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Western South Dakota corrections officer fired for online comment
St. Paul man arrested in unsolved 1991 Minneapolis homicide
Crews clear scene of northwest Wis. elevator fire
City of East Grand Forks honors retiring council members
'It’s just crazy': MNLARS delays, difficulties persist
crime and courts
Penny Marshall, sitcom star who directed 'A League of Their Own,' dies at 75
CBS says former CEO Les Moonves will not receive $120 million in severance
Friends in high places? Gov. Mark Dayton talks Garth Brooks into extra show
Prada accused of racism with new collection
‘Let’s make it happen,’ Garth Brooks replies to Mark Dayton’s call for another MN show
Easing holiday stress for pets
Minnesota native Karin Niemi, mother-in-law of Patrick Swayze, dies
Marilyn Hagerty: My 'nice' list for Santa
A taste tradition: Lutefisk, lefse, rommegrot draw stalwart Scandinavians to area's traditional church suppers
New mosque opens in East Grand Forks
Senior High cruises past Sacred Heart in girls basketball
WATCH: Red River falls to Fargo Davies 2-0 in boys hockey
TUESDAY'S LOCAL SCOREBOARD
No. 20 Marquette downs Fighting Hawks 92-66 in men's basketball
Green Wave roll to win over Bemidji
Ernest "Ernie" Mangino
Dale C. Kleven
B.W. "Bud" Basgaard
Jeanne M. Gullickson
Doug Leier: Surveys require hunter and angler response to be effective
Climate change has varying effect on wildlife, plant species
WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR NORTHWEST MINNESOTA: Ice fishing, ice conditions and recreational vehicles keep conservation officers busy
VIDEO: Tip-up fishing on Devils Lake lands big pike and big fun
TROPHY ROOM: Josh Andrews 27-inch walleye
Rob Port: State Board of Higher Education wisely declines to give university presidents a blank check on tuition
Mike Jacobs: Wind is blowing in conflict
Rob Port: Prisons aren’t jobs programs
Port: Heitkamp’s angry goodbye
Kennedy and Bresciani: Invest in an innovative economy
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Dakota Resource Council
December 12, 2018
Judge hears arguments in appeal of Davis Refinery permit
DICKINSON, N.D. — An attorney for conservation groups argued in court on Wednesday, Dec. 12, that air pollution estimates for a refinery proposed...
December 12, 2018 - 8:47pm
September 11, 2018
Two judges side with Meridian on Davis Refinery complaints
BISMARCK — Two judges sided with Meridian Energy this week on legal challenges related to the Davis Refinery being built near Theodore...
September 11, 2018 - 5:58pm
June 13, 2018
Davis Refinery permit approved, Meridian faces potential appeals
BISMARCK—An air quality permit has been issued for an oil refinery that has drawn opposition for its proximity to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the North Dakota Department of Health announced Wednesday, June 13. But Meridian Energy is facing potential appeals or legal challenges...
June 13, 2018 - 6:47pm
Governor-elect, please listen to North Dakotans on pipeline
BISMARCK—Now that the elections are over, our state can begin the process of moving ahead in a productive way with the Standing Rock Nation...
November 13, 2016 - 3:17pm
November 11, 2016
Letter: No more delays; approve oil-and-gas safety regs now
The North Dakota Industrial Commission met this week to once again discuss proposed oil and gas rules for underground gathering pipelines, bonding for saltwater gathering lines and requirements for dikes and berms. The rules were passed earlier this year, but they hit a wall when...
November 11, 2016 - 6:00am
August 21, 2015
MANDY KUBIK: Today, toxic waste; tomorrow, Superfund designation
BISMARCK—North Dakota's oil industry watchdog group, the Dakota Resource Council, reacted swiftly to news that the North Dakota Department...
August 21, 2015 - 5:30am
May 13, 2015
Wayde Schafer: N.D. lawmakers willfully ignored environmental issues
BISMARCK—The 64th Legislative Assembly of 2015 chose to blatantly disregard a persistent environmental problem facing North Dakota: the...
May 13, 2015 - 4:30am
March 7, 2015
Donny Nelson: N.D.'s inadequate oil-train rules pose grave threat
KEENE, N.D. -- A recent Herald editorial asked good questions about responsibility for the explosion of North Dakota oil in a West Virginia train...
March 7, 2015 - 4:45am
February 22, 2015
OUR OPINION: Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
It's easy to dismiss the Dakota Resource Council when it claims North Dakota isn't doing enough to prevent oil trains from exploding. After all,...
February 22, 2015 - 11:30pm
February 21, 2015
N.D. leaders await new oil requirements after West Virginia explosion
The derailment and subsequent explosion of rail cars carrying North Dakota crude oil last week has again sparked debate over oil train safety. The wreck, in which 26 tankers carried by a CSX Corp. train derailed and resulted in a fireball in West Virginia, prompted some to argue...
February 21, 2015 - 7:56pm
October 27, 2012
Oil Patch residents want voice in legislation
BISMARCK - Brenda Jorgenson wasn't used to being a public speaker or environmental advocate. But the third-generation farmer and rancher near...
October 27, 2012 - 10:19pm
August 14, 2011
Craig Backman, Bismarck, letter: Clean air rules: State 1, activists 0
BISMARCK -- Terrence Kardong's recent letter illustrates why state government in North Dakota works, and why things at the federal level are so messed up ("Clean air needs enforcement, not exemption," Page A4, July 29). He criticizes the North Dakota Department of Health for not...
August 14, 2011 - 12:05am
May 21, 2011
Jerry Grosz, Bismarck, letter: 'Ramping down' on energy would hammer economy
BISMARCK -- As a customer and stockholder of my local electric utility as well as a business owner who sells tools and supplies to the lignite mines and power plants, I couldn't believe the flawed logic in the Dakota Resource Council's recent column ("N.D. energy industry needs to...
May 21, 2011 - 12:05am
May 15, 2011
Verle Reinicke, Bismarck, column: N.D. energy industry needs to ramp down
By Verle Reinicke BISMARCK -- It's time for North Dakota's energy industry to ramp down (reduce) its coal generation to meet environmental standards. Ramping down will increase room for renewable energy on the grid while protecting our North Dakota energy industry. This solution...
May 15, 2011 - 12:05am
March 29, 2011
Dakota Resource Council helps challange unrestricted planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The Dakota Resource Council in North Dakota has joined a March 18 lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to allow unrestricted planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa. "USDA's decision to approve genetically...
March 29, 2011 - 8:33pm