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Poaching cases probed in Williston, Watford City areas

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s help in cracking several wildlife poaching cases over the past couple of months in the western oil patch. Officials say half a dozen incidents have occurred in the Williston and Watford City areas. They involve the illegal killing of eight deer and two pronghorn. Authorities don’t ...

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Williston celebrates completion of Main Street project

WILLISTON, N.D. — State and local officials in Williston are celebrating the completion of a $10.6 million reconstruction of the city’s downtown Main Street. The Williston Main Street Reconstruction project includes replacement of storm drains, sewer, water, sidewalks, landscaping and signal lights from Front Street to 6th Street. Williston Mayor Howard Klug, Williston Area Chamber of Commerce President Scott Meske, ...

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Road construction season deemed a success in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — State and oil patch officials say this year’s road construction season has been successful so far, thanks to favorable weather. As of Oct. 15, 66 percent of more than $596 million in projects bid out this year have been completed. That compares with 53 percent of projects completed at the same time last year and 61 percent ...

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Sex trafficking suspect presenting defense in federal court

BISMARCK, N.D. — A man accused of sex trafficking in the Williston area is presenting his defense in federal court in Bismarck this week. Keith Graves is defending himself against 11 charges related to sex trafficking and drugs. Women who testified for the prosecution last week alleged that Graves used a handgun, bat and fists to keep them in line. ...

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Oilfield firm working with Williston center on oil cleanup

WILLISTON, N.D. — An oil industry company is trying to establish a biological process in which oil-eating bacteria are used to clean up a spill with the help of a Williston-based research center. Rick Reese, founder and CEO of Colorado-based Compliant Resources, calls his method aggressive bioremediation instead of land farming, a similar concept, mainly because it’s seen limited success. ...

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Williston moves toward closing the last of the crew camps

WILLISTON, N.D. — As oil prices remain perilously low and even the biggest of the Bakken companies succumb to layoffs, city commissioners are working toward the elimination of crew camps. While it’s an issue that has much of the city wondering about the impact on rents, it has left the halls of Target Logistics altogether somber. Oilfield workers and Target ...

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Williston restaurant shut down over smell complaints

WILLISTON, N.D. — A downtown Williston restaurant that had become a hot spot for Hawaiian-style food has been shut down after being deemed a public nuisance. The Hula Grill on Main Street faced complaints about creating a constant smell of barbecue in the area. Owner Jerry Wong said the city ordered him to find a better way to ventilate his ...

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Williston weighs permanent ban on metal buildings downtown

WILLISTON, N.D. — City leaders are hoping to improve the appearance of the downtown Williston by making permanent a temporary moratorium on metal buildings downtown. However, some commissioners in the oil patch hub worry the move will add to the expense of building downtown and discourage new projects. The proposal recommended by the city’s planning and zoning commission would ban ...

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