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Williston paramedics unionize; city upset by move

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Nearly all of the full-time paramedics in Williston have formed a union, a move that city officials are not welcoming. Thirteen of the city’s 15 full-time paramedics have formed a local chapter with the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents nearly 300,000 firefighters and first responders in the United States and Canada, but at least ...

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Oil patch bypasses to start with ceremonies

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 By Lauren Donovan Ceremonial groundbreaking for two road projects designed to greatly increase safety and comfort in the oil patch will be held Tuesday. Local and state officials will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday to herald the start of the Alexander bypass, at a location one mile west of U.S. Highway 85 on First Avenue. Later, at 12:15 p.m., a second ...

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$11M apartment building going up at Williston State College

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Construction is underway on a four-story, $11 million apartment building at Williston State College. The 84,000-square-foot building will have 74 units. Half will be dedicated to “essential service” workers and the other half will be available at market rate. College President Raymond Nadolny says the school will use of the units for student housing. The building also ...

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Crowd wowed as Williston rec center opens

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By Amy Dalrymple WILLISTON — More than 2,500 people checked out the new Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday during the first two hours it was open, from families with small children to oilfield workers still in their coveralls. The crowd that gathered on indoor tennis courts for an opening ceremony got louder and louder as speeches continued, reflecting the community’s ...

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Williston’s hotel rooms soar

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WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — The number of hotel rooms is soaring in Williston along with increased oil production. Williston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Amy Krueger said the growth in the economy has meant a big demand for additional hotels. Krueger said there were seven hotels and 607 rooms in the city in 2010. She said the number of hotels ...

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New director of public works takes over in Williston

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By ERIC KILLELEA | For The Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. — As Williston expands, the city’s public works department is hustling to meet demand for spacing, workers and improved infrastructure. But with project completions expected in upcoming years, the department seems to be getting a better handle on the rapid growth. In January, longtime director Monte Meiers retired. David Tuan ...

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Forum editorial: Confluence oil spill is troubling

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Here is a generous serving of high praise for North Dakota Game and Fish supervisor Kent Luttschwager. He seems to be one of the few (the only?) state habitat/wildlife managers who has spoken out forcefully regarding oil pollution. Last week, 33 barrels of crude oil (that’s just short of 1,400 gallons) spilled from a flooded oil well near the confluence ...

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Hannity to speak at Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

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By Dickinson Press Staff  Conservative pundit Sean Hannity has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 22nd annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. Hannity will speak at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22 at the Bismarck Civic Center. The TV and radio talk show host will record segments for his radio and television programs from the conference and western North Dakota during ...

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