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Long X Bridge suffers minimal damage after truck hits it

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — A truck traveling on U.S. Highway 85 hit the top portion of the Long X Bridge that spans the Little Missouri River on Friday evening, according to authorities.

“I believe it hit the top portion from the beginning to the end of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wildlife crossing planned for Hwy. 85 expansion in Oil Patch

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A critter crossing large enough to accommodate moose will go under an expanded U.S. Highway 85 near Williston, helping wildlife travel through habitat that’s now divided by heavy oilfield traffic.
Future wildlife crossings, including…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GF runner, crew nearing Williston

June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Caleb Kobilansky, a Grand Forks man running from the Red River Valley to the state’s Oil Patch, is nearing his destination in Williston, according to the Bakken Eco Expedition.
The group said he and his crew of four plan to deliver a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Watford City voters approve sales tax for hospital, rec center

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Voters in Watford City have overwhelmingly approved a 1.5 percent sales tax to finance a new recreation and events center, a new hospital and other community projects.

In complete but unofficial results, 364 Watford City voters, o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BNSF exec sees ‘big opportunity’ in switch from diesel to LNG locomotives

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – As a North Dakota company prepares to fire up the state’s first production facility for liquefied natural gas, the nation’s largest railroad is pursuing a switch from diesel-powered to LNG-powered locomotives, potentially opening up …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Much can be learned about oil industry in a day

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

I attended the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck on Wednesday.
This year’s theme is Bakken Strong and the main three areas of focus were economy, technology and opportunity. Technology was what blew me away at last year’s conferen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

CEO calls for oil exports to strengthen U.S. economy

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. called for lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports Wednesday during his keynote address at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.

“Lifting today’s crude oil exports restrictions would help streng…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

CEO calls for oil exports to strengthen U.S. economy

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. called for lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports Wednesday during his keynote address at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.

“Lifting today’s crude oil exports restrictions would help streng…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bakken takes center stage: Research to examine state’s new workforce

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Research funded by the North Dakota Industrial Commission will examine the state’s new workforce, with hopes of informing companies that need workers and communities that need to plan for them.
The study was announced at a set of sess…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bakken takes center stage: Research to examine state’s new workforce

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Research funded by the North Dakota Industrial Commission will examine the state’s new workforce, with hopes of informing companies that need workers and communities that need to plan for them.
The study was announced at a set of sess…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com