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New fracking technique could cut demand for fresh water


By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved the first significant pilot test of recycling water for hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken, which could lead to conserving millions of gallons of freshwater and reducing truck traffic. Statoil received the OK last week to proceed with a test that will use produced water ...

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Michigan man facing North Dakota murder charge arrested in Wisconsin

Ryan Anderson

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with murder in North Dakota has been arrested in Wisconsin for violating bond conditions. Ryan Anderson is accused of fatally stabbing his friend, Christopher King, in an alcohol-fueled dispute last March at an oil field crew camp in northwestern North Dakota. He’s scheduled for trial in mid-February. Williams County Sheriff’s Detective Caleb ...

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Williston might ban some metal buildings downtown


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – The western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is considering a nine-month moratorium on metal-sided industrial buildings in the city’s downtown. City planner Rachel Ressler says the moratorium would be in place while officials develop new standards for downtown construction. City staff is looking at potential requirements for such things as building materials, height, signing ...

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Blizzard hits southwest N.D., causes whiteout conditions


After a blast of arctic air sent wind chills to a reported 51 degrees below zero in Dickinson over the weekend, southwest North Dakota encountered blizzard conditions that descended on the area Monday morning and created “near-whiteout conditions” by mid-afternoon. Light snow began blowing as winds increased around noon Monday and southwest North Dakota was placed under a blizzard warning ...

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Postal Service Disrupted in Williston


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Mail delivery to some customers in the northwestern North Dakota oil boom town of Williston has been disrupted after four carriers quit at the beginning of the Christmas rush, the U.S. Postal Service says. Postal Service spokesman Peter Nowacki said Monday that four people resigned this month with little or no notice. He said some Williston ...

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Williston welcomes new venues for food and drink


Restaurateur making big investment in Williston INFORUM Marcus Jundt, chairman and CEO of Williston Holding Co., poses at Williston Brewing Company, a restaurant he plans to expand nationally. Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – An entrepreneur who already has invested millions in Williston plans to make the boomtown the namesake of a national restaurant chain. Marcus Jundt, ...

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Williston gets a Fuddruckers

A new type of hamburger is now available in Williston. On Tuesday, Fuddruckers opened its doors and within an hour, a line of customers was waiting to order. As the customers lined up, Gurhan Adali was all smiles. Months of work and a lot of risk was finally beginning to pay off for the businessman from Washington D.C. “It’s very ...

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Letter from North Dakota: The Oil Party Rocks On


WILLISTON, N.D., Nov 13- Falling oil prices have spooked Wall Street and even parts of Texas. But in North Dakota’s booming oil patch, the crude-fueled party carries on. Since June, the price of crude oil has fallen 30 percent to about $75 a barrel, raising fears that oil production would slow across the United States. But you wouldn’t know it ...

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Canadian delegation comes down for Bakken info


WILLISTON, N.D. — A Canadian delegation visited the Bakken region last week to help prepare for oil development in Northwest Territories.By: Jerry Burnes, Forum News Service A Canadian delegation visited the Bakken region last week to help prepare for oil development in the Northwest Territories. David Ramsay, minister of industry, tourism and investment and minister of transportation for the government of ...

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Williston Summit on various industries sells out

williston summit

The Williston Summit took place this week in Williston, N.D. The invitation-only event was for investors, developers, and businesses, along with real estate, rail, oil, and gas industry representatives. “We put [the event] together in three weeks,” said Ann Kvande, event coordinator and Williston Economic Development administrative assistant. The event took place at the Grand Williston Hotel and consisted of ...

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