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Anglers flock to northwest N.D. to snag a paddlefish


By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service CARTWRIGHT, N.D. – Northwest North Dakota has more people and traffic than it did a decade ago when Dennis and Brenda Ahlfs began traveling from Minnesota for paddlefish season. But the oil boom hasn’t deterred them from visiting the region each year to try to snag the ancient fish. “The fishing hasn’t changed,” said ...

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Trains for grains scarce on the U.S. Plains


Reuters In the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers, the rail system long has served as the lone, dependable way for farms to move grain hundreds of miles to reach ports and sell around the world. Not anymore. Farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota are holding the largest grain stocks in years after ...

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Williston will consult attorney general on options for high rent prices


By: Amy Dalrymple, Oil Patch Dispatch WILLISTON, N.D. – Citizens here pleaded with the Williston City Commission on Tuesday to address steep increases in rental prices, with some comparing the displacement of residents to a natural disaster. City commissioners plan to ask the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office whether there’s anything the city can do to provide relief. Residents of ...

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United to add flight between Williston and Houston

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WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — United Airlines will begin a daily roundtrip flight between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston on Aug.19. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven made the announcement Tuesday. The North Dakota Republican says linking Williston to United’s Houston hub will help meet demand for expanded air service in western North Dakota. Related: FAA head visits Williston ...

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Bakken Briefings


 By STEVE ANDRIST, Bismark Tribune Man camp beds moving Fewer man camp beds will be located between Tioga and Ray. Target Logistics has informed Williams County Planning and Zoning officials that it plans to move part of the operation at its Tioga Lodge to McKenzie County. The move comes in response to completion of construction operations at the Hess gas ...

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Oil patch counties too wet for oil trucks again


By Lauren Donovan, The Bismark Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. — McKenzie and Mountrail counties were in the second day of closing gravel roads to heavy oil traffic Thursday after yet another round of rain and snow mix caused soft mud to develop. To prevent damage, both counties restricted vehicles heavier than 12,000 pounds from being out on gravel roads, with the exception of ...

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Accurate 2020 count will require some legwork


By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON — Getting an accurate count of North Dakota’s population in 2020 will require working with local communities and educating people about who should be counted as residents, the Census Bureau director said Wednesday. John Thompson heard from leaders of Oil Patch communities during a meeting in Williston about challenges to count the influx of ...

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