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Woman pleads not guilty to scamming investors in oil patch

FARGO, N.D. — The wife of a man indicted in a murder-for-hire scheme that originated in the North Dakota oil patch pleaded not guilty Monday in an alleged scam involving her oilfield trucking business. Sarah Creveling is charged with four counts, including conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering. Authorities say Creveling and a co-conspirator, who is not named ...

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Ground broken on new $5.3 million Williston fire station

WILLISTON, N.D. — Construction of a $5.3 million fire department substation is under way in Williston. The Williston Herald reports that city officials and firefighters broke ground on the site last week. The department in the oil patch city now covers an area the size of Bismarck, which is North Dakota’s second-largest city. Bismarck has five fire stations. Williston has ...

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Texas company buying 4 North Dakota TV stations for $44M

BISMARCK, N.D. — Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group is buying four CBS-affiliated TV stations in North Dakota for $44 million. Nexstar is buying KXMC in Minot, KXMB in Bismarck, KXMA in Dickinson and KXMD in Williston from Reiten Television. Nexstar also will provide sales and other services to the market’s two ABC-affiliated stations owned by Forum Communications, in continuation of Reiten’s ...

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Addressing addiction, mental health to fight Bakken crime

“Thing are slowing down? I can unequivocally say they are not here for the court system,” Northwest District Judge Robin Schmidt told KX News. Although the oil and gas market is in a downturn, Schmidt and McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger testified to North Dakota legislators that crime is still on the rise while the Energy Development and Transmission Committee ...

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Regional Bakken economy beginning to stabilize

Hotel rentals, the flow of sewage and drilling are all down in the North Dakota oil patch, but the mood regarding the continued growth of Williston’s economy is optimistic, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). At last week’s Williston Economic Development WEST! Conference, the city’s economic activity outside the oil field was highlighted and examined. Organizer of the conference and ...

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