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    December: A Merry Christmas – Brought to you By Petroleum

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR DECEMBER 2015     Even in downtimes, oil companies are giving back. Learn how and also how petroleum is helping bring joy to your homes this Chrismtas! PLUS: ONEOK donates $10,000 to Stark County Imagination Library Program ICYMI – ExxonMobil invests $13M to bolster education Hess donates money for equipment to BSC Fuel Food…

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    LETTER: Critics should visit the Bakken, and learn

    By Corbin Graham on Dec. 27, 2015 It’s amazing that no matter how successful an industry is, trolls still come pointing their fingers at it. In this case, I’m particularly flabbergasted by HBO’s John Oliver and Mike McFeely, talk-show host and Forum News Service columnist. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised by the lack…

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    Letter: McFeely should go west

    By Nick Fee from Moorhead For a guy with no ties to western North Dakota, Mike McFeely of The Forum and WDAY AM radio sure has a lot of opinion about it (column, Dec. 17). While that’s the nature of being a political talking head, he can at least get his facts straight. The North…

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    ONEOK donates $10,000 to Stark County Imagination Library Program

      ONEOK is donating $10,000 to Stark County to help fund the Imagination Library Program, an initiative taken up by First Lady Betsy Dalrymple. The donation brings the total donated by oil and gas companies to $70,000, which helps cover the program for every oil and gas producing county in North Dakota. Learn more about…

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    Fuel Food and Fun Drive a Success

    The NDPC just wrapped up another successful campaign to help give back to communities this winter. In its 2nd Annual Fuel Food and Fun Drive, oil and gas companies helped collect more than 4,740 pounds of nonperishable food items for area food pantries and 1,865 toys for Toys for Tots, Angel Tree and other charities…

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    A Merry Christmas – Supported by Oil

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    Help in hunting: blinds provide hunting access for wounded warriors, youth

    Hunting is a cherished tradition in North Dakota and one might go so far as to say the season opener is a holiday. For some, however, gaining access to land can be a problem, especially for younger hunters or those with disabilities. For the managers of the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, however, the challenges…

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    November: Reasons to be Thankful Abound

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR NOVEMBER 2015     We live in a great state that has seen great progress over the past decade.  Despite some of the growing pains, there are still many reasons to give thanks, whether it’s a still strong economy or family members who have moved back home and can celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with…

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    ‘Tis the season for giving – even in difficult times

    By Tessa Sandstrom (As printed in the Bakken Breakout Weekly) Thanksgiving and Christmas invoke a spirit of giving in us all each year. For many, it’s finding the perfect gifts for friends and family, while for others it’s volunteering to brave the cold and ring the bell for Salvation Army. For others, it’s participating in…

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    Q&A with Paul Eberth, Sandpiper Pipeline project director for Enbridge Energy

    By Tom Dennis, the Grand Forks Herald The Sandpiper Pipeline project will transport Bakken oil from western North Dakota through Clearbrook, Minn., and then on to oil terminals in Superior, Wis. The $2.6 billion project has been approved by North Dakota, but Minnesota regulators still are making up their minds, and some environmental groups are…

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    High Plains Cultural Center’s ‘New Lease on Life’

    Though the center is far from being debt-fee, the generosity of hundreds of in-kind-volunteer hours as well as financial support has given the High Plains Cultural Center “a new lease on life”! Joe and Darci Schettler along with Rodney and Verna Wolf as well as Marathon Oil are some of those playing a very important…

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    LETTER: Enbridge pipelines deserve farmers’ support

    By Dustin Perry As a Red River Valley farmer, I was struck by your use of the term “quagmire” to describe the regulatory process around the Sandpiper and Line 3 oil pipeline permitting process (“Enbridge projects stuck in ‘quagmire,’” Page A6, Dec. 9). I, like so many others who literally feed the world, deal with…

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    Letter: Expand upon Bakken success

    By ROGER KASEMAN, Bismarck   I moved to California in my 20s. The last newscast I heard as I approached the outer range of the radio signal was a report on young people leaving North Dakota for job opportunities elsewhere. I served as a law enforcement officer, retired and moved back to North Dakota. Within weeks,…

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    New scholarship available for oil workers

    By Amy Dalrymple on D   Workers affected by the oil industry’s slowdown are eligible to apply for a new scholarship announced Thursday. The North Dakota University System and the North Dakota Petroleum Council announced a $5,000 Bakken U scholarship available to recently displaced oil workers, current oil workers or spouses of oil workers who…

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    ExxonMobil invests $13M to bolster education

    By Amy R. Sisk North Dakota’s partnership with an organization promising to boost the Advanced Placement program will be funded through a $13 million investment from an ExxonMobil subsidiary. XTO Energy is providing the money to roll out National Math and Science Initiative programs throughout North Dakota. Their efforts aim to train teachers and provide…

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    XTO awards grants to Bakken charities

    By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications   Four Bakken charities will receive $62,000 in grants from XTO Energy, the subsidiary of Exxon Mobil announced Wednesday.  Best Friends Mentoring in Dickinson, N.D., and Home on the Range in Sentinel Butte, N.D., will each receive a $25,000 grant through XTO’s inaugural “Giving Back to the Bakken” grant program….

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    NORTH DAKOTA STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO BENEFIT FROM NATIONAL MATH + SCIENCE INITIATIVE’S COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM

    BISMARCK, ND (December 10, 2015)–The National Math and Science Initiative’s (NMSI) College Readiness Program (CRP) today announced its expansion into North Dakota schools with an investment of up to $13 million from ExxonMobil, on behalf of XTO Energy Inc. CRP empowers school communities to improve participation and success in rigorous coursework to better prepare students for…

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    XTO Energy Awards $62,000 in Grants to Bakken-Area Charities

    XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, today announced it has awarded grants totaling $62,000 to four charities serving communities in the Bakken formation area in North Dakota. These grants are part of XTO’s inaugural “Giving Back to the Bakken” grant program. Best Friends Mentoring in Dickinson, ND, and Home on the Range in Sentinel…

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    Best Friends Mentoring Receives Recognition for Work in the Bakken

      Best Friends Mentoring has helped school-aged children in Dickinson for 20 years. And today the organization received recognition for its work in the Bakken.    

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    Energy of North Dakota Holiday Gift Ideas

    Here are our favorites for the season.  Digging gifts from local businesses.  Happy holiday shopping!   Feral Farm of ND Lip Balm – feralfarm.co/Lip-Balm.html Made in Bakken Hoodie – madeinbakken.com/product/aa-f497-unisex-flex-fleece-zip-hoodie/ ND Drill Stem Pen Cup Holder – etsy.me/1QdsS3I The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein – amzn.to/1r1u23y Oil Rig Patent Poster – etsy.me/1OS4pxJ ND Goat’s Milk Candy…

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    2016 Ecofootprint Grant Program: restoring & protecting habitat

    Enbridge and the Minnesota Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (MARC&D) are pleased to announce continuation of the Ecofootprint Grant Program to fund projects that help protect and restore the natural environment. Requests for proposals will be accepted through the MARC&D from Dec. 1, 2015, through Jan. 29, 2016.   Enbridge supports environmental stewardship, especially…

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