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    8th Graders Get Hands-On Experience in STEM

    By: Brooke Williams Two hundred eighth grade students were in control, or at the controls rather, for the Great Northwest STEM camp. STEM is really a big initiative nationwide. So it’s just very important if you think about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They’re separate. Yet they all co-mingle,” says Kim Murphy, interim director of…

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    Group identifies plans for Badlands oil development

    JESSICA HOLDMAN Bismarck Tribune The land between the Elkhorn Ranch and the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park was identified as a potential test site for better oil field development practices, allowing industry to drill while also protecting the North Dakota Badlands. The idea for a pilot area came from the Badlands Advisory Group,…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The DNA of oil wells: U.S. shale enlists genetics to boost output

    By Ernest Scheyder | HOUSTON A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world’s top exporters. Shale producers have slashed production costs as much as…

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    How is the Bakken Similar to a Cookie?

    WATCH: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/6846966  Above ground, North Dakota’s energy industry produces almost one million barrels of oil per day. But what does that look like below ground? Tim Olson has tonight’s Eye on Energy. (Tim Olson) When Alison Ritter of the North Dakota Dept. of Mineral Resources describes the state’s oil patch, she might make you hungry…

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