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April 17, 2013
Improper bedrooms: Dickinson Fire Department finds people sleeping in shops
By Katherine Granstand / Dickinson Press - To skirt the high cost of housing in the Oil Patch, some Dickinson companies have resorted to stashing employees in make-shift bedrooms next to trucks, Dickinson Fire Chief Bob Sivak reported Tuesday. In his monthly report to the Dickinson...
April 17, 2013 - 9:47am
March 19, 2013
Homicides highlight challenges for policing the Oil Patch
By Amy Dalrymple - Forum Communications - WILLISTON, N.D. – One man was shot in the face outside a strip club. Another was stabbed after drinking with his crew camp roommate. The two Williams County homicides in one weekend highlight the continued stress facing Oil Patch law enforcement...
March 19, 2013 - 8:43am
February 21, 2013
North Dakota oil boom again draws national media attention
FARGO - A national magazine criticized in 2008 for running a story about North Dakota's abandoned farm houses is covering the state again. This...
February 21, 2013 - 9:53am
February 15, 2013
OSHA pushes safety across the North Dakota oil fields
WILLISTON, N.D. - The regional administrator for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration urged North Dakota oil and gas operators to take a safety "stand down" seriously and stop fatalities in the oil field. "The nation's eyes are on you. You really have the opportunity...
February 15, 2013 - 7:57am
February 2, 2013
Man dies after drilling rig accident near Watford City, ND
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the death of an oilfield worker who was injured while working on a rig north of Watford City. Preliminary information indicates that the 22-year-old man was crushed by a set of power tongs on...
February 2, 2013 - 10:53am
September 25, 2012
Oil billionaire Hamm gives $10 million to UND for geology school
GRAND FORKS - One of the Bakken's biggest players is funding a new geology school at UND's College of Engineering and Mines with a gift that...
September 25, 2012 - 7:01am
August 7, 2012
Fatal Oil Patch crew camp shooting leads to arrest
TIOGA, N.D. - Three men working on pipeline construction were involved in a weekend shooting at a crew camp near here that resulted in one fatality. Gerald Wayne Schild, 57, of Katy, Texas, died as a result of injuries suffered in a shooting that was reported at 10:15 p.m. Saturday...
August 7, 2012 - 7:06am
July 10, 2012
Bakken Branding: Businesses tap into the Oil Patch for advertising and product naming
The Bakken name isn't just exclusive to the oil field. Several companies that are not necessarily involved in drilling oil have capitalized...
July 10, 2012 - 7:25am
June 1, 2012
Oil patch schools in dire need
June 1, 2012 - 5:50am
May 29, 2012
Graduates ponder books vs. oil boom
BISMARCK - Lisa Douglas was a little shocked when her son told her what he wanted to do after high school. "But like I always told every single...
May 29, 2012 - 8:01am
May 16, 2012
ND's No. 2 rank surprises Oil Patch
GRAND FORKS -- The numbers and their increase are tantalizing and surprising, even to the experts in North Dakota's Oil Patch watching the crude flow day by day. Five years ago, when the Bakken boom began, the state's oil production was crawling along at 118,103 barrels per day,...
May 16, 2012 - 7:32am
May 7, 2012
Crew camps create temporary housing, but the future is unclear as counties and municipalities put holds and moritoriums on the units
WILLISTON -- Some Oil Patch crew camps, with rows of dormitory rooms and cabins, are becoming larger than many North Dakota cities. While some...
May 7, 2012 - 7:44am
May 3, 2012
ND's first indoor RV park opening in July
WILLISTON -- A family joke about living in an RV parked in a pole barn has led a Minnesota contractor to come up with a new housing solution for the Oil Patch: an indoor RV park. Chad Lekander of Mahtowa, Minn., said he was researching possible business opportunities in North Dakota...
May 3, 2012 - 7:52am
3,100 new students expected in Oil Patch
Officials are worried schools in the Oil Patch may not be able to accommodate the 3,100 children a study released this week estimates are coming to the area this fall. The schools may need almost $99 million for facilities, according to the survey, which was requested by Gov. Jack...
May 3, 2012 - 7:50am
February 27, 2012
'Party in the (Oil) Patch' gets pooped
February 27, 2012 - 7:42am