort Statute and a 20-year-old law that allows victims of torture to pursue civil lawsuits against the responsible individuals. Continue Reading

Apple Inc., albeit briefly, passes Exxon as U.S. most valuable company

August 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The iPhone and iPad maker had the lead for much of the afternoon before its stock closed just behind Exxon’s. The two companies are so close that Apple is likely to keep the top spot soon. Continue Reading

County Recorder Alerts homeowners: Don’t be swindled by solicitation companies

December 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Kandiyohi County Recorder Julie Kalkbrenner alerts property owners not to be swindled by solicitation companies offering to provide them with a copy of their property deed. Continue Reading

Chippewa County approves asphalt storage facility over neighbors’ objections

August 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MONTEVIDEO The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit Tuesday that opens the way for Duininck Inc., of Prinsburg, to construct a large asphalt storage facility at Asbury, a hamlet about six miles north of Granite Falls.
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