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During the Energy Forum I heard comments about how quickly MDU in North Dakota was able to get the building of their new refinery permitted. It took just a few months.
I could not help but sadly reflect upon the almost certain knowledge that were they to build that same plant just a few miles across the border in Montana, it would still be unpermitted. They would be looking at years, not months, to get the government's blessing, as well as having to spend millions of dollars on red tape and legal challenges.Read More
Stockman Bank is opening another branch this week. With construction completed and furnishings in place, staff will move on May 6 into the newest Stockman Bank, at the corner of Grand Avenue and 14th Street in Billings.
The addition of its fifth branch all has to do with the economic… Read More
Armies of workers migrating to and from North Dakota's oil fields have made Williston's train depot the busiest Amtrak stop in the state and the fastest-growing station in the nation. Amtrak spokesman said the Williston stop on Empire Builder is on track to be among the busiest along the Chicago-to-Pacific Northwest Empire Builder route, surpassing ridership in some bigger cities, such as St. Paul, Minn.
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