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Construction to begin on North Dakota workforce training facility

$1M in donations from oil industry allow project to move forward
WILLISTON, N.D. – Work will begin this week on a new TrainND workforce training facility here after the oil industry provided nearly $1 million in donations.

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Faces of the Boom: NDSU engineering grad expects to have long career in oil business

BISMARCK – When North Dakota State University graduate Kevin Black was looking to start his career in 2011, he feared he’d have to leave his home state.

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Anglers flock to northwest North Dakota to snag paddlefish

Cartwright, N.D. - Northwest North Dakota has more people and traffic than it did a decade ago when Dennis and Brenda Ahlfs began traveling from Minnesota for paddlefish season.

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Petraeus visits N.D.’s ‘energy revolution’

WILLISTON, N.D. – Retired four-star general and former CIA Director David Petraeus visited the Oil Patch on Tuesday and met with local officials at a private event in Williston.

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Faces of the Boom: Louisiana living, Bakken business for telecommuting graphic designer

WILLISTON, N.D. – When Tiffany Smith made the decision to leave North Dakota and return to Louisiana, she didn’t want to leave her job.

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N.D. oil production up slightly in Feb, but still slowed by winter

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production increased 1.7 percent in February to 951,340 barrels per day, according to preliminary numbers released today by the Department of Mineral Resources.

Oil refineries gaining steam in ND, but won’t replace shipping

WILLISTON, N.D. - While the United States hasn’t seen a new refinery in more than 30 years, North Dakota has five refineries proposed that range from planning stages to active construction.

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Faces of the Boom: Proud to be part of oil boom's history

WILLISTON, N.D. – Willy Amparo became part of North Dakota’s oil boom by accident. While thousands of people now move to the state each year looking for work, the Florida man was ahead of the curve.

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New Williston rec center wows crowd

WILLISTON, N.D. - More than 2,500 people checked out the new Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday during the first two hours it was open, from families with small children to oilfield workers still in their coveralls.

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Faces of the Boom: North Dakota’s largest indoor recreation center a big draw

WILLISTON, N.D. – Shawn Egge didn’t expect to return to his hometown of Williston after he graduated from college in Missouri.

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Dalrymple column: Highway safety hot topic out west

I feared that driving from Williston to Watford City in heavy rain Thursday on a deadly stretch of Oil Patch highway to a news conference on road safety might make me another statistic.

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Dalrymple: Another reality check for North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. - The creators of an upcoming reality TV show called “Guntucky” are in North Dakota looking for their next show.

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Higher Education Notebook: MSCTC named among top 10 percent of community colleges

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is among the top 10 percent of community colleges in the country, according to the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

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Higher education notebook: NDSU students are big on giving

FARGO - Hundreds of North Dakota State University students will give back to the community in a big way this week.

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Higher Education Notebook: NDSU provost finalists begin campus visits

FARGO - The search for a new North Dakota State University provost and vice president for academic affairs enters the final four this week.

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Higher Education Notebook: Tri-College University to limit course exchanges

The Tri-College University is changing the way it allows students to do course exchanges with other campuses.

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Higher education notebook: NDSU to host international conference

An international physics conference that was most recently held in Rome and Beijing will be in Fargo this summer. North Dakota State University will host the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics conference Aug. 8-12.

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Higher Education Notebook: MSUM film wins first place in nation

A 2010 television documentary produced by students at Minnesota State University Moorhead has won a national award.

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Higher education notebook: Student campaign aims to improve financial literacy

Improving students’ financial literacy is the focus of a campaign by Minnesota State University Moorhead public relations students.

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Higher Education Notebook: NDSU reaches highest ranking for research school

North Dakota State University has joined an elite group. NDSU is now categorized as a research university with “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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