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PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's results
AUTO RACING: Donny Schatz dominates at River Cities Speedway
PREP FOOTBALL: Polar Bears take out Hillsboro-CV
UND VOLLEYBALL: Students pack The Betty as UND rolls to win
PREP FOOTBALL: Jamestown tops GF Central
THE LIST: Janessa's Midnight Movie Madness feat. Divine!, Muddy Waters Clay Center, The Rollin' On The River Inline skating marathon
Artist Nancy Friese: Beauty of the wide open
MOVIE LIST: 'Don't Breathe,' 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection'
MARILYN HAGERTY: Burgers are a favorite of regular Boardwalk customers
CHEF JESS: Be a pickle pro
life & style
Donald W. Anderson
Ethel S. Stauss
FISHING REPORT: Walleyes biting in Lake of the Woods, Devils Lake
What would you do to land a big fish? Watch this fly fisherman dive into the water
Shadae Quient catfish
Ethan Loeks walleye
TALKIN' with DOKKEN: Is it legal to use drones as a tool for hunting in North Dakota or Minnesota?
Heidi Heitkamp: How I'm gearing up to fight for a strong Farm Bill
LETTER: North Dakota should reverse calls for constitutional convention
LETTER: Why North Dakota should worry about climate change
OTHER VIEWS: Trump's 'charm offensive' won't work with women
LETTER: Library belongs on list of East Grand Forks' gems
January 9, 2016
North Dakota to take a closer look at oil industry fines behind closed doors
BISMARCK – Proposed fines against oil companies will get more scrutiny from the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Monday, but the discussion...
January 9, 2016 - 3:02pm
December 12, 2015
Digging for root cause of pipeline spills
WILLISTON, N.D. – When researchers looking into pipeline spills talked to people in the field about what causes spills, they heard about...
December 12, 2015 - 8:45pm
June 18, 2015
After river oil spills, senator calls for oversight hearing for nation's pipeline safety agency
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- After two Yellowstone River oil pipeline breaks in five years, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is requesting an oversight hearing on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. PHMSA has been the nation’s pipeline cop for a decade and...
June 18, 2015 - 11:45pm
June 5, 2015
State regulators say oil wells near Missouri, Yellowstone rivers ready for flooding
Oil companies with wells near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers are ready for flooding that’s projected to occur this weekend, state regulators said Friday.
June 5, 2015 - 8:45pm
June 4, 2015
White Earth voices concerns about Sandpiper
BAGLEY, Minn. --The White Earth Tribal Council held a public hearing Thursday regarding Enbridge's plan to place the Sandpiper Pipeline through land and water areas impacting tribal lands. If the company's certificate of need and the route are approved by the Minnesota...
June 4, 2015 - 10:10pm
May 8, 2015
Obama's South Dakota visit brings out pipeline protesters
While many people Friday in Watertown were hoping to get a glimpse of President Barack Obama, Dallas Goldtooth hoped it would be the other way...
May 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
February 17, 2015
Five significant oil-related spills reported over weekend in N.D.
TIOGA, N.D. – “Suspicious activity” may be to blame for two oil-related spills reported in Williams County over the weekend that released produced water and affected at least one nearby wetland. The incidents were two of five significant spills reported Tuesday by state...
February 17, 2015 - 11:45pm
February 4, 2015
LETTER: N.D. should ramp up enforcement of oil rules
As a native of North Dakota, I am very concerned about the spills that have occurred in the Oil Patch. I believe that to truly obtain the opinions of those of us who live in North Dakota, there need to be more meetings on these issues, including issues such as fracking brine, benzene,...
February 4, 2015 - 4:00am
January 28, 2015
Lawmakers call for higher pipeline standards in wake of spills
The North Dakota Industrial Commission called Wednesday for better monitoring of pipelines and higher standards for those that cross major bodies...
January 28, 2015 - 8:30pm
December 9, 2014
Landowners from the Oil Patch believe state is bowing to oil companies, threaten litigation
As state officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners from the...
December 9, 2014 - 10:17pm
July 18, 2014
Ryan Taylor: Hat-wearing, non-furbearing leadership for N.D.
One of many saltwater spills that have sterilized productive farm and ranch land in North Dakota occurred last week near Mandaree, N.D. A faulty...
July 18, 2014 - 4:30am
June 13, 2014
PSC candidates want to consolidate oil spill oversight
Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer, Democratic candidates for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, say too many state agencies investigate oil and gas pipeline spills, causing a “bureaucratic disaster.”
June 13, 2014 - 6:45am
June 11, 2014
Two spills reported in McKenzie County
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- Two separate brine spills have been reported in McKenzie County. About 115 barrels of oil and 230 barrels of brine spilled from a saltwater disposal site in McKenzie County on Tuesday. Caliber Midstream reported the spill, at a site six miles southwest...
June 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
February 15, 2014
Chris Rodgers: Most spills are minor, easily contained
ALEXANDER, N.D. — For the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about accidental oil and production-water spills in North Dakota. Much of the discussion is reasonable, but much of it also has been misconstrued by the media. We should — and do — have an energy...
February 15, 2014 - 4:00am
February 12, 2014
Oil spills reported in McKenzie, Williams counties
BISMARCK -- Oil well sites in Williams and McKenzie counties reported oil spills Wednesday. A site operated by Zavanna LLC about 8 miles east of Williston released about 300 barrels, some of which was sprayed onto agricultural land, according to initial reports from the...
February 12, 2014 - 7:25pm