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Williston bank gives $250,000 to housing fund

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Affordable housing North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Acting Executive Director Jolene Kline accepts a $250,000 contribution from American State Bank & Trust Co. CEO Dave Hanson. Pictured with Kline and Hanson is ASBTs Board of Directors. Back row, from left, Rick Tofte, Rick Braaten, Ken Heen, John MacMaster, Pat Sogard, Jeremy Skoglund and Laurie Furuseth. Front row, Earl Rennerfeldt, Hanson, ...

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ND labor workforce one of the youngest in the nation


North Dakota skilled labor force among youngest in United States By: John Hageman, Forum News Service, INFORUM   GRAND FORKS – North Dakota’s skilled labor workforce is among the youngest in the country. The portion of skilled laborers – electricians, welders, machinists – approaching retirement age in North Dakota is well below the national average, according to data compiled by an ...

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Road conditions on Interstate 94 change thanks for first wave of snow

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Roads slippery as first wave of snow hits region By: Helmut Schmidt, INFORUM   Online: For North Dakota conditions: http://www.dot.nd.gov/ and click on the road conditions link and travel information map For Minnesota road conditions: http://www.511mn.org/ JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The first of three waves of snow expected to hit the region are icing up roads and highways across swathes of North ...

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Number of millionaires in North Dakota increases


APNewsBreak: Number of ND millionaires jumps BY JAMES MACPHERSON Associated Press   BISMARCK, N.D. — The number of people reporting seven-figure incomes in oil-rich North Dakota nearly doubled last year and residents’ average incomes rose 22 percent to an all-time high, boosted by the state’s booming oil economy, state tax officials said. Gregory Bull, File | AP Photo In this ...

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ND Governor names 14 to property tax task force

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Governor names 14-member property tax task force By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM   BISMARCK – North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday announced the creation of a 14-member Task Force on Property Tax Reform, saying the state can simplify its property tax system, provide more transparency in the budgeting of local governments and identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for taxpayers. ...

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Oil patch maps receive about 8,400 online viewings


Oil patch maps receive about 8,400 online viewings   WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Williams County officials say that thousands of people have accessed the North Dakota county’s interactive maps since they went online five months ago. Figures show that the maps have been called up more than 8,400 times since July, when the county updated its Ersi software and the ...

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Oil boom breathing new life into ND ghost towns

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Photographers find ND ghost towns springing back to life in oil boom By: Associated Press, INFORUM FARGO — Two Fargo radio personalities who photographed the remains of western North Dakota’s pioneer towns for a coffee table book discovered a surprise when they returned for volume 2. Some of the “ghost” towns had come back to life, thanks largely to the oil ...

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BREAKING: Oil and Gas Division reports a valve leak in Bottineau County

According to a press release from The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division, they were notified today of a valve leak occurred on Friday at a water injection well in Bottineau County. Denbury Onshore, LLC., the reporting company for the incident shared initial data that showed that approximately 50 barrels of oil and 300 barrels of saltwater were ...

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Bakken News Roundup: Stanley Bypass, Kenmare RV Park, Watford City Backlogged, Garrison Water Plan, and New Public Water Source

Bypass completed at Stanley Idaho Township and the Mountrail County Commission have completed a 2.7 mile truck and bypass around the south and west sides of Stanley. The road connects U.S. 2 and N.D. 8. The project is a part of Mountrail County’s long range plan for county roads. Built largely with county infrastructure funds, it also includes money from ...

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