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North Dakota oil patch trash clean-up effort to begin

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual Pick Up the Patch campaign is slated to begin in Minot and New Town on Friday. The effort is aimed at cleaning up garbage that’s littering the oil patch in western North Dakota. It’s being organized by community leaders and oil and gas companies operating in the area. Similar clean-up ...

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1st annual Bakken X Trek coming to Williston

Bakken X Trek, northwest North Dakota’s premiere and homegrown obstacle terrain race, announces its first annual Obstacle Design Challenge to honor professional and amateur designers who want to make their mark by submitting a design concept for our region’s “filthiest 5k.” In its inaugural year in 2015, the race featured 30 obstacles offering a range of difficulty for participants. The ...

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31st Annual Sport & Recreation Show scheduled for March 18-20

Williston, N.D. – The 31st Annual Sport & Recreation Show will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center March 18-20, 2016. The show is produced by the Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) each year as a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the Williston Police Department, community events and event equipment for Williston. “We have some great returning vendors who ...

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Heroin overdoses in Williston spike, 1 dead

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Investigators are looking into a series of heroin-related overdoses that occurred in Williston over the course of six days, reports the Forum News Service. One man is dead and eight others were treated for opioid overdoses. On Saturday between 1 and 9 p.m. first responders were dispatched to five different locations where they found four men, aged 28 to 31, ...

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Williston might crack down on adult entertainment clubs

The Whispers strip club in Williston, North Dakota. (Image: Zach Koppang / Energy Media Group)

WILLISTON, N.D. — City commissioners in Williston are considering cracking down on adult entertainment venues. The Williston Herald reports that a public hearing is scheduled Jan. 12 on measures that might restrict the location of clubs with live adult entertainment and their ability to serve alcohol. Williston has two clubs on Main Street that have offered exotic dancing. They’re among the ...

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Deadline extended for grants aimed at Williston projects

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston STAR Fund board of directors has extended the deadline for 2016 Community Enhancement grant applications. The grant program helps nonprofit groups fund activities and projects that improve the quality of life in Williston. The deadline for applications is to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Grant recipients in the past include Williston Sea Lions, Boy Scouts and ...

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North Dakota confirms Lime Rock as buyer of Occidental’s Bakken acreage

The unstaffed lobby of the North Dakota regional headquarters of oil producer Occidental Petroleum Corp is seen in Dickinson, North Dakota in this October 14, 2015 photo. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Williston, N.D. – North Dakota’s oil regulator on Wednesday identified Lime Rock Resources as the buyer of Occidental Petroleum Corp’s North Dakota oil operations, confirming what Oxy’s executives had yet to disclose publicly. The deal, worth about $600 million, is expected to close by the end of the month. Reuters first reported in October that Oxy had agreed to sell ...

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