Ambulance Services Hurting In The Oil Patch

PARSHALL, N.D. – Ambulance volunteers in western North Dakota are so stressed they can’t leave for a weekend because there’s no one to cover for them, said the director of an Oil Patch ambulance service. Four southwestern North Dakota ambulance services formed a nonprofit group and are seeking grant funding to hire part-time staff to…
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Oil Well Near Parshall Is Under Control

PARSHALL, N.D. – Crews regained control of an oil well near Parshall about 5 a.m. today after the well stopped flowing, said the state Department of Mineral Resources. The cleanup process is ongoing, said Alison Ritter, a spokeswoman for the department. Officials with the Department of Mineral Resources will monitor the cleanup effort and require…
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UPDATED: Oil Well Near Parshall Continues To Spray Mist Of Oil, But Doesn’t Threaten Lake Sakakawea

PARSHALL, N.D. – An oil well that began to malfunction Wednesday evening continues to spray a mist of oil into the air but is expected to be contained Friday morning, an official at the scene says. The mist appeared to be contained shortly after 3 p.m. today. Crews used the bucket of a backhoe to…
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Energy Company Donates To Housing Fund

BISMARCK — WPX Energy is making a $100,000 contribution to help build affordable housing on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and representatives from WPX Energy announced the contribution to the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund on Tuesday. WPX Energy’s contribution was designated for use on the Fort Berthold Reservation, with half of…
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Hunting Rifle Used In New Town Shootings

BISMARCK – A hunting rifle was used in the homicides that killed a New Town grandmother and three children, according to autopsy reports. Documents from the State Forensic Medical Examiner’s Office state that Martha Johnson, 64, and her grandson Ben Schuster, 13, died from a gunshot wounds to the head from a .25-06 rifle. Julia…
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