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DICKINSON -- A woman who worked as a prostitute at brothels operating in Dickinson, Minot and Williston from 2012 to 2014 will enter a guilty plea early next month to her involvement in the operation. At a change of plea hearing set for March 2, Thuy Nhu Hoang will admit to conspiring to transport an individual across state lines to engage in prostitution and conspiring to travel and use the Internet and phone to facilitate the brothels, a plea agreement filed Wednesday says.
Feds fine XTO $1.3M for delaying audit WASHINGTON -- The federal government fined XTO Energy Inc. $1.3 million this month for failing to provide data for an audit in a timely manner, the U.S. Department of Interior announced Wednesday. XTO, a top 10 Bakken producer and a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corp., didn't send the auditors lease information for an audit of several North Dakota communitization agreements until 10 months past the original deadline.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Those fighting human trafficking in North Dakota brought their efforts to the Capitol on Wednesday. Lawmakers have proposed a package of bills addressing both law enforcement to detect trafficking and rescue victims, and also resources for women and girls once they are freed. One of the top priorities would be providing a shelter for the trafficking victims. Five bills were heard Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee, with two more expected to be presented next week.
BISMARCK -- A package of bills addressing human trafficking in North Dakota will be heard Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary committee. The bills update the criminal code, provide funding for victim services and establish a unified commission to fight the complex crime officials said has a growing presence in North Dakota, especially its Oil Patch. "We have two messages that we need to send: whether you are a trafficker in the sex trade or a customer, we're coming after you," North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Tuesday at a press conference with bill sponsors.
MANNING, N.D. — Dunn County and three other western North Dakota counties must pay for damages from summer storms themselves after the federal government has denied emergency aid, not only...
WILLISTON -- A spill earlier this month from a saltwater line north of Williston has turned out to be the biggest spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom and possibly...
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Legislators will work with industry to come up with better safeguards for saltwater lines in North Dakota after a 4-inch line caused the biggest saltwater spill of this oil boom. The magnitude of that spill -- 3 million gallons -- may put more focus on these smaller water lines. The brine escaped a pipe rupture north of Williston, N.D., earlier this month. The disposal line is operated by Summit Midstream subsidiary Meadowlark Midstream. Now, legislators want to do it right the first time -- on the second try. A similar bill from Rep.
Health official: 'We're keeping an eye on it' WILLISTON, N.D.
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- A pipeline leak Saturday bled between 300 and 1,200 barrels of oil near Glendive in eastern Montana, reaching the Yellowstone River, owner Bridger Pipeline spokesman said. The leak began at 10 a.m. Saturday and Bridger shut down the line by 11 a.m.