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Williston: From Boomtown to Hometown

Sponsored Content What does a city look like when its population more than doubles in the span of five years? It’s probably difficult to visualize a growth of that scale and momentum, but it’s a transformation city officials and residents of Williston, North Dakota have grappled with since the area’s oil “boom” six years ago. According to Census data, Williston ...

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Judge grants preliminary injunction of federal hydraulic fracturing rule

U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott W. Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule on Wednesday. The ruling blocks new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect, according to the Associated Press and a statement by the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). Earlier this summer, ...

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North Dakota state crime bureau adding 9 new agents

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is hiring nine new agents this fall and stationing many of them in the western oil patch, where crime is increasing. Two new agents will be based in Williston, working cases involving Internet crimes against children, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/1haamcN ). Three of the ...

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So far, less pain than feared as U.S. shale firms renew loans

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HOUSTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A number of U.S. shale oil and gas companies are securing unchanged or even increased credit allotments during their semi-annual loan reviews, defying expectations that banks would slash small firms’ credit lines in response to low crude prices. According to a Reuters review of disclosures made by 19 independent U.S. shale oil and gas companies ...

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Heitkamp, Donnelly promote bill to fix water rule

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota met with Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana in Bismarck on Saturday to talk about their bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to revise a rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways. Heitkamp says their bill would send the rule back to the EPA to redo, ...

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Henrikson pleads guilty in federal court


SPOKANE, Wash.— James Henrikson, who admits to ordering the deaths of two business associates tied to the oil-field business in North Dakota, faces four decades in prison after pleading guilty. Henrikson admitted in federal court in Spokane on Friday to ordering the deaths of Kristopher Clarke and Doug Carlile. He says he employed Timothy Suckow as the hit man both ...

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