DICKINSON, N.D. -- In a windowless room inside of a non-descript steel building at Dakota Prairie Refining's sprawling facility west of Dickinson, there are six people whose job is to make certain America's first
DICKINSON, N.D. -- In a windowless room inside of a non-descript steel building at Dakota Prairie Refining's sprawling facility west of Dickinson, there are six people whose job is to make certain America's first greenfield refinery built since 1976 turns Bakken crude oil into diesel fuel.RELATED CONTENT
KILLDEER, N.D. — For the first 14 years as building inspector for the city of Killdeer, Ron Fettig worked part time. But for the past three years, he has been full time — and his days are truly full.RELATED CONTENT
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Adam and Elizabeth Powell came to North Dakota as a package deal.RELATED CONTENT
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Adam and Elizabeth Powell came to North Dakota as a package deal. The newlyweds who recently completed serving four years in the U.S. Navy moved to Watford City to take on leadership roles with a startup energy company. The couple met while serving on the same ship in San Diego. Even before they began dating, Adam was talking about moving to North Dakota after he left the Navy and researching jobs in the oil industry.RELATED CONTENT
Oklahoma company wants to bring refinery to wellhead B&A Global Energy sets sights on ending flaring in Bakken
By Dustin Monke Forum News Service DICKINSON, N.D. -- Oklahomans Jack Kelley and Skip Bennett are an unassuming duo with a big idea. The entrepreneurs have a plan to capture natural gas, eliminate flaring at the wellhead, create a viable commodity from that gas, and pay both energy companies and royalty owners for their share, although a North Dakota university researcher has some doubts about the market for the gas.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Mike Ness, the superintendent of the Hazen (N.D.) School District, has been appointed to the State Board of Higher Education. Gov. Jack Dalrymple chose Ness from a group of three finalists, and he still needs to be confirmed by the North Dakota Senate during this legislative session. Ness will fill the seat left open after former board Chairwoman Kirsten Diederich stepped down in January. Terry Hjelmstad was subsequently elected chairman by the board.
Lawmakers say new revenue forecast will set stage for second half
BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers gave their initial stamp of approval to nearly 600 bills before breaking for a three-day recess on Thursday, and a new state revenue forecast in mid-March will set the stage for the second half of the session. House and Senate lawmakers advanced a combined 599 bills – 70 percent of the 852 bills introduced – during the session’s first 38 days, while 249 bills failed and four were withdrawn. The vast majority of the bills will now be taken up in the opposite chamber. Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Thursday that legislators had made good progress leading into crossover.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The State Board of Higher Education heard passionate testimony at a meeting Thursday from many college and university presidents in response to a House bill that could reduce the amount of funding institutions were expecting to receive this coming biennium. House Bill 1003 alters a funding formula that was developed by a task force and put in place during the last legislative session. It funded the schools based on completed credit hours, effectively creating a reward system for campuses that saw increased enrollment and retention.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Lawmakers will dive right back into the thick of things when they reconvene Wednesday after a three-day recess, and that’s especially true for the House and Senate agriculture committees, which will take up two of the session’s most contentious ag-related bills. The House Agriculture Committee will host a hearing at 8 a.m. Thursday on Senate Bill 2351, which would exempt dairy and swine operations from North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. Senate Republicans passed the bill 27-18.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- When Dickinson Planning and Zoning commissioners ended a debate last week in a tie vote over a rezoning petition from the developers of the proposed Barons Vista subdivision, concerns were not so much around what might be developed there, but when it might be developed, if ever.RELATED CONTENT