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Alliance supports compromise for Williston workforce housing

Target Logistics' Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA ─ March 2, 2016 ─ Members of the 1038 Housing Compromise Alliance, composed of North Dakota’s oil producers, oilfield service companies, housing providers and several statewide organizations, have united to support proposed Ordinance 1038 – which comes before the Williston City Commission March 8. “During a meeting in early December, Williston Mayor Howard Klug and the City ...

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BLM proposes flaring rule that could have big impact state revenues, royalty owners

A new rule will be presented by the Bureau of Land Management Thursday in Dickinson that could have a big impact on state tax revenues and royalty owner income. The proposed rule, which is aimed at curbing emissions and flaring, would seek to limit flaring from wells with mineral leases, but industry representatives warn the rule is duplicative to existing state ...

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New apartment complex opens in Williston

The Bluffs of Williston is now open. (Image courtesy of The Bluffs of Williston via Facebook)

Roers Investments (RI) has announced the opening of its first multi-family project in Williston. The Bluffs of Williston is a new apartment community located in the Harvest Hills Development. Both 74 unit buildings are now open for leasing. Roers Investments (RI) has residential and multi-use projects in five communities in the Bakken Shale Oil and Gas region. The Minnesota-based real ...

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PSC sets hearings for proposed Stark County wind farm

The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold hearings regarding the proposed Stark County wind farm. (Image: Duke Energy via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has slated public hearings on a proposed wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Stark County. The PSC has set the meetings for March 30 in Dickinson. Brady Wind LLC has submitted applications for project that includes 87 wind turbines and a 19-mile transmission line south of Dickinson. The company ...

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North Dakota airports add $1.5 billion to state’s economy

Aerial view of the Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota. (Image: Zach Koppang / Energy Media Group)

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission recently completed a research project to estimate the annual economic impacts that all facets of aviation have on North Dakota’s economy. The Commission’s research concludes that the annual economic impact from the State’s 89 Public-Use Airports has increased 47 Percent Since 2010. This project was funded in part by a grant from ...

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Bubble Ball league bouncing into Williston

Bubble Ball Extreme combines the skill of soccer with the thrill of bumper cars. (Image courtesy of Bubble Ball Extreme)

WILLISTON, N.D. — Bubble Ball Soccer, one of the most entertaining and safest sports someone can play, has been taking America by storm. Now, thanks to Ken Quamme, Business Technology Chair at WSC, whose grant application was accepted by Williston Economic Development’s STAR Fund, a Bubble Ball Soccer league is starting January 27 for both WSC students and community members. ...

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Fund suspended for communities affected by oil development

Due to the oil price and drilling decline, North Dakota communities impacted by oil and gas development will not be receiving financial assistance from the state. (Image: A.G. McQuillan via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A program aimed at helping North Dakota communities deal with the effects of energy development has been suspended due to slumping oil activity. North Dakota’s Board of University and School Lands also voted Thursday to put on hold millions of dollars of projects that have receive grants but work hasn’t started. Trust Lands Commissioner Lance Gaebe (GAY’-bee) says ...

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Pipeline spill leaks 149 barrels of briny oil wastewater

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Health Department officials say a pipeline leak in Dunn County spilled more than 6,250 gallons of oil and saltwater, a byproduct of oil production. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says Marathon Oil reported the 149-barrel spill Tuesday at a well it owns about 6 miles north of Killdeer. The Houston-based company did not immediately ...

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