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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.

Oil company to pay for moving hiking, riding trails at Little Missouri State Park

KILLDEER, N.D. -- The oil company that’s having a huge impact on the Little Missouri State Park north of Killdeer has pledged to move some hiking and riding trails away from its operations.

Brothers who fought in WWII and Korea hope to take Honor Flight together

Brothers who fought in WWII and Korea hope to take Honor Flight together

FARGO, N.D. -- Between 2007 and 2008, I had the opportunity take part in the WDAY Honor Flight trips, a communitywide effort to send World War II veterans, free of charge to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial.

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Enchanted Highway sculptor turns to Kickstarter for next project

Enchanted Highway sculptor turns to Kickstarter for next project

REGENT, N.D. -- Gary Greff hopes support from the Internet will help him erect an enormous spider web propped up by prairie wildflowers as the next addition to his "Enchanted Highway" collection of giant sculptures.

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Housing project to stay closed

Housing project to stay closed

ALEXANDER, N.D. – An oilfield housing camp developed by two men accused of defrauding investors in a $62 million Ponzi scheme will likely remain closed.

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Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2792/50/50/ OIL PATCH DISPATCH
Keystone XL veto coming, sources tell N.D. senator
WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday hes been told by sources that President Barack Obama plans to veto the Keystone XL pipeline after Congress goes into recess in August. Obamas previous...
7/29/15 at 7:03 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
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2756/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
Lake Superior paddleboarder urges caution
Due to strong winds, stand-up paddleboarder Jared Munch has revised his itinerary for this final days paddle of his circumnavigation of Lake Superior. Heres the plan: At 1 p.m., hell depart from the...
7/29/15 at 11:08 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2763/50/50/ BISON MEDIA BLOG
15 To Watch In 2015: Austin Kuhnert
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...
7/29/15 at 10:00 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2811/50/50/ UND HOCKEY
Adios, WJC
The U.S. will host the World Juniors for the sixth time ever in 2018, and that event will end up in Chicago, St. Louis, Buffalo, Pittsburgh or Tampa. I'm going to advise the bookies to make Pittsburg...
7/29/15 at 1:04 AM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2758/50/50/ UND NEWS
UND to offer online bachelor’s degree in social work
Program aims to decrease the shortage of social workers in rural areas, in part through collaboration with Cankdeska Cikana Community College. The University of North Dakota will begin offering a p...
7/29/15 at 4:29 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2774/50/50/ NDSU NEWS
Interim dean named at NDSU
Margaret Fitzgerald, professor and head of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, has been named interim dean of human development and education, according to NDSU Provost Beth Ingram. Fitzgerald ...
7/28/15 at 9:17 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
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2767/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN: REMINISCENCES AND RECIPES
Jalapeño Beef and Cornbread Casserole
We love to categorize people. We speak of the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, and various Generations X,Y,Z. I think we are missing a good group noun that describes people like me born betwee...
7/27/15 at 7:57 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2771/50/50/ KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
Say 'Yes' to Kindness
I remember Saul talking to the children earlier this month. It was about two weeks before my July 14 mastectomy. Our three kids were acting like kids sometimes act in the middle of summer: squirrely...
7/25/15 at 7:34 AM

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