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Williston Waterpark Opening March 28th

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By Mary Gagliardi Looking to float around in a lazy river? Test your skills on a surf simulator? Careen down a water slide? Or crank out laps in an Olympic sized pool? Look no further than the Williston Recreation Center, and the opening is right around the corner. The grand opening of the facility is 36 days away and Darin ...

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Williston Public Works Director Ready to Face Bigger Challenges


By: Eric Killelea As Williston expands, the city’s public works department is hustling to meet demand for spacing, workers and improved infrastructure. But with project completions expected in upcoming years, the department seems to be getting a better handle on the rapid growth. In January, longtime director Monte Meiers retired. David Tuan has since stepped into the position, while Bob ...

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Williston service station battles gas drive-offs

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Gas drive-offs have become more common in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston as the region’s population booms. One station, West Side Fuel, reported more than $34,000 in losses in 2012 due to drive-offs, in which people fuel up their vehicles and then drive off without paying. The station last year implemented a ...

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Multi-Pad Drilling Popular in Oil Patch

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ELOISE OGDEN WILLISTON Continental Resources’ Atlanta Pad near Williston is permitted for drilling 14 wells on the single pad. “Four should be producing by early next week,” said Mary Ann Osko, director of Public Relations for Continental Resources in Oklahoma City, on Feb. 6. “Ten more are still being completed and should be producing in the near future.” Pad drilling ...

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Western ND oil patch leaders plea for help


 By Nick Smith BISMARCK, N.D. — Leaders of oil patch communities say they are reaching the limits of their resources to deal with the effects of oil development and need more state help. “The needs don’t go away. They get bigger and they get left undone,” Williston City Commissioner Brad Bekkedahl said Wednesday. About 70 people met at the Ramada Hotel ...

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Housing demand high despite high building rates


By Jessica Holdman Despite the building of more than 3,000 apartment units over the last three years in Williston, a movement away from man camps and more families coming to the area are keeping demand high. In 2011, 25 multi-family building permits were issued for a total of 1,017 units in Williston. The value of those units totaled $124,090,369. The following ...

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Icy conditions cause fatality near Arnegard Sunday

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By Lauren Donovan An unidentified male driver, of Williston, was killed late Sunday afternoon in extreme ice conditions on Highway 85 at Arnegard. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the man driving a Ford Taurus was leaving Arnegard, slid sideways into westbound traffic and was struck squarely on the passenger side by a Vancouver, Wash., man driving an extended cab Ford ...

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North Dakota city of Williston has nation’s highest rent

Rent Increase

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – The rapidly growing North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the United States, a national study from an apartment renting guide shows. A 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Williston costs an average of $2,394 a month, according to Apartment Guide, an online website for apartment hunters. The same apartment would cost ...

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