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There’s another boom in North Dakota and it’s not oil


Business is booming in North Dakota, but with great energy industry movement comes… babies? The state has been rapidly expanding because of the implementation of hydraulic fracturing in recent years that caused the oil and gas industry to explode. Now that the boom is starting to even out and more and more newcomers are moving their families to the area ...

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Over 1,000 gather in Williston for Sarah Palin

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The Williston Herald reported that former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin sold out the Williston State College auditorium yesterday as the keynote speaker for the Trinity Christian School fall banquet. Palin, who coined the phrase, “Drill, baby, drill,” feels that North Dakota portrays a certain ‘pioneering spirit’ that is usually only associated with Alaska. Her speech largely focused on oil ...

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6 Williston restaurants you have to check out

1. Basil Sushi Bar & Asian Fusion Basil Sushi Bar is the highest rated restaurant in Williston on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.com. Basil features an array of sushi, sashimi (thin pieces of raw fish) and Asian entrees. Some local favorites include the calamari appetizer and the sashimi. Basil features a drink menu with wine, sake and beer. Located at 16 ...

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Baker Hughes releases third quarter numbers

Houston-based oil service company Baker Hughes has announced its third quarter well and rig counts for this year. The U.S. onshore well counts for the third quarter is 9,566, up 110 wells or one percent compared to second quarter numbers. Numbers for this year’s third quarter well count are up 491 wells, or five percent from last year. International rig ...

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WPX Energy adds to its portfolio

Oklahoma-based oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc. is going all-in on a trio of core oil and gas plays in North Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico, according to tulsaworld.com. The firm announced a new five-year strategy today that contains stake in the Williston, Piceance and San Juan basins. The strategy is in place to simplify WPX’s geographic focus and ...

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Williston dance studios flourish in light of economic boom

Williston has seen an exponential amount of growth since an oil boom has transformed North Dakota. The entire area has changed and grown in numerous ways. The arts community of this once sleepy city has seen an immense amount of growth alongside its booming energy industry. The dance and pageant scene has always been a staple of the community.  I ...

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Veterans to bring transportation and security to the Bakken

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media A group of decorated soldiers and former members of U.S. special operations are setting up base in North Dakota with hopes of providing an unparalleled level of aviation, security and safety services for the Bakken region. “We’re looking at this model, and the infrastructure just isn’t ready for what’s happening there, and it’s a ...

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The ‘formula’ for oil taxes may change


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The explosive growth that both Dickinson and Williston have seen in recent years caused a desperate need for infrastructure to support its citizens. The Williston Herald reported yesterday that Republican lawmakers proposed a renovation of the formula used to distribute oil tax revenue. The proposed revision would more than double the share of oil tax revenue ...

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Bakken documentary shows gloomy perspective on housing crisis


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ “The Overnighters” is a documentary film that was shown at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Created by filmmaker Jesse Moss the film’s intention is to find the dark side of the “economic miracle” that is the oil boom in western North Dakota. After some research, Moss decided to follow Pastor Jay Reinke, a Lutheran pastor from ...

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No blank checks for local oil impacts

Rob Port | Shale Plays Media Contributor During the 2011-2013 Legislative session, oil producing counties in North Dakota received more than $852 million for infrastructure and oil impacts according to a July 2014 analysis done by Legislative Council. That figure includes law enforcement grants, highway money, airport funds, fire department improvements, etc., etc. It was a lot of money. In ...

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