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ND community: Robbery shooting victim receives local support

A local man was shot during a robbery last week at a south Fargo Taco John’s location while he and two other employees were closing down the restaurant for the evening. While taking out the trash at around midnight, the employees were confronted by two men who demanded money. The employee who was shot said at first glance he believed ...

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Palin wants to be Trump’s Energy Secretary…but doesn’t know what the job actually is

GOP maverick Donald Trump recently stated that he would love to host former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in his administration if he were elected. Palin, who is a supporter of what Trump is doing for the Republican party, responded by claiming there’s one position in particular she’d love to lead: the Department of Energy. “Energy is my baby,” Palin stated ...

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Bakken crime: Watford City law enforcement center on time and under budget

To combat the growing crime rates that came along with the frantic drilling rates, regional, state and county entities have been working together, along with ICON Architectural Group, to help keep western North Dakota safe. The exponential growth of North Dakota’s oil patch has left state agencies scrambling to catch up with the population boom and the infrastructure needed to ...

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Two events for one future: Texas energy leaders to share strategy at Eagle Ford conferences

Even the Eagle Ford—which is bursting at the seams with oil— isn’t immune to the effects of the current low-price environment. Now more than ever, companies operating in the region need access to the latest intelligence coming from the field. Next month, thousands of energy industry professionals will converge in San Antonio for two world-class industry conferences. Hart Energy— an ...

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American adults get a D in science; 22% confuse astronomy and astrology

Americans get a D in science. So says the Pew Research Center, which issued a report Thursday on the state of the nation’s knowledge regarding some basic scientific facts. The public opinion and research organization quizzed a representative sample of U.S. adults on geology, physics and astronomy, among other topics. Out of 12 questions, the test-takers answered 7.9 correctly, on ...

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Energy Media Group takes content marketing to the next level

Content is king. This buzz phrase seems to be plastered all over the Internet these days. Mostly in part, because it’s true. The recently launched Energy Media Group (EMG), with its 36 specialized professionals, is focused on building the next generation digital media company. EMG has cracked the code on engaging highly fragmented audiences in targeted business categories, using a ...

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Again? Continental Resources cuts budget, Bakken rig count

Continental Resources, North Dakota’s second largest oil producer, announced that it will be cutting its budget for 2015 yet again amidst the persisting slump in oil prices. However, the company does anticipate continued production growth. As reported by Reuters, last year Continental CEO Harold Hamm cancelled all of the company’s oil hedges. He called Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader ...

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Construction on Bakken pipeline gathering terminals to begin this winter

Construction on six gathering terminals for the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota is set to begin in January 2016, reports The Bakken Magazine. Matrix Service Inc., the firm constructing the terminals for Dakota Access LLC, said the six projects have an estimated total value of about $330 million. The above-ground storage tanks at the gathering stations are planned for ...

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Study: O&G not a threat to Marcellus and Utica water quality

For people living near oil and gas development in the Marcellus and Utica formations, the safety and quality of their drinking water is understandably a major concern. Though some residents may worry about oil, gas and their byproducts contaminating groundwater, Applied Geochemistry recently released a study that may comfort neighbors of the oil and gas industry. Energy InDepth reports the ...

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