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Williston Fire Department needs more space


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Most of the Williston Fire Department consists of volunteers. It employs four chiefs, only one of whom works full-time. As a result of the recent oil boom, the Williston Fire Department now covers an area the size of the state’s capitol city. Williston’s extreme population influx has caused a lot of strain on the small ...

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Menards is coming to Williston


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ After years of rumors and speculations it has been confirmed that yes, Williston is getting a Menards.  The Williston Herald reported yesterday that the hardware store chain applied for a building permit on Tuesday.  Nearly a year ago it was reported that the store signed a contract to be at the Sand Creek Town ...

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Williston fire photos


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ A gigantic fire devastated an oil supply company in Williston, ND early Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire is still unknown. A large amount of drilling chemicals are burning up due to the blast. There have been no injuries reported.  There is a half-mile evacuation border for those near the location of ...

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Man charged in ND with masquerading as FBI agent

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A convicted con man who swindled Nashville, Tennessee, businesses out of five-star hotel rooms, stretch limousine rides, helicopter rentals and expensive gifts didn’t fare quite as well during a month in the North Dakota oil patch, investigators contend. Steven Goldmann’s attempt to pass himself off as an FBI agent netted him free coffee, a government rate ...

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Housing help is on the way

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North Dakota is seeing a building season for housing that is perhaps unlike any the state has ever seen, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. A housing shortage in North Dakota, particularly in the oil fields in the western part of the state, has pushed rents in some parts of the state so high that they’ve made ...

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LT Environmental opens in Williston


Press Release An environmental and engineering firm, LT Environmental, INC opened it’s new Williston, ND branch on July 1, 2014. They are staffed locally, and are located on 10 42nd Street East, #13-1, Williston, ND, 58801. “The steady growth LTE has achieved over the past 22 years, combined with commitment to local service, competitive pricing, and rapid response, has made ...

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Williston to buy building for 2 city departments


WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — The city of Williston plans to spend $1.75 million to purchase a building downtown to house its burgeoning building and planning departments. The cost is a negotiated figure with seller Fortuna LLC from the original asking price of $1.9 million. Related: End of an era in Williston Officials said the new building will provide the departments more ...

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End of an era in Williston

Williston Former Mayorr

By Eric Killelea, The Williston Herald It’s the end of an era in Williston. After stepping into the mayor’s seat 20 years ago during Williston’s last oil boom, Mayor Ward Koeser said farewell Tuesday. His vision of Williston as the “best little city in America” is something he remained committed to until the end. His voice quivered as he thanked ...

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Former defendant in rancher’s killing charged after police chase

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WILLISTON – A man previously charged in connection with the death of a Williston rancher led police on a short chase Wednesday before crashing a motorcycle. Ronald Gibbons was treated at Mercy Medical Center in Williston after the chase, the Williams County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. His condition was unknown Wednesday afternoon. Deputies were seeking Gibbons for ...

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Williston residents elect lifelong resident next mayor

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By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON – Voters here chose City Commissioner and lifelong Williston resident Howard Klug as their next mayor. In complete but unofficial results, Klug had 76 percent of votes, while entrepreneur Marcus Jundt had 19 percent and Jim Purkey had 5 percent. The three candidates battled to lead the rapidly growing boomtown and succeed Mayor Ward ...

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