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    Cooking for a Cause: Three Ways Industry Is Bringing the Heat When it Comes to Helping

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JANUARY 2017     BAKKEN BLOOD DRIVE UNDERWAY The Third Annual Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive kicked off on January 27 and has a full slate of donation opportunities today through Feb. 28. The blood drive, which is hosted by the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) in partnership with United Blood Services (UBS),…

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    Whiting Petroleum Corporation Contributes $50,000 to New Medical Campus

    Watford City—Construction of the new, state-of-the-art medical campus is well underway. McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ (MCHS) new medical campus is designed to enhance outpatient and inpatient care, meet the community’s primary and urgent care needs, provide for surgical procedures and equip the Howard Bonner Memorial Emergency Room with technology necessary for the best, most immediate…

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    Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive Kicks Off Jan. 27

    Bismarck, N.D. – The Third Annual Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive will kick off tomorrow, January 27. The blood drive, which is hosted by the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) in partnership with United Blood Services, pits companies operating in the Bakken against one another in a friendly competition to recruit the most volunteers…

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    North Dakota pulls top spot for raising a family

    By Melissa Krause [email protected] Silvia Zubke moved from the bustling South American city of Bogota, Colombia to the quiet of North Dakota — or so she thought. Now, 9 years later, she’s watched Williston undergo a dramatic transformation, and she and her three young sons are some of the faces that have changed it.  North…

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    Bakken U Scholarship Helps Student Further Education

    By Alison Kelly | [email protected] During the oil downturn, a number of individuals have been laid off and lost their jobs. But some are using the opportunity to go back to school and add new skills sets to their tool box. “Petroleum is advancing with technology. The rigs, they walk. They move by themselves,” says Anna…

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    Fellowship program from Statoil helps STEM educators

    By Melissa Krause [email protected] A new K-12 grant program rolled out Tuesday by Statoil is designed to help ensure educators continue their investment in science, technology, engineering and math education, popularly known as STEM. In a partnership with the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation, Statoil allocated $50,000 to create the Statoil STEM Education Fellowship program….

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