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North Dakota cities among fastest-growing in nation


By Forum News Service  WILLISTON – Several North Dakota cities are among the fastest-growing communities in the nation, with Williston leading the way as the fastest-growing micropolitan area, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Census population estimates show that Williams County grew 10.7 percent between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, faster than any other county in the nation. Dickinson ...

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Oil patch faces day care shortage


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Community leaders in northwest North Dakota say the state’s oil country doesn’t have enough day cares to host the children of the thousands of workers who have arrived to the area. The leaders say the shortage has forced some parents to quit their jobs. Kathleen Molland with Williams County Social Services said the lack of facilities ...

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Dalrymple Projects Special Session Decision in April


By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Monday he expects to decide sometime in April whether to call the state Legislature into special session to address pressing needs facing cities and counties affected by western North Dakota’s oil bonanza. And while he wouldn’t say which way he’s leaning, the Republican governor highlighted several short-term fixes – ...

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BLM: taking the heat while making history: Drilling permits take up a lot of time for undersized Dickinson office


By Katherine Lymn A small staff at Dickinson’s Bureau of Land Management office handles applications for permit to drill (APDs) from big-time operators interested in federal lands in the Bakken. That means a big role in the boom and the history it’s making — not to mention a lot of heat, both from operators to get permits approved quickly and from ...

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Democrats seek special session to address western ND needs


By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – Democratic-NPL Party lawmakers asked Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday to call a special legislative session to address infrastructure and other needs facing counties and cities in North Dakota’s Oil Patch. “We cannot wait until the 2015 session to address these challenges,” House Minority Leader Kenton Onstad of Parshall and Senate Minority ...

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