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Industry not expected to meet next flaring goal, seeks delay

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil and gas industry and the state’s top oil regulator are asking a panel to delay the next goal for reducing the flaring of natural gas, citing unforeseen circumstances including a glut of cheap gas, stalled infrastructure projects and difficulty obtaining permits and right-of-way for pipelines.

Man indicted on 13 felonies relating to saltwater disposal well

BISMARCK -- A Texas man was indicted in federal court Monday on 13 felony charges stemming from the operation of a saltwater disposal well near Dickinson, the Justice Department announced.

Former oil industry manager finds job in post office

Former oil industry manager finds job in post office

WILLISTON, N.D. – A former oil industry manager who was laid off earlier this year is enjoying a perk of his new job with the U.S. Postal Service – less stress.

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NDUS launches oil, energy educational initiative

WILLISTON, N.D. -- The North Dakota University System is starting a new initiative to raise awareness of existing educational opportunities for oilfield and other energy workers in the western part of the state.

Truck driver gets probation for oil recycling plant incident: U.S. attorney said it should send message to trucking industry in Bakken oil patch

WIBAUX, Mont. -- A federal judge this week sentenced a Baker truck driver to probation for actions related a 2012 explosion and fire that injured three workers at an oil recycling plant near Wibaux.

Landowner says TransCanada acted like 'bullies' when seeking easements

DRAPER, S.D. -- As the Keystone XL pipeline vies for a Presidential Permit to begin construction, one South Dakota landowner is on a mission to put a stop to the project.

Commission wants more information about pipeline that would cross Lake Sakakawea

STANLEY, N.D – Public Service Commissioners want a pipeline company to consider an extra safety measure and provide more details about leak detection before they make a decision on a crude oil pipeline that would travel under Lake Sakakawea.

Authorities continue search for alleged fugitive car thief in Billings County

Authorities continue search for alleged fugitive car thief in Billings County

RURAL BELFIELD, N.D. -- The Billings County Sheriff’s Department has identified the alleged fugitive authorities are searching for throughout western North Dakota.

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Former Watford City businessman awaiting trial in murder-for-hire plot tries to escape

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Spokane County Jail confirmed Thursday that the FBI is at the jail investigating a possible escape attempt by former Watford City, N.D., businessman James Henrikson, who is awaiting trial in a murder-for-hire plot involving his old partner in the oil fields of North Dakota.

Funding for saltwater remediation pilot project recommended

BISMARCK -- Funding for a pilot program on remediation of land spoiled by oil-drilling saltwater pits was recommended Thursday by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Program board. The board passes its recommendation of awarding $500,000 to the Energy and Environmental Research Center's proposal to the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2763/50/50/ BISON MEDIA BLOG
Montana's mastery at home
Montana's dominance at home has been well documented, eagle-eye fans of the FCS would point out that the Griz have struggled during the FCS playoffs in their home park, losing to Coastal Carolina in 2...
8/28/15 at 3:59 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2811/50/50/ UND HOCKEY
Grimaldi pitches college hockey
College Hockey Inc., held a showcase for prospective players in southern California on Thursday, and Rocco Grimaldi stopped by to give his thoughts on playing college hockey. He also told a little-...
8/28/15 at 12:24 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2766/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN
S.D. sees 42 percent increase in pheasant brood counts
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department today said pheasant brood counts are up 42 percent from last year in the statewide pheasants-per-mile index. The index represents an increase of 150 pe...
8/27/15 at 3:42 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2756/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
Good news for South Dakota pheasants
South Dakotas pheasant population is up 42 percent over last year, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks department announced Thursday. The statewide PPM index is similar to 2011 when hunters harveste...
8/27/15 at 10:36 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2757/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
New View Of Ceres Conical Mountain A Puzzler
What is going on with that mountain? New images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from its new, lower science orbit of just 915 miles (1,470 km)reveal fresh and puzzling details on the conical mountai...
8/27/15 at 8:53 AM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2758/50/50/ UND NEWS
UND announces nickname voting process and dates
University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley has announced the details of the voting process for determining final selection of a nickname for UNDs athletics teams. The voting process, which wi...
8/28/15 at 4:55 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3151/50/50/ NDAD INSIGHT
NDAD creates Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant
It is with great pride that NDAD announces the establishment of the Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant. NDAD will award a $5,000 grant to an agency/organization to be used for a health, welfare, social se...
8/28/15 at 12:40 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2774/50/50/ NDSU NEWS
NDSU names director of admission
Merideth Sherlin has been named director of admission at North Dakota State University. She was selected for the position following a national search. Laura Oster-Aaland, associate vice provost for e...
8/28/15 at 9:04 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2812/50/50/ SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES
No one knows about a 2016 COLA yet
Articles guessing about a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for next year are starting to appear. No matter what you read or hear, no one knows 2016 COLA information yetand no one will...
8/27/15 at 2:15 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2767/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN: REMINISCENCES AND RECIPES
Caribbean Black Bean Soup
Many years ago for two days in a row I lunched on a vegetable soup made with pork, black beans, whole kernel corn and a variety of peppers. The final touch was lime juice which produced a bright fres...
8/25/15 at 7:17 AM

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