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September 20, 2013
5 years after Keystone XL application, pipeline’s importance still debated
While many say the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline has dimmed for the Bakken, North Dakota congressional leaders continue to call for its approval, citing its creation of jobs and promotion of North American energy security. Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of TransCanada’s...
September 20, 2013 - 9:27am
February 15, 2012
Santorum visits Oil Patch today
FARGO -- Rick Santorum is riding his momentum in the Republican presidential race to North Dakota's booming Oil Patch and its largest city. Santorum, who has emerged in polls as the latest rival to Mitt Romney's lead, will appear today for a town hall meeting and energy roundtable...
February 15, 2012 - 9:07am
August 28, 2008
Obama endorses Bakken drilling in North Dakota
BISMARCK-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has endorsed North Dakota oil drilling in response to the national Republican platform. The GOP adopted a platform Wednesday with an energy plank that doesn't mention drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife, because their candidate,...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
UND professor says recoverable oil in North Dakota could more than double after study of formation
A UND professor says the amount of recoverable oil on the U.S. side of the Bakken Formation could more than double as a result of a three-year study by UND researchers looking at how to increase the amount of oil that can be extracted from the Bakken's dense shale. A report released...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 29, 2008
Sex offender sentenced for failing to register
Robert Dean Bakken, 24, of 2967 130th Ave., Waubun was sentenced in Becker County Court July 23 for felony escape from custody and felony violation of Minnesota's predatory offender law.
July 29, 2008 - 12:00am
April 30, 2008
ND to see new oil wells punched for next 20 years
By JANELLE COLE The Forum North Dakota has 2.1 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the Bakken formation, a number that will only go up as industry technology advances, the state's top oil regulator said Monday. At the rate wells are being drilled, it will take 19 years to...
April 30, 2008 - 12:00am
April 29, 2008
In ND, companies looking for work and workers are "Rockin' the Bakken"
MINOT, N.D. - Bob Mau's oil well service company, Eagle Operating, of Kenmare, used to refurbish the workover rigs it uses to complete and maintain wells. But Mau and his associates decided it was so much work they could just as well build a completely new rig and incorporate features...
April 29, 2008 - 12:00am
April 14, 2008
North Dakota swimming in oil -- report draws worldwide interest
BISMARCK, N.D. - A report that as much as 4.3 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and eastern Montana is drawing worldwide interest, a state official says. "We have had contacts from Scotland and Australia today," state Mineral...
April 14, 2008 - 12:00am
April 2, 2008
Man charged with criminal sexual conduct
Roman Lawrence Bakken, 23, of 2967 130th Ave., Waubun has been charged in Becker County District Court with third-degree criminal sexual conduct -- complainant impaired, and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies. In the early morning hours of March 9 he allegedly...
April 2, 2008 - 12:00am