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Drug case highlights underside of Bakken oil boom


The Associated Press Prosecutors have netted a string of guilty pleas among the suspects in an interstate drug trafficking case that’s highlighted the criminal underside of an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains. The latest to admit to federal charges was Robert Farrell Armstrong of Moses Lake, Wash., described by authorities as the supplier for a large methamphetamine ring that ...

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ASB employee program donates to 44 local charities


Over the holiday season, an American State Bank & Trust Company employee-directed donation program saw $38,500 donated to 44 area groups and organizations. In December 2013, ASB&T’s 89 employees were given the ability to direct an amount of money to be donated in their name to an organization or charity of their choice. The program was initiated by the ownership ...

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Jimmy John’s Coming to Williston State College

Jimmy Johns

Commercial space in the new apartment building on Williston State College campus is almost filled up. Liza McLean, WSC Foundation Office Manager, says in addition to the new DMV Office that opened yesterday, other businesses on the 1st floor will be opening soon. “Jimmy Johns is currently working on their space.  Jason’s Barbor Shop is going in one of the ...

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Emergency shelter would be good for city

Eric Killelea The Williston City Commission has approved an ordinance for a temporary emergency housing shelter that will probably be located at the New Armory on Main Street. The city must still conduct a public meeting on the decision but after hearing public comments during the commission meeting on Tuesday, it seems the increasing amount of homeless in Williston will ...

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Williston Development is moving east


By Eric Killelea The Williams County Commission approved the first major residential development east of Williston. Commissioners last week voted in favor of Shelter Construction’s request for a preliminary plat and a comprehensive plan amendment regarding a 35-unit housing development in Stony Creek Township off Highway 1804. The 110-acre property was rezoned from agricultural to residential two years ago. The ...

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Viewpoints Industry TV Airs in the Bismarck, North Dakota and Vicinity

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Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Viewpoints Industry TV airs in the following North Dakota cities during the month of January and February: Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson, and Williston. The economies in these North Dakota cities rely on several strong industries including, natural resources, government services, education and healthcare. Their populations continue to grow as people from around the country ...

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Williston fire chief leaving at month’s end; says last 3 years in oil hub have been stressful


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   January 19, 2014 – 11:47 am EST WILLISTON, North Dakota — Williston Fire Chief Alan Hanson is resigning at the end of the month and says leaving will be “somewhat of a relief.” Hanson took the reins of the Fire Department in 2007, before an oil boom that has transformed the city into a bustling regional hub. ...

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Longtime Williston mayor coming to end of term

Williston Mayor

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – The longtime leader of the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is coming to the end of a two-decade run at the city’s helm. Mayor Ward Koeser, 64, isn’t seeking re-election this June, after serving as mayor since 1994. “My dream was that we would become the best little city in America,” Koeser told the ...

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