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Mayor: ND boomtown’s rents beginning to tumble

BISMARCK, N.D. — The mayor of Watford City says rents in the city have gone down by $1,000 a month or more. Mayor Brent Sanford says about 300 apartment units have been added in the western North Dakota community recently. Sanford says just a month ago, rents ranged from between $3,200 to $3,400 a month. Now they range from $1,600 ...

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$430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery begins diesel sales

BISMARCK, N.D. — Operators of a new oil refinery in western North Dakota says diesel sales have begun. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners built the $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery near Dickinson. Officials said Monday that some diesel was sold last month. But they say June is expected to be the first full month of ...

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Body found at Dickinson site identified as missing man

DICKINSON, N.D. — State officials say the body found last week at a construction site in Dickinson is that of a 30-year-old man who has been missing for more than three years. The Bismarck Tribune reports Eric Haider was identified by North Dakota State Forensic Examiner’s Office. An examiner was able to positively identify Haider through medical records, distinguishable tattoos ...

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Remains at Dickinson site could take 4-6 weeks to identify

DICKINSON, N.D. — Police say the remains of a body found at a construction site in Dickinson may not be identified for four to six weeks. An excavation crew uncovered the remains and some clothing Thursday at construction site in the northern part of town. KXMB-TV reports Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents are working with Dickinson police to investigate the ...

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Human skeleton with clothing unearthed at Dickinson construction site

The Dickinson Press reports that an excavation crew unearthed a partial human skeleton and clothing on the evening of Thursday, May 21. Dickinson Police Captain Joe Cianni said that local law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the construction site in north Dickinson, North Dakota, where the remains were discovered. On Friday morning, police blocked off a large area surrounding the ...

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Work beginning on $83 million Watford City Event Center

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Work is starting on an $83 million event center in Watford City. Mayor Brent Sanford said Wednesday’s ground-breaking ceremony for the project was “pretty monumental” for the oil patch city. Residents last June voted to increase the city sales tax to fund the center and other projects, including a new hospital. The Bismarck Tribune reports that ...

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Concert tickets on sale for 38th Norsk Hostfest in Minot

MINOT, N.D. — Ticket sales have begun for concerts at this year’s Norsk Hostfest in Minot. Headline entertainers lined up include The Band Perry and The Beach Boys, singers Ronnie Milsap, Martina McBride and Marty Stuart, the Celtic Thunder musical group, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and the ABBA tribute band Abbacadabra, which will perform with the Minot Symphony Orchestra. The annual ...

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