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MDU Resources Group plays integral role in Bakken growth

Construction at the Dakota Prairie Refining facility southwest of Dickinson, N.D. is proceeding on schedule and a critical pre-winter deadline was met when much of the groundwork and foundations were completed, allowing ground work to continue through the winter months.

MDU Resources Group Inc. got its start as a utility company in 1924 in the shadows of the Bakken region. Within a couple of years, it was providing electric and natural gas service to communities that today are in the heart of the oil and natural gas production boom in…

Whiting Petroleum Corporation to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. in all-stock transaction valued at $6 billion

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Creates the number-one Bakken/Three Forks producer Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) and Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) announced yesterday a definitive agreement pursuant to which Whiting will acquire Kodiak in an all-stock transaction valued at $6.0 billion, based on the closing price of Whiting on July 11, 2014,…

How North Dakota got it right (and how other states can, too!)

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By Mark Anderson, CEO, Mainstream Investors, LLC As North Dakota entered the last decade of the 20th century, it found itself near the bottom of nearly every economic metric measured, save agriculture.  Each year, it was a net exporter of people, and with a total population of just 638,800 statewide,…