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ND schools see hike in students deemed homeless


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Schools in North Dakota’s oil country have seen an increase in the number of students who are deemed homeless under federal regulations. The Williston Herald reports that Williston Public School District No. 1 has 123 students considered homeless, while the New Public School District No. 8 in Williston has 115 students – 33 percent of the ...

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Williston upcoming events

Need something to do? Williston is the place to go! Williston has lots of fun upcoming events, including Cecil’s Haunted House, Mixology, Run For Help 5K Zombie Challenge, Bras for a Cause, and Painting & Tasting Party, as well as Alien Ant Farm, Zeale and The Farthest Edge in concert. Cecil’s Haunted House is located north of Walmart on Highway ...

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Ames Engineering of Williston Continues to Grow

Press Release WILLISTON, N.D. – Ames Engineering & Development Services, LLC, one of Williston’s established civil engineering firms, is excited to announce the addition of five new employees this quarter. Kevin Ralphs, Serena Christianson, Cassie Klemetson, and Jacob Porter have joined Ames’ staff, expanding the services that Ames’ offers. This is a milestone for this company, as its one-year anniversary ...

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Sinner wants FBI, DEA to have a permanent presence in the Bakken

Democratic congressional candidate George B. Sinner has recently advocated for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a permanent presence in the North Dakota oil fields. The Dickinson Press reported that in addition to a long-lasting office, Sinner proposed hiring more special prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and more training for local law ...

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Starbucks coming to Williston?


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Williston Herald reported yesterday that Starbucks coffee may be opening their first location in the boomtown. Williston Holding Company has been attempting to move forward with the Starbucks project for a while and now have asked for an assignment and assumption of lease from the city. This would be Williston’s first Starbucks location. ...

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Bakken boom births high class club

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Ten years ago, the last place a suit would be required to enter an establishment would have been Williston North Dakota, let alone paying a $5,000 members fee. But times have changed and now, on Main Street in Williston, a business-minded individual (who is properly dressed for the occasion) can escape the presence of ...

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Boomtown Babes Espresso sees success


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ I smell sex and coffee, yeah. Nyssa Grey, originally from Seattle, moved to Williston, ND a year ago with the hopes of starting her own business. Known for its “babe-ristas” wearing sexy clothing, Boomtown Babes Espresso has definitely been successful in the rapidly expanding oil town. The small coffee stand (soon to be stands) ...

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Harper Properties denied extension


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Williams County Commission has denied Harper Properties’ request to extend its man camp permit for a site near an industrial-zoned area. The Williston Herald reported that Rulon Harper, who owns Harper Properties, requested the company keep its permit through Oct. 31. The planning and zoning department deemed the area unsafe according to a ...

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