GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The northern Plains are no stranger to fall snowflakes, but these past few weeks have delivered a heavy opening salvo that might signal a snowy winter ahead. Grand Forks, N.D., streets and facilities manager Mark Aubol said the recent snowfall was one of the biggest autumn weather events he can remember over the past eight years or so. That's not to say he found it unusual.
WARSAW, N.D. — As the soft light of evening mingled with the sweet smell of a late summer's field, voices raised in prayer and hymn as Father Brian Moen asked for God's blessings from a country church hardly bigger than its altar.
For Kathleen Neset, president of wellsite services company Neset Consulting Service, the story of the North Dakota oil economy is all about geology. Neset built her career on her expertise in the science and its ready application to energy extraction, and imparted some knowledge of the oilfield’s unique characteristics and impact on safety and reclamation efforts in her keynote speech for the North Dakota Reclamation Conference on Feb. 22 in Dickinson.