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TrainND oil & gas education facility to celebrate grand opening

The official celebration ceremony for the opening of the new $7.5 million TrainND Northwest Center at Williston State College will take place this Tuesday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. Although classes have been in session since August, there hasn’t been a proper display of accomplishment since the new training facility was completed. The TrainND Northwest Center combines classroom education with ...

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Landowners near planned Williston airport question future

WILLISTON, N.D. — Owners of farmland near the preferred site for a new Williston airport are wondering about the future of their properties. Officials expect to break ground in the spring on a $254 million airport, after receiving approval and initial funding from the Federal Aviation Administration this fall. The city wants to acquire 1,540 acres from eight landowners, a ...

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Hess Corp. eyeing Watford City for potential field office

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Hess Corp. is eyeing Watford City to possibly open a field office should oil prices recover. Hess spokeswoman Maria Effertz-Hanson tells The Williston Herald the company has already looked at office space in Watford City. The oil company moved its headquarters from Williston to Minot in 2009. However, Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford says the city ...

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Electric cooperative opens new warehouse in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — An electric cooperative in North Dakota’s oil country has opened a new building to improve conditions for the workers who keep the power on. KXMC-TV reports that Mountrail-Williams Electrical Cooperative cut the ribbon on a 45,000-square-foot warehouse in Williston that will house a fleet of more than 50 trucks, as well as locker rooms and showers for ...

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Williston: From Boomtown to Hometown

Sponsored Content What does a city look like when its population more than doubles in the span of five years? It’s probably difficult to visualize a growth of that scale and momentum, but it’s a transformation city officials and residents of Williston, North Dakota have grappled with since the area’s oil “boom” six years ago. According to Census data, Williston ...

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FAA gives Williston $27 million to relocate airport

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $27 million to Williston to move forward with the plan to relocate the city’s airport to accommodate its growth in passengers and flights. North Dakota’s congressional delegation announced the award Wednesday. The move comes months after FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visited Williston to see the city’s air transportation needs. More than ...

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