Governor To Bakken Investors: ND Is Business Friendly

MINOT, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple emphasized North Dakota’s friendly business climate while welcoming investors who are exploring opportunities in the Bakken. “This is a great place to invest and a great place to do business,” Dalrymple said during a social Tuesday evening that was associated with the Bakken Investor Conference. Dalrymple cited North Dakota’s low taxes…
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Investors From 30 States Attend Bakken Investors Conference

MINOT, N.D. – Investment planner Sanjoy Dasgupta is betting on the Bakken. For nearly a year, the Denver-area man and his wife have been investing their clients’ money – and their own money – in oil companies that operate in the Bakken region. They’re in Minot this week to see North Dakota for the first…
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New York Brothers Move To Oil Patch To Pay Off Debts

WILLISTON, N.D. – After four nights of sleeping in a pickup in the Williston Walmart parking lot in January, Levi Steff was ready to go home. But then the 22-year-old from western New York, who moved to the Oil Patch with his older brother, went to a local church service and heard a sermon about…
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Oil Field Development Evicts Tribal Members From New Town Trailer Park

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Residents of a 45-lot mobile home park in New Town, many among the poorest members of the Three Affiliated Tribes, are being evicted and will be replaced by oil workers. Tribal leaders, who were offered a chance to buy the mobile home park, are working on a solution, but a severe…
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$3 Million For Growing Williston School District Will Have A ‘big Impact’

WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston Public School Superintendent Viola LaFontaine anticipates the district will grow by 800 to 1,200 students next fall, prompting the need for additional state aid. A $3 million matching grant awarded Thursday by Gov. Jack Dalrymple and other members of the state Board of University and School Lands will go a long…
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