Innovative Solution To Sewage Problem Allows Cities To Grow

RAY, N.D. – Developer Tom Serie could fill two 12-plex apartment buildings here tomorrow. But a major hurdle is keeping Serie from putting a shovel in the ground: The city doesn’t have enough sewer capacity. “I’ve got subcontractors ready to go to work,” said Serie, developer with Guardian Inn Inc. from Luverne, Minn. “We’re anxious…
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Crew Camp Goes Mobile For Powerline

McHENRY, N.D. – In the middle of a hay field, 30 men are sleeping on pillow top mattresses, watching satellite TV and eating steaks grilled to order. The journeymen linemen who are working near McHenry on a major transmission line project are living in a mobile crew camp that will follow them as their work…
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Faces Of The Boom: Public Defender Feels Stretched Thin While Helping With Oil Patch Caseload

WILLISTON, N.D. – Bob Martin borrows a quote from author J.R.R. Tolkien to describe his job as a public defender covering cases in the Oil Patch: “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” Martin, supervising attorney for the Minot public defender’s office, has been driving to Williston at least…
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Helms: Bureaucracy Hurts Effort For Energy Independence

MEDORA, N.D. – North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator took aim at federal agencies Thursday for unnecessarily interfering with the state’s energy development. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said North Dakota’s approach is to let the market work and intervene when it doesn’t. In Washington, D.C., he said the approach…
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Exxon Pays $1.6 Billion For Bakken Assets

By Jeff Beach and Amy Dalrymple Forum Communications Exxon Mobil is making a $1.6 billion investment in the Bakken oil fields. The corporation is acquiring the rights for oil and gas development on 196,000 acres, almost all of it in North Dakota. Exxon Mobil and its subsidiary, XTO Energy, is making the purchase from Denbury…
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