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North Dakota Oil Boom

In North Dakota's Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

While other parts of the west were overtaken with the fracking boom, the Turtle Mountain Band said no thanks. Here's the difference it made.

The North Dakota Town That Boasts Manhattan Rent Prices

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

Williston, North Dakota doesn't exactly come to mind when listing the bustling metropolises of America. That is, the small town in the northwest porti...

Walrusgrams and Fracklands: Messages From Another Planet

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Between the two worlds, the one producing ever more fossil fuels amid a let-the-good-times-roll spirit of triumphalism and the one slowly melting down under the impact of what those fossil fuels release into the atmosphere, there sometimes seems no connection at all.

A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Laura Gottesdiener

At 9 p.m. on that August night, when I arrived for my first shift as a cocktail waitress at Whispers, one of the two strip clubs in downtown Williston, I didn't expect a 25-year-old man to get beaten to death outside the joint. Then again, I didn't really expect most of the things I encountered reporting on the oil boom in western North Dakota this past summer.

Open Letter to Obama: The Ages Have Been at Work

Taylor Brorby | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

This past November I sent you an invitation to visit North Dakota, and it seems you have taken up the offer. As I understand it, you will be visiting the Standing Rock Reservation on June 13. I hope you will consider visiting the Fort Berthold Reservation, what I would call Ground Zero of the Bakken oil boom.

Oil Trains, Cold Snap Put Plains State Farmers In A Bind

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Republican Calls For Oil Boom Slowdown After Train Crash

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green

By Alicia Underlee Nelson FARGO, North Dakota, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A prominent North Dakota Republican has called for a slowdown in the ...

Sasha Belenky

Social Media's 'Horrific Catch-22,' The Best Night Of The Week, And More Must-Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

1. The Internet As An Arm Of Justice Through the Internet, especially social media, people around the world have the power to share information, ra...

The Energy Boom: American Indians Need Not Apply?

D.A. Barber | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
D.A. Barber

It may sound a bit quixotic, but has the oil industry -- with profits on a clear upswing -- made a collaborative effort to reach out to the energy boom region's unemployed tribal members?

Joe Van Brussel

A Young Entrepreneur's Idea In The Boom Economy Of The Bakken Oil Patch | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

In the Williston area of North Dakota, where the unemployment rate was recently reported at one percent and job openings outnumbered the jobless 10 to...

Dem Says She 'Stood Up To' Obama

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, Heidi Heitkamp, is saying in a new ad that she "stood up to" President Barack Obama. H...

Dems Challenge GOP Mapping Skills

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

North Dakota Democrats are criticizing the state's Republican Congressman Rick Berg over claims he supported expanding Highway 2 from two lanes to fou...

The Early Days Of America's Oil Industry [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.07.2012 | Small Business

Oil remains one of the country's most controversial and essential commodities, no doubt in part due to the lengths early Americans went to get it. ...

John Celock

After Economic Boom, What Will Be North Dakota's Next Move? | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The federal government's rural development agency released a report Wednesday outlining a series of recommendations for North Dakota in the wake of th...

Tea Party Lawmaker: 'Bambi' Part Of Government Plot

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party lawmaker in Montana said the relocation of 60 bison -- which he blamed on Walt Disney's creation of "Bambi" -- could lead to gas jumping t...

Dem Claims Record With Health Care Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

The Democratic U.S. Senate nominee in North Dakota announced Friday that her new web ad denouncing political attacks has set a viewership record for t...

Turkey And Taxes Take Over Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

As the candidates in North Dakota's gubernatorial race barnstorm the state during the few warm months of the year, property taxes and the state surplu...

State's Oil Boom Brings Prosperity And Problems

Posted 06.08.2012 | Green

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Special to ProPublica: Oil drilling has sparked a frenzied prosperity in Jeff Keller's formerly quiet corner of western North ...

John Celock

Voters Consider New Use For Oil Money | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to continue using property taxes to fund local governments or to instead use oil funds to bolster m...

John Celock

Dueling Ads Unveiled In North Dakota Governor Race | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

It is dueling campaign styles as the first ads hit the North Dakota governor's race, with the Republican incumbent touting his record and the Democrat...

Pipeline Supporters Cite Truck Traffic In North Dakota

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - The McKenzie County Sheriff Department has a map of the narrow grid of two-lane high...

States Where Incomes Are Rising The Fastest

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

They don’t call them oil booms for nothing. An oil rush in North Dakota has helped the income of the state's residents grow at a rate significant...

In One State, McDonald's Workers Netting Big Signing Bonuses

Posted 01.21.2012 | Business

In one North Dakota town, prospective McDonald's employees are netting a nice paycheck before they ever have to ask a customer if they want fries with...