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FBI formally announces permanent Williston office

WILLISTON, N.D. — The FBI has formally announced that it will establish a regional office in the western North Dakota oil patch.

The federal agency says it anticipates the Williston office will be fully staffed and operational later this year. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says it’s unclear how many agents will be stationed there but that it will likely have similar staffing levels to other regional offices.

Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven have been petitioning the federal government to open a permanent office.

Heitkamp said Thursday the region needs more federal support to fight crime “right in the eye of the storm.” She said the announcement of a permanent office is a needed step in controlling crime in the region as its population increases.

In related news, Sinner wants FBI, DEA to have a permanent presence in the Bakken.

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  1. just what we need., the feds making criminals out of hard working guys.

  2. I’m sure it’s more for money laundering, graft, theft, and human trafficking

  3. We’re from the government and we’re here to help…..

  4. Apparently, there is something in North Dakota that has their attention.

  5. HUH!!! theres innocent doors to be broken down and innocent people behind those doors to falsly accuse of crimes. WHY miss out on such fun? US gestapo service leaves no corners unturned

  6. A lot of oil and gas workers will run from there!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Lol they about missed the boom boat that baby is about to sail with no rigs