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    State fair-goers learn about what oil industry means to ND

    By JILL SCHRAMM / Minot Daily News MINOT, N.D.—Helping people grasp the impact petroleum products have on their lives was the goal of a stage show that took place at the North Dakota State Fair Thursday. Petroleum is in everything from smart phones and iPads to shoes and sunglasses. It is used in wood treatments, paints,…

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    Letter: Event shows Bakken region alive and well

    To the editor, Last Tuesday, Westhope was fortunate to host the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s 17th Cookfest at its school. Each year, the cookout is held in a western North Dakota small town whose economy relies on oil and gas development. Oil producers pair with a service company from the industry in competition with one…

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    Slawson Exploration helps Van Hook Rural Water Project with major donation

    Slawson Exploration Company presented a check for $50,000 to the Mountrail County Park Board to fund the Rural Water Project taking place at Van Hook Recreation Area on Wednesday, July 26. Todd Slawson, president of Slawson Exploration Company presented the check and stated that, “…When the proposal for Rural Water at Van Hook came across my…

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    Results for the 2017 Bakken Classic Fishing Derby

    The Bakken Classic Fishing Derby sponsored by the Energy of North Dakota was another great success, with 72 teams competing and helping raise more than $15,000 for fish and wildlife projects. Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to doing it again next year! Congratulations to Joey Olson, Mark Feland and Rick…

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    A Visit with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

    It was fun to provide a Bakken drilling rig tour for Mark Zuckerberg as part of his visit America tour. He had more questions than we had time in our two hours at the rig. He took the time to meet and visit with many of the employees and learn about their jobs and experiences…

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    How Energy Benefits You This Fourth

    LATEST NEWS UPCOMING EVENTS STAR-SPANGLED ENAMORED This Independence Day, Americans want a lot of things. We want barbecue, burgers and patriotic parades. We want beach towels, cold beer and big booms on display. Chances are you’re one of the more than 219 million Americans who are planning to celebrate Independence Day, and whether you’re one…

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