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Decision to end Williston crew camps might prompt lawsuit

The city commission's decision to end Williston crew camps will likely face a legal battle. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A company that provides workforce housing in the western North Dakota oil patch says it will sue to continue operating crew camps in Williston. The City Commission late last year set a July 1 deadline for the camps to shut down, and commissioners earlier this month rejected a compromise proposal to instead phase out the camps ...

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Alliance supports compromise for Williston workforce housing

Target Logistics' Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA ─ March 2, 2016 ─ Members of the 1038 Housing Compromise Alliance, composed of North Dakota’s oil producers, oilfield service companies, housing providers and several statewide organizations, have united to support proposed Ordinance 1038 – which comes before the Williston City Commission March 8. “During a meeting in early December, Williston Mayor Howard Klug and the City ...

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Williston weighs permanent ban on metal buildings downtown

WILLISTON, N.D. — City leaders are hoping to improve the appearance of the downtown Williston by making permanent a temporary moratorium on metal buildings downtown. However, some commissioners in the oil patch hub worry the move will add to the expense of building downtown and discourage new projects. The proposal recommended by the city’s planning and zoning commission would ban ...

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Oasis buys Williston water for fracking

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Last week The Williston City Commission approved an agreement between Oasis Petroleum and the city to sell its wastewater to the company. The wastewater will be used for the hydraulic fracturing process. This contract will bring in approximately $110,000 to the city. Oasis expects to buy 440,000 barrels of wastewater. This arrangement will be positive for the city because, according ...

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Williston will consult attorney general on options for high rent prices


By: Amy Dalrymple, Oil Patch Dispatch WILLISTON, N.D. – Citizens here pleaded with the Williston City Commission on Tuesday to address steep increases in rental prices, with some comparing the displacement of residents to a natural disaster. City commissioners plan to ask the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office whether there’s anything the city can do to provide relief. Residents of ...

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Williston approves more than 2,000 housing units


April 25, 2014 10:12 pm  •  Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s City Commission has approved plans for a 535-acre development that will bring 2,024 residential units to the housing-strapped city. Colorado-based LAI Design’s North Star Center residential and commercial project was approved Tuesday. The development is set to drastically increase the city’s housing stock with 1,349 apartments, 94 single-family lots and ...

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