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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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Resident doctors coming to Williston

UND

By: Larry Griffin, The Williston Herald Medical doctors in training are coming to Williston this summer to practice rural medicine. A new residency program with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health will have medical grad students doing their training in the North Dakota area for the first time. The first year of each residency program, a press ...

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Drugs called the biggest Bakken problem

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BILLINGS, Mont. — The biggest roadblock to a more robust development of the Bakken oil riches isn’t transportation of the crude, sufficient water for hydraulic fracking or even enough investment money. It’s drugs. That’s the analysis of Fred Dickson, chief investment strategist and senior vice president for Davidson Companies, which is headquartered in Great Falls. Chief executives for Halliburton, Schlumberger and ...

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US to further delay Obamacare employer mandate

By: Noam N. Levey – Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The Obama administration again delayed a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits, offering businesses more relief from the president’s health law deadlines. Under the law, employers with more than 50 full-time employees must offer affordable health benefits or pay fines, a requirement originally scheduled to go into ...

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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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Bakken Briefings

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Dumping bothers Divide County Divide County Emergency Manager and Land Use Administrator Jody Gunlock is worried about illegal dumping on rural roadways. “This can happen at any time,” Gunlock said. “These guys are trying to make a quick buck. They open their valves, dump, then go back and get paid for another load.” The reason Gunlock loses sleep over dumping ...

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Minneapolis buildings evacuated amid carbon monoxide, natural gas leak – Pioneer Press

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By Raya Zimmerman rzimmerman@pioneerpress.com POSTED:   01/19/2014 12:01:00 AM CST  Two Minneapolis apartment buildings were evacuated and a few residents hospitalized Saturday night after a gas leak at one and a carbon monoxide scare at another. Around 7 p.m., residents in the apartment building at 1728 Third Ave. S. in the Stevens Square neighborhood called 911 to report a gas ...

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