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Layoffs in the Bakken and a shifting economy

As the oil price slump persists consumers are reaping the benefits of lower fuel costs. Towns like Williston, however, with economies structured around the oil and gas industry, are beginning to see the effects of the nation-wide drilling slowdown. A recent report from CNN Money examines how the slowdown is beginning to affect workers in the Bakken oil formation of ...

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ND committee considers ‘surge funding’ for infrastructure

BISMARCK, N.D. — Officials from western North Dakota’s oil-producing region pleaded with lawmakers Friday to expedite hundreds of millions of dollars in special funding so that infrastructure projects can begin by this summer. “We will not have a construction season without this surge money,” Mountrail County Commissioner Greg Boschee told the Senate Appropriations Committee, which helps write the two-year budget ...

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Williston to weigh interest in airport site

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston early next year will ask developers about their interest in the city airport site, as officials look toward a possible new airport in a different location. Beginning Jan. 4, the city will spend four weeks weighing the interest among developers in the 800 acres of land at Sloulin Field International Airport, the Williston Herald reported. The ...

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Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

BISMARCK, N.D. — City officials in the North Dakota oil patch say they are forging ahead with housing and infrastructure projects despite the forecast for a downturn in drilling in the next year. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford tells the Bismarck Tribune that development and land sales are not slowing down because housing needs for permanent oil field workers have not ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The Williston Herald, Williston, Dec. 8, 2014 Budget a big step for oil patch Gov. Jack Dalrymple proposed his 2015-17 budget with a clear emphasis on the needs of western North Dakota’s oil patch. In total, $3.7 billion of the record $15.72 billion is being offered to western North Dakota. The governor also addressed key issues by ...

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Strip clubs lose liquor license

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At a meeting last night Williston Mayor Howard Klug and commissioners unanimously approved the suspension of the liquor licenses from both Whispers and Heartbreaker’s in downtown Williston. Both establishments are located on Williston’s main street downtown. They will lose their licenses for 60 days due to an increase in calls about the businesses. In 2013, the Williston Police Department received ...

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The next fast-food chain in Williston

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Construction has begun on a Culver’s near the Buffalo Wild Wings on Reiger Dr. in Williston. The fast-food chain is based out of Wisconsin and specializes in ButterBurgers and frozen custard. This is the fourth Culvers to open in North Dakota and the first one in a boomtown. The founders of the chain hope to reach families working in western ...

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Williston mayor doesn’t care for strip clubs

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Recently, the two strip clubs in Williston, ND have faced a lawsuit stating that they do not properly pay their dancers. The clubs, Heartbreakers and Whispers, have been classifying their dancers as independent contractors instead of employees. When asked to comment the mayor of Williston remarked that he feels if both of the strip ...

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New development to build master plan community

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Press Release WILLISTON, N.D. – More shovels plunged into Williston’s world-class economy, breaking ground on a new 535 acre mixed-use development on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Located at 56th Street and U.S. Highway 2/85, Northstar Center will serve as the northern gateway to America’s fastest-growing micropolitan city. The live/work master plan community will offer over 2,000 dwelling units and more than ...

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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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