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Monke: There’s no place like Watford City

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By Dustin Monke Nothing in America compares to what’s happening right now in Watford City. It’s as simple as that. As Williston gets the headlines and Dickinson sees the benefits of the Bakken oil boom while not having to deal with the truly dirty side of it, Watford City is stuck right in the middle of it all — “the epicenter” ...

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Mail Soultion Offered to Oil Workers with no Address

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By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D.- Getting mail delivered in the Bakken is a frustration for some, but for recent college graduate Dave VanAssche, it inspired his entrepreneurial spirit. The 26-year-old moved to Williston two years ago from Washington state after he couldn’t find work in his field of accounting and finance. “The competition for the entry-level ...

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ND government officials break ground on U.S. 85 Watford City bypass

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North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, North Dakota Department of Transportation director Grant Levi, Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford, and other state and local officials broke ground recently on the U.S. 85 Watford City bypass, which will re-route Highway 85 traffic onto a new roadway southwest of Watford City., N.D. The bypass will enhance safety and traffic movement throughout the area, ...

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Wait…the “Tyler Formation”?

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DICKINSON, N.D. – Marathon Oil has become the first company to try modern horizontal drilling in the Tyler Formation of southwest North Dakota. If successful, Marathon could be the first of many companies to drill that way in the Tyler, a geologically complex formation that is viewed by many as the Bakken’s little brother. The formation has produced oil from ...

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Highway project set for Watford City

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The groundbreaking for a highway project here Tuesday marked a huge step toward improving the quality of life for Oil Patch residents, local leaders said. A U.S. Highway 85 bypass will improve safety and ease congestion in Watford City, where 3,700 trucks travel on Main Street each day. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford called the project ...

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NDSCS opens a diesel tech training center and program

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Multiple speakers stood in the shadow of different pieces of equipment that will be worked on by students at the North Dakota State College of Science Diesel Technology Program during a opening ceremony to Bisek Hall in Wahpeton Friday. The ceremony, led by NDSCS President John Richman, opened the event by commemorating the opening of the new addition to Bisek ...

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Money made available to ND law enforcement in oil country

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Thanks to appropriations from the North Dakota legislature, there’s money to address a backlog of issues brewing in oil country.  This week, law enforcement agencies from across the state make their pitch for a piece of the pie. “The need is great, I mean, we desperately are just scrambling to help these people,” says Darla Juma, Director, Domestic Violence Program, ...

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United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit to include energy session

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of North Dakota’s tribal nations are holding their annual conference in Bismarck. The agenda for the 17th annual United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit Wednesday through Friday includes sessions about energy, education, public safety, health care, economic development, the environment and housing. The event also is paying tribute to a conference in Bismarck 50 years ago ...

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