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Federal judge dismisses 13 of 14 flaring lawsuits filed by N.D. mineral owners

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A judge has dismissed 13 of 14 lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies by North Dakota mineral owners who claim they are owed royalty payments for natural gas illegally flared from oil wells.

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Federal judge dismisses 13 of 14 flaring lawsuits filed by N.D. mineral owners

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A judge has dismissed 13 of 14 lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies by North Dakota mineral owners who claim they are owed royalty payments for natural gas illegally flared from oil wells.

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota Court of Appeals affirms state’s decision to forgo environmental review

September 12, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the state’s decision not to conduct an environmental review before auctioning off mineral exploration rights to mining companies in Northeastern Minnesota. Continue Reading

North Dakota Supreme Court weighs shoreline mineral rights arguments

September 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK With at least $134 million hanging in the balance, and potentially millions of dollars more at stake, North Dakota’s Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on who owns mineral rights along the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea landowners or the state. Continue Reading

Boom brings spike in land ownership court cases

August 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WATFORD CITY Ann Johnsrud has been a busy woman lately. As the county recorder for McKenzie County, she oversees the land records. Lately, though, it seems more like she’s in the oil and gas business. Continue Reading

Dickinson’s Kolling sentenced to 3 years for bank fraud

April 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A former North Dakota bank executive convicted of bilking nearly $1 million from her clients was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison. Continue Reading

Federal, state government make $11.4M in mineral rights auction

January 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The state of North Dakota and the federal government on Wednesday cashed in for more than $11.4 million after a mineral rights auction of nearly 3,000 acres in the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

FOTB: To charity goes the ‘gift’ of oil: Watford City couple passes along income from mineral rights

January 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WATFORD CITY – Konnie and Sharon Norstog don’t think they deserve the new income from the minerals they own, so they’re giving much of it away. 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

Gravel mine halted near Elkhorn Ranch

July 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Development of a gravel mine near the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s historic Badlands ranch in western North Dakota will not continue, a Montana businessman said Wednesday. Continue Reading