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Renter beware: Rights, lease details often confusing for apartment hunters

August 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Legal jargon and long lease contracts can lead North Dakota renters to misunderstand their rights and protections while renting homes, but payments, property treatment and other specifics covered in leases are part of state law dictating what landlords and tenants can and cannot do. Continue Reading

MN West to lease old fire station

November 26, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

School to put automotive, cosmetology in building
WORTHINGTON The former fire station in Worthington has a new tenant.
During the regular meeting Monday night, the city council approved a lease/purchase agreement with Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Continue Reading

Montana oil lease sale could mark Bakken expansion

October 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. A Texas company has bought oil and gas leases on almost 75,000 acres in northeast Montana’s McCone County in a move that could portend a significant westward expansion of the Bakken Oil Patch, government officials and a company representative said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Dickinson couple sue Chesapeake Energy for mineral rights payments

September 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Amid news that it sold nearly $7 billion of petroleum-producing land and pipelines, oil and gas giant Chesapeake Energy continued to wait Friday for a decision on a motion for dismissal it filed in a lawsuit involving a Dickinson couple. Continue Reading

Gas drilling in graveyards? Ohio community receives proposal to lease cemetery mineral rights

June 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Loved ones aren’t the only thing buried in the 122-year-old Lowellville Cemetery in eastern Ohio. Deep underground, locked in ancient shale formations, are lucrative quantities of natural gas. Continue Reading

BLM lease sale brings $3.9M in Montana, Dakotas

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A recent sale of oil and gas leases on federal lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota brought in $3.9 million in bonus bids.
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Lease of state land questioned

January 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota chapter of the Wildlife Society is asking that parcels of pristine Badlands owned by the state be withdrawn from a list of lands slated for leasing to oil and gas developers.
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Airport signs oil lease

December 18, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson’s Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport could see oil royalties flowing in after it recently signed a lease for its mineral rights. Continue Reading

Should you be afraid of your landlord?

October 16, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

AP – There is a fear on the rise going on around the bubble. That fear is being able to talk to your landlord. Fear that if the tenant asks to have something fixed that they will then be evicted, or have their rent increased to an unaffordable level.
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