The state’s director of mineral resources says oil development could push North Dakota's population to a seven figure number. The oil boom has already created thousands of jobs and that is expected to continue. The 2011 Census estimate put North Dakota's population at 683,932.
Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation
There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.
Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash
The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.
Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.
6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding
The projects extend to areas all across the state.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9
The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.
Five rescued as boat crashes into break wall at Superior port of entry
All five escaped serious injury.
Takeaways from Minneapolis' new gun violence report
The rise in violent crime in Minneapolis is showing signs of plateauing.
Woman seriously hurt in shooting outside downtown Minneapolis Target
The victim is in her 20s.
Man, woman arrested after shots fired from BMW at 3 motorcyclists
The driver of the BMW led police on a chase, driving the wrong way on state highways.
Drive Shack Inc. announces upcoming 'Puttery' venue in Minneapolis
The growing business backed by Rory McIlroy is coming to the Twin Cities.
BCA: Man was 'running towards' deputy with knife before fatal shooting
The Minnesota BCA has identified the four deputies who fired weapons.
Building permits going through the roof in Williston, North Dakota
The hub of North Dakota's oil boom issued a record number of building permits in 2011. The Williston Herald reports the city issued more than $355 million worth of permits. That is more than three times what Williston issued in 2009.
Airline boardings soar in North Dakota
Boardings at airports at airports across North Dakota are up 22 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, Forum Communications reports. Boardings at airports near the oil boom in western North Dakota have skyrocketed -- up 73 percent in Dickinson, 62 percent in Minot and 41 percent in 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.
Minnesota contractor to build indoor RV park in North Dakota's oil patch
The goal is to help ease the housing shortage in the oil rich part of western North Dakota. Plans call for 10 buildings that will accommodate 240 campers, according to the Fargo Forum. The first phase of the project will open in July. Officials in Williston are considering a new law to ban RVs within the city.
St. Cloud-based Coborn's to build five stores in western North Dakota
Coborn's Inc. is expanding the company's footprint in the oil-rich region of North Dakota with five new stores by 2014, the St. Cloud Times reports. “North Dakota is a prime market for Coborn’s to expand,” Coborn’s President and CEO Chris Coborn said in a statement. Coborn's opened a Jamestown, N.D., store in May. The St. Cloud-based grocery chain also partnered with Williston-headquartered JK Foods to co-own three supermarkets.
North Dakota oil town considers new ban on campers
A new law being discussed would make it illegal to live in an RV within the city of Williston. However, housing is a major issue throughout western North Dakota because of a surge of temporary workers in the oil rich area. The Fargo Forum reports there are up to 400 campers throughout the community that would be in violation of the proposed city ordinance.
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