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Construction to begin on fire substation in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Construction on a new $5.4 million fire substation in Williston is slated to begin this month. The Williston Herald reports that the city awarded Minnesota-based Shingobee Builders to build the substation on 58th Street. Officials say the goal is to improve response times in the busy northern section of the city. Williston Fire Chief Jason Catrambone says ...

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North Dakota July airline boardings down 4 percent from 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — Boardings at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in July dropped about 4 percent from the previous year. The state Aeronautics Commission reports Dickinson had the biggest percentage drop, of just under 30 percent. Minot saw the biggest drop in actual passengers, with about 3,700 fewer boardings than in July 2014. Airports in Fargo, Grand Forks and ...

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Woman pleads not guilty to human trafficking in oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Milwaukee woman accused of being part of a prostitution ring in the western North Dakota oil patch has pleaded not guilty. Authorities allege 38-year-old Rasheda Ross was involved in a commercial sex operation that advertised online and did business out of a Williston hotel. The Williston Herald reports that Ross on Thursday pleaded not guilty to ...

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Williston Wal-Mart no longer open 24 hours

The convenience of 24-hour shopping is about to change at the Williston Wal-Mart as it prepares to close its doors from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. beginning August 15. As reported by the Williston Herald, the Williston Wal-Mart is one of five stores in North Dakota that will be reallocating resources by doing away with its 24-hour policy to better ...

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Hearing set for proposed ethane pipeline in western ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has slated a public hearing for a proposed $85 million ethane pipeline in Divide and Williams counties. The meeting is slated for Thursday in Williston for the planned 47-mile-long pipeline proposed by Vantage Pipeline US. The pipeline would start near Williston and connect to an existing Vantage ethane pipeline system near ...

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Sewage flow becomes Williston’s oil bust indicator

WILLISTON, N.D. – The population of a U.S. oil boomtown that became a symbol of the fracking revolution is dropping fast because of the collapse in crude oil prices , according to an unusual metric: the amount of sewage produced. Williston, North Dakota, has seen its population drop about 6 percent since last summer, according to wastewater data relied upon ...

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2 accused in oil patch trafficking sentenced to prison

BISMARCK, N.D. — Two Californians who admitted to human trafficking in the North Dakota oil patch have been sentenced to prison. The case involved brothels disguised as massage parlors that operated between June 2010 and March 2014 in Minot, Dickinson and Williston. Authorities alleged that Trina Nguyen (wihn) and Loc Tran lured four women from California to work as prostitutes ...

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