Not just hookers: Oil-patch women say energy industry is safe place with opportunities

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — Judging by its critics, the energy industry – and specifically the oil and gas industry in North Dakota – isn’t female-friendly. Yet women who live and work in the oil patch say the energy industry isn’t just a safe place for women, but that there are […]

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North Dakota tax revenue drop shows slowing state economy amid low oil prices

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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For the first time since oil prices began a plunge in late 2014, North Dakota has failed to see an increase in monthly general fund tax revenues.

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Dalrymple veto protects golden parachutes for higher education officials

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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Former North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani was relieved of duties by the State Board of Higher Education nearly two years ago, yet he’s still collecting a paycheck from taxpayers thanks to a golden parachute settlement of his contract.

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North Dakota regulator says states should take lead on rail safety

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A North Dakota public service commissioner says states should take a leadership role in addressing oil-by-rail problems after series of fiery derailments have created national headlines.

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Whistleblower alleges ethical violations by North Dakota University System attorneys

By   /  May 12, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A former attorney for the North Dakota University System who is alleging intimidation and cover ups during her tenure has now filed a disciplinary complaint with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office regarding possible ethics violations by two current NDUS attorneys.

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Silver lining in Heimdal derailment is progress on ‘bomb trains’ problem

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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But let’s cut through the miasma of anti-oil politics that surrounds these incidents. We learned a couple of very positive things that fly in the face of the narrative pushed by activists and partisan opportunists like Guggisberg.

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