STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Crowd wowed as new Williston rec center opens
WILLISTON, N.D. More than 2,500 people checked out the new Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday during the first two hours it was open, from families with small children to oilfield workers st... Posted on 3/28/14 at 8:26 PM
NDAD INSIGHT NDAD's busy free assistive equipment loan program re-stocked
February was a busy month for the Grand Forks portion of NDADs free short-term equipment loan program.
Even though February is the years shortest month, the program provided 95 pieces of assistive eq... Posted on 3/25/14 at 12:37 PM
STAFF BLOG MONKE BUSINESS An enlightening 12-hour drive around the Bakken
Five years ago, the drive from Dickinson to Williston was considered boring by some and peaceful by others.
Western North Dakotas quiet beauty and emptiness, accentuated by Theodore Roosevelt Natio... Posted on 6/6/13 at 1:00 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES So You're Moving to BoomTown, USA... Now What?
You hear about oilfield boomtowns everywhere in the media, some outlets even going so far as to compare them to a modern-day Wild West. The thought of actually moving to one of these towns can be daun... Posted on 3/4/13 at 1:42 PM
MEANDERINGS OF A ZEALOUS MOM Smoke and Mirrors
The worst part of living in the Bakken are the complaints about it.
I get rubbed the wrong way when I hear people say things like, I cried all day the very first day I came! or I cry almost EVERY day... Posted on 12/13/12 at 12:58 PM
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The nation's workforce safety agency issued a rare "willful" violation, among others, to Nabors Completion and Production Services Co. over the death of a welder last fall in Williston.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The permanent Federal Bureau of Investigation office here will likely be operational later this year, the agency announced Thursday.
The office will be built into the Badlands Town Center, a complex under development in Williston that includes a new post office and other retail space. Developer Triland Holdings LLC in Williston plans to break ground in May and complete the 6,000-square-foot office by September, according to a press release from the office of Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A woman who worked as a prostitute at brothels operating in Dickinson, Minot and Williston from 2012 to 2014 will enter a guilty plea early next month to her involvement in the operation.
At a change of plea hearing set for March 2, Thuy Nhu Hoang will admit to conspiring to transport an individual across state lines to engage in prostitution and conspiring to travel and use the Internet and phone to facilitate the brothels, a plea agreement filed Wednesday says.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Hess Corp., one of North Dakota’s largest oil and gas producers, will cut spending and operate fewer rigs in the Bakken this year, but plans to drill almost as many wells as last year.
WILLISTON, N.D. – State oversight of more than 20,000 miles of underground pipelines has been “very, very minimal” as it struggles to hire qualified inspectors, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Industrial Commission says.
Precautions taken for downstream towns, including Williston
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Truckloads of water are being brought into Glendive after a spill of close to 1,200 barrels of oil, roughly 50,000 gallons, has officials concerned about the town’s water supply.
Rules would allow disposal in N.D.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A proposal to allow more radioactive waste to be disposed of in North Dakota will get its first test Tuesday at a public hearing in Williston.
Two others will follow next week in Bismarck and Fargo.
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