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    Watford readies for “Pick Up the Patch”

    By Jack Dura Farmer Staff Writer With spring’s melting, the snow may be gone but months of trash remain along road ditches. To tackle the debris, Pick Up the Patch returns for another cleanup week May 1-6, seeking volunteers to beautify the Watford City area and other corridors in McKenzie County. Karen Holte, who with…

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    April: Pick Up the Patch, Mule Deer and Toys for Learning

    Pick Up the Patch Kicks Off Tomorrow Energy of North Dakota’s Pick Up the Patch program will kick off this Thursday, April 20, in New Town. Slawson Exploration is partnering with MHA Nation’s North Segment and the New Town Chamber to host a community-wide clean-up beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Northern Lights Building and…

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    Big Oil’s Rejection of Silicon Valley Is Finally Coming to End

    The nodding donkey was invented nearly a century ago, and it’s still hard at work in the oil patch, virtually unchanged, pumping oil out of the ground. There’s been a recent innovation, though: Algorithms adjust the extraction flow based on computer monitoring hundreds of feet below. Finally. “Onshore North America used to be a market…

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    Give a Little Piece of Your Heart Now, Baby

    Whiting Oil & Gas employees once again showed they were willing to give a little piece of their hearts to those in need by bringing out the most volunteers for the Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive in February. Forty-one Whiting employees donated during the annual blood drive to secure $1,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation. The…

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    JMAC Raises Money for McKenzie County Emergency Response Vehicle Track N’ Go System

    JMAC Resources is hoping it can help McKenzie County make tracks this spring by matching contributions to outfit an emergency response vehicle with the Track N’ Go system. The campaign first started in January, but already the company is starting a second campaign. Those interested in partnering should contact Karolin Jappe at 701-580-6936 or at the…

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    Baylor, Hess Toy Truck partner on new free STEM initiative

    Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation are partnering to offer a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education curriculum for schools nationwide. Hess and Baylor are making 500 Hess Toy Truck STEM kits available for free. Each kit includes a teacher’s manual with student activity sheets and 10 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragsters….

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    Halliburton Donates to College’s Petroleum Department

    WILLISTON, N.D. – Five Halliburton tools worth an estimated $42,000 dollars were donated to WSC’s Petroleum Department late last semester. Welding students under the direction of Tim Delorme, WSC’s Welding Instructor have built a display for the tools. Andrew Eis, Halliburton’s District Service Manager for Completion Tools, provided Gerald McGillivray, WSC’s Petroleum Technology Instructor, with…

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    ConocoPhillips Announces $242,000 in Grants to Local Organizations

    DICKINSON, N.D. – ConocoPhillips announced the presentation of $242,000 in charitable grants to 12 organizations from five counties in the Williston Basin at an event in Dickinson.   This year’s recipients included area volunteer first responders, healthcare facilities, schools and civic and environmental organizations. The largest of these donations was a $100,000 grant to the…

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    Mule Deer Foundation Hosts Bakken Banquets

    The Mule Deer Foundation has been busy in North Dakota thanks to our members, volunteers and conservation partners such as the ND Petroleum Council! The Foundation has funded critical wildlife and habitat conservation projects for the last 14 years in North Dakota.  North Dakota chapters have helped NDGF on a 4 year mule deer study…

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    NORTH DAKOTA MIGHT BE THE BEST STATE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

    BY JANICE WILLIAMS  For young adults looking for opportunity, there’s apparently no better place than North Dakota.  A wave of young people relocating to the state has put North Dakota at the top of a list of best states for young adults to live in 2017. U.S. News released a list Tuesday of the top…

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