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Fresh financial start list names ND cities and a boomtown

Badcredit.org compiled a list of the ten best cities for a fresh financial start this week. Three North Dakota cities and Bakken oil town Billings, Montana all made the list. Badcredit.org gathered data from sources such as the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, BestPlaces.net and Forbes to create these rankings. Billings, Montana ranked 10th; Grand Forks, North Dakota ...

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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste

BISMARCK, N.D.— The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn’t currently have any plans to do so, company officials said. Healthcare Environmental Services Inc. has received a few calls from nervous people since it appeared on a California Department of Public Health list of potential destinations ...

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North Dakota city ranked best place for college grads

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Business Insider recently reported which US cities are the best places for recent college graduates to live.  The list features places such as Washington, DC;  Austin, TX;  Madison, WI; and Boston, MA.  But Fargo, ND came out on top. The city’s low unemployment rate and large number of young people are attributed to its high ranking. The entire state of North ...

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HERO saves lives everywhere, from Liberia to Williston

HERO or Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization is a non-profit based out of Fargo, ND that specializes in distributing refurbished medical equipment to places in need. Bakken.com recently met with Ty Hegland, the executive director of HERO to discuss his organization, their process and all of the places they’ve helped. HERO is located in the up-and-coming area of South Osgood in ...

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Sinner wants FBI, DEA to have a permanent presence in the Bakken

Democratic congressional candidate George B. Sinner has recently advocated for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a permanent presence in the North Dakota oil fields. The Dickinson Press reported that in addition to a long-lasting office, Sinner proposed hiring more special prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and more training for local law ...

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Veterans to bring transportation and security to the Bakken

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media A group of decorated soldiers and former members of U.S. special operations are setting up base in North Dakota with hopes of providing an unparalleled level of aviation, security and safety services for the Bakken region. “We’re looking at this model, and the infrastructure just isn’t ready for what’s happening there, and it’s a ...

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BNSF to teach EMS crude safety


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media The prominent rail giant BNSF is holding sessions for emergency responders on how to approach oil-related disasters in Dickinson, ND. The Dickinson Press reports: “The session will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training using a special training tank car, according to the release. The exercise is one of several BNSF is conducting ...

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Oil spill from fuel tank alters Fargo water


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Moorhead Public Service announced yesterday that the water supply was switched from Red River water to the Buffalo Aquifer water following an oil spill from a punctured fuel tank in a truck. The spill was less than 100 gallons. Erik Burgess of the Fargo Forum reports: “Fargo was already bringing in about 85 percent ...

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Summer gas prices to remain steady

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By Mary Schimke | Shale Plays Media Go ahead and hop in the car! Gassing up the car for summer road trips shouldn’t cost any more than last year, according to gasoline predictions by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Prices should stay steady at around $3.57 on average for the summer driving season, topping out in May at $3.66. ...

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North Dakota cities among fastest-growing in nation


By Forum News Service  WILLISTON – Several North Dakota cities are among the fastest-growing communities in the nation, with Williston leading the way as the fastest-growing micropolitan area, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Census population estimates show that Williams County grew 10.7 percent between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, faster than any other county in the nation. Dickinson ...

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