* Baker Hughes to lay off 7,000 employees * Halliburton says job cuts to be in line with primary competitors * Baker Hughes says falling rig count to affect 2015 results Oilfield service providers Baker Hughes and Halliburton plan to cut thousands of jobs as drilling activity slows further due to a steep fall in crude oil prices. Global oil prices have tumbled almost 60 percent since June, hitting five-year lows as growing production and tepid global demand has caused a supply glut and prompted
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has placed the Heartland Spur trail on its high priority list and is inviting public comment on the value of this proposed spur by Tuesday, Jan. 27. The Heartland Spur, which is proposed to go from Park Rapids to Itasca State Park, is included in the Minnesota State Parks and Trails System Plan, which is still in draft form. According to the Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Trails, the state must continue to demonstrate better government over the long term.
Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on January 16, 2015 at approximately 7:49AM the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle partially through the slush and ice in the area of an ice heave near Sand Point on Leech Lake. Officers and Walker Fire Department responded and located a full size pickup stuck in the slush and ice with two parties in the bed of the pickup, uninjured, but unable to safely get away from the pickup due to thin ice.
It’s easy not to think about radon. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, after all, and unlike carbon monoxide poisoning, for example, it attacks your health over...
FORT BERTHOLD, N.D. -- A 24-year-old woman has been charged with child abuse this week on the Fort Berthold Reservation. An affidavit from an FBI special agent says Michelle Wounded Face left two of her children alone in a car that wasn't running near Lake Sakakawea, according to KXMB TV in Bismarck. One of the two kids under the age of 5 wasn't wearing a shirt and the other had a tank top on. Neither had shoes or socks.When police found the children they were scared and shivering.
Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office has recently received reports from citizens of calls they’ve received from a person claiming to represent a bill collection firm who is collecting on behalf of either Beltrami Electric or Ottertail Power Company. The caller claims the victim has an outstanding power bill and if the victim does not immediately pay the bill, the company will shut off their power. The victim is told they cannot call the power company to verify the bill. The victim is instructed to go to Walgreens or Walmart and purchase a Green-Dot Pre-paid Credit ca
A 1996 Park Rapids graduate is in high demand as the temperatures hit new lows. Dr. David R. Novak is the new director of NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center, based in College Park, Md. As director, Novak will oversee the development, provision and enhancements to the National Weather Service’s suite of national forecasts for heavy rainfall, snowfall, and hazardous weather up to seven days in advance. Products issued by the WPC provide foundational guidance to agency forecasters and the weather enterprise.
THIEF RIVER FALLS - A Thief River Falls, Minn., man faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault. Shaun Robert Braun, 34, made his first appearance Dec. 24 in Pennington County District Court on the felony charges. According to a court website, a judge set bail at $5,000 with conditions or $50,000 without conditions and set a pre-trial hearing for Feb. 26. On Dec.
Last week’s unseasonably warm weather was something of a challenge, and the snow-making equipment has been getting a workout, but the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is open for business, with ski slopes, terrain park and tubing hill open and ready for action. Jeff Staley. “That was our big ribbon-cutting ceremony.
st week’s unseasonably warm weather was something of a challenge, and the snow-making equipment has been getting a workout, but the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is open for business, with ski slopes, terrain park and tubing hill open and ready for action. ADVERTISEMENT PRINT