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Williston water treatment plant has been expanded

WILLISTON, N.D. — An expansion project at Williston’s water treatment plant is complete, enabling a regional water system to expand the number of people it can serve. The plant is treating Missouri River water for the Western Area Water Supply Project, which hopes to serve 160,000 people by 2038 in the region that includes North Dakota’s bustling oil patch. Williston’s ...

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Bakken schools keeping eye on low, fluctuating oil prices

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some school administrators in North Dakota’s Bakken oil region are keeping an eye on student enrollment as oil prices fluctuate and some families leave for work elsewhere. Officials at schools in Dickinson, Tioga, Ray, Williston and Parshall are watching some students leave along with the drilling rigs as oil prices stay low. But others, like in Watford ...

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Attempted murder charge dismissed in oil patch stabbing case

WILLISTON, N.D. — An attempted murder charge has been dismissed against a Washington state man accused of stabbing his roommate in Williston. KXMB-TV reports that 25-year-old Joshua Floyd was charged with attempted murder in December of 2014. Officials say he was in a fight with his roommate about money and stabbed him at their Williston hotel room. Floyd pleaded guilty ...

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North Dakota first lady to appear at Williston book signing

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota first lady Betsy Dalrymple is heading to Williston to promote her book. The book is titled, “Building a House, Making a Home: A History of the North Dakota Governor’s Residence.” It was unveiled in October. The current Governor’s Residence has stood since 1960. The prairie-style home is the second official residence that has been built ...

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Williston Basin Petroleum Conference set in Canada this week

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is being held this week in Canada. The annual event alternates between locations in U.S. and Canada. This year’s conference is Tuesday through Thursday in Regina, Saskatchewan. Last year’s conference drew a record 4,500 people to Bismarck. The conference enables people in the energy industry to learn about scientific and technological advances. ...

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