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Attempted murder charge dismissed in oil patch stabbing case

WILLISTON, N.D. — An attempted murder charge has been dismissed against a Washington state man accused of stabbing his roommate in Williston. KXMB-TV reports that 25-year-old Joshua Floyd was charged with attempted murder in December of 2014. Officials say he was in a fight with his roommate about money and stabbed him at their Williston hotel room. Floyd pleaded guilty ...

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PSC considering proposed pipelines in northwest North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota regulators are deciding on two energy pipelines proposed in McKenzie and Williams counties. The state Public Service Commission says Hess North Dakota Pipelines LLC wants to build a crude oil pipeline and a natural gas liquids pipeline. Officials say they would connect Bakken production fields south of Lake Sakakawea to existing processing and truck facilities ...

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Williston to take jurisdiction over $500 million development

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Swiss company planning a $500 million development on Williston’s outskirts likely will need to get a building permit from the city rather than the county. The city has notified Williams County that it plans to exercise its 1-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction, meaning the Williston Crossing project proposed by the international real estate company Stropiq will fall under ...

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$500 million Williston development clears big hurdle

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County planning and zoning committee is recommending that the County Commission approve a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of Williston. The Williston Herald reports that the committee motion also requires Swiss-based Stropiq to begin infrastructure work within 1 ½ years. The Williston Crossing project proposed by the international real estate company would include 1 ...

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Swiss company to get decision on $500M Williston project

WILLISTON, N.D. — An international real estate company has succeeded in pressing Williams County officials to make a decision on approving a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of the oil patch hub. Swiss-based Stropiq earlier this month asked the Williams County Commission to force its planning and zoning committee to make a recommendation on Williston Crossing. The project ...

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Areas in western North Dakota among nation’s fastest-growing

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cities and counties in the western North Dakota oil patch continue to be among the fastest-growing areas in the country. The U.S. Census Bureau says that between 2013 and 2014, Williston and Dickinson were the fastest-growing micropolitan areas in the country. A micropolitan area is an entity with between 10,000 and 50,000 people. By percentage, Williams County ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of March 13 through March 20. Enjoy! 5. North Dakota’s job landscape shifting (for now) away from big oil WILLISTON, N.D. – Halliburton Co , Schlumberger NV and other large energy companies were conspicuously absent from a major North Dakota job fair this week, a telling sign as employers in ...

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Swiss company wants decision on $500M Williston project

WILLISTON, N.D. — An international real estate company is pressing officials in North Dakota’s Williams County make a decision on approving a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of the oil patch hub of Williston. Swiss-based Stropiq has asked the Williams County Commission to force its planning and zoning committee to make a recommendation on Williston Crossing. The project ...

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10 men arrested in prostitution sting in western ND

WILLISTON, N.D. — Ten men and a woman are facing charges after being arrested during a two-day human trafficking and prostitution sting in western North Dakota. Authorities in Williston on Monday said the individuals were arrested during the operation conducted Thursday and Friday. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office says undercover agents responded to internet ads for female escorts, and two ...

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Nearly 1.7K gallons of brine spill in Williams County

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health says it was notified that about 1,680 gallons of salt water have spilled in Williams County. The department announced Monday that the brine spill was the result of a truck overflow about seven miles west of Williston. The spill affected a nearby creek, and the impact of its water quality is ...

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