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2 dead, 1 injured in crash near Williston

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By Forum News Service WILLISTON – Two men died and a third was seriously injured early Sunday when the pickup they were in failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a dump truck west of here, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. A Ford F-150 pickup driven by Michael Rameden, 22, Ray, was southbound on Williams County Road ...

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Oil company may face sanctions

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP)  — A Colorado oil company probably will be sanctioned for not heeding a warning to properly secure a North Dakota well that was swamped by floodwaters and spilled oil near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, a state health official said Monday. Environmental geologist Kris Roberts said potential fines or other actions were “likely” against ...

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Oil spills into Missouri River in North Dakota

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By REGINA GARCIA CANO (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As many as 33 barrels of oil have been contained after spilling from a well into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in northwest North Dakota, the state’s Department of Health said Saturday. Ice jams in the rivers resulting from warmer weather have caused the waters to ...

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Law enforcement nets 20 arrests in northwest ND

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 Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a two-day law enforcement operation in the state’s oil patch region resulted in more than 20 arrests. Stenehjem says the operation ended Thursday and was the result of a long-term undercover investigation by state, local and federal agencies. He says the operation targeted organized drug rings and other ...

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Sales tax could fund downtown plan

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Eric Killelea The Williston City Commission is considering imposing a 1 percent tax on lodging and restaurants, which could generate $1.2 million per year. In February, Mayor Ward Koeser asked commissioners to further their pursuit of addressing the lack of downtown parking. On Tuesday, Commissioner Howard Klug offered a solution — impose a lodging and restaurant tax to generate revenue. ...

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Williston survey: Roommates key to affording rent

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WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — A community survey conducted in Williston shows roommates are key to affording rent in that city. The Williston Affordable Housing Committee says the majority of the 379 people who anonymously answered the survey reported living with roommates to cut down high rent costs. The survey showed that 137 live with one to three roommates; 79 live ...

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