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Faces of the Boom: Oil companies focus on recruiting families to ND

WILLISTON, N.D. - Pat Bertagnolli’s official job is to recruit oilfield workers, but unofficially he’s a headhunter for Bakken communities.

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Oil around flooded well believed to be contained

TRENTON, N.D. – Containment booms are surrounding a flooded oil well near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers to prevent oil that leaked from a tank from spilling into the rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said Saturday.

Faces of the Boom: Tribal activist monitors oil and gas development impacts

MANDAREE, N.D. – Testifying before a legislative committee, holding a picket sign and posting to a blog are not things that come naturally to Theodora Bird Bear.

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A new way to recycle drill cuttings in the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. – A byproduct of oil drilling that generates a huge amount of waste could one day be recycled in North Dakota, but state health officials say they haven’t yet seen a proposal that would protect the environment.

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Faces of the Boom: Big money means bigger sacrifices

WILLISTON, N.D. – Six weeks at a time, employees of a crew camp here work long shifts away from their families, supporting oil workers out in the field.

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Faces of the Boom: Nurses from Philippines give boost to Oil Patch health care

MINOT, N.D. – Filipino nurse Lucy Meg Quinit thought she and her family would miss home more as they adjust to a new life in North Dakota.

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Faces of the Boom: Juggling jobs keeps Williston attorney busy amid boom

WILLISTON, N.D. – For Williston attorney Taylor Olson, starting her law career in the Oil Patch has been a juggling act.

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Crews work to regain control of ND oil well after 15 workers flee

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Crews were working Friday to regain control of an oil well south of here after a blowout prompted 15 workers to flee for safety.

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ND oil production drops 5.5 percent in December

WILLISTON, N.D. – Extreme winter weather in December prompted North Dakota oil production to decline 5.5 percent to 923,227 barrels per day, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the Department of Mineral Resources.

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Faces of the Boom: Hectic life in boomtown ‘too much’ for couple

WILLISTON, N.D. – Raymond Allen began writing letters to the editor years ago when he saw something he didn’t like.

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Higher education notebook: NDSU offers students new Advising Resource Center

A new resource for North Dakota State University students aims to improve student success.

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Higher Education Notebook: MnSCU chancellor finalists will be announced Monday

Finalists for chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will be announced Monday morning.

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Higher Education Notebook: Bill seeks tax cuts for college graduates

A bill introduced by a former North Dakota State University student body president seeks to give college graduates an incentive to work in North Dakota.

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Higher Education Notebook: Bill would add seat on state board

A bill introduced in the North Dakota Legislature would give staff members a seat on the state Board of Higher Education.

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Higher Education Notebook: NDSU student government supports marching band

North Dakota State University students have stepped up in support of the band program.

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Higher Education Notebook: 2 MSCTC schools plan to install wind turbines

Wind turbines soon will provide educational opportunities and green energy for two campuses of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

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Higher Education Notebook: New partnership targets science, math proficiency

A new partnership aims to improve the math and science proficiency for Native American K-12 students in North Dakota.

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Higher Education Notebook: NDSU employment survey reflects down economy

An employment survey of recent North Dakota State University graduates released last week reflects the tough job market.

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Higher Education Notebook: MSCTC set to dedicate new center

A renovated auditorium being dedicated Monday at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead will give students a place to host events.

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Higher Education Notebook: NDSU research team to spend 7 weeks in Antarctica

A five-member team from North Dakota State University leaves Monday for a seven-week research expedition to Antarctica.

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