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North Dakota House sends oil tax fix to Gov. Doug Burgum

North Dakota House sends oil tax fix to Gov. Doug Burgum

BISMARCK — North Dakota House lawmakers unanimously approved a bill repaying some funds that state officials have said were shorted Friday, April 5. The House’s approval of Senate Bill 2362 came the same week senators passed the legislation. It was prompted by news that three constitutional funds were shorted about $262 million over roughly the […]

ND House approves energy bill opposed by landowner groups

ND House approves energy bill opposed by landowner groups

BISMARCK — A controversial energy bill passed the North Dakota House Thursday, March 28, but a landowner group plans to continue raising concerns as the legislation moves to a conference committee. Senate Bill 2344 aims to clear up issues involving pore space, or the cavity or void in underground rock formations. The bill has impacts […]

Roving grain buyer emphasizes financial controls

Roving grain buyer emphasizes financial controls

BISMARCK — The 2019 crop year looks fraught with stormy financial seas — with low commodity prices and high fertilizer and input prices. A newer entry to the market space is Lighthouse Commodities of Bismarck — a “roving grain buyer” as regulated by the North Dakota Public Service Commission, but with an unusual array and […]

Badlands advocate Jan Swenson set to retire

Badlands advocate Jan Swenson set to retire

Growing up in Bismarck, Jan Swenson’s earliest memories of the North Dakota Badlands were of childhood trips with relatives visiting from the Red River Valley, where both of her parents had been raised. Every time, the reaction was the same when the car stopped, Swenson recalls. “There were cousins bounding out, we laid out blankets […]

Open valve resulted in leak from Equinor well

Open valve resulted in leak from Equinor well

A valve that was left open resulted in the release of 50 barrels of brine from a well site owned by Equinor Energy, located 6 miles northeast of Williston. While 50 barrels is not usually reportable under North Dakota’s oil and gas regulations, the company had initially reported the release as 260 barrels of brine […]

Brandin Meredith, 21

Brandin Meredith, 21

Brandin Meredith, 21 of Williston, ND, formerly of Kearney, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at his home.  Funeral services will be 9:30 am Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Rev. Dr. Michelle Holly Carlson and Rev. Dr. Rick Carlson will officiate.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in […]

Jason Spiess | The Crude Life Bird River Resources Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the owners of High Point Oil Inc. of Calgary, Alberta to acquire all of the issued capital of High Point by way of a share exchange of common shares. Pursuant to the share exchange agreement […]

Group forms ‘Boomtown Alliance’ to link Texas, ND

Group forms ‘Boomtown Alliance’ to link Texas, ND

A local group, led by Marquis Metal Works and US Energy have formed Boomtown Alliance, which aims to link Odessa, Texas in the Permian Basin with Williston in the Bakken. As the price of oil looks like it’s going to stabilize, a local group of organizations are looking to The first event, named the Odessa […]