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Oasis buys Williston water for fracking

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Last week The Williston City Commission approved an agreement between Oasis Petroleum and the city to sell its wastewater to the company. The wastewater will be used for the hydraulic fracturing process. This contract will bring in approximately $110,000 to the city. Oasis expects to buy 440,000 barrels of wastewater. This arrangement will be positive for the city because, according ...

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Williston group works to improve downtown


WILLISTON, N.D.— A group of business owners, residents and Williston officials is working to liven up the city’s downtown by promoting local businesses and making the area more walkable. The Williston Downtowners Association has gone from five to 60 members in just two years, and is using the growth to speed the city’s development, the Bismarck Tribune reported. About seven ...

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#TBT Williston Amtrak station


The Williston, N.D. Amtrak station in 2007 may look about the same as it does now, but, so much has changed underneath. The influx of workers traveling looking for a new life in North Dakota has transformed the western part of the state into a jobs mecca, a modern depiction of the American dream. This Amtrak station is the busiest ...

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The next fast-food chain in Williston


Construction has begun on a Culver’s near the Buffalo Wild Wings on Reiger Dr. in Williston. The fast-food chain is based out of Wisconsin and specializes in ButterBurgers and frozen custard. This is the fourth Culvers to open in North Dakota and the first one in a boomtown. The founders of the chain hope to reach families working in western ...

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Sinner says Republican wave too much to overcome


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat said his loss to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer by 30,000 votes shows that the outcome was “meant to be.” George Sinner says he believed the race would be closer, but his campaign was outspent as the election drew near and Cramer rode the Republican wave to ...

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Polls opening across ND for midterm election

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Polls are opening across North Dakota for the midterm election. Polling sites are open in most counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time Tuesday. Lines had formed by opening time in Fargo, the state’s largest city. The National Weather Service forecast indicates favorable conditions, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Voters will ...

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Natural gas pipeline leak shuts highway in ND


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say a section of U.S. Highway 85 south of Williston is shut down after construction breached a natural gas pipeline in the area. McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karolin Rockvoy says the breach occurred Monday afternoon. She says authorities established a cordon of more than four miles around the incident site. The North Dakota ...

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