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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UPDATED WILLISTON, N.D. — A reported spill of more than 2,700 barrels of saltwater northeast of Williston over the weekend reinforces the need for oil well pads to have adequate containment berms, one state agency said Monday. Zavanna staff discovered the spill of 2,733 barrels, or 114,786 gallons, of produced water about 10 a.m. Sunday at an oil well pad about 4 miles northeast of Williston.
WILLISTON, N.D. — One woman has nightmares and sometimes jumps when her fiancé touches her. Another withdrew from friends and family, full of shame and guilt. Survivors of a sex trafficking case that recently came to a close in North Dakota say they're relieved that Keith Graves was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison. But two victims who spoke anonymously to Forum News Service said they still struggle to cope. "I feel like everybody can see right through me because of the things that he was making us do," said one woman.
WILLISTON, N.D. — An oilfield landfill south of Williston is the first facility in North Dakota to propose accepting radioactive waste under new state rules. IHD Solids Management LLC has submitted applications to the North Dakota Department of Health to accept radioactive waste that's a byproduct of oil development and is currently being shipped out of state.
BISMARCK — A man convicted of using violence and threats to force several women to engage in sex acts in North Dakota's Oil Patch was sentenced Wednesday to more than 33 years in prison. Federal prosecutors asked for a life sentence for Keith A. Graves, but U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ordered for a prison term of 33 years and nine months, which is within the federal sentencing guidelines. "Mr. Graves' conduct is despicable, but I don't think a life sentence is appropriate," Hovland said.
BISMARCK – North Dakota oil production fell 2.5 percent in December to 1.15 million barrels per day, according to preliminary numbers released Wednesday. The Department of Mineral Resources said low...
BISMARCK — North Dakota is considering new oil and gas rules aimed at regulating pipelines and reducing spills, but the proposals would cost the industry money to implement at a time when margins are slim. The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved the framework for proposed rule changes Tuesday and will soon accept comment from the public, including a series of hearings planned for western North Dakota.
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple urged the oil company developing a massive drilling unit to preserve Little Missouri State Park as the company continues working in the area. Dalrymple's comments came Tuesday after the Industrial Commission received an update on the Corral Creek-Bakken Unit, a 30,000-acre oil development near Killdeer that includes the state park.
If you go: Dedication and open house for new Watford City High School Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Monday. A dedication ceremony starts at noon with guided tours until 3:30 p.m. McKenzie County School District enrollment 2009-10: 537 2010-11: 581 2011-12: 698 2012-13: 867 2013-14: 1,105 2014-15: 1,302 2015-16: 1,325 Projected 2020-21: 2,100 Sources: McKenzie County School District and 2016 demographic study by RSP
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — One energy company said Tuesday it wants to construct a new pipeline as soon as possible despite low oil prices while a second company said its...
BISMARCK — North Dakota will soon have more staff fighting human trafficking and victims will have better access to emergency housing, legal help and other services using new state grants. The state recently awarded about $1.15 million in human trafficking grants that were set aside during last year's legislative session. Those dollars, along with federal funding recently awarded, will address needs not previously met for victims of human trafficking in North Dakota.