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Oilfield ‘man camp’ operator Civeo cuts jobs amid oil slump

WILLISTON, N.D., Dec 29 – Civeo Corp, which provides temporary housing for oilfield workers and miners, slashed its workforce on Monday and said revenue could fall by a third as slumping crude prices force oil producers to cut costs The warning adds jitters to the already-wary global oil market and highlights weakness in Australia’s coal industry, one of Civeo’s biggest ...

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Williston to weigh interest in airport site

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston early next year will ask developers about their interest in the city airport site, as officials look toward a possible new airport in a different location. Beginning Jan. 4, the city will spend four weeks weighing the interest among developers in the 800 acres of land at Sloulin Field International Airport, the Williston Herald reported. The ...

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Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

BISMARCK, N.D. — City officials in the North Dakota oil patch say they are forging ahead with housing and infrastructure projects despite the forecast for a downturn in drilling in the next year. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford tells the Bismarck Tribune that development and land sales are not slowing down because housing needs for permanent oil field workers have not ...

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Northwest ND industrial fire costs owner $12.7M

WILLISTON, N.D. — The fire at an oil field supply company in northwest North Dakota in July has cost the owner $12.7 million. The Williston Herald reports insurance didn’t cover the incident at Williston’s Red River Supply facility, which stored dozens of chemicals used by oil companies. Fire officials ruled the blaze an accident. Officials say an open flame caused plastic ...

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Strip clubs lose liquor license

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At a meeting last night Williston Mayor Howard Klug and commissioners unanimously approved the suspension of the liquor licenses from both Whispers and Heartbreaker’s in downtown Williston. Both establishments are located on Williston’s main street downtown. They will lose their licenses for 60 days due to an increase in calls about the businesses. In 2013, the Williston Police Department received ...

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Man charged in stabbing at northwest ND hotel

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WILLISTON, N.D.— A man who authorities accuse of stabbing his roommate at a North Dakota hotel is facing various charges including attempted murder. Joshua Thomas Floyd has also been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. KXMB-TV reports the stabbing at a Williston hotel occurred after the roommates had a fight about money. In related news, There’s ...

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