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Will Highway 85 see more improvements, another expansion?

One of the highways serving as a main artery for traffic through North Dakota’s oil patch might soon expand to four lanes, along with a possible bridge replacement, reports The Bismarck Tribune. The North Dakota Department of Transportation said it plans to complete improvements on the southern stretch of Highway 85 from Watford City to Interstate 94, a 62-mile stretch ...

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MDU Resources sells oil exploration subsidiary

MDU Resources Group Inc. has announced the sale of a property dedicated to oil exploration along with four other sale agreements, according to The Bismarck Tribune. In its third-quarter earnings report, MDU Resources reported the sales from the five agreements and projected tax benefits are expected to have raised $450 million. The proceeds will be applied to outstanding debts. As ...

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Williston shelter program for men won’t operate this winter

WILLISTON, N.D. — A program in Williston that for the past two winters helped temporarily homeless men with shelter won’t operate this winter. The organizers of Project Heat tell the Williston Herald the oil industry slowdown combined with falling rents and more available housing in the oil patch hub have reduced the need for the service. Project Heat was aimed ...

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Federal jury convicts Williston sex trafficking suspect

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal jury in Bismarck has convicted a man accused of sex trafficking in the Williston area. Keith Graves, 39, showed little emotion on Friday after he was convicted on five counts of sex trafficking by force or coercion, and distribution of and possession of methamphetamine, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Each sex-trafficking offense carries a mandatory minimum ...

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SM Energy opens new office in Williston

Independent oil and gas exploration and production company SM Energy (NYSE: SM) has announced that its new Williston, North Dakota, office is now open for business. The Denver-based company celebrated the opening of its new office with a grand opening event on Thursday, October 29. SM Energy executives, state officials and guests gathered at the new site to praise both ...

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Williston celebrates completion of Main Street project

WILLISTON, N.D. — State and local officials in Williston are celebrating the completion of a $10.6 million reconstruction of the city’s downtown Main Street. The Williston Main Street Reconstruction project includes replacement of storm drains, sewer, water, sidewalks, landscaping and signal lights from Front Street to 6th Street. Williston Mayor Howard Klug, Williston Area Chamber of Commerce President Scott Meske, ...

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Iraqis tour North Dakota to study gas-capturing technologies

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Iraqi government has turned to North Dakota for help in finding solutions to the wasteful burning of natural gas that’s a byproduct of oil production. Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia, is having much the same problem dealing with excess natural gas that North Dakota has had as oil production there has increased, though ...

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