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Williston to weigh interest in airport site

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston early next year will ask developers about their interest in the city airport site, as officials look toward a possible new airport in a different location. Beginning Jan. 4, the city will spend four weeks weighing the interest among developers in the 800 acres of land at Sloulin Field International Airport, the Williston Herald reported. The ...

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Man pleads not guilty to 8 counts in oil patch drug case

WILLISTON, N.D. — One of two men accused in an oil patch drug case involving methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana has pleaded not guilty to eight counts. The Williston Herald reports that 32-year-old Jose Villalpando is charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say a search warrant in ...

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Human trafficking suspect facing federal and state charges

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man accused in state court of forcing women into prostitution in the North Dakota oil patch is facing similar charges in federal court. Federal prosecutors have charged Keith Graves with six counts, including five counts of sex trafficking by force or coercion. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Graves is accused in state court of running ...

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Man convicted in ND oil patch murder sentenced

WAHPETON, N.D. — An Idaho man convicted of killing a man outside of a strip club in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. KXMB-TV reports the sentence against Jonathan Horvath came Tuesday. In July, he was found guilty of murder, two counts of terrorizing and one ...

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Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

BISMARCK, N.D. — City officials in the North Dakota oil patch say they are forging ahead with housing and infrastructure projects despite the forecast for a downturn in drilling in the next year. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford tells the Bismarck Tribune that development and land sales are not slowing down because housing needs for permanent oil field workers have not ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The Williston Herald, Williston, Dec. 8, 2014 Budget a big step for oil patch Gov. Jack Dalrymple proposed his 2015-17 budget with a clear emphasis on the needs of western North Dakota’s oil patch. In total, $3.7 billion of the record $15.72 billion is being offered to western North Dakota. The governor also addressed key issues by ...

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Strip clubs lose liquor license

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At a meeting last night Williston Mayor Howard Klug and commissioners unanimously approved the suspension of the liquor licenses from both Whispers and Heartbreaker’s in downtown Williston. Both establishments are located on Williston’s main street downtown. They will lose their licenses for 60 days due to an increase in calls about the businesses. In 2013, the Williston Police Department received ...

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Cash from Bakken oil boom can make college a tough sell

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WILLISTON, N.D. — As two men jumped off their bar stools and tumbled to the floor in a Saturday night brawl, Stephen Hopkins rushed to pin them down. “That’s it, anyone involved is out!” hollered a server, as young engineers from Halliburton looked on with amused smiles. Here at Doc Holliday’s Roadhouse, on the fringe of a Wal-Mart parking lot, ...

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Oasis buys Williston water for fracking

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Last week The Williston City Commission approved an agreement between Oasis Petroleum and the city to sell its wastewater to the company. The wastewater will be used for the hydraulic fracturing process. This contract will bring in approximately $110,000 to the city. Oasis expects to buy 440,000 barrels of wastewater. This arrangement will be positive for the city because, according ...

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