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Williston seniors see relief in ND housing crisis

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Seniors are a vulnerable population in North Dakota’s growing economy. That’s according to North Dakota Housing Finance Agency director Jolene Kline — and that’s why the groundbreaking of ‘the Williston Senior II’ (TWO) building was an affordable housing milestone today. The $3.9 million dollar senior housing project will include 21 units in a three-story building. The Housing Finance Agency allocated more than ...

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Bakken effects starting to be felt in Crosby, ND


CROSBY –  Tim Gjovig more than doubled the size of his Hardware Hank store in Crosby when he rebuilt to accommodate the business volume that he was seeing. Now in his new building for just over a year, he’s already wishing the store was bigger. “There’s just so much going on around here,” said Gjovig, whose store is experiencing a ...

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Williston education sees hardships in all aspects

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Jeff Winslow spent a week this summer working on a drilling rig, earning as much as he did in his first two months teaching middle school in Williston. Winslow, a 30-year-old health teacher, didn’t continue with the oil industry job, opting to stick with his passion. But he finds it tough to survive on a teacher’s salary ...

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Williston ND to get Grainger Branch to support Bakken Oil Fields


Williston, ND – Grainger announced the opening of its new branch in Williston, N.D. to support customers in the Bakken oil fields. “Grainger offers world-class solutions that are part of a multi-channel approach, which includes our sales team, eCommerce, programs to manage customer inventory more effectively, and a strong network of branches and contact centers,” said Doe Kittay, Vice President ...

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Faces of the Boom: Louisiana men bring mobile motel…

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Louisiana native Dex Comardelle, 23, is bringing Southern hospitality to North Dakota’s workforce housing. Comardelle was working toward a degree in hospitality management at the University of Louisiana when he started to hear about North Dakota’s oil boom. Comardelle and his father, Ricky, who has provided living quarters for offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico ...

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