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.
Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor
Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Stillwater teen drowned while helping save friend struggling in river
The 17-year-old was identified Friday.
Nation's first city-owned EV car share service gets official Twin Cities launch
Subscriptions cost between $0-$30 a month.
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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