Reinventing the rural health care system

Feb 2, 2018
A new report outlines the challenges the health care system in rural communities faces.
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Skill shortages hamper fracking operations

Jul 17, 2017
Oil prices are recovering. Oil companies are expanding their U.S. operations. But a skilled worker shortage is not helping.
A billboard off Interstate 25 in southeastern Wyoming.
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Will last year’s Dakota Access Pipeline protests affect future projects?

Jun 1, 2017
After nearly a year of opposition, the controversial pipeline is now fully operational.
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North Dakota residents have mixed response to pipeline protest

Oct 5, 2016
Ongoing protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline is putting some locals on edge.
Protestors camp in tents and tepees to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota
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What you need to know about the Dakota Access pipeline fight

Sep 13, 2016
Explore the pipeline's path with our interactive map.
Demonstrators chant as they gather in front of the White House in Washington, DC, September 13, 2016, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Trump talks energy in anxious oil country

May 26, 2016
In North Dakota, oil workers worry about low prices and rising pressure from climate change.
People watch as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on May 26, 2016 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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Local Money: The controversy over North Dakota 'man camps'

Apr 1, 2016
One city is banning temporary housing for oil employees .

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The Dispatch, Ep 9: Silicon Prairie

Mar 31, 2016
Drones over North Dakota, plus some thoughts on Waze.
Open space and state funding are just a few of the reasons North Dakota is becoming a hotbed of development for the drone industry.
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Five personal finance lessons from the oil boom and bust

Jan 19, 2016
One reporter reflects on what she learned from her time in North Dakota.

In oil glut, fewer oil rigs mean less work

Aug 21, 2015
Steve Brown started his Bakken water-hauling business during the field's peak .