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Agencies putting state funding to work to combat human trafficking

Agencies putting state funding to work to combat human trafficking

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.

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PSC approves one Sacagawea pipeline, sets hearing for another

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a crude oil pipeline in Mountrail County and set a public hearing for another proposed by the same company in McKenzie County.

A time for giving: Nonprofits discuss status quo while statewide fundraiser happens today

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Donations to local nonprofit organizations have ebbed in light of the recent economic situation.

Sex trafficking victim says police ‘failed me'

Sex trafficking victim says police ‘failed me'

WILLISTON, N.D – A sex trafficking survivor who reached out for help while in Williston in late 2014 says she was too terrified to testify after the way law enforcement handled the case.

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One pipeline project pushes forward; another stalls amid low prices

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 project is on hold until prices rebound.

Regional vacancy listing to be assembled to help house nearly 700 workers for urea plant construction

PSC granted permits for $2 billion in energy projects in 2015

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved more than $2 billion in energy-related projects in 2015, the agency said this week. The siting permits approved last year included 16 transmission pipelines totaling more than 495 miles, including both new projects and pipelines that were converted to transmission pipelines.

State official says big pipeline spills should soon be a thing of the past

State official says big pipeline spills should soon be a thing of the past

STANLEY, N.D. – Pipeline spills should become a smaller problem in North Dakota after new regulations are developed, a state official said Tuesday. “We shouldn’t have large spills anymore. That’s my goal,” said Kevin Connors, pipeline program supervisor for the Department of Mineral Resources.

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PSC granted permit for $2 billion in energy projects in 2015

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved more than $2 billion in energy-related projects in 2015, the agency said this week.

Big cuts to oil impact grants loom for local agencies

BISMARCK – A fund that provides grants to local agencies impacted by oil and gas development in western North Dakota is on track to collect less than half of the nearly $140 million that lawmakers appropriated for 2015-17, forcing officials to consider scaling back the program.

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