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Williston will consult attorney general on options for high rent prices


By Amy Dalrymple, Oil Patch Dispatch WILLISTON, N.D. – Citizens here pleaded with the Williston City Commission on Tuesday to address steep increases in rental prices, with some comparing the displacement of residents to a natural disaster. City commissioners plan to ask the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office whether there’s anything the city can do to provide relief. Residents of two ...

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Trains for grains scarce on the U.S. Plains


By Karl Plume, Reuters In the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers, the rail system long has served as the lone, dependable way for farms to move grain hundreds of miles to reach ports and sell around the world. Not anymore. Farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota are holding the largest grain stocks in ...

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ND Oil patch counties too wet for oil trucks again


By Lauren Donovan, The Bismark Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. — McKenzie and Mountrail counties were in the second day of closing gravel roads to heavy oil traffic Thursday after yet another round of rain and snow mix caused soft mud to develop. To prevent damage, both counties restricted vehicles heavier than 12,000 pounds from being out on gravel roads, with the exception of ...

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Sex trafficking has growing presence in Oil Patch, experts say


By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press WILLISTON — The trafficking of women and girls as young as pre-teens is a growing problem in the Oil Patch, where law enforcement are dealing with a new kind of monster and advocates say resources are lacking. Law enforcement, victim advocates and congressional officials met in Williston on Monday to talk about the growing ...

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Man dies on ND well site, apparently from H2S: 20-year-old found dead over open cover of crude tank

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By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press WILLISTON — A 20-year-old man died earlier this week at a well site 5 miles south of Williston. Zachary Buckles, of Glasgow, Mont., was found unresponsive at the site and died sometime between late Sunday night and about 5 a.m. Monday, OSHA area director Eric Brooks said. The state medical examiner found no obvious signs ...

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Man gets 5-year prison term for not disclosing slain Williston rancher was on his land


By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – A man convicted of hindering law enforcement last year while officers investigated the disappearance of a Williston rancher will serve five years in prison. Issac Steen received the maximum penalty Monday in Williams County District Court for not telling authorities that the body of missing rancher Jack Sjol was on his property. ...

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Summer gas prices to remain steady

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By Mary Schimke | Shale Plays Media Go ahead and hop in the car! Gassing up the car for summer road trips shouldn’t cost any more than last year, according to gasoline predictions by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Prices should stay steady at around $3.57 on average for the summer driving season, topping out in May at $3.66. ...

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Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch

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 By SHARON COHEN | AP National Writer WILLISTON, N.D. — The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom ...

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Mobile clinics planned by Sanford currently illegal in Williston


By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – Sanford Health plans to bring two multimillion-dollar mobile clinics to the Bakken to meet health care needs, but right now they would not be legal in Williston. The Williston City Commission has a moratorium on any new mobile businesses until city leaders can establish planning and zoning guidelines for them. The ...

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