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North Pole, Alaska is located in Fairbanks North Star County. Zip codes in North Pole, AK include 99705. The median home price in North Pole is $229,500 which is roughly $124/per square foot. More North Pole information.

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11 hrs ago | KFQD-AM Anchorage

Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

The closure of the North Pole Refinery is leading to higher road construction costs north of the Alaska Range. The general manager of Exclusive Paving, Travis Cline, tells the Alaska Journal of Commerce that the price of asphalt oil has increased by about 20 percent, or about $150 per ton.

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19 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Ramseys: Take note of updated landlord-tenant laws

Updates to Alaska landlord-tenant laws go into effect Sept. 15, 2014, with changes to rules governing pets, water service, PFD garnishment and other matters affecting property owners and renters.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

HAZMAT Magazine

North Pole refinery settles HazMat storage allegations

A petroleum refinery in North Pole, Alaska, has reached a settlement with US officials following allegations of mishandling hazardous waste during groundwater a cleanup at the refinery. On June 19, 2013, Flint Hills Resources conducted groundwater cleanup activities at its refinery that generated spent groundwater pre-filters containing iron sulfide.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Increased enrollment forces Ketchikan to make last-minute hire

Ketchikan school enrollment has increased each year since 2010. This year, that's caused problems for two elementary schools.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Flint Hills pays penalty for hazardous waste fires

Owners of the North Pole Refinery will pay $80,000 to resolve accusations that they mishandled hazardous waste at the facility last year. Flint Hills Resources Alaska will pay the penalty as part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over groundwater cleanup activity on June 19, 2013.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Homer News

Interior group aims to simplify gas conversions

Fairbanks utilities are investigating ways to simplify and encourage conversion to natural gas when it becomes available. Interior Gas Utility board chairman Bob Shefchik told the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board of directors Aug. 25 that the goal of a conversion working group is to provide a "one-stop shop" for natural gas service, a boiler or furnace and financing for residential conversion.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Aviation Legends: Ron Sheardown, polar adventurer

Ron Sheardown , Bob Gauchie, and Glen Stevens as Gauchie exited a rescue aircraft on April 1, 1967 after going missing when his plane went down in the Canadian Arctic. Gauchie was stranded for 58 days in sub-zero weather.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphalt

As paving season peaks, getting asphalt to construction sites across Alaska has become more complicated and expensive since Flint Hills Resources closed its North Pole oil refinery. The real price of asphalt oil has spiked about 20 percent over last year - about $150 per ton - for construction projects in Fairbanks and more remote locations, Exclusive Paving General Manager Travis Cline said.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphalt

Prices for asphalt have spiked this construction season following the closure of the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole. A 20 percent increase for projects around Fairbanks and remote areas is being driven by the additional costs of transporting asphalt oil from the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski.

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Alaska Journal of Commerce

Interior group aims to simplify gas conversions

Interior Gas Utility board chairman Bob Shefchik told the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board of directors Aug. 25 that the goal of a conversion working group is to provide a "one-stop shop" for natural gas service, a boiler or furnace and financing residential conversion. IGU was formed by the Fairbanks North Star Borough to distribute gas through the state-sponsored Interior Energy Project.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Marine News

Cruise Ship Gets Within 298-miles of the N. Pole

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises say that their expedition ship 'Hanseatic' has set a new record for passenger ships in the Northeast Passage, when the 122.8-metre-long ship reached the northernmost point at 85, 40.7'N and 135, 39.6' E. Captain Thilo Natke comments: "Unusual ice conditions made this record possible.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Democrats make demons of Kochs, and Alaskans shrug

OPINION: Paul Jenkins argues that the Left's portrayal of the villainous Koch brothers makes little impression in Alaska.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Financing plan OKa d for Interior Energy Project gas plant

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board of directors unanimously approved a key deal with its Interior Energy Project partner at its Aug. 25 meeting in Anchorage.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

KFQD-AM Anchorage

Store employee charged with stealing $76,000

A North Pole woman working as an assistant manager at a convenience store has been charged with embezzling more than $76,000 over 13 months.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Switched

This Is What People's Faces Look Like Immediately After Getting Tased By Their Significant Other

While photographer Patrick Hall is no Christian Grey, he did recently set up a photoshoot where he asked people to pose for him, semi-topless, while their friends and significant others tased them.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Petroleum News

SB 21 recall defeated

The results were still unofficial as Petroleum News went to print, but at 80,508 opposed and 73,628 in favor, ballot measure No.

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Petroleum News

AK-WA Connection 2014: Authority leads oil, gas development

Under the guidance of the Parnell administration, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is taking a leading role in driving oil and gas development much in the same way that it has nurtured and helped to finance mining and infrastructure projects across the state during the past 47 years.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

APRN

2014 Candidates for Alaska Legislature a " Primaries

Current vote tallies are being updated at the top of the hour; data is being pulled from the Alaska Division of Elections webpage.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Joe Balash: SB21 was result of ACES' failures

OPINION: When ACES was created in 2007, it was with a focus on investment. But time has shown that the incentives didn't work as intended.

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