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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Just in case you missed them, here are the top headlines from Bakken.com for the week of November 8th through the 14th. Have a great weekend! 5. Obama’s Keystone XL decision irks North Dakota US lawmakers BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation say President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is disappointing. Obama says he’s ...

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North Dakota’s colleges pitch education to laid-off roustabouts

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s public universities have launched a scholarship program to enroll laid-off oilfield workers in energy classes, contending their best path to a new job is learning mechanical and computer skills. The strategy is designed to raise university enrollment as much as it is to prevent a drain of talent from the second-largest oil-producing state in the ...

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Williston jobs still plentiful, becoming more specialized

Although activity in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch has slowed dramatically from the frantic activity just a year ago, hiring is still going strong, but it’s becoming more specialized. As reported by The Bakken Magazine, the area surrounding Williston, North Dakota, a community in the oil patch core, is still dealing with a shortage of workers ranging from truck drivers ...

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ND sheriff accused of misusing department credit card

WILLISTON, N.D. — The McKenzie County sheriff is facing a criminal charge after authorities accused him of misusing his department’s credit card. The Williston Herald reports that Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger is accused in an affidavit of racking up about $980 in personal charges. They include airfare for his wife to attend a law enforcement conference in Las Vegas, an upgrade ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Police participation in ‘Fracking Hell’ a shame Williston Herald, Williston, Oct. 16, 2015 Did you watch Underworld, Inc. FRACKING HELL on the National Geographic channel? The subtitle read “An oil fracking boom and subsequent bust have brought extortion, prostitution, drug dealing and theft to the remote prairie town of Williston, North Dakota.” It’s bad enough when the national media shows ...

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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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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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