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In marriage, some secrets should be kept secret
Sam Cook: Legislature showing little inclination to increase outdoors funding
Devils Lake bowlers roll a strike with a spare alley
Jon Hauser: Symbols of my life
crime and courts
Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Out & About: Live theater fills entertainment calendar
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Marilyn Hagerty: Circus animals move into The Ralph
Marilyn Hagerty: Friendly atmosphere brings customers back to The Station in Larimore
Marilyn Hagerty: Raise your hand for 'Grand Forks Day'
High schoolers learn the basics of aviation at premier UND camp
Out & About: 'Keep the Faith' tells flood story with humor
A look at the 11 players the Vikings selected in the 2017 draft
Penguins clobber Capitals to take 2-0 series lead
Saturday's local clipboard
Saturday's local scoreboard
Lacrosse finding its way in the Grand Cities
Carol Joyce Bass
Allen R. Tillett
Alden J. Veer
Ruth C. Brua
Frith shares story of triumph over tragedy
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Public land an asset, not a liability
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: ND mule deer numbers rise
Port: Hey Republicans, put Carlson and Wardner on the bench next session
Minnesota mayor and city manager: Common-sense reforms protect your water and wallet
Letter: Seek entrepreneur to fill entrepreneurial Gjovig's shoes
Letter: Headline, story blamed victim of sexual assault
Retired Grand Forks teacher: Others see a monster; I see a mortal, imperfect man
50th Wedding Anniversary
Mary Sorvig's Retirement
50th Wedding Anniversary
April 12, 2017
Letter: Time for Heitkamp to get off fence on flaring rules
For several weeks, we have waited for U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., to announce her intentions regarding the repeal of the Bureau of Land...
April 12, 2017 - 6:00am
February 16, 2017
Letter: Heitkamp must oppose job-killing flaring regs
Soon, the U.S. Senate will vote on whether or not to kill a last-minute regulation on North Dakota's oil and gas industry. The rule comes years...
February 16, 2017 - 6:00am
November 30, 2016
Letter: New anti-flaring rules deserve strong support
Over the past decade, North Dakota's federal and tribal lands flared natural gas valued at more than $76 million. Why is such a valuable natural resource being wasted? Currently, the Bureau of Land Management's federal regulations allow for wasteful flaring and direct venting into...
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
May 6, 2016
Special camera puts gas emissions in clearer focus
WILLISTON, N.D. – Gas emissions from the Bakken are having a global impact on the atmosphere, a recent study found, but health regulators...
May 6, 2016 - 9:59pm
March 9, 2016
Barbara Bentz: Make no mistake, methane is hazardous to your health
FARGO—I had the chance to attend the public hearing for the federal Bureau of Land Management's methane rule. The bureau is proposing to update 30-year-old regulations in order to reduce the release of natural gas into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations on public and...
March 9, 2016 - 5:00am
February 24, 2016
LETTER: Hidden fracking subsidy hurts public in North Dakota
Who can afford this waste? People of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation of North Dakota are just plain tired of subsidizing the oil industry for going on eight years of hydraulic fracturing in the federal drilling program and look forward to the end of wasted resources.
February 24, 2016 - 4:00am
January 27, 2016
LETTER: North Dakota Industrial Commission strikes right balance
Good leadership isn't loud, it isn't glitzy, and it doesn't always grab headlines. Yet, it is the kind of leadership we want. The North Dakota Industrial Commission has done a good job leading our state through the addition of the Bakken as one of our leading economic drivers.
January 27, 2016 - 5:00am
January 6, 2016
Oil industry claim on flaring progress doesn’t reflect full picture
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota's oil industry significantly reduced flaring last year, but the decrease may not be as substantial as an...
January 6, 2016 - 8:50pm
December 17, 2015
Flaring case could open door for mineral owners to sue oil companies
BISMARCK – An appeal being considered by the North Dakota Supreme Court could pave the way for class action lawsuits against oil companies...
December 17, 2015 - 9:45pm
November 22, 2015
LETTER: Follow the federal lead on reducing flaring
I have sponsored legislation to curtail natural gas flaring, only to see it defeated with the promise that the Industrial Commission will take...
November 22, 2015 - 7:15am
November 18, 2015
North Dakota’s largest natural gas plant repairs will add to flaring
TIOGA, N.D. – North Dakota’s largest natural gas processing plant shut down for maintenance Wednesday afternoon, a move expected to...
November 18, 2015 - 8:18pm
October 23, 2015
North Dakota adds flexibility on flaring, completing oil wells
The North Dakota Industrial Commission adopted new policies Thursday to reward oil companies that exceed their gas capture goals and to allow...
October 23, 2015 - 5:30am
LETTER: N.D. Industrial Commission has oil on its hands
How believable are the numbers coming from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources? Reports say that oil companies were reaching gas-capture goals set by the state Industrial Commission, and that flaring percentages (though not cubic feet) were being reduced.
October 23, 2015 - 4:00am
October 11, 2015
Flaring progress a burning issue for N.D.
DICKINSON, N.D. – North Dakota’s top oil regulator admits that he and the Sierra Club’s lone staffer in the state rarely agree...
October 11, 2015 - 6:30am
LETTER: N.D. Industrial Commission chooses well on flaring
North Dakota's Industrial Commission showed leadership in its vote to modify the state's flaring rules. Some—including the state's Democrats, the Dakota Resource Council and the Sierra Club—will want Herald readers to believe that this is a catastrophe. In reality, the facts...
October 11, 2015 - 4:15am