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Halliburton cuts jobs in Williston, North Dakota

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Halliburton Co, the world’s No. 2 oilfield services provider, said on Monday it has laid off staff in Williston, North Dakota, blaming plunging crude oil prices. The company provided no details on the number of employees affected. “Halliburton will continue to monitor the business environment and will adjust the size of our workforce to align with current business demands as ...

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US 85 bridge near Williston being closed for maintenance

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Lewis and Clark Bridge on U.S. Highway 85 south of Williston will be closed for 24 hours for maintenance work. The highway is the major north-south artery in the western North Dakota oil patch. Motorists will need to take alternate routes between 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The state Transportation Department says alternative routes ...

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Texas company buying 4 North Dakota TV stations for $44M

BISMARCK, N.D. — Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group is buying four CBS-affiliated TV stations in North Dakota for $44 million. Nexstar is buying KXMC in Minot, KXMB in Bismarck, KXMA in Dickinson and KXMD in Williston from Reiten Television. Nexstar also will provide sales and other services to the market’s two ABC-affiliated stations owned by Forum Communications, in continuation of Reiten’s ...

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Regional Bakken economy beginning to stabilize

Hotel rentals, the flow of sewage and drilling are all down in the North Dakota oil patch, but the mood regarding the continued growth of Williston’s economy is optimistic, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). At last week’s Williston Economic Development WEST! Conference, the city’s economic activity outside the oil field was highlighted and examined. Organizer of the conference and ...

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Oil and saltwater release contained in Williams County

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says about 2,100 gallons of oil and 12,600 gallons barrels of saltwater were released, contained and recovered on a site just outside of Williston. StatOil Oil and Gas LP reported Wednesday’s incident to the state division. The company reported that the cause of the contained fluid release at the oil ...

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Work beginning on $30 million highway bypass around Killdeer

KILLDEER, N.D. — Construction is beginning on a $30 million bypass to route truck traffic around the western North Dakota oil patch town of Killdeer. Ground was broken for the project on Tuesday and work was beginning Wednesday on the 4-mile, two-lane project that will move traffic around the west side of the community, connecting state Highways 200 and 22, ...

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Construction to begin on fire substation in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Construction on a new $5.4 million fire substation in Williston is slated to begin this month. The Williston Herald reports that the city awarded Minnesota-based Shingobee Builders to build the substation on 58th Street. Officials say the goal is to improve response times in the busy northern section of the city. Williston Fire Chief Jason Catrambone says ...

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Up, up, up: Butte keeps climbing in firm’s economy rankings

Butte-Silver Bow County is ranked eighth in economic strength this year among 536 “micropolitan” locales in the U.S. with populations between 10,000 and 50,000, according to an economic research firm. That’s up from 15th in the 2014 rankings by Florida-based Policom Corp., which bases its independent rankings on 23 variables for strengthening or weakening a local economy over an extended ...

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