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WSC opens internship housing program


 Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:02 am Eric Killelea  Williston State College has announced its summer internship housing program for students wanting a “safe and convenient” educational in-campus stay at Frontier Hall. Shanna Curlin, coordinator of conference services at WSC, said she hopes to spread the word to the “many students across the state of North Dakota who may take ...

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Commercial values to skyrocket

housing taxes

Eric Killelea  Williams County’s commercial property tax values continue to rise and residential values have started to settle, as Williams County Assessor Denell Kallemeyn prepares for upcoming tax equalization meetings. Assessment of valuations were set to stop Feb. 1. The meetings determine property values for 2014. This will have an effect on county and city budgets and mill levies for ...

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Bakken Briefings

oil rigs

New Town motels coming Two hotels that will provide nearly 200 new guest rooms in New Town, N.D., were described to City Council members last month. Brett Erdmann reported on the progress of the two hotels his firm, New Leaf Development, is building just east of the Alco store. Erdmann said the Little Missouri Inn is on track to be ...

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Opportunity Funds gets more money

lewis and clark

By: Bismark Tribune MANDAN, N.D.  –The North Dakota Opportunity Fund secured $3.3 million in more funding for small businesses in the 38-community consortium. It is the third disbursement from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative. The group of cities is receiving more funds after making business loan commitments totaling $7.5 million. In October, when the consortium exceeded ...

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Letter: He gains from our oil chaos

dirty road

By: Steve Slocum, INFORUM In response to John Eickhof’s Jan. 27 commentary in The Forum: I love to hear from people who don’t live in the middle of the chaos. The Bakken play has been good for his business, but it has come with great costs to communities and cultures living in it. We hear his logic all the time from ...

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Faces of the Boom: A schoolhouse becomes a home

school renovation

By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – An abandoned schoolhouse that was becoming surrounded by oil development is now transformed into a historic new home for Williston business owners. Mark and Mary Pettersen recently began living in the 100-year-old schoolhouse they moved to a new location northwest of Williston after a year of renovations. “It’s pretty remarkable,” Mark ...

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NPR Currently Featuring Captivating Series on Bakken Oil Rush


By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ This week, National Public Radio has been publishing a series of articles about the oil boom in North Dakota entitled “The Great Plains Oil Rush”. This series accurately represents the people involved in the oil boom in western North Dakota. NPR covers topics such as: gas flaring, farming, long-distance commutes, and overnight millionaires in their ...

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Diamond Resources bids $34,000 an acre for oil

Diamond Resources

 By Lauren Donovan A bid of $34,000 an acre for federally owned oil and gas minerals in Mountrail County set a record for a lease auctioned by the Bureau of Land Management. That all-time high for a 53-acre tract in Mountrail County was bid by Diamond Resources of Williston. In the auction held Wednesday, the agency sold 2,260 mineral acres in ...

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Man charged in Williston homicide


By: Amy Dalrymple WILLISTON – Prosecutors here have charged a man with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found east of Williston under a mattress. Williston police believe Tovias Cerna Carrillo, 48, shot and killed Juan Palacios, 51, on Jan. 18 or 19 in Williston, court records say. Palacios had been reported as a ...

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