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    Dakota Access donates toward Williams County disaster trailer

    By Renée Jean [email protected] Williams County Emergency Management Director Mike Smith has been raising money for a disaster medical assistance trailer. Tuesday he got another $20,000, this time from Dakota Access. Hess, Oasis and Burlington Northern Santa Fe have made donations totaling $40,000, bringing the total received so far to $60,000. An additional $25,000 has…

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    Pipeline company gives to emergency responders

    The company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline stopped in Mandan on Tuesday evening as part of an effort to donate to emergency management departments in all four states the pipeline crosses. fficials from three counties gathered at the Mandan Rural Fire Department with a handful of employees from Energy Transfer Partners to receive checks from…

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    UND petroleum program gears up despite industry downturn

    By Andrew Haffner The UND Petroleum Engineering Department has a tight industry focus, which means instructors push students to get hands-on experience in the field. Normally that would mean a trip west to the Bakken oilfields. But after a series of major investments in the department’s home in the university’s Collaborative Energy Complex, a piece of…

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    Dakota Access announces $140,000 donation to ND first responders

    Dakota Access Pipeline announced Friday the company will donate $20,000 to first responders in each county along the four-state pipeline route, including $140,000 for seven North Dakota counties. The donations are intended to help emergency management departments purchase new equipment, perform training or meet other needs that benefit first responders, the company said in a…

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    No Bust Here: Energy Elevates Education

    Western schools see enrollment increase, record number of students Stories of a “bust” in the oil and gas industry give the impression that only tumbleweeds inhabit western North Dakota, but the situation is anything but. Instead, communities have seen a stabilization in their growth and some communities are even seeing some of their highest school…

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    ND Mule Deer Foundation Hosts Organizational Socials

    North Dakota deer season is upon us and as sportsmen prepare to get out in the field, it’s important to remember the many volunteers who help rebuild and support the habitat needed to continue this great heritage. The Mule Deer Foundation has really done some great work in 2017 by increasing its sportsman access initiative…

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    Over one ton of food and essential items collected during F.E.A.S.T.

    The oil and gas industry collected more than 2,770 pounds of food and other essential items last month during the Food, Essentials and Supplies Throwdown, a friendly competition among companies to collect the most items. Bilfinger Westcon won the competition hosted by the Energy of North Dakota and won $1,000 to donate to the charity…

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    Veterans to be the focus of hiring summit

    Veterans have long been sought after to fill many oilfield jobs that are available, but the channels used to recruit servicemember to the industry often fall short. Fortis Energy Services, a company that has shown years-long commitment to hiring vets, will host a summit on November 6 to discuss how employers can better turn their…

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    “Impulse buy” triggers chain reaction at Old Settlers Parade

    It started out as a bit of an impulse buy. Conrad Ellis went to the store to purchase candy for the Old Settlers Parade in Alexander, N.D. and decided it would be fun to also give away a few bicycles and helmets. According to The Roundup, that impulse was infectious. A vendor walked into Ellis’…

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    North Dakota Petroleum Council Recognizes 2017-2018 Al Golden Scholarship Recipients

    BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) awarded a total of $18,000 from the Al Golden Scholarship Fund to nine students pursuing a post-secondary education in geology, engineering, processing plant technology, science, technology or other careers related to the oil and gas industry. The nine recipients, who were recognized during the NDPC’s Annual…

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    After the boom: Community finds calm after frantic years

    By Andrew Haffner, Grand Forks Herald WILLISTON—It was a quiet afternoon in a downtown Williston art store. A passerby might quickly recognize the point of the QuickDraw Art Studio by the decorative brushes with paint-dipped bristles that hang in front windows. Once inside, one would find supplies lining the walls and easels standing at the…

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    Companies kick off carbon capture project in North Dakota

    Companies kick off carbon capture project in North Dakota Formal studies of a potential carbon dioxide capturing system for coal power plants is kicking off in North Dakota. A group of industry and state partners has started the preliminary feasibility studies for Project Tundra, which would install a system to capture carbon from the flue…

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    Kiwanis Club hosts Talkin the Bakken

    By Frank Stanko • Daily News [email protected] Rob Lindberg and Kathy Neset want North Dakotans to help keep the Bakken strong and healthy. Neset is a geologist who’s also president of her own consulting service. Lindberg is director of Bakken Backers, a coalition of citizens, workers, businesses and leaders who support the region and its…

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    Student video contest launched to promote energy awareness

    North Dakota is launching an energy awareness campaign, challenging students to focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) while competing in a video contest. The campaign announced Wednesday by Gov. Doug Burgum invites K-12 teachers and students to submit videos about the state’s oil and gas resources using skills and knowledge from STEAM….

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    Burgum proclaims October Energy Awareness Month; announces Energy Awareness campaign and video contest

    BISMARCK, N.D. (October 4, 2017) – Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed October Energy Awareness Month in North Dakota. This proclamation coincides with a national Energy Awareness campaign promoted by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The IOGCC is a multi-state government agency, of which Burgum is a member. The IOGCC advocates for environmentally…

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    Succeed 2020: A $25 Million Hess Investment

    Malique Rankin, KX News   Hess corporation invested 25 million dollars to education and workforce initiative in North Dakota. Today, they explained how that money is being used in our schools and communities. Succeed 2020 is the program helping middle and high schoolers prepare for college and the workforce. It’s a five year plan to help increase scholarship…

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