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Sanford Health set to open Watford City clinic in August

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Sanford Health is set to open a new 1,900-square-foot clinic in the western North Dakota oil patch community of Watford City offering specialty care. The Sanford Health Watford City Clinic with cardiology, podiatry and orthopedic specialists will begin seeing patients Aug. 11. Physicians will travel from clinics in Bismarck and Dickinson to Watford City each month ...

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ND cracks down on illegal water sales in the Bakken

The North Dakota State Water Commission is cracking down on illegal industrial water sales in the Bakken oil fields where massive volumes of water are required for drilling operations, reports the Forum News Service. Last year, penalties for illegal water sales amounted to $1.6 million, fees imposed by agreements made between the Commission and the parties cited for violations. One ...

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New oil and gas job training facility open in Williston

Despite the current oil and gas drilling slowdown Williston is now home to a new workforce training facility, according to the Forum News Service. The new, $7.5 million TrainND Northwest Center at Williston State College combines classroom education with the campus’ petroleum simulator and field program, which includes a workover rig and other field equipment for hands-on experience. TrainND CEO ...

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Minnesota loons to benefit from BP spill settlement

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had far-reaching effects on the environment, including the loon and pelican populations of Minnesota. According to an official with the Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota loons could benefit from the recent $18.7 billion settlement between BP and the U.S. Government, reports Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Over the next 15 years, Minnesota could receive up ...

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