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Montana – Dakota Utilities Co. promotes Natural Gas use for Homes Space Heating needs

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(Press Release) Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. promotes Natural Gas use for Homes Space Heating needs Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is promoting and extending natural gas service to many new housing developments in the area. Although Montana-Dakota is an electric and natural gas service provider, they are promoting natural gas for new housing in the area to help keep housing affordable for the long-term. The winter heating season can be long and very cold, ...

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Lutheran Social Services seeks Renters; Legacy at Central Place has Openings


Williston Economic Development by Barb Peterson A new affordable housing project for seniors is seeking tenants. The Lutheran Social Services Legacy at Central Place still has a number of units available. The 44 unit complex is located in the former Williston Junior High building near Downtown Williston. Renovations are expected to wrap up in late January and new tenants will begin moving into the rehabilitated facility in late ...

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Williston leads State in Taxable Sales for 9th Consecutive Quarter


BISMARCK, N.D. (Press Release)– Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced today that North Dakota’s economy grew at a moderate pace during the third quarter of 2013, which includes July, August, and September. According to the economic report, North Dakota’s third quarter total taxable sales and purchases were $6.947 billion, up $166 million from the third quarter 2012, for a modest increase of ...

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The Top Williston Wire Stories from 2013


Dear Readers –   The Williston Economic Development staff sat down to rank our top 10 stories from 2013; it was a difficult task as the City saw a number of great improvements during the past 12 months.  The stories we considered the best had to do with Williston’s growth such as the record number of apartment units built, enplanements and births.  ...

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Faces of the Boom: Cashing in at Cash Wise


By: Amy Dalrymple WILLISTON, N.D. – When Kimberly Pick heard the grocery store chain she and her husband work for was expanding to North Dakota’s Oil Patch, she put a bug in her husband’s ear. “I knew it would be an opportunity for us,” said Kimberly, 30. Kimberly and Jeremy Pick, both natives of the St. Cloud, Minn., area, are ...

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Dakota Resource Council’s Film, “This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom.”

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Interviews and footage show what it’s really like living with chaotic changes Bismarck, ND— Dakota Resource Council has released a film about living in the Bakken, titled, “This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom.” DRC Communications Director Sean Arithson said, “The film features everyday North Dakotans talking about how the chaotic development of the Bakken has affected ...

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Christmas in the Bakken Formation: North Dakota city sees growth from fracking industry

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By Perry Chiaramonte It’s Christmas in Boomtown. Williston, N.D., is ground zero in America’s energy renaissance, with six-figure salaries the norm and stunning prosperity that extends from the oil and gas derricks to the construction, sales and service industries. But for much of the burgeoning population that has converged on Williston and other towns on the Bakken Formation, Christmas will be ...

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Boom boosts book business: Store owner says influx of oil workers means more … – In-Forum


Photo and Article By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – Independent bookstore owner Chuck Wilder noticed a change in business four years ago when guys in Halliburton coveralls started coming into his shop. Books on Broadway started getting new customers, including a more educated set of oilfield workers than previous oil booms had brought to Williston. “These guys, ...

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