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April 16, 2016
Helms predicts oil will come back 'with a rush'
WILLISTON, N.D.—North Dakota's top oil regulator had a message for Williston leaders this week: Get ready. When—not if—oil...
April 16, 2016 - 6:52am
February 23, 2016
Oil pushes retirees to cities
The exodus of retirees from North Dakota's oil country is a slow unraveling of the social fabric of the region. A report in Sunday's Bismarck Tribune cites chapter and verse, complete with numbers that were unexpected by analysts. When the oil boom accelerated and it became clear...
February 23, 2016 - 6:19am
January 26, 2016
Strip clubs to learn their fate tonight
WILLISTON, N.D. --The Williston Board of City Commissioners will be meeting Tuesday with the big item on the agenda the vote to decide the fate of the two adult entertainment establishments downtown. The first reading two weeks ago on three ordinances would require the strip clubs...
January 26, 2016 - 6:41am
September 11, 2015
The positives of lower oil prices
The news out of western North Dakota oil country is not bleak, but is not particularly heartening if you're in a wagon hitched to the oil boom. But not every wagon depends exclusively on oil. The other side of the precipitous decline in oil prices is significantly lower fuel...
September 11, 2015 - 6:36am
August 17, 2015
Oil boom also means FBI boom
The establishment of an FBI office in Williston, N.D., is a tangible, if somewhat unsettling, sign of changing times. The fact it's the first "resident agency" the FBI has opened in 20 years confirms that crime associated with North Dakota's oil boom is a real phenomenon that demands...
August 17, 2015 - 7:36am
March 9, 2015
U-Haul dealers busy as oil price drops
KILLDEER, N.D. -- Born-and-raised Killdeer resident Ben Murphy said he knows, when someone rents moving equipment, if an oilfield worker was getting laid off. "You can usually tell with the customer when you call them if they knew it was coming or not," Murphy said. If they're...
March 9, 2015 - 7:00am
February 17, 2015
Energy revenues continue in N.D.
The slowdown in North Dakota's Oil Patch is not a sky-is-falling calamity. Despite a spate of hand-wringing and worry, the evidence on the ground thus far is that the oil and gas industry and oil-impacted communities are weathering an oil price collapse that has not translated into...
February 17, 2015 - 6:58am
December 29, 2014
A book on N.D. politics examines the issues
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A new electronic book, written by retired Grand Forks Herald publisher Mike Jacobs, examines present-day North Dakota and explores the challenges that lie ahead for the state. The book, "A Birthday Inquiry: North Dakota at 125: A collection of essays," is...
December 29, 2014 - 7:20am
People from the Oil Patch
WASHINGTON -- It was late summer in 1979 when Zachary Harper drove into Watford City in a dirt-covered Jeep, looking for work on an oil drilling crew. He had a name — just one name to go on — and his cousin's voice urging caution as he walked into a bar in the...
December 29, 2014 - 7:12am
October 18, 2014
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...
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:...
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...
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...
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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...
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