It's a good thing that the newspapers are keeping things going when I'm to busy to write something.
03/03 update: An article from the Grand Forks Herald about record high oil prices in ND.
02/27 update: An article from MinnPost.com: Booming Oil Patch Lights Up North Dakota Rangeland
02/25 update: In Barron's, Kopin Tan has article about the Bakken from an investment prospective (starts in the middle of p. 2). It contains one of the best passages in recent memory: Exploration stocks are risky prospects. Booms can turn into busts, and oil found may not be easily extracted. Wait too long for data and shares would have already run up. Jump in too early and you're one sunburn away from that crazy guy combing the beach with a metal detector.
02/13 update: Another one today in the Bismarck Tribune about a huge turnout in Killdeer for an informational meeting.
The Bismarck Tribune has reported on the the state lease sale in Mercer Co.
In addition,the Bismarck Tribune had a story on the uneven effects of development.
Then the Minot Daily News has another "boom" article. However, I have yet to see anyone show where there is currently more than a half billion barrels of potentially recoverable reserves in ND, now yet 400 billion, or what's going to happen to all the acreage in the dead zone consisting of most of Williams and McKenzie Counties (or how much, or little, is going to be recovered from that huge area).