NDAD INSIGHTS On his final ride, Harold Ennis, 94, 'smiled all the way'
By Mike Brue
On a pleasant August day this year, Harold Ennis got a good, long look at the miles of northwest North Dakota countrysidearound Tagus,the now-unincorporated North Dakotatown wher... Posted on 12/17/12 at 11:02 PM
Women in Stanley, N.D., sipped champagne and got pampered Tuesday with men dressed in tuxes doing all of the work. Farmers Union Oil of Stanley and Tioga held a celebration of women to honor farm wives and other women in the community.
Two companies fined more than half a million dollars by the state of North Dakota for improperly dumping sewage in the western oil patch have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to pay more fines.
A new 17-mile pipeline west of Stanley is expected to help ease truck traffic on U.S. Highway 2. Plains Pipeline LP wants to finish the project by the end of the year. It will cost $13.6 million to build.
Stanley city leaders knew right away that Dean Dovolis was different than the 417 developers who came before him. Dovolis was a Minneapolis architect who heard about North Dakota’s oil boom at a time when the economy elsewhere was struggling. Today, Dovolis’ company Annabelle Homes has three housing developments under construction and plans to expand to numerous other communities affected by the oil boom.
Mike Jacobs is stepping down as editor of the Herald, a role he has filled since 1984, to lead the launch of a new Upper Midwest news service by Forum Communications Co., the company announced Wednesday. But Jacobs, 64, said the change “is not a retirement” from the Herald. “I’ll continue as publisher, and that job is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the paper and its business success,” he said.
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