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Minot Daily News
Making a way
Six months ago my wife and I were eating lunch in Williston when I picked up a copy of The Minot Daily News. After I glanced over it quickly, I turned and said, "This is where I want to work next."
7 hrs ago
Cumulative effect of many small oil patch spills remains hidden
Alison Ritter, spokesperson for the state Department of Mineral Resource, Oil & Gas Division said the agency has a low threshold for reporting spills -- if a single barrel of oil spills, the responsible oil company must report this, she said. "Companies are diligent about getting this done," Ritter said.
22 hrs ago
Sioux Falls Mayor Travels To ND Oil Boomtown
The mayor of South Dakota's largest city is getting a firsthand look at North Dakota's oil boomtown. Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether on Monday was traveling to Williston, the hub of western North Dakota's bustling oil patch.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Feeding South Dakota asking for votes to win grant
Feeding South Dakota is asking for the public's health for help to earn a major grant from Walmart. Organization officials say the group is asking people to vote for Feeding South Dakota in the "Fighting Hunger Together" initiative.
Green Car Congress
Quantum Energy and Bilfinger Westcon partner to develop multiple...
Quantum Energy, Inc. entered into a strategic alliance with Bilfinger Westcon Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bilfinger SE , for the development of up to 5 diesel refinery projects throughout the Bakken Formation. Bilfinger Westcon is currently constructing a diesel refinery project in Dickinson, North Dakota expected to be completed around the end of this year.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
High Country News
Fur flies over Montana bobcat farm
Schultz is one of just two large-scale bobcat farmers in North America. For 32 years, he and his wife, Carol, have raised the animals for fur in Arengard, North Dakota - population 115 - a dot on the state's western border, just south of Williston.
Business Law Prof Blog
A Trip to the Bakken: Day 4
Today started in Williston, ND, and we then went to Mountrail County. We vistied Tioga and Stanley, then headed south through New Town and Killdeer on the way back to Dickinson, where we stay tonight before flying out tomorrow morning .
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Investors Real Estate Trust's (IRET) CEO Tim Mihalick on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good day, and welcome to the Investors Real Estate Trust First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast. All participants will be in listen-only mode.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Minot Daily News
Agents needed on permanent basis in Bakken
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven appears to realize what law enforcement officials in western North Dakota have known for a long time - we need some help from the federal government. Hoeven traveled to Williston last week to meet with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and law enforcement officials from throughout the region.
What If the Population of Your Town Grew Ten-fold in Six Years?
The Bakken oil boom has brought rapid growth to many towns and cities in western North Dakota, including Williston, north of the Missouri River, and Dickinson, alongside Interstate 94. But Watford City, where the population has jumped from just 1,400 people six years ago to more than 10,000 today, has experienced a particularly dramatic shift in character. [...] As the boom becomes big business, the question for those arriving to work and live in Watford City is what kind of home the place will become.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Officials seek more federal help to fight crime
Sen. John Hoeven led a meeting with law enforcement officials in Williston, N.D. this week to bring attention to the issue. He says that local officials want the FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency to open permanent offices in western North Dakota to help fight increasingly complex drug and prostitution rings they are seeing in the region.
Minot Daily News
Crash injures one in accident east of Williston
An automobile crash injured one person 2.5 miles east of Williston on Sept. 3, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Caseload clogging courts in western North Dakota
Authorities say a growing criminal caseload in a major oil-producing county in western North Dakota is causing inmates awaiting trial to be held beyond the length of the crimes' typical sentence. Williams County Sheriff Scott Busching says some inmates are in jail for about a year waiting for trial.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
'The Overnighters' - Director: Jesse Moss, Documentary
A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial " overnighters " program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church.
What If Your Small Town Suddenly Got Huge?
Just after one o'clock on a Monday afternoon in June, four women gathered around a blanket-in-progress at the weekly meeting of the Lutheran quilters in a church basement in Watford City, North Dakota. Conversation quickly moved from the matching of patterns to uncertain scenes of everyday life in the long-quiet prairie town now at the center of the Bakken oil boom.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Minot Daily News
Aveard was born to Martin and Gunda Fjelstad, in Rawson, on June 20, 1922. He went to grade school in Rawson and graduated from Arnegard High School in 1940.
Mobridge Tribune Online
Joyce Evenson dies in California
A memorial service for Joyce Evenson, 87, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Labor demand growing beyond oil
Promise Bishop, her husband, and their three kids moved out to North Dakota about two years ago to take advantage of the job opportunities, which were few and far between back home.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
'Stealth' North Dakota Bakken oil pipeline project faces fight
A major oil pipeline that would cross the Missouri River twice in North Dakota as it carries crude from the Bakken oilfields to Illinois faces a fight from activists in Iowa but so far has largely flown under the radar here.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Sex trade follows oil boom to North Dakota
A young woman made her way into one of the strip bars beneath a Ten Commandments sign in downtown Williston, N.D., in July.