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Emergency shelter would be good for city

Eric Killelea The Williston City Commission has approved an ordinance for a temporary emergency housing shelter that will probably be located at the New Armory on Main Street. The city must still conduct a public meeting on the decision but after hearing public comments during the commission meeting on Tuesday, it seems the increasing amount of homeless in Williston will ...

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Williston Development is moving east


By Eric Killelea The Williams County Commission approved the first major residential development east of Williston. Commissioners last week voted in favor of Shelter Construction’s request for a preliminary plat and a comprehensive plan amendment regarding a 35-unit housing development in Stony Creek Township off Highway 1804. The 110-acre property was rezoned from agricultural to residential two years ago. The ...

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Viewpoints Industry TV Airs in the Bismarck, North Dakota and Vicinity

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Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Viewpoints Industry TV airs in the following North Dakota cities during the month of January and February: Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson, and Williston. The economies in these North Dakota cities rely on several strong industries including, natural resources, government services, education and healthcare. Their populations continue to grow as people from around the country ...

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Watford City Considers Oil Development

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Watford City is the epicenter of the Bakken oil explosion right now. That’s what the president of the Watford City Chamber of Commerce says. Darick Franzen, who has worked in McKenzie County for about three years for the Spring Capital Group, says the extent of the growth in the region can be seen in the roles of the local chamber. ...

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S.D. meth cases on the rise; agents spread thin


January 19, 2014 2:00 pm  •  Associated Press ABERDEEN, S.D. — The number of methamphetamine cases is the rise across South Dakota. There were 1,229 meth-related arrests in 45 counties last year compared to 669 in 36 counties in 2012. Data show there were 402 arrests in 30 counties in 2011. Attorney General Marty Jackley said the 49 agents from the state ...

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Bakken Briefings


Dumping bothers Divide County Divide County Emergency Manager and Land Use Administrator Jody Gunlock is worried about illegal dumping on rural roadways. “This can happen at any time,” Gunlock said. “These guys are trying to make a quick buck. They open their valves, dump, then go back and get paid for another load.” The reason Gunlock loses sleep over dumping ...

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Safer roadmap: Group ranks ND, SD, MT among 11 worst states for highway safety laws


By Mike Nowatzki on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:02 p.m. BISMARCK — North Dakota and 10 other states rate as the worst in the nation when it comes to adopting basic highway safety laws, a nonprofit lobbying group says. Washington, D.C.-based Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released its 11th annual report card Tuesday grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia ...

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MHA Nations plan 2014 Oil and Gas Expo – Sovereignty by the Barrel

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For the third year, tribal officials of the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nations are getting ready to host the players and agencies who are producing oil on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.  Tribal Chairman Tex “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall said “We have a three-legged partnership, the tribes, oil companies and the federal agencies involved in oil activity here.” The theme ...

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Panel to talk about ‘special’ protection


January 21, 2014 12:00 am  •  By Nick Smith BISMARCK, N.D. _ Members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission expect a thorough discussion but no formal action today on a proposal that would designate state landmarks as worthy of special protection from development. The commission is holding a special meeting at 11 a.m. in the Pioneer Room of the state Capitol. Attorney General Wayne ...

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