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North Dakota Oil Patch Sees Exodus of Workers

Killdeer City, N.D., Administrator Matt Oase can’t help but notice that the community’s population is not what it was six months ago, and wonder what that might mean for the 2020 census count. Apartment complexes are advertising move-in specials such …

After Fires and Spills, Study of Lightning Strikes in North Dakota Oil Patch Proposed

North Dakota is considering whether to study lightning strikes at saltwater disposal sites after lightning hit state facilities at least four times since June, triggering fires and spills of oil and brine. People familiar with the facilities said tanks made …

Workplace Deaths Down in North Dakota Oil Patch

The number of work-related deaths in the North Dakota oil patch in 2015 dropped from the previous year. Occupational Safety and Health Administration data show three such fatalities last year, down from seven in 2014 and 10 in 2013. Eric …