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Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service


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Faces of the Boom: After enduring RV, family happy to have a home PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – Paul and Marcia Whitcomb thought they’d be temporary North Dakotans, working in the oilfield to earn money and someday returning to Arkansas.


From desert heat to North Dakota cold: Arizona man and his RV adapting to frigid temps in Oil Patch PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – In Arizona, Bill Ferguson used aluminum foil on the windows of his RV to keep out the heat and sun during hunting trips.


Burning question: How to safely ship oil PressPass

CASSELTON, N.D. – Casselton Mayor Ed McConnell was a quarter-mile away from the blaze that erupted after Monday’s train collision and could feel the heat through the windows of his vehicle.

Accounting firm brings expertise to Oil Patch PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – Tax manager Gloria Jordan remembers the first woman who came into the accounting firm where she works with an oil royalty check for half-a-million dollars.


Faces of the Boom: Cashing in at Cash Wise PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. - When Kimberly Pick heard the grocery store chain she and her husband work for was expanding to North Dakota’s Oil Patch, she put a bug in her husband’s ear.


Williston moves to help homeless PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – City commissioners here took the first step this past week to allow churches to serve as emergency homeless shelters.

Boom boosts book business: Store owner says influx of oil workers means more readers in Williston PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – Independent bookstore owner Chuck Wilder noticed a change in business four years ago when guys in Halliburton coveralls started coming into his shop.


McKenzie County hires full-time state's attorney PressPass

WATFORD CITY, N.D – McKenzie County has hired its first full-time state’s attorney to keep up with increasing caseloads in the growing Oil Patch county.


New fracking technique could cut demand for fresh water PressPass

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved the first significant pilot test of recycling water for hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken, which could lead to conserving millions of gallons of freshwater and reducing truck traffic.

Oil services worker ‘had to move on’ from teaching PressPass

WILLISTON, N.D. – Lynda Knutson-Hill made a big career change this year – from early childhood education to the oil industry.


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Higher Education Notebook: Offutt retires from Board of Regents PressPass

Longtime Concordia College Board of Regents member Ron Offutt has retired from the board after 20 years. Offutt, a 1964 Concordia graduate, served as chairman for 11 of those years.


Higher education notebook: Fewer science, engineering majors in North Dakota PressPass

Census data released last week show that North Dakota ranks below the national average in the percentage of college graduates with degrees in science and engineering.


Higher Education Notebook: Chancellor readies for legislative session PressPass

The North Dakota University System chancellor is putting on a lot of miles this fall.


Higher Education Notebook: Grant funds partnership with Africa university PressPass

A $1.1 million grant will allow North Dakota State University to work with a university in Uganda on food security research.


Higher Education Notebook: Roundtable discusses higher education funding PressPass

How to fund higher education will be the topic of discussion Monday and Tuesday during a meeting of North Dakota’s Higher Education Roundtable.


Higher Education Notebook: NDSU senior receives prestigious scholarship PressPass

A North Dakota State University senior is the recipient of a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award.


Higher Education Notebook: Valley City State University, Mayville State University have fall housing shortages PressPass

North Dakota’s two smallest universities have unique housing shortages this fall.

Higher education notebook: NDSU to award record number of doctoral degrees PressPass

North Dakota State University will set another record this spring for the number of doctoral degrees awarded.


Higher Education notebook: NDSU group takes service learning trip to reservation PressPass

A group of 15 North Dakota State University students, faculty and staff took a service learning trip last weekend to the Fort Berthold Reservation.


NDSCS one of 10 campuses hosting national event PressPass

North Dakota State College of Science is listed in the same sentence as Harvard, Rutgers and Brown this week.