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STAR Fund Supports 14 Community Enhancement / Marketing Projects

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STAR Fund – City of Williston News Release Williston City Commission gave the approval of $50,000 in STAR Fund Community Enhancement/Marketing Funds to be distributed to fourteen projects on Tuesday February 11, 2014.“Williston and the communities in our trade area have a wonderful opportunity at this time to bring new people seeking jobs into our communities. Like housing availability and ...

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Project Heat helping Williston-area homeless

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Groups including the Salvation Army and several Williston-area churches have organized a program for area homeless people who don’t have shelter from this winter’s bitter cold. Project Heat involves 10 beds reserved at an area oil patch crew camp, the location of which is not being disclosed. The effort launched Monday will run through March. Nearly 1,000 ...

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Annexation requests up: Nedrose school losing students to Minot

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By: Andrea Johnson, Minot Daily News Minot’s population boom means that more families are moving into the area and are often confused about what school district their new home is in. “I’m getting one (annexation request) a week on average,” said Ward County Superintendent of Schools Jodi Johnson, who said that’s an increase over previous years. “And the office is getting ...

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Child care in N.D. at ‘tipping point’

By : Mike Nowatzki, Jamestown Sun “Bright & Early” is a program led by the state Department of Human Services in partnership with Child Care Aware of North Dakota. It went through a two-year pilot project in Cass County and was officially launched last month in Cass, Stutsman, Ward and Williams counties. Five additional counties — Burleigh, Grand Forks, Morton, Ramsey ...

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WSC opens internship housing program

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 Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:02 am Eric Killelea  Williston State College has announced its summer internship housing program for students wanting a “safe and convenient” educational in-campus stay at Frontier Hall. Shanna Curlin, coordinator of conference services at WSC, said she hopes to spread the word to the “many students across the state of North Dakota who may take ...

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MainStay Suites Hotel Sets Up in Tioga, North Dakota

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Tioga, ND February 07, 2014 Miller Architects & Builders has recently broke ground on MainStay Suites in Tioga, North Dakota. Owner, Ernie Graham of Graham Development, Minot, North Dakota, has been a long time commercial developer in the state of California. In 2011 Mr. Graham started researching the Bakken area and in 2012 he made a few trips to Western ...

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Minot issues 2nd-highest total of building permits

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) – The value of building permits issued in North Dakota’s fourth-largest city last year was the second-highest total in Minot’s history. The city says $261.2 million worth of permits were issued in 2013, second only to the $305 million in permits issued in 2012. The second-highest amount had been $204.6 million in 2011. City Manager Dave Waind ...

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Bakken Briefings

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Rig count indicates oil slowdown A precipitous drop in the number of rigs working in Divide County is indicative of a “significant slowdown” expected in North Dakota’s oil patch. “We knew two years ago a slowdown was coming, a significant slowdown,” said Lynn Helms, the state’s Mineral Resources director. One example of how the slowdown can be measured is through ...

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Williams County rejects plan for housing, RV park

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RAY, N.D. — Williams County officials have denied a request to build a 55 homes and a recreational vehicle park near Ray. The Williams County Planning and Zoning Commission denied the request last week after heated debate. Backers of the proposal say the project would attract families and investment in Ray. The city is part of the state’s booming oil ...

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