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State officials reviewing safety on US Highway 85

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Transportation Department and Highway Patrol say efforts are being made to increase safety on the major north-south artery in the western oil patch. There have been 25 traffic crash fatalities on the U.S. Highway 85 corridor in the past two years. The Department of Transportation this month launched a safety review that officials say will ...

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Williston limited-membership business club evicted

WILLISTON, N.D. — A limited-membership social and business club in Williston with dues ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 was evicted this month over failed rent payments. The Bakken Club was ordered to remove all of its property from its downtown location by Dec. 21, the Williston Herald reported. Court records show the eviction came after the club failed to pay nearly ...

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The end of North Dakota’s oil boom is here

The Williston Herald is reporting that the Bakken Club, a business which made national headlines by operating as an exclusive, members only club in a tiny western North Dakota town, has fallen on tough times. The club has been evicted by its landlord for allegedly failing to pay rent. The club’s owners, for their part, claim the landlord wasn’t keeping ...

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Williston to weigh interest in airport site

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston early next year will ask developers about their interest in the city airport site, as officials look toward a possible new airport in a different location. Beginning Jan. 4, the city will spend four weeks weighing the interest among developers in the 800 acres of land at Sloulin Field International Airport, the Williston Herald reported. The ...

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Man convicted in ND oil patch murder sentenced

WAHPETON, N.D. — An Idaho man convicted of killing a man outside of a strip club in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. KXMB-TV reports the sentence against Jonathan Horvath came Tuesday. In July, he was found guilty of murder, two counts of terrorizing and one ...

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Man pleads not guilty to 8 counts in oil patch drug case

WILLISTON, N.D. — One of two men accused in an oil patch drug case involving methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana has pleaded not guilty to eight counts. The Williston Herald reports that 32-year-old Jose Villalpando is charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say a search warrant in ...

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Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

BISMARCK, N.D. — City officials in the North Dakota oil patch say they are forging ahead with housing and infrastructure projects despite the forecast for a downturn in drilling in the next year. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford tells the Bismarck Tribune that development and land sales are not slowing down because housing needs for permanent oil field workers have not ...

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Northwest ND industrial fire costs owner $12.7M

WILLISTON, N.D. — The fire at an oil field supply company in northwest North Dakota in July has cost the owner $12.7 million. The Williston Herald reports insurance didn’t cover the incident at Williston’s Red River Supply facility, which stored dozens of chemicals used by oil companies. Fire officials ruled the blaze an accident. Officials say an open flame caused plastic ...

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