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Dakota Resource Council 36th annual meeting What: Speech by Wilma Subra, chemist and president of Subra Company When: 3:40 p.m. Where: Heart River Retreat, 2475 West Broadway, Dickinson Online: www.drcinfo.org Wilma Subra uses information to empower communities negatively affected by oil and gas development. Some people don't like that. Subra's office has been broken into many times -- she sees it as people trying to quiet her -- and her building was even shot at once. But this hasn't deterred her, and Subra will bring her chemistry and advocacy to we
CARTWRIGHT -- A 53-year-old man died after skidding past the stop sign and colliding with a semi truck at McKenzie County Road 16 and U.S. Highway 200 about 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Harlowton, Mont., man was headed southbound in a Geo Sedan on County Road 16 at the time of the crash, and the Freightliner truck that hit him was traveling west on Highway 200. When the sedan entered the intersection in Cartwright, the truck hit it on its left side and then veered toward the ditch.
BELFIELD -- The Belfield Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a woman alleged to have stolen $1,700 in charitable gambling money from Rendezvous Bar and Lounge on Friday. Belfield police Sgt. Travis Carlson said in a criminal complaint that he saw Denise Naugle, 41, taking the cash on surveillance video. He went to her house to try and arrest her but didn't have a warrant and she did not comply.
The renovation of Dickinson's historic Elks Building drags on. Project heads said last month that they hoped to have a certificate of occupancy by now, but now contractors -- many from out of town -- have to come back for more work based on findings from the latest walkthroughs by the City of Dickinson and its fire department. The inspectors tasked developers with "a lot of small stuff but it kinda adds up so it just takes time," said Dave Maurer, who is overseeing construction for the historic downtown Dickinson building. Because of the uncertainty of contractors' schedules, Maurer couldn'
The relics of the spill are quiet: an oil ring around an old willow tree; algae blooms in the water; in certain light, an oily sheen on Russian Spring Creek. Nearly three decades after the fact, the not-so-temporary effects of an estimated 15,000-barrel spill about 10 miles northeast of Dickinson are drastically different than the immediate effects Tioga farmer Steve Jensen is seeing with the spill on his land today. The 1987 spill had lasting effects on the land, former landowner Alan Kadrmas said. He reached out to Jensen to share his story in light of what Jensen's currently going throug
With bigger roads, more schools and big retail chains coming to the Oil Patch to meet development demands, many wonder why the new $100 million St. Joseph's Hospital will be half the size of its current facility. Hospital officials say they hear that question all the time, and the size of the hospital came out of thorough analysis showing health care shifting toward quick turnaround outpatient care because of the Affordable Care Act and modern health technology. With the ACA, more people will have access to health care, which could keep more out of the hospital in the first place, St.
When the City of Dickinson decided earlier this month to contract out its city engineering to KLJ, it joined a trend of cities and counties turning to private companies for engineering help in order to keep up with rapid oil boom-related development. "We're trying to catch up with the city," KLJ's Jerry Krieg said of the firm's work for Dickinson. He and others at KLJ work from the firm's office, while two of the engineers moved into Dickinson City Hall this month. Craig Kubas and Mark Milstone say they're still catching up on calls and emails that went unanswered for two weeks while Dickin
MEDORA -- Rangers woke a sleeping giant Thursday, taking down barricades and reopening Theodore Roosevelt National Park after the 16-day federal government shutdown ended. The park closed Oct. 1 after Congress failed to pass a budget bill to keep agencies like the National Park Service up and running. It left many rangers without land to patrol, and the small town of Medora without its biggest tourist draw. "It feels good," Chief Ranger Dean Wyckoff said on a break from taking down barricades.
A 5- to 7-barrel oil leak from a 1-inch oil gathering line was discovered in Divide County, the state learned Thursday. Hiland Crude, the company in charge of the line, is on site cleaning up and has stopped the leak, state Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong said.
MANNING -- Dickinson man Ryan Provancher was exposed to hydrogen sulfide in the Wednesday oilfield accident that led to his death two days later, according to a Dunn County Sheriff's Office report. The Bismarck office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not dispatch a staff member to see the Driven Services worksite until nearly a week after the incident. Law requires an employer to contact OSHA about a workplace fatality within eight hours of the death, so OSHA heard of Provancher's death about 11 p.m. last Friday.