An oil boom has brought great prosperity – but also great amounts of waste – to North Dakota, investigative reporting by ProPublica reveals. Data obtained by ProPublica show oil companies are spilling and dumping drilling waste onto North Dakota's land and into its waterways with increasing regularity. Many dumpings along roads and in pits go unreported, state regulators acknowledge.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway
The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.
Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize
The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.
Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County
The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Survey: Many in ND oil patch not happy about boom
The new survey of Oil Patch residents bears out the old saying that money can’t buy happiness. Sixty percent of longtime northwest North Dakota residents say they have benefited economically from the oil boom, but the majority say their quality of life has not improved, according to the report by the University of North Dakota.
Study: NoDak oil output could jump threefold by 2025
The new study by Bentek Energy LLC of Colorado shows North Dakota's oil production could jump to more than two million barrels a day by 2025, the Associated Press reports. Natural gas production could also more than quintuple. Unfortunately, about a third of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is wasted because there's a lack of pipelines.
Developer proposes massive pyramid project in ND
Camp and Associates, an Atlanta-based development firm, says it wants to build a $150 million, pyramid-style apartment complex and entertainment center for the growing population in the oil-rich region of western North Dakota, the Williston Herald reports. The 500-unit "New Cimarron City" would stand taller than the pyramid-shaped Luxor hotel in Las Vegas. Local officials are questioning the rationale of the proposed building since it would be located about a half-hour east of Williston.
Delta to offer service from Twin Cities to North Dakota oil patch
North Dakota's oil boom is fueling demand for more air travel. Delta Air Lines is adding two nonstop daily flights between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Williston, N.D., starting in November, the Fargo Forum reports.
ND voters embrace their property taxes
Voters in North Dakoka -- flush with oil boom money and enjoying the lowest unemployment in the nation -- had the chance Tuesday to become the first state to cast off property taxes. But in the end, voters decided to keep the $800 million a year the taxes raise.
Minnesota-made homes going to North Dakota oil boom
A Rochester company is gearing to send nearly 150 homes to the oil fields this year. Creative Modular Concepts owner Dale Jech tells the Post Bulletin, "Labor there is simply too expensive. Most of the houses now are coming from Indiana. They're even buying some in Florida and shipping them to North Dakota."
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