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Project Heat shelter starts up again in Williston

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A temporary emergency homeless shelter for men that operated in Williston for about seven weeks last winter is being expanded to several months this winter. The Salvation Army and several Williston-area churches organized Project Heat last February, with the help of numerous volunteers. A local crew camp provided 10 beds for 50 nights for the program. ...

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‘Oil and Water’ exhibit portrays ND’s resources

FARGO, N.D. — An art exhibit by college students and professors about North Dakota’s most precious — and controversial — resources will soon be on display in the heart of oil country. “Oil and Water” is an exchange project among seven area colleges that uses printmaking to tackle issues ranging from oil development and fracking in the Bakken formation to ...

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The top 5 Bakken stories of the week


Rig count: 193 1. U.S. oil CEO Hamm goes out on a limb, scraps hedges Harold Hamm, the chief executive of North Dakota oil producer Continental Resources Inc <CLR.N>, has stunned a bearish crude market by scrapping all of the company’s hedges – a bold bet that prices will recover soon after sliding some 25 percent. In so doing, Hamm, ...

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Natural gas pipeline leak shuts highway in ND


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say a section of U.S. Highway 85 south of Williston is shut down after construction breached a natural gas pipeline in the area. McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karolin Rockvoy says the breach occurred Monday afternoon. She says authorities established a cordon of more than four miles around the incident site. The North Dakota ...

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2 arrested for kidnapping their uncle in ND


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Two people from Montana are charged with the kidnapping their 84-year-old uncle from North Dakota’s oil patch. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office says Sandra Potter was arrested Friday in her Worden, Montana, home. She’s in her mid-60s. Thomas Potter is also from Montana but was arrested near Yuma, Arizona. He’s in his mid-50s. The uncle, Robert ...

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Low oil prices send chills through oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Marcus Jundt moved to Williston from Minnesota almost four years ago and has opened four restaurants there since. Food isn’t propelling his business, though. It’s oil. “Everything I’ve done in Williston is a derivative of oil,” he says. That oil has averaged $96 a barrel over the past four years, fueling more drilling, more hiring, and ...

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HERO saves lives everywhere, from Liberia to Williston

HERO or Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization is a non-profit based out of Fargo, ND that specializes in distributing refurbished medical equipment to places in need. Bakken.com recently met with Ty Hegland, the executive director of HERO to discuss his organization, their process and all of the places they’ve helped. HERO is located in the up-and-coming area of South Osgood in ...

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Man faces murder charge in Williston beating death


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A man accused in the beating death of another man outside a Williston strip club in August now faces a murder charge. Twenty-nine-year-old Kyle Siler initially faced an aggravated assault charge in the death of Dean Niederklopfer, who died about four days after the alleged beating. Prosecutors on Wednesday upgraded the charge to murder, which carries ...

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UND hopes to expand its petroleum engineering program

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The University of North Dakota (UND) has recently developed a petroleum engineering program, according to The Williston Herald. The program is aimed at preparing and encouraging young people in North Dakota to be qualified, educated workers for the state’s booming oil industry. UND has stated that the most common requests that oil companies come to them with is their lack of people. ...

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ND oil patch road projects bring calm to towns

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ALEXANDER, N.D.— For the first time in a long time, the main street in the North Dakota oil patch community of Alexander is quiet. Oil field traffic would pack the no-stoplight town just a few weeks ago between Williston and Watford City, with 13,000 vehicles a day creeping through. Now, with a 3.8-mile highway bypass completed, the nonstop flow of ...

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