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N.D. oil production up slightly in Feb, but still slowed by winter PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production increased 1.7 percent in February to 951,340 barrels per day, according to preliminary numbers released today by the Department of Mineral Resources.

Oil refineries gaining steam in ND, but won’t replace shipping PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. - While the United States hasn’t seen a new refinery in more than 30 years, North Dakota has five refineries proposed that range from planning stages to active construction.

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Faces of the Boom: Proud to be part of oil boom's history PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – Willy Amparo became part of North Dakota’s oil boom by accident. While thousands of people now move to the state each year looking for work, the Florida man was ahead of the curve.

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New Williston rec center wows crowd PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. - More than 2,500 people checked out the new Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday during the first two hours it was open, from families with small children to oilfield workers still in their coveralls.

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Faces of the Boom: North Dakota’s largest indoor recreation center a big draw PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – Shawn Egge didn’t expect to return to his hometown of Williston after he graduated from college in Missouri.

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Faces of the Boom: Oil companies focus on recruiting families to ND PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. - Pat Bertagnolli’s official job is to recruit oilfield workers, but unofficially he’s a headhunter for Bakken communities.

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Oil around flooded well believed to be contained PressPass

TRENTON, N.D. – Containment booms are surrounding a flooded oil well near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers to prevent oil that leaked from a tank from spilling into the rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said Saturday.

Faces of the Boom: Tribal activist monitors oil and gas development impacts PressPass

MANDAREE, N.D. – Testifying before a legislative committee, holding a picket sign and posting to a blog are not things that come naturally to Theodora Bird Bear.

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A new way to recycle drill cuttings in the Bakken PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – A byproduct of oil drilling that generates a huge amount of waste could one day be recycled in North Dakota, but state health officials say they haven’t yet seen a proposal that would protect the environment.

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Faces of the Boom: Big money means bigger sacrifices PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – Six weeks at a time, employees of a crew camp here work long shifts away from their families, supporting oil workers out in the field.

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Dalrymple column: Highway safety hot topic out west PressPass

I feared that driving from Williston to Watford City in heavy rain Thursday on a deadly stretch of Oil Patch highway to a news conference on road safety might make me another statistic.

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Dalrymple: Another reality check for North Dakota PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. - The creators of an upcoming reality TV show called “Guntucky” are in North Dakota looking for their next show.

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Higher Education Notebook: MSCTC named among top 10 percent of community colleges PressPass

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is among the top 10 percent of community colleges in the country, according to the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

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Higher education notebook: NDSU students are big on giving PressPass

FARGO - Hundreds of North Dakota State University students will give back to the community in a big way this week.

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Higher Education Notebook: NDSU provost finalists begin campus visits PressPass

FARGO - The search for a new North Dakota State University provost and vice president for academic affairs enters the final four this week.

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Higher Education Notebook: Tri-College University to limit course exchanges PressPass

The Tri-College University is changing the way it allows students to do course exchanges with other campuses.

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Higher education notebook: NDSU to host international conference PressPass

An international physics conference that was most recently held in Rome and Beijing will be in Fargo this summer. North Dakota State University will host the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics conference Aug. 8-12.

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Higher Education Notebook: MSUM film wins first place in nation PressPass

A 2010 television documentary produced by students at Minnesota State University Moorhead has won a national award.

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Higher education notebook: Student campaign aims to improve financial literacy PressPass

Improving students’ financial literacy is the focus of a campaign by Minnesota State University Moorhead public relations students.

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Higher Education Notebook: NDSU reaches highest ranking for research school PressPass

North Dakota State University has joined an elite group. NDSU is now categorized as a research university with “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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