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July 10, 2012
Barnum, Minn., sewage pump still shut down
BARNUM, Minn. -- After two and a half weeks of raw sewage flowing into the Moose Horn River, Moose Lake's sewage treatment plant is back up and running this week. But nearby Barnum's plant is still off line and pushing untreated sewage into the river system. The Moose Lake plant's...
July 10, 2012 - 7:54am
June 19, 2012
Infrastructure top priority of ND 2.0 Initiative
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Participants in town hall meetings held across North Dakota overwhelmingly say they want the state to invest more in infrastructure, and housing easily tops the list of needs. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Jasper Schneider...
June 19, 2012 - 2:15pm
N.D. panels show support for infrastructure spending
FARGO -- Participants at town hall meetings around North Dakota overwhelmingly want to see the state invest more on infrastructure, with housing easily topping the list of needs. The "North Dakota 2.0" initiative also documented significant support among participants for distributing...
June 19, 2012 - 6:59am
June 15, 2012
Permits skyrocket for oversize loads on ND roads
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The number of permits issued for oversize or overweight trucks that use county roads and bridges in North Dakota's oil patch has increased more than 500 percent in five years. The 18 counties in North Dakota's oil patch are expected to fetch more than $4 million...
June 15, 2012 - 8:59am
North Dakota Legislators get a close-up look of the Oil Patch
BISMARCK -- A dozen North Dakota Republican lawmakers spent the past two days touring cities in the Oil Patch to learn more about the oil industry and to hear about the challenges of growth from local officials. Legislators made stops in Stanley, Tioga, Williston, Alexander, Watford...
June 15, 2012 - 6:12am
May 31, 2012
Oil counties need $5 billion: Industry leader calls for five-year investment plan in areas
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The state should invest up to $5 billion in northwest North Dakota communities with the most oil activity, the president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council said Wednesday. Ron Ness, while testifying to a group of legislators meeting in Williston, said communities...
May 31, 2012 - 7:00am
January 24, 2012
Studies to look at infrastructure needs
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota agencies are updating studies that projected the growing infrastructure needs of western communities. Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson told The Bismarck Tribune that both transportation and housing studies will be updated. He said it's necessary because...
January 24, 2012 - 7:08am
January 23, 2012
Studies to look at western ND infrastructure needs
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota agencies are updating recent studies that projected the growing infrastructure needs of western communities. The transportation and housing studies need to be revised because of the booming oil activity and the resulting stress on infrastructure...
January 23, 2012 - 9:25am
December 7, 2011
Western N.D. aid: Funds to address impacts on area
BISMARCK -- North Dakota has committed $1.2 billion to address the impacts of oil and gas development in the western part of the state and help is on the way, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday. Dalrymple and other state officials offered an update on the state aid available to the...
December 7, 2011 - 7:01am
December 6, 2011
Governor says $885 million on way for western ND
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday the state has invested about $312 million in four months for roads, water and housing development in western North Dakota. Dalrymple says a majority of that money, about $120 million, has been spent on road projects in oil-producing...
December 6, 2011 - 11:44am
Governor to update Western ND infrastructure funding
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple plans to provide an update Tuesday on state funding for roads, water and housing development in western North Dakota. The governor will provide information about how much funding has been expended and committed and how much is yet to be...
December 6, 2011 - 10:50am
July 29, 2011
N.D. oil towns get grants for infrastructure
BISMARCK -- State officials authorized nearly $54 million in grants on Thursday to help oil-impacted cities with infrastructure needs. The state's three largest cities in oil country - Dickinson, Williston and Minot -- received $21 million after submitting $48.9 million in project...
July 29, 2011 - 8:07am
July 26, 2011
Tribes get loan for infrastructure
BISMARCK (AP) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes is getting financial help for debt consolidation and infrastructure projects on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is providing a $20 million loan for the efforts, which include a building...
July 26, 2011 - 7:30am
July 22, 2011
Committee signs on to strategic plan for city
There is now a to-do list for Jamestown infrastructure projects for the next five years. The Jamestown Public Works Committee approved a resolution adopting a five-year strategic plan at its regular meeting Thursday. The plan outlines the planned projects for Public Works, Police...
July 22, 2011 - 6:56am
June 12, 2011
Grant funds available to 17 ND oil and gas producing counties
The State Land Board encourages communities within North Dakota's 17 oil and gas producing counties to begin applying for state grant funds provided to address the impact of the region's oil and gas development. At the recommendation of Gov. Jack Dalrymple, the 2011 Legislature...
June 12, 2011 - 1:21pm