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Williston takes jurisdiction over $500 million development

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Swiss company planning a $500 million development on Williston’s outskirts will need permission from the city, whose mayor isn’t happy about the chosen site. The city has exercised its 1-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction, which will include the site that international real estate company Stropiq has chosen for its Williston Crossing project, the Williston Herald reported. That means ...

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2 lanes of truck bypass in North Dakota oil boomtown open

WILLISTON, N.D. — The state Transportation Department says two lanes of a truck bypass in Williston are open. Officials tell the Williston Herald that the Northwest Truck Reliever Route is intended to ease traffic congestion in the city and make driving safer. The lanes were open on Saturday. Williston Mayor Howard Klug says the route to divert truck traffic away ...

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ND oil tax: Relaxed trigger finger, steady aim

Due to the recent rise in oil prices, over $480 million in tax breaks that would have otherwise been granted to oil producers remain in North Dakota’s coffers. However, discussion regarding the future oil tax revenue stream and a misled legislature persists. For the state to enact the tax trigger the average per barrel price for West Texas Intermediate crude ...

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Low oil prices good news for North Dakota road budgets

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The same slumping oil prices that forced North Dakota’s Legislature to trim some state spending are stretching road construction dollars further, officials say. The reason: Prices for petroleum-based asphalt are down as much as 20 percent than what had been estimated for road building this summer, transportation department spokeswoman Jane Berger said. “It’s tied to oil ...

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Williston approves developer to head airport project

This week the Williston City Commission gave unanimous approval for Phoenix-based Cardon Development Group to repurpose the current site of the Sloulin Field International Airport after its relocation. Williston Mayor Howard Klug said, “This is a big decision, probably the largest public-private project the city has ever done,” The Williston Herald reports. The firm is one of the five development ...

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Williston to take jurisdiction over $500 million development

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Swiss company planning a $500 million development on Williston’s outskirts likely will need to get a building permit from the city rather than the county. The city has notified Williams County that it plans to exercise its 1-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction, meaning the Williston Crossing project proposed by the international real estate company Stropiq will fall under ...

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$500 million development on Williston’s outskirts approved

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Commission has narrowly approved a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of Williston, after debate about the chosen location. The Williston Crossing project proposed by the international real estate company Stropiq is to include more than 1 million square feet of retail, entertainment, office and hotel space just north of the oil patch ...

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Bids for $1.1B ‘surge funding’ projects lower than expected

BISMARCK, N.D. — Officials say bids are coming in lower than expected for the $1.1 billion in fast-track funding designated for highways and communities affected by North Dakota’s exploding growth. Williston Mayor Howard Klug says bids for the projects are coming in at about 20 percent below original estimates. He says that means there will be more money for additional ...

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5 developers will present pitches for new Williston airport

WILLISTON, N.D. — A committee working toward a new airport in Williston will hear pitches from five developers that want to design the facility. The panel received 10 applications, according to Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko. Five of those have been invited to interview. The three-person committee is doubling in size for the interview process. Wenko, Mayor Howard ...

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Williston water is supposedly safe to drink

Despite finding trace amounts of hydrocarbons in Williston’s drinking water, officials are reporting that it is still safe to drink. According to a report from The Williston Herald, Public Works Director David Tuan said, “During this period there are trace amounts of hydrocarbons in the water that are producing an odor. It is still small enough that it is safe ...

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