Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 580-6890.
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ALEXANDER, N.D. - When this growing Oil Patch town has its first high school football game in 27 years today, the focus won't be on the scoreboard. "It's just a coming together of a community," said Superintendent Leslie Bieber.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Drilling is down and hotel vacancies are up, but participants at a conference Wednesday said there are still reasons to be optimistic about Williston's economy. Peter Elzi, a consultant whose firm has done more than 70 market studies on Williston, said low oil prices will make 2015 and 2016 challenging years for the city.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A well blowout caused oil and brine to contaminate several acres of land in Dunn County but the incident did not cause injuries or affect waterways,...
WILLISTON -- A former oil industry manager who was laid off earlier this year is enjoying a perk of his new job with the U.S. Postal Service—less stress. At 57, Pat Ritzke is starting a new career as a mail carrier he was laid off in February along with thousands of other North Dakota workers due to a slowdown in oil activity. With the U.S.
BISMARCK – Two Californians who operated brothels in North Dakota are heading to federal prison and will be required to register as sex offenders, a judge ruled Tuesday. Trina Nguyen...
WILLISTON, N.D. — As six members of Congress rode the rails in northwest North Dakota on Monday to learn more about how Bakken crude is produced and transported, the topic hit especially close to home for one in the group. Rep.
BISMARCK — A second class-action lawsuit alleges that a Bismarck law firm shares liability for a Bakken housing Ponzi scheme that cost investors $62 million. The latest complaint against Pearce & Durick filed in U.S. District Court names about 10 plaintiffs from various countries and alleges that the firm actively assisted North Dakota Developments in offering unregistered securities to the public. In May, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against North Dakota Developments and its owners, Robert L. Gavin and Daniel J.
CULBERTSON, Mont. — Weeds are growing around a partially constructed Bakken housing camp that is connected to an alleged Ponzi scheme, and officials in this northeastern Montana town would like it cleaned up. Work on the Great American Lodge in Culbertson stopped in May after the U.S.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday he's been told by sources that President Barack Obama plans to veto the Keystone XL pipeline after Congress goes into recess in August. Obama's previous strategy had been to defeat the Keystone XL through endless delays, said Hoeven, R-N.D., but now a decision is anticipated before the end of his term. "That changed here recently and the people we've been talking to indicate he'll actually turn the project down in August after we go into recess," Hoeven said in an interview with Forum News Service.
WILLISTON, N.D. — XTO Energy announced Monday a $5 million donation that will help provide affordable housing for teachers, police and other essential personnel in three of the state's busiest oil communities. The oil company's contribution to North Dakota's Housing Incentive Fund will support four housing projects in Williston, Watford City and Killdeer.