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Nuclear commission overrules judge, upholds license for company to mine uranium in southwest South Dakota
February 6, 2019 - 5:44pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided to uphold a company’s license to mine for uranium near Edgemont, even...
Public Service Commission approves Emmons-Logan wind farm
February 6, 2019 - 5:28pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission issued a siting permit on Wednesday, Feb. 6, for the Emmons-Logan Wind Energy Center,...
TransCanada seeks water permits for Keystone XL construction in South Dakota
January 30, 2019 - 4:32pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota regulators are considering several water permit applications for the proposed construction of the Keystone...
Leak causes brine spill in North Dakota's McKenzie County
January 14, 2019 - 4:21pm
CARTWRIGHT, N.D. - A leak caused about 660 barrels, or 27,720 gallons, of brine to spill on Friday, Jan. 11, at a well site in McKenzie County,...
Central North Dakota wind farm permits denied
January 8, 2019 - 3:27pm
BISMARCK — The Burleigh County Commission voted 4-1 Monday, Jan. 7, to deny special use permits in Morton Township for the proposed Burleigh-Emmons...
Ethanol update, 2019: Here’s a snapshot of an industry that’s proving vital to rural America
January 3, 2019 - 6:44pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The remarkable thing about the ethanol industry is not how big it is today. It’s how fast it has grown. Think 500 percent...
Questions over Lake Sakakawea mineral ownership return to 2019 session
December 29, 2018 - 3:34pm
BISMARCK -- Royalty owners who supported legislation in 2017 related to oil and gas mineral ownership under Lake Sakakawea will likely have to...
North Dakota natural gas flaring hits record high; improvement expected in 2019
December 25, 2018 - 5:41pm
BISMARCK — Natural gas flaring reached record volumes in North Dakota in 2018, enough in October to heat 4.25 million average U.S. homes. The...
Fossil fuels boost region’s economy but drive up emissions
December 18, 2018 - 12:38pm
MANDAREE, N.D. — Lisa DeVille lives in the heart of the Bakken oil formation. DeVille is an enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation...
North Dakota Industrial Commission gives oil industry more flexibility on flaring
November 20, 2018 - 6:43pm
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted Tuesday, Nov. 20, to give the oil industry more flexibility to meet natural gas flaring...
North Dakota royalty owners group still a go, organizers say state organization is ineffective
October 29, 2018 - 9:43am
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Plans to develop a royalty owners groups are proceeding, says the group’s organizer Bob Skarphol, though he is asking members...
Large wind farm planned south of Bismarck
October 10, 2018 - 5:03pm
BISMARCK — A large wind farm is planned for south central North Dakota, according to documents filed with the state's Public Service Commission....
The last mile: How agencies and companies are connecting workers with energy jobs
September 30, 2018 - 3:39pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Time was, a student could graduate from high school on Sunday, then wake up on Monday to the promise of a good-paying...
The Digital Oilfield: How digital technologies are changing the oil industry in ND and nationwide
September 30, 2018 - 3:32pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A columnist from Pennsylvania has a message that people in the Dakotas and Minnesota should hear. It’s this: Today’s...
MineralTracker lets owners track, predict mineral-rights royalties
September 30, 2018 - 3:04pm
Editor's note: MineralTracker is a Watford City, N.D.- based startup whose software lets mineral owners track and audit their royalty income....