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Half-built Bakken housing becomes an eyesore: Work on Montana project stopped when Ponzi scheme came to light

Half-built Bakken housing becomes an eyesore:  Work on Montana project stopped when Ponzi scheme came to light

CULBERTSON, Mont. – Weeds are growing around a partially constructed Bakken housing camp that is connected to an alleged Ponzi scheme, and officials in this northeastern Montana town would like it cleaned up.

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Keystone XL veto coming, sources tell N.D. senator

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday he’s been told by sources that President Barack Obama plans to veto the Keystone XL pipeline after Congress goes into recess in August.

More victims of housing investment scam file suit against Bismarck firm

BISMARCK – A second class-action lawsuit alleges that a Bismarck law firm shares liability for a Bakken housing Ponzi scheme that cost investors $62 million.

Teen’s funeral marks another tragedy for small town

Teen’s funeral marks another tragedy for small town

RAY, N.D. -- The sanctuary inside Ray Lutheran Church was packed Tuesday morning as family, friends and a community gathered to bid farewell to a teenager who lost his life in a tragic accident last week.

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Helms suggests tax breaks for enhanced oil recovery

BISMARCK -- Incentives, such as sales tax exemptions, might entice companies to utilize techniques for enhanced oil recovery and should be considered, according to North Dakota’s top oil industry regulator.

Idaho company fined $900,000 for violating oil regulations

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission fined an Idaho company $900,000 on Tuesday for a dozen alleged violations of oil regulations, including two saltwater spills discovered in November and January that have yet to be cleaned up.

Pulitzer winner returns to ND, told story of Mandans

Pulitzer winner returns to ND, told story of Mandans

FARGO -- Elizabeth Fenn has chronicled the tragic history of central North Dakota's Mandan Indians, who learned a painful lesson in the perils of competition.

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City of Ray says U.S. senator doesn’t have all the facts in labeling project a waste

City of Ray says U.S. senator doesn’t have all the facts in labeling project a waste

RAY, N.D. – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky blasted the northwestern North Dakota town of Ray this week for a sewer lagoon expansion he called a “costly gamble,” but a city official says the Republican senator failed to get all the facts.

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Social worker out to fill gaps in Oil Patch care

Social worker out to fill gaps in Oil Patch care

CROSBY, N.D. – A recent University of North Dakota graduate is helping fill a shortage of social workers in the Oil Patch, and now she hopes other students will join her.

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Study: Fracking fuels dropout rates

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A study released this month links higher dropout rates nationwide to increased hydraulic fracturing, but some North Dakota superintendents do see a link.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2757/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Space Peanut 1999 JD6 Tumbles By Earth, Gets Zapped By Radar
Nature likes peanuts. Big ones.Back on July 24 at 7;55 p.m. CDT, asteroid 1999 JD6 made its closest approach to Earth at a distance of about 4.5 million miles (7.2 million km), or about 19 times the...
8/2/15 at 10:49 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2763/50/50/ BISON MEDIA BLOG
15 To Watch In 2015: Zach Vraa
Join WDAY sports director Dom Izzo and The Forum's Jeff Kolpack as they preview 15 NDSU Bison players to watch in the 2015 season. brightcove.createExperienc...
7/31/15 at 9:09 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2811/50/50/ UND HOCKEY
Random updates
New Hampshire has signed longtime coach Dick Umile to a three-year extension that will take him through the 2017-18 season, the Herald has learned. Although there has been no formal announcement by t...
7/31/15 at 6:29 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2792/50/50/ OIL PATCH DISPATCH
Half-built Bakken housing becomes an eyesore
CULBERTSON, Mont. Weeds are growing around a partially constructed Bakken housing camp that is connected to an alleged Ponzi scheme, and officials in this northeastern Montana town would like it cl...
7/30/15 at 12:07 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2766/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN
Catching catfish - and tagging catfish
I had a chance to spend a few hours on the Red River near Selkirk, Man., on Monday afternoon with Mark Pegg, a fish ecologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who is faculty adviser for a channel...
7/29/15 at 3:16 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2771/50/50/ KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
Be Kind Enough to Say I'm Sorry
I had to apologize to my neighbor for being so crabby to her and her grandchildren. We all went to a party at the community center, and I was off. Way off. Nothing was right. I should have been quar...
8/1/15 at 8:37 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2758/50/50/ UND NEWS
UND’s Kristi Okerlund to receive excellence in advising from national honor society this weekend in Phoenix
David Dodds,University & Public Affairs writer UNDs Kristi Okerlund is well known for her generosity. When good things happen to her, shes quick to deflect credit to others. Thats why her resp...
7/31/15 at 2:43 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2764/50/50/ BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA
When to go to the ER or doctor’s office
Youre not feeling well and have decided to seek medical attention. But where you should go? Should you go to the local hospitals emergency room, visit your personal doctor, or go to an urgent care cen...
7/30/15 at 12:29 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2774/50/50/ NDSU NEWS
NDSU ADVANCE FORWARD project director named
Karen Froelich, professor of management and marketing, has been selected as director for the National Science Foundation-funded NDSU Advance FORWARD project. She will begin her new duties Aug. 16. ...
7/30/15 at 10:28 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2812/50/50/ SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES
Correcting your work record
Q: I work part-time as an employee for a business and receive a W-2 for those wages plus I have separate self-employment earnings that I pay taxes on when filing my taxes each year. Only the W-2 wages...
7/27/15 at 10:13 AM

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