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WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil and gas production hit two milestones in August, exceeding daily production of 900,000 barrels of oil and 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas for the first time. Oil production rose 4 percent in August to 911,242 barrels per day, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday by the Department of Mineral Resources. “I think that tells us that late this year or very early next year we’ll see 1 million barrels a day,” Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said.
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. -- A St. Paul man faces a felony manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a St. Paul Park man. Washington County prosecutors charged Bernard F. Poston Jr., 22, with second-degree manslaughter in the Aug. 10 death of Regino M. Nitti, 20, in a St. Paul Park apartment. St.
ELLSWORTH, Wis. -- A Red Wing woman will serve jail time for her involvement in a crash that killed a Minnesota man a year ago. Cassandra Smith, 21, of Red Wing, Minn., was southbound on Hwy. 63 last October when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a northbound motorcycle driven by Dennis R. Manning, 65, of Pine Island, Minn. He died of his injuries. Smith was initially charged in March with three vehicular homicide counts – by intoxicated use of vehicle, by use of controlled substance and by negligent operation.
My parents are both North Dakota State University alumni, and I grew up going to Bison home games with my dad and siblings, when the games were still held outdoors at Dacotah Field. Since Tony and I returned to Fargo 13 years ago, I’ve only been to a handful of games, and this was Tony’s second Bison game – ever. Recently, Tony, Gio and I had the privilege of attending the Bison home game against the University of Northern Iowa with our friends, Greg and Stacy Rick; their daughters Brenna, Caitlin and Delaney; and new friends, Steve and Leann Wright. We had planned to join them pre-ga
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BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers questioned state officials Monday about the response to the worst oil spill since the state’s current energy boom began, with one state regulator describing it as a “breakdown and delay of notification.” The underground pipeline break near Tioga leaked 20,600 barrels of oil into a wheat field before the farmer, Steve Jensen, discovered the spill Sept.
TIOGA, N.D. – As crews continue cleaning up after a pipeline break spilled 20,600 barrels of oil near here, more national media outlets are finding their way to the site in northwest North Dakota. Farmer Steve Jensen, who discovered the spill Sept. 29 while harvesting his wheat field, had a TV crew from Al Jazeera America and a freelance photographer from Reuters pull into his yard Sunday. “It’s been quite overwhelming,” said Jensen, who estimates he’s lost two days of work to media interviews. “It’s quite an experience.
In any culture there is a segment of the population that goes about its business unnoticed — or at least underappreciated — by the rest. It consists of the workers and toilers quietly but diligently doing work integral to the function of society. It might be the garbage collector, the motel maid, the fry cook, the bus driver; each shoulders a portion of the burden important to the day-to-day well being of America but does it without fanfare and headlines.
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Authorities have identified the driver of a FedEx truck who was killed Friday in an accident on County Highway 81, near here. According to a release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Wayne Hanson, 37, of Fargo, was ejected from the truck after it left the roadway and struck an approach at about 11:39 a.m. Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. Battle Lake Police, Fire and Rescue assisted the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
NEVIS, Minn. – The number of fatal hunting accidents in Minnesota has dropped dramatically over the past 50 years, averaging fewer than three per year since 1990, and waterfowl hunting fatalities like the one that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Nevis man Oct.