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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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Texas oil company accused of ND worker discrimination


WILLISTON, N.D. — A federal lawsuit has been filed against an oil company operating in North Dakota’s oil patch accusing it of discriminating against a worker based on his race. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Cudd Energy Services violated civil rights law by subjecting Alexis Villanueva to a racially hostile work environment because of his Asian race and ...

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Minot rent prices collapse

Rumors continue to abound in the Bakken about how the boom is over and the bust is here. Despite various pipeline projects in the works and approximately 900 wells awaiting completion, economic indicators such as rent prices are suggesting that although the Bakken might not be busted, the economic landscape of the region is beginning to return to normalcy, much ...

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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 development on Williston’s outskirts approved

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Commission has narrowly approved a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of Williston, after debate about the chosen location. The Williston Crossing project proposed by the international real estate company Stropiq is to include more than 1 million square feet of retail, entertainment, office and hotel space just north of the oil patch ...

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Las Vegas girl found in ND after mom sees photo on Backpage

MINOT, N.D. — A 14-year-old girl from Las Vegas has been found in North Dakota after her mother reported finding her photo on a website that advertises sexual services. The Bismarck Tribune reports the teenager’s mother contacted police after seeing messages from Backpage.com on her daughter’s email account. She also saw a photo of girl who looked like her missing daughter. ...

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2 to plead guilty in oil patch human trafficking case

BISMARCK, N.D. — A man and woman accused of luring women from California to work as prostitutes in the western North Dakota oil patch have reached plea agreements with prosecutors. Trina Nguyen (wihn) and Loc Tran are to plead guilty on Thursday. They were scheduled for a nine-day trial in federal court in June on charges related to human trafficking ...

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