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Family Crisis Shelter plans expansion in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — A shelter for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in Williston is planning to more than double its size. The Family Crisis Shelter has purchased land to expand facilities after five years of searching, the Williston Herald reported. Plans for the land were approved earlier this month at a Williston Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, despite ...

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ND oil well blowout spews more than 23,000 gallons of crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Health Department says a well blowout spewed more than 23,000 gallons of oil and 4,600 gallons of briny wastewater in Dunn County. Environmental scientist Bill Suess says the blowout occurred Saturday morning at a well owned by XTO Energy Inc., about 18 miles southeast of Watford City. Suess says the company reported the spill to ...

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Man who killed fellow oil worker wants to be free man

MINOT, N.D. — A Texas man who stabbed to death a fellow oil field worker in a North Dakota hotel about four years ago is seeking to be released from state supervision. Thirty-seven-year-old Charles Davis, of Trinity, Texas, acknowledged killing 48-year-old Donald Flowers, of Wichita Falls, Texas, in a conference room at the Candlewood Suites in Minot in March 2011. ...

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Idaho man sentenced for sex trafficking in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — An Idaho man who once won a battle against the federal government in the U.S. Supreme Court is now going to federal prison for sex trafficking in North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 48-year-old Michael Sackett, of Priest Lake, Idaho, pleaded guilty Monday to a sex trafficking charge and was sentenced to a year and a ...

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Ex-well operator in North Dakota indicted in dumping case

The former operator of a saltwater well in southwest North Dakota linked to an illegal wastewater dumping case pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges Monday in federal court in Bismarck. A federal indictment charges Jason Halek, of Southlake, Texas, with conspiring with others in a number of illegal acts including injecting saltwater — an unwanted byproduct of oil production ...

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ND regulators approve transfer of wind project to Xcel

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators approved the ownership transfer Monday of an unfinished $300 million wind farm project in the southeastern part of the state to a Minneapolis utility. The Public Service Commission approved the transfer of the Courtenay Wind Farm near Jamestown from Edina, Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy to Xcel Energy. The three-member panel approved the 100-turbine project for ...

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Economic growth tied to more than just price of oil

Last year at this time my office received dozens of phone calls and emails asking about ‘Boomtown’ and what’s really going on in Williston, North Dakota. Now we get calls asking about ‘the bust’ and what’s it like in Williston. After I slowly put down the phone and back away from the keyboard, I take a breath and just smile. ...

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Minot among 10 cities in White House climate initiative

MINOT, N.D. — Minot is among 10 cities across the nation getting a $25,000 grant and volunteers to improve their ability to handle risks related to climate change, including extreme weather. The help is through the Resilience AmeriCorps initiative that President Barack Obama announced in July. Selected cities are said to face risk from climate change, have shown efforts to ...

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