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WILLISTON, N.D. -- A global advocate for fighting human trafficking will tour western North Dakota this weekend and meet with community leaders about best practices to combat modern day slavery. Cindy McCain, hosted by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., will hold a series of meetings, starting with an event in Bismarck on Friday, to discuss the growing threat of human trafficking in North Dakota. McCain, wife of U.S. Sen.
MINOT -- With North Dakota's oil industry producing billions of dollars each year for private mineral owners, a group that aims to educate those royalty owners is growing in numbers. The North Dakota chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners expects more than 100 people will attend its annual conference this week in Minot, with about half coming from out of state. Chapter president Dean Zaderaka said the conference has grown each year since the North Dakota chapter formed three years ago to represent private mineral owners.
WILLISTON, N.D. – As oil activity slowed down a few months before her Williston café was set to open at an expanded location, Lonnie Iverson grew nervous. “I actually bought...
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota oil production decreased 1.8 percent in April to nearly 1.2 million barrels a day, preliminary figures released Friday show. Natural gas production increased 1.4 percent in April to an average of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day, according to the Department of Mineral Resources. Director Lynn Helms said last month he anticipates the state's oil production to remain between 1.1 million and 1.2 million barrels per day until oil prices recover.
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production decreased 1.8 percent in April to nearly 1.2 million barrels a day, preliminary figures released Friday show. Natural gas production increased 1.4 percent...
BISMARCK—North Dakota stands to lose $300 million a year in oil income and 1,900 jobs if a federal rule on hydraulic fracturing takes effect later this month, state officials argue in court documents. North Dakota has filed a request for a preliminary injunction against the Bureau of Land Management, seeking to delay implementation of the agency's new fracking rule until the court can review a challenge filed by North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado. A hearing is set for June 23 in U.S.
BISMARCK — After a battle over health insurance for state workers, the North Dakota Legislature will reconvene Tuesday to consider approving a budget bill left hanging when legislators adjourned in April, a panel of lawmakers said Wednesday. Legislative Management, a panel of legislators who met Wednesday over conference call, voted 16-1 to come back into session next week to consider the unresolved budget bill. A special committee reached unanimous agreement on Monday on Senate Bill 2022, the more than $14 million appropriations bill for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement
BISMARCK — An oilfield service company says it can recycle Bakken drilling waste while protecting the environment, turning waste that would otherwise go to a landfill into material for roads or other uses. Nuverra Environmental Solutions is one of three companies that will launch a pilot project approved by the North Dakota Department of Health to recycle solid drilling waste. "We want to make sure that this program is good for the landowner, it's good for the operator and good for the environment," said CEO Mark Johnsrud, who announced the new initiative Monday from the state Capito
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The company responsible for an oil spill last spring into the flooded Yellowstone and Missouri rivers has been ordered to shut in four wells until a flood threat subsides. The Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division is keeping a close watch on oil activity near the confluence of the two rivers, where potential flooding could affect nearly 80 wells, spokeswoman Alison Ritter said Wednesday. Zavanna, the company responsible for a spill after an ice jam caused wells to flood in March 2014, is no longer allowed to produce oil from four wells in that area each