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UND student runs from Grand Forks to oil patch

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 By JOSH WOOD | Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — After running more than a marathon every day for 13 days straight, a University of North Dakota student has finished a journey from Grand Forks to Williston aimed at raising awareness about oil’s environmental impact. Exhausted 22-year-old Grand Forks native Caleb Kobilansky “danced, screamed and ate Pringles” when he finally ...

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Williston to buy building for 2 city departments

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WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — The city of Williston plans to spend $1.75 million to purchase a building downtown to house its burgeoning building and planning departments. The cost is a negotiated figure with seller Fortuna LLC from the original asking price of $1.9 million. Related: End of an era in Williston Officials said the new building will provide the departments more ...

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FOTB: New mayor in town: Williston’s new leader Klug foresees ‘a better place’

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By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON — The next mayor of this oil boomtown says there’s still work to do to catch up with the city’s dramatic growth. But he sees progress happening all the time. “We’re getting better every day. I really believe that,” said Howard Klug, who takes over as mayor at the end of the month. “Williston ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings will come to Dickinson

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By Nadya Faulx, The Dickinson Press Bad news for chickens, good news for Dickinson: Buffalo Wild Wings is coming to town, possibly as early as this fall. The popular Ohio-based sports bar and restaurant chain is planning to open its latest North Dakota location in the rapidly developing West Ridge Center, managed by Roers Development Inc. Co-franchisee Dani Reichenberger confirmed that ...

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End of an era in Williston

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By Eric Killelea, The Williston Herald It’s the end of an era in Williston. After stepping into the mayor’s seat 20 years ago during Williston’s last oil boom, Mayor Ward Koeser said farewell Tuesday. His vision of Williston as the “best little city in America” is something he remained committed to until the end. His voice quivered as he thanked ...

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Williston residents elect lifelong resident next mayor

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By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON – Voters here chose City Commissioner and lifelong Williston resident Howard Klug as their next mayor. In complete but unofficial results, Klug had 76 percent of votes, while entrepreneur Marcus Jundt had 19 percent and Jim Purkey had 5 percent. The three candidates battled to lead the rapidly growing boomtown and succeed Mayor Ward ...

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Williston voters approve new high school

Forum News Service WILLISTON — Voters in Williston approved a $34 million bond measure to finance a new high school for the rapidly growing school district. In complete but unofficial results, 2,738 Williston voters, or 76 percent, supported the bond measure, with 879 voters, or 24 percent, opposing it. Related: Voters in Williston, Watford City asked to fund major projects The ...

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Williston’s airport gets $1.8M federal grant

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WILLISTON, N.D.(AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport a $1.8 million grant to rehabilitate its taxiway. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp made the announcement Thursday. The grant is the latest in a series of federal and state grants to North Dakota airports. The state’s Land Board awarded oil patch airports $8.9 ...

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