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MDU Resources Group lays off workers, cuts other positions

BISMARCK, N.D. — MDU Resources Group Inc. has laid off seven employees in its Bismarck corporate office after the sale of its oil company. MDU, a diversified natural resource company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, announced the sale of its Fidelity Exploration and Production properties in November to generate capital to fund investments at its other subsidiaries. The ...

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North Dakota eyes science for oilfield brine cleanup

BISMARCK, N.D. — A half-century after it held saltwater and other oil-drilling waste, an abandoned pit near the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota was dug out and filled with fresh soil this week with hopes that the site will someday be capable of producing vegetation again. The reclamation, which involved the removal of some 6,900 tons of salt-tainted ...

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Health Department taking public input on power plant rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health is looking for public input for a state plan to meet federal efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. The health agency is hosting the third in a series of meetings on Monday in Bismarck, the Bismarck Tribune reported. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule requires North Dakota ...

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Federal officials want more study of North Dakota wind farm

BISMARCK, N.D. — The federal Fish and Wildlife Service says more study is needed on how a $175 million wind farm in north-central North Dakota could impact bald eagles. North Dakota Public Service Commission members signaled approval Tuesday on the 59-tubine, 100 megawatt wind farm proposed near the town of Rolette. The federal Fish and Wildlife Service says there are ...

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North Dakota agencies updating statewide railroad plan

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials are working to update a statewide rail plan for passenger and freight service. Six agencies led by the state Transportation Department are crafting the plan this fall that is aimed at improving safety and service. The last statewide rail plan was completed in 2007. The updated plan will review such things as crossings, train ...

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Number of North Dakota ‘income millionaires’ jumps by 79

BISMARCK, N.D. — The number of North Dakotans reporting income of more than $1 million went up 7.5 percent last year, and the number of residents’ tax returns rose by more than 20,000 to a new high, the state Tax Department said. Figures released to The Associated Press show 1,120 North Dakota taxpayers reported adjusted gross income of more than ...

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Officials unveil $5.3M contribution for affordable housing

BISMARCK, N.D. — A multimillion-dollar contribution to a state program will help with the construction of affordable housing in North Dakota, state officials said Friday while unveiling the funds. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Executive Director Jolene Kline announced the $5.3 million contribution from Tesoro Corp., the Bismarck Tribune reported. The money will go to housing ...

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Pipeline struck by construction equipment leaks crude oil

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health says it has been notified of a pipeline leak in McKenzie County four miles southwest of Watford City that spilled more than 9,000 gallons of crude oil. The department says that the pipeline owned by American Midstream (Bakken) LLC leaked 9,450 gallons after it was struck by construction equipment. The information ...

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Dalrymple: Oil slide won’t reverse state’s population gains

BISMARCK, N.D. — The ebb in oil drilling activity and low crude prices are unlikely to reverse record population gains in North Dakota over the past decade as young families keep moving to the state to fill plentiful jobs in areas beyond the energy industry, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and the state’s demographer say. North Dakota’s growth in oil production, but ...

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Meetings scheduled to discuss pipeline reclamation program

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is holding two town hall meetings to discuss its pipeline restoration and reclamation program. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the meetings are meant to help farmers, ranchers, landowners and others resolve land surface issues and answer other questions about the program. Goehring says a new brochure will be made available to ...

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