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Williston’s temporary shelter fills up quickly: Project Heat may be extended past March 31 close date

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By Amy Dalrymple  WILLISTON — A new program here to provide temporary shelter to men during cold months has been running at capacity, as the Oil Patch’s hub communities search for solutions for their homeless population. Project Heat, supported by the Salvation Army and Williston churches, provides a warm place to sleep for up to 10 homeless men each night in ...

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Number of homeless students rising in Williston


WILLISTON, N.D.(A.P) — As Williston’s population has grown, so has the number of homeless students in the western North Dakota oil patch hub. Deb Roel is the homeless liaison and parenting director for the school district. She says that 128 students are considered homeless, up more than one-third from just two years ago. Williston’s population has more than doubled since ...

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Williston groups host meeting on housing laws


WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — Two citizen groups in Williston are hosting a meeting to educate area residents on North Dakota housing laws. The groups scheduled the meeting for today at Williston High School. Organizers said the meeting is intended to teach area residents about their rights as renters or tenants. A member of the North Dakota Legal Services Division is ...

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Life in the Bakken in focus at Fargo Film Festival: Shooting in Williston was harder than filming in Pakistan, filmmaker says


By John Lamb, Forum News Service FARGO — Those trying to find work and a better life working in the oilfields of western North Dakota have to struggle with the elements, finding housing and hostile attitudes. Filmmakers trying to capture that life face the same struggles. A panel discussion Thursday afternoon at the Fargo Film Festival featured tales from three people ...

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Williston bypass gets environmental clearance


 By Lauren Donovan A temporary bypass to route heavy oil patch traffic around Williston will be replaced with a permanent one starting this summer. The state Department of Transportation received federal clearance that the route for the permanent bypass was given a finding of no significant environmental impact. The clearance is for the department’s preferred route, which begins at the junction ...

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Aspen Lodge & Suites Open For Business

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 For Immediate Release Aspen Lodge & Suites, a unique motel located just a few miles north of downtown Williston, opened its doors for business Monday, Debruary 24, 2014. Envisioned as a “destination” motel, Aspen Lodge & Suites boasts a superb value combined with a level of comfort and an array of amenities unique to the motel market. With guest rooms ...

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Williston Water Projects receive Water Commission Grant

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Minot Daily News BISMARCK- The State Water Commission on Thursday agreed to provide an additional $32 million in state grant funds to support critical water supply projects in three western North Dakota cities. The commission will tap available funding within the Resources Trust Fund to provide cost-share grants for water supply projects in Dickinson, Watford City and Williston. The grants ...

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