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Part-time liaison to oil patch selected


 By Nick Smith A recently retired state Department of Transportation official has been tapped to serve as a part-time liaison for transportation infrastructure development in the oil patch. Dave Leftwich was appointed by the governor last week to serve as a liaison for western North Dakota road development. Leftwich, a Bismarck resident, retired in November from the DOT after 39 years ...

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Criminal defendants in fed court up 31 percent in western N.D. in 2013


By Mike Nowatzki on Jan 9, 2014 at 4:31pm BISMARCK – The number of criminal defendants charged in federal court in western North Dakota jumped by 31 percent in 2013 and has nearly doubled since 2011, a trend U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon expects to continue as drug trafficking intensifies in the state’s oil-producing counties. “I don’t expect that to stop anytime soon,” Purdon ...

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NO TRAVEL ADVISORY for northwestern North Dakota


Williston, ND (WDAY TV) – The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a no travel advisory for northwestern North Dakota due to freezing rain causing icy road conditions. Cities included are Williston, Crosby, Bowbells, Watford City, Stanley, New Town and surrounding areas. Because of these conditions, motorists in this area should not travel. ...

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