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Wanted: FBI agents

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 By TOM LUTEY | Lee News Service BILLINGS, Mont. _  A Bakken-state fracas has erupted over whether FBI agents stationed in Montana should be moved to North Dakota. Responding to a 32 percent increase in crime in the Bakken oil country, the FBI last July opened shop in Sidney, which is where Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., contends the agents belong. North ...

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Faces of the Boom: Got the munchies? Call Kelli

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By: Amy Dalrymple WILLISTON, N.D. – A new Williston resident who moved to North Dakota after the hair salons she owned in Chicago closed is getting ready for her new business venture to take off. Kelli Cook, a 40-year-old mother of two, recently launched Munchies Food Taxi, a restaurant delivery service that aims to fill a void in Williston. Cook ...

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Oil creates rhetorical problems for Dems

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By: Rob Port, Bakken.com According to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal, the number of North Dakota millionaires grew significantly from 2012 to 2013. “In 2012, North Dakota ranked 43rd, one spot behind Alabama,” reports the the paper. “Last year, it moved up to 29th, one ahead of Florida.” A boom in energy production in the state’s western energy ...

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Montana, North Dakota battle over FBI agents

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By TOM LUTEY/Billings Gazette Ravalli Republic A Bakken-state fracas has erupted over whether FBI agents stationed in Montana should be moved to North Dakota. Responding to a 32 percent increase in crime in the Bakken oil country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation last July opened shop in Sidney, which is where U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., contends the agents belong. ...

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Documentary on Williston newcomers debuts at Sundance Film Festival

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By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – A documentary about a Williston church that opened its doors to job-seekers who needed a place to sleep will premiere today at the Sundance Film Festival. “The Overnighters” by San Francisco filmmaker Jesse Moss documents the stories of men who arrive in the oil boomtown seeking new opportunities but are faced ...

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Western ND Postal Service gets Heitkamp’s stamp of disapproval

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By: Bryan Horwath, Forum News Service, INFORUM DICKINSON, N.D. – People in the energy-impacted areas of western North Dakota have been dealing with U.S. Postal Service problems since the onset of the oil boom. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Friday she wants to see solutions. Speaking at a forum including both local and regional Postal Service leaders at the Strom Center, the ...

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Mayor wants ND guard armory open for homeless

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williston’s mayor wants to use the National Guard armory in the city as a temporary shelter for the homeless. Ward Koeser tells the Williston Herald that he plans to ask the City Commission on Tuesday to consider the plan. North Dakota to the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas. Ninety percent of drilling activity in ...

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Upcoming Energy Events (Williston)

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01/14             Williston Basin Chapter API Monthly Meeting The social will be held at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. The program will feature the Well Control School and Lease Operator Program at Train ND at Williston State College. 01/29-30        Bakken Product Markets and Takeaway Capacity Examining pipeline, rail and gathering solutions to ensure Bakken ...

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