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The Top Williston Wire Stories from 2013

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Dear Readers –   The Williston Economic Development staff sat down to rank our top 10 stories from 2013; it was a difficult task as the City saw a number of great improvements during the past 12 months.  The stories we considered the best had to do with Williston’s growth such as the record number of apartment units built, enplanements and births.  ...

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South Sudan minister denies rebels control oil fields

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JUBA Dec 23 (Reuters) – South Sudan’s government remains in control of the country’s oil fields and will not accept a rebel demand for politicians detained by the authorities over a “foiled coup” to be freed for peace talks to start, the information minister said on Monday. Former Vice-President Riek Machar said on Monday his rebel forces were in control ...

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Boom boosts book business: Store owner says influx of oil workers means more … – In-Forum

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Photo and Article By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – Independent bookstore owner Chuck Wilder noticed a change in business four years ago when guys in Halliburton coveralls started coming into his shop. Books on Broadway started getting new customers, including a more educated set of oilfield workers than previous oil booms had brought to Williston. “These guys, ...

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Williston might ban some metal buildings downtown

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – The western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is considering a nine-month moratorium on metal-sided industrial buildings in the city’s downtown. City planner Rachel Ressler says the moratorium would be in place while officials develop new standards for downtown construction. City staff is looking at potential requirements for such things as building materials, height, signing ...

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Mail Soultion Offered to Oil Workers with no Address

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By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D.- Getting mail delivered in the Bakken is a frustration for some, but for recent college graduate Dave VanAssche, it inspired his entrepreneurial spirit. The 26-year-old moved to Williston two years ago from Washington state after he couldn’t find work in his field of accounting and finance. “The competition for the entry-level ...

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Postal Service Disrupted in Williston

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Mail delivery to some customers in the northwestern North Dakota oil boom town of Williston has been disrupted after four carriers quit at the beginning of the Christmas rush, the U.S. Postal Service says. Postal Service spokesman Peter Nowacki said Monday that four people resigned this month with little or no notice. He said some Williston ...

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Williston welcomes new venues for food and drink

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Restaurateur making big investment in Williston INFORUM Marcus Jundt, chairman and CEO of Williston Holding Co., poses at Williston Brewing Company, a restaurant he plans to expand nationally. Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – An entrepreneur who already has invested millions in Williston plans to make the boomtown the namesake of a national restaurant chain. Marcus Jundt, ...

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