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Williston child shot at while riding her bike

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Yesterday, around 8 p.m. two unidentified men shot at a young girl riding her bike near the 1900 block of 23rd street. Crime has recently been reported to be on the rise in North Dakota due to the oil rush. The motivation of the drivers’ aggression is unknown.  KFYR reported that the two men ...

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Williston fire photos

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ A gigantic fire devastated an oil supply company in Williston, ND early Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire is still unknown. A large amount of drilling chemicals are burning up due to the blast. There have been no injuries reported.  There is a half-mile evacuation border for those near the location of ...

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Monstrous fire at Williston Oil Company

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ An explosion followed by a raging fire shut down Highway 1804 near Williston on Tuesday morning. The Williston Herald estimated that the flames rose up 300 feet into the sky. Backup firefighters from Ray and Epping are on standby in case the fire escalates. “The police have shut Highway 1804 and the fire ...

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Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

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By Josh Wood| Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame. The lightning-sparked fires ...

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Housing help is on the way

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North Dakota is seeing a building season for housing that is perhaps unlike any the state has ever seen, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. A housing shortage in North Dakota, particularly in the oil fields in the western part of the state, has pushed rents in some parts of the state so high that they’ve made ...

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Firms from overseas looking to cash in on Bakken area retail

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Foreign companies are looking towards the Bakken area to cash in on the growing population, although that population is not guaranteed to stick around forever. International Business Times reported that firms from overseas plan to spend over $800 million on new commercial and residential infrastructure in various small towns in Western North Dakota. The ...

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LT Environmental opens in Williston

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Press Release An environmental and engineering firm, LT Environmental, INC opened it’s new Williston, ND branch on July 1, 2014. They are staffed locally, and are located on 10 42nd Street East, #13-1, Williston, ND, 58801. “The steady growth LTE has achieved over the past 22 years, combined with commitment to local service, competitive pricing, and rapid response, has made ...

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Mineral rights owner wins Supreme Court case

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media The Williston Herald wrote today that the North Dakota Supreme Court has recently made a decision that affects mineral rights owners in the state. NDSC cites a lawsuit filed by Gregory Tank that claimed a well was drilled on his land after the company’s lease had ended.  He claimed that the well’s life ended ...

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