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Faces of the Boom: Juggling jobs keeps Williston attorney busy amid boom


By: Amy Dalrymple WILLISTON, N.D. – For Williston attorney Taylor Olson, starting her law career in the Oil Patch has been a juggling act. Olson, who returned to her hometown in 2011 to practice law, serves as Williston’s city prosecutor and is one of three attorneys who work with the Williston City Commission. She recently completed a six-month stint as ...

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Bullock asks FBI to make Bakken presence permanent


BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has joined other elected officials in calling for the FBI to establish a permanent presence in the eastern part of the state to watch over the Bakken oil patch. The FBI put three employees in Sidney near the North Dakota border last July. There are proposals to transfer those temporary postings to Williston, ...

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Freshwater spill reported north of Williston

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WILLISTON, N.D. – About 690 barrels of freshwater leaked from an Oasis Petroleum well eight miles north of Williston, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Thursday. A leaking pipe caused the spill and some water flowed off the well pad into a road ditch. About 650 barrels had been recovered, the department reported. The company told state officials that ...

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Project Heat finds a home

space heater

Eric Killelea, Williston Herald Project Heat began sheltering homeless people Monday, offering 10 beds in an effort to help the community solve its growing homelessness issue. Almost one month after the Williston City Commission approved a temporary emergency homeless shelter at the New Armory, an area church group decided to house homeless in an undisclosed crew camp instead. On Jan. ...

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STAR Fund Supports 14 Community Enhancement / Marketing Projects


STAR Fund – City of Williston News Release Williston City Commission gave the approval of $50,000 in STAR Fund Community Enhancement/Marketing Funds to be distributed to fourteen projects on Tuesday February 11, 2014.“Williston and the communities in our trade area have a wonderful opportunity at this time to bring new people seeking jobs into our communities. Like housing availability and ...

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Oil spills reported in McKenzie, Williams counties

oil spill

By: Forum News Service BISMARCK – Oil well sites in Williams and McKenzie counties reported oil spills Wednesday. A site operated by Zavanna LLC about 8 miles east of Williston released about 300 barrels, some of which was sprayed onto agricultural land, according to initial reports from the North Dakota Department of Health. Zavanna recovered 295 barrels. The second site, owned ...

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Project Heat helping Williston-area homeless

Salvation Army

WILLISTON, N.D. — Groups including the Salvation Army and several Williston-area churches have organized a program for area homeless people who don’t have shelter from this winter’s bitter cold. Project Heat involves 10 beds reserved at an area oil patch crew camp, the location of which is not being disclosed. The effort launched Monday will run through March. Nearly 1,000 ...

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Resident doctors coming to Williston


By: Larry Griffin, The Williston Herald Medical doctors in training are coming to Williston this summer to practice rural medicine. A new residency program with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health will have medical grad students doing their training in the North Dakota area for the first time. The first year of each residency program, a press ...

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Faces of the Boom: Hectic life in boomtown ‘too much’ for couple

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Raymond Allen began writing letters to the editor years ago when he saw something he didn’t like. Those letters in the Williston Herald became a lot more frequent after the oil boom, which Allen says has brought more traffic, crowds, crime and dust to his hometown. “We haven’t been happy with what’s transpired around here,” said Allen, ...

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