Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at email@example.com or (701) 580-6890.
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WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production fell more than 6 percent in April to 1.04 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday. The production drop...
BISMARCK — Bureaucratic red tape has held up $1.25 million in state grant funding to help victims of human trafficking. State legislators set aside the grant dollars in the 2015 session, but none of that money has been distributed to victim service providers more than 13 months after it was made available. Windie Lazenko, a victim advocate and CEO of 4her North Dakota, was among the service providers awarded grants in January.
NEW TOWN, N.D. — When FBI Director James Comey visited a northwest North Dakota Indian reservation Monday, the tribal chairman didn't sugarcoat the crime problems facing the community. "The situation of excess crime on Fort Berthold is literally killing our people and tearing our people apart," said Mark Fox, chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Comey met with tribal officials, law enforcement and North Dakota's U.S. senators on Monday to hear about the challenges facing the reservation in the heart of the Bakken.
BISMARCK — Legal challenges over flared natural gas hit a roadblock this week when the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that a mineral owner's lawsuit should have been dismissed. But one of the attorneys who claims mineral owners are owed royalty payments for natural gas that was flared said the legal fight that's now nearly three years old is not yet over. "We're not planning to stop until royalty owners get paid," said Bismarck attorney Derrick Braaten.
BISMARCK – Donald Trump shook hands with North Dakota Republican delegates and thanked them for putting him over the top in the campaign for the presidential nomination. “I’m so honored...
BISMARCK — While greeting oil industry leaders Wednesday, North Dakota's governor passed along a request from his budget director: "Right now, she would like you to please begin completing some more wells," said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. "So if you could just tell your CEOs that if they would just get out there and complete a few more wells, my OMB (Office of Management and Budget) director would really appreciate that."
BISMARCK — The company responsible for one of North Dakota’s largest saltwater pipeline spills said Tuesday it now has an automated monitoring system in place that will detect leaks sooner...
BISMARCK — Low oil prices tempered the mood as this year's Williston Basin Petroleum Conference opened Tuesday, but some in the industry said they see reasons to be optimistic. Attendance at the 24th annual conference is estimated to be about 2,500, down from more than 4,000 who attended the event when it was last held in Bismarck in 2012 and 2014. Drilling activity in North Dakota is down starkly since those prior conferences, with 28 rigs operating Tuesday compared with about 200 in recent years.
STANLEY, N.D. -- Enduring North Dakota's oil slump tested the resiliency of WCE Oil Field Services workers who lost jobs suddenly last year when the company collapsed. While many employees left the area, one crew that stuck together has now formed a new company and is starting to see signs of hope. "Everything's slow right now, but we hear a lot of rumors that it's picking back up," said Eduardo Salgado.
WASHINGTON – As Donald Trump advances to be the likely Republican nominee for president, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer has Trump’s ear on energy policy. Cramer said he’s been tapped...