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    April: Big Oil Goes Big Tech

    Two Places at Once: whether it’s in the classroom or in the oilfield, technology is helping bridge gaps like never before When talking about technology, Apple, Amazon.com, Google and Microsoft might be the companies that come to mind, but when it comes to augmented reality (AR), another industry is leading the way: oil and natural…

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    Pick Up the Patch and Community Clean-Ups to Begin Next Week

    Bismarck, N.D. –Pick Up the Patch! and community spring clean-up events are slated to begin next week and many will continue through May. The oil and gas industry will be participating in several of these events by sending out volunteers or providing supplies and lunch. “It appears spring has finally sprung, and we’re all excited…

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    Energy Transfer Partners makes largest donation ever to University of Mary capital project

    BLAIR EMERSON Bismarck Tribune The Dakota Access Pipeline developer has made the single largest donation to the University of Mary’s capital campaign. At a news conference on Friday at the University of Mary campus, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners presented a $5 million check that will help fund the university’s 18,200-square-foot engineering school and create a…

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    North Dakota job crunch taking a bite out of recovery

    By Renée Jean [email protected] There are 368 health care job openings from Williston to Minot for just one hospital, and about 40 teacher openings just between Divide, Williams and McKenzie counties. That’s a lot, but it is just the tiny tip of a big spear when it comes to unfilled job openings in the Oil…

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    The Return of the Bakken

    “When we say the Bakken is back what I say is I think there’s so much potential and so much work yet to do,” Kathy Neset who is the vice chair for the North Dakota Petroleum Council. There’s a lot that’s been learned since the boom that slowed about five years ago. “It’s much more measured this…

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    ND oil country begging for workers, say officials

    By Jack Dura / Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK—The jobs outlook in the Oil Patch in western North Dakota is at its highest level in three years. Central North Dakota looks good, too, heading into summer. Released last week, Job Service North Dakota’s latest regional reports for job openings in central North Dakota and the Oil Patch region…

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