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Mayor wants ND guard armory open for homeless


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williston’s mayor wants to use the National Guard armory in the city as a temporary shelter for the homeless. Ward Koeser tells the Williston Herald that he plans to ask the City Commission on Tuesday to consider the plan. North Dakota to the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas. Ninety percent of drilling activity in ...

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Initial NTSB report says 18 of 20 oil tank cars punctured in fiery Casselton … – In-Forum


By: Archie Ingersoll, INFORUM CASSELTON – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators. According to the report by the National Transportation Safety Board: The ...

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Crude Market Update: January 13th

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Oil Inventories Continue to Rise Crude Oil prices after Wednesdays EIA report declined 1.45% for the 24 hour period, closing at 92.61 after a report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has showed that fuel stockpiles in the US rose more than expected last week. Stockpiles rose by 5.83 million barrels to 125 million, surpassing analysts’ estimate of a gain ...

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Part-time liaison to oil patch selected


 By Nick Smith A recently retired state Department of Transportation official has been tapped to serve as a part-time liaison for transportation infrastructure development in the oil patch. Dave Leftwich was appointed by the governor last week to serve as a liaison for western North Dakota road development. Leftwich, a Bismarck resident, retired in November from the DOT after 39 years ...

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Addiction counseling in demand in Oil Patch


By: Katherine Grandstrand, Forum News Service, INFORUM DICKINSON, N.D. – Although down one-third of its staffing, the need for substance abuse counseling provided by Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson has increased with the area’s growing population. To meet the needs of southwestern North Dakota and to maintain its level of service, the center has gone to creative lengths. “We utilize ...

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Faces of the Boom: After enduring RV, family happy to have a home


By: Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – Paul and Marcia Whitcomb thought they’d be temporary North Dakotans, working in the oilfield to earn money and someday returning to Arkansas. But now the couple and their four children are permanent Williston residents, working oilfield jobs that will be around long after drilling is over and finally living in a house ...

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ND baby boom: State records 10,000 birth for first time in almost 25 years


By: Patrick Springer, INFORUM FARGO – North Dakota passed a milestone recently by exceeding 10,000 births, a benchmark that last was reached almost 25 years ago. The moment happened in 2012, when 10,072 resident births were recorded. North Dakota last surpassed 10,000 births in 1988, when 10,111 babies were born. North Dakota again exceeded 10,000 births in 2013, although the official ...

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A city of 65000 and no additional doctors


January 12, 2014 2:00 am  •  By LLOYD OMDAHL The shortage of primary care physicians in North Dakota just got worse. It was approaching a crisis situation before the Medicaid expansion kicked in on Jan. 1. That expansion will eventually add 20,000 to 30,000 people to the patient load in North Dakota. Add this to the 40,000 newcomers working in the Bakken ...

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