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Lack of a watchful eye: Child care services falling short of demand in Dickinson area

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Emily Dolinar of Stark County Social Services said she constantly gets inquiries from locals about open spaces in nearby daycare facilities for their children. "I get calls, I get emails," she said.

Hearings conclude for Dakota Access, but regulators say more work to do

Hearings conclude for Dakota Access, but regulators say more work to do

WILLISTON, N.D. – Many unresolved issues remained Friday after the Public Service Commission concluded its final public hearing on what would be the largest crude oil pipeline in North Dakota.

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NextEra still searching for potential wind farm location in southwest ND

DICKINSON, N.D. -- The company that withdrew its application to build a $250 million wind farm in eastern Stark County isn't giving up on southwest North Dakota.

NextEra still searching for potential wind farm location in southwest ND

DICKINSON, N.D. -- The company that withdrew its application to build a $250 million wind farm in eastern Stark County isn't giving up on southwest North Dakota.

Small oil trigger boosts completed wells

BISMARCK -- Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says he’s surprised by the strong number of wells that were completed in the past five months while a small oil tax trigger was in play.

UND study: Bakken natural gas flare satellite images aren't accurate

UND study: Bakken natural gas flare satellite images aren't accurate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Satellite images that circulated the Internet more than two years ago purported to show natural gas flares lighting up the Bakken Oil Patch as bright as a major metropolitan city were "highly processed," "manipulated" and "inaccurate," researchers at the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center said Wednesday. Chris Zygarlicke, the EERC's deputy associate director for research, said he took an interest in the images because the science involved aligns closely with his background. He said having driven through western North Dakota and the Oil Patch, he believed the images were inaccurately portraying the area.

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Café no longer nervous about slowdown

Café no longer nervous about slowdown

WILLISTON, N.D. – As oil activity slowed down a few months before her Williston café was set to open at an expanded location, Lonnie Iverson grew nervous.

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N.D. oil production down slightly in April

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production decreased 1.8 percent in April to nearly 1.2 million barrels a day, preliminary figures released Friday show.

Bakken oil would benefit from export sales, economist says

SIDNEY, Mont. -- Bakken oil production will be around for years, but some political strings are going to have to be pulled to drive up sweet crude prices before things pick up, according an industry analyst.

Montana energy economy dims, but consumers benefit

SIDNEY, Mont. -- Montana’s energy economy is dimming, according to reports from both alternative and fossil fuel industries.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2811/50/50/ UND HOCKEY
Oshie traded to Caps
On the day that his good buddy Danny Kristo signed with the St. Louis Blues, former UND standout T.J. Oshie is on the move. Oshie was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Troy Brouwer, f...
7/2/15 at 4:00 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2763/50/50/ BISON MEDIA BLOG
NDSU's Lechler talks about playing for grandfather
I spent a lot of time today withBisonoffensive lineman Landon Lechler at his family's farm and ranch north of Beach, N.D. for a series of stories on NDSU's rural offensive linemen. In this clip, he t...
7/2/15 at 1:12 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2766/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN
North American duck numbers set another record
I haven't seen the official news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but Ducks Unlimited issued a news release this morning citing results from the spring waterfowl survey conducted by th...
7/2/15 at 11:50 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2760/50/50/ AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHON KNUTSON
Differing takes on key ag issues
It's no secret that scientists and the general public sometimes view things differently. Some newly released statistics from the Pew Research Center make that clear. The group found huge differences ...
7/2/15 at 11:14 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2792/50/50/ OIL PATCH DISPATCH
Tribal non-profit tackles oil regulation
MANDAREE, N.D. A newly formed commission to regulate oil and gas activity for a segment of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation launched this week, but questions remain about how it will work with ...
7/1/15 at 8:14 PM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2774/50/50/ NDSU NEWS
NDSU professor receives Distinguished Chair Fulbright Award
Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics, has been awarded a Distinguished Chair Fulbright Scholar grant, the United States Department of State and J. William Fulbright For...
7/2/15 at 2:07 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2758/50/50/ UND NEWS
UND student Kathryn Fink’s fine arts exhibit, ‘The Dress,’ to delve into topics such as grief, death, sex and gender
What: University of North Dakota student fine arts exhibit --The Dress Who: Kathryn Fink, UND fine arts student When:5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 30 Where:HB Sound & Light, 101 N. Eighth St., in Gr...
7/2/15 at 1:25 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2812/50/50/ SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES
Are SSA amounts based on where you live?
Q: Do Social Security retirement amounts change based on what state you live in? A: No. Your retirement amount is based on your personal work history over many years and your age when starting benefi...
7/2/15 at 9:03 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2767/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN: REMINISCENCES AND RECIPES
Grandma Weingarten’s Icebox Cookies
When I was a little kid growing up in Hayward before we moved out of town, we lived just a couple of blocks from Grandma and Grandpa Weingarten. Until I was grown up I didnt know that their names wer...
6/30/15 at 4:46 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2764/50/50/ BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA
Tax credits continue on North Dakota insurance marketplace
We understand that you may have questions or concerns about the impact of today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on your health insurance coverage. We would like all members to know that their Blu...
6/29/15 at 4:06 PM

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