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North Dakota regulators approve $249M wind farm near Tioga

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has approved a $249 million wind farm in Williams County. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Lindahl Wind Project planned by Kansas-based Tradewind Energy Inc. 4 miles north of Tioga is to include up to 75 turbines on 13,000 acres. The wind farm will produce 150 megawatts of power that will be sold ...

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Williston sets deadline for elimination of oil crew camps

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s City Commission has set a July 1 deadline for the elimination of oil field crew camps within city limits, but the issue still might not be resolved. Commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance setting the deadline, after debate about its impact on the energy industry. However, Mayor Howard Klug said he will push ...

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Williston jail ordered to reduce female inmate population

WILLISTON, N.D. — State corrections officials have ordered the Williams County jail to reduce its population of female inmates. A recent inspection found the facility had 18 more women than the 20 it’s allowed, the Williston Herald reported. The jail’s population has increased as the general population has soared with the region’s oil boom. “Who’d have ever thought we’d have ...

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Alexander looks to co-op with Williston for spring sports

ALEXANDER, N.D. — The Alexander and Williston school systems are considering a cooperative for spring sports. Alexander has partnered with Watford City in the past, but the Williston Herald reports that Watford City isn’t continuing the co-op this school year so that it can remain under the Class B enrollment cap. Watford City has been growing due to the western ...

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