Former Bakken Businessman in Murder-for-hire Attempted Prison Escape

ABC will a premiere a television series this fall called Blood and Oil said to be loosely inspired by the events of the Bakken oil boom.  If the producers have seen this story, they’re no doubt they’re chomping at the bit to make art imitate life.

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UND Hockey Recruits Feature 5 NHL Draft Picks

UND hockey’s incoming freshman class numbers 10 and features 5 NHL Draft picks including first-round pick Brock Boeser. Get more details in this article from WDAZ.

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Responders Learn Lessons From Heimdal, ND train Derailment

While no one ever wants to deal with the derailment of an oil train, last month’s accident near Heimdal was an opportunity for first responders to learn. Adam Ladwig of WDAZ News has the story.

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Devils Lake Approves Development Agreement for Oil Refienry

The Devils Lake City Commission voted unanimously to enter a developerment agreement with Eagles Ledge Energy to bring a 20,000 barrel per day refinery to the West side of the city. The agreement will be a financial boon to city coffers, but some residents have concerns.

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Facts, Musings About Thunder, Lightning, and Rain

The season of severe weather is upon us, and one of the most underestimated threats is lightning. John Wheeler writing for WDAZ delivers an informative article on the science and dangers of thunderstorms.

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Press Conference: Grand Forks Shooting

There was a shooting at a Grand Forks Walmart overnight that left two people dead and others injured. Here’s the report from a 6:00 a.m. news conference.

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West Fargo’s No-Sort Recycling Program Proving Successful

West Fargo implemented a no-sort recycling program this year and in the first month and a half the program has picked up almost as much recyclable material the recycling program picked up in all of last year.

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$265,000 Project Bearing Completion at Icelandic State Park near Cavalier

  Icelandic State Park is one of North Dakota’s unknown gems — at least for those in the western part of the state — and the visitor’s center is set to unveil an expansion that features new exhibits.

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