Water Theft and Unauthorized Water Sales for Industrial Use

DID YOU KNOW taking or selling of water for industrial use without a permit is illegal? The increasing need for water to serve the oil and gas industry has increased the temptation to take or sell where it is readily available.


BISMARCK, ND – Criminal charges have been filed against a Mountrail county truck driver accused of illegally dumping oil drilling waste.

CO2 flooding coming to southwest ND

Carbon dioxide flooding, a tertiary method for recovering oil, is coming to North Dakota for the first time ever by way of Bowman County.

Employment Opportunity - State's Attorney

The Bowman County Commission is seeking to fill the position of Bowman County State’s Attorney.

New airport entering last stages of construction

Building a new airport in Bowman proves to be a long, expensive process.

Bowman County airport construction on schedule: $14M project slated for 2015 spring completion

Construction on Bowman County’s new $14 million airport is continuing on schedule — projected for completion in spring 2015.

Southwest ND small towns see boost from oil development

Dickinson isn’t the only southwest North Dakota city to see the benefits of the oil boom.

ND senators, Canadians meet about Keystone XL pipeline

- How about we get this pipeline approved, eh?

Bowman braces for the boom

During a recent summer day on the prairie in southwest North Dakota, the city of Bowman sat much like it has for decades.

It's coming; $2 billion investment, 200 wells, pipeline heading to Bowman County

A $2 billion investment is expected by Denbury Resources Inc. in Bowman County for infrastructure. The drilling of 200 oil wells is expected to enhance production in the Bowman area oil fields.

Bowman County officials identify areas for growth

As oil activity makes its way south, Bowman County and its cities are gearing up and getting ready to grow. City and county officials gathered last week for part two of their Vision West economic development planning where they identified 11 areas — including tourism, downtown development and creating a bedroom-community reputation — that they want to progress or continue focusing on.

Bowman Plans for New Hospital

With an increase in patients and emergency calls, the city of Bowman is getting a brand new hospital.

More Oil Drilling in Bowman Co.

The oil activity will be moving farther south in the coming years. Lynn Helms with the Department of Mineral Resources says he expects more oil drilling in Bowman County in the Red River formation.

Up against deadline: Farmers work hard to meet planting insurance dates

Bowman County Extension agent Andrea Bowman said that even crops that were planted early haven't been doing much because of cold, frosty soil. Farmers are stressed about insurance deadlines, adding to day-to-day worries, she said.