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Bill would keep oil production tax dollars in oil affected counties

House Dem-NPL Leader Kenton Onstad of Parshall has introduced the Catch Up and Plan initiative which would direct 80 percent of the revenues from the oil production tax to oil producing counties during the 2013-15 biennium.

Posted 1/24/13 (Thu) read more »

Oil field water trucks cause home owner headaches

Bulk water sales have been a boon for the City of Parshall. The added income the city has earned selling water for oil field fracking is financing a comprehensive street and sewer renovation for the entire city as well as helping pay some of the costs that will come with the city’s expansion.

Posted 1/10/13 (Thu) read more »

2013 Street Project gets go-ahead

Bids will soon be let for the second phase of Parshall’s comprehensive street and sewer improvement project.

Posted 1/10/13 (Thu) read more »

Oil cleanup near Van Hook continues

Cleanup continues on an oil well blowout near Van Hook Dec. 12. About 33,600 gallons of oil and 16,800 gallons of brine or saltwater are being cleaned up, according to Dennis Fewless, director of water quality for the North Dakota Health Department.

Posted 12/27/12 (Thu) read more »

Standoff ends in felony charges

A house owned by Connie Azure was nearly demolished, the schools were locked down and 10-15 neighbors on Ninth Street were evacuated for 34 hours last week.

Posted 12/27/12 (Thu) read more »

PACF issues first ever grants

The Parshall Area Community Foundation has awarded their first ever grants. This year’s recipients are the Parshall 2000 School for Tots and the Parshall Resource Center.

Posted 12/20/12 (Thu) read more »

Oil mist found on Lake Sakakawea

Oil mist from a well blowout went further than first thought, but weather conditions should prevent contamination of Lake Sakakawea.

Posted 12/20/12 (Thu) read more »

Well blowout near Van Hook

An oil well just east of Van Hook blew out Tuesday evening. Officials and safety teams from Slawson Exploration were on the scene Wednesday morning and said they would attempt to close off the well later that day.

Posted 12/13/12 (Thu) read more »

Onstad elected House minority leader

District 4 Representative Kenton Onstad will have a few more responsibilities during this session of the North Dakota Legislature.

Posted 12/06/12 (Thu) read more »

Rockview Telepharmacy receives Farm Credit grant

Three Farm Credit organizations announced more than a quarter of a million dollars in grants for projects that support Western North Dakota communities. The Rockview Pharmacy was the recipient of one of the grants for $20,000.

Posted 12/06/12 (Thu) read more »