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State's constitutional funds balloon in oil boom
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- After tough economic times in the 1980s, North Dakota voters wanted to make sure education funding would be spared by future budget constraints. To that end, they agreed in 1994 to create a fund to cushion the state's K-12 education funding using...
news / state
October 18, 2014 - 11:31am
September 29, 2014
1 million North Dakotans
FARGO Not long ago, Doug Burgum, one of North Dakota's leading businessmen, showed an audience of tech entrepreneurs a glimpse of the future: a mocked up front page of The Forum with the headline that says "ND population breaks 1M." He said he did it because he wanted North Dakotans...
news / state
September 29, 2014 - 7:09am
September 27, 2014
Oil boom means more funds for water projects
BISMARCK — Ten years ago, North Dakota’s Resources Trust Fund wasn’t much of a resource at all for the water projects it was meant to fund. What a difference an oil boom makes. Riding a tidal wave of oil tax revenue, the fund that received about $14 million in 2003-2005 is...
news / state
September 27, 2014 - 8:34am
August 2, 2014
Chronicling the oil boom in N.D.; UND professors map changes to western North Dakota landscape
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota professor Sebastian Braun points at a satellite map of Fort Worth, Texas, with small white lines and dots splayed thickly across it like veins on the dark green land. “If you can visualize western North Dakota, in 10 years, this is what...
news / nation and world
August 2, 2014 - 7:40am
July 23, 2014
Oil boom sex trade an epidemic
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead North Dakota’s attorney general again warned that sex trafficking in oil country is, by state historical standards, approaching epidemic levels. Wayne Stenehjem was on the airwaves last week reporting how easily it’s been for law enforcement agents...
opinion / editorials
July 23, 2014 - 7:36am
January 1, 2013
Oil and agriculture change ND fortunes
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The oil boom and high agricultural prices have changed North Dakota's fortunes in the past decade. The Forum newspaper reports that North Dakota was losing particularly its young people in the 1990s. But the state's population increased 6.6 percent between...
January 1, 2013 - 4:00pm
'Dynamic' growth lures city planner back to ND
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A Fargo native who had left North Dakota for California couldn't resist the opportunity to become a city planner in the midst of the state's booming Oil Patch. Donald Kress had been working as a city planner in Los Angeles when he saw an advertisement for...
January 1, 2013 - 11:00am
ND airport booms with oil activity
January 1, 2013 - 9:30am
December 12, 2012
Study says Williston could have 44,000 people by 2017
December 12, 2012 - 2:27pm
December 9, 2012
ND city poised to top $300 million in new building
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota city in the middle of the state's oil boom is poised to top $300 million in new building permits for 2012. Minot officials say the explosion in requests for permits includes commercial and residential projects. They say the hotel market has been...
December 9, 2012 - 2:13pm
May 13, 2012
Bismarck booked for big ND oil expo
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A three-day expo spotlighting North Dakota's prosperous Oil Patch is expected to bring the biggest influx of visitors to Bismarck since a professional bowling tournament rolled into town more than 30 years ago. The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo...
May 13, 2012 - 9:16am
April 8, 2012
Conference to focus on oil boom effects on SD
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) -- Representatives from several industries are going to be on hand in Spearfish May 2-3 to learn about the effects of the North Dakota oil boom on people and businesses in South Dakota. The Black Hills Bakken Conference will feature discussions on infrastructure...
business / / news
April 8, 2012 - 10:00am
December 4, 2011
New motel opens in Williston, ND
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A new motel has opened in Williston, a city where it's typically hard to find a room because of North Dakota's oil boom. The Williston Herald reports that the Motel 6 off U.S. Highway 2 had a grand opening ribbon-cutting on Friday. Ray Obendorf, a partner...
business / / news
December 4, 2011 - 12:00pm
September 5, 2011
Oil boom draws barber to western ND
KILLDEER, N.D. (AP) -- A Mormon woman from Utah was cutting the hair of an Amish man from Wisconsin when a woman with an Australian accent called for an appointment. This actually happened Tuesday in Killdeer, making the town seem more like the crossroads of the universe than a...
September 5, 2011 - 2:10pm