Apartment Developers Trying To Ride Out Oil Slump

WILLISTON, N.D. – While celebrating the grand opening of a four-story apartment and retail complex in downtown Williston, Chicago developer Nancy Kapp had a message for her banker: “There’s no way on God’s green earth you’re ever going to own this building. It’s mine,” Kapp said. Competition for renters in Williston is tough, and likely…
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‘Bakken Resister’ Lends Her Voice To ND Landowners

STANLEY, N.D. – The oil industry brought Kathryn Hilton to North Dakota, but for a different reason than most people. The South Carolina native calls herself the Bakken Resister, and she moved to North Dakota to help landowners affected by oil and gas development. Hilton, 27, was working with residents dealing with gas development in…
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ND Health Council Violated Meeting Rules, Ruling Says

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Health Council violated the open meetings law when it failed to give timely notice of a meeting where members voted on radioactive oilfield waste rules, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said. In an opinion issued Tuesday, Stenehjem wrote that members of the Health Council determined last April that it would hold…
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State Fund Being Used To Pay For Plugging Old ‘shot Holes’

WILLISTON, N.D. – A ditch near Williston is flooded with water, but it’s not the result of unseasonably warm weather. It’s a remnant of 1970s oil exploration, a hole drilled for seismic exploration that was never properly repaired. Today, water from underground aquifers is flowing out of that hole at a rate of about 5…
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Oil Industry Wary Of New Federal Emissions Proposal

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s oil industry says proposed federal regulations to reduce methane emissions could have a “dramatic” impact on the Bakken, but state regulators say it’s too early to know how they will respond. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week a plan to reduce methane emissions from…
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