By John Hageman, Forum News Service
GRAND FORKS -- John D. Odegard, the North Dakota aviation pioneer who founded the University of North Dakota aerospace school that bears his name, was named the 42nd recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Thursday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Falling oil prices are on the minds of many in North Dakota, where the industry has brought unprecedented wealth and state revenue. And while government officials and economists anticipate some sort of effects, it remains to be seen how long it might take for prices to rebound.
An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues. But as production soared, it became increasingly difficult to move oil out of the region as pipeline capacity lagged behind. Enter trains. The railroads that helped settle the American West more than a century ago are now helping to fuel a new frontier: oil shale production that has reshaped western North Dakota. Analysts and those doing business in the Bakken say there wasn’t enough existing pipeline infrastructure to handle the rapid increases in crude oil being pumped out of the groun
GRAND FORKS — A bill that would relieve homeowners and businesses from drastic increases in flood insurance payments could pass the Senate next week. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Thursday that the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will arrive on the Senate floor Monday and he’s hoping to pass it by the end of the week. “I believe we have 60-plus votes,” Hoeven said at a meeting with the Grand Forks Herald’s editorial board.