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Williston shelter program for men won’t operate this winter

WILLISTON, N.D. — A program in Williston that for the past two winters helped temporarily homeless men with shelter won’t operate this winter. The organizers of Project Heat tell the Williston Herald the oil industry slowdown combined with falling rents and more available housing in the oil patch hub have reduced the need for the service. Project Heat was aimed ...

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Oilfield firm working with Williston center on oil cleanup

WILLISTON, N.D. — An oil industry company is trying to establish a biological process in which oil-eating bacteria are used to clean up a spill with the help of a Williston-based research center. Rick Reese, founder and CEO of Colorado-based Compliant Resources, calls his method aggressive bioremediation instead of land farming, a similar concept, mainly because it’s seen limited success. ...

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Williston moves toward closing the last of the crew camps

WILLISTON, N.D. — As oil prices remain perilously low and even the biggest of the Bakken companies succumb to layoffs, city commissioners are working toward the elimination of crew camps. While it’s an issue that has much of the city wondering about the impact on rents, it has left the halls of Target Logistics altogether somber. Oilfield workers and Target ...

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Williston weighs permanent ban on metal buildings downtown

WILLISTON, N.D. — City leaders are hoping to improve the appearance of the downtown Williston by making permanent a temporary moratorium on metal buildings downtown. However, some commissioners in the oil patch hub worry the move will add to the expense of building downtown and discourage new projects. The proposal recommended by the city’s planning and zoning commission would ban ...

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Williston: From Boomtown to Hometown

Sponsored Content What does a city look like when its population more than doubles in the span of five years? It’s probably difficult to visualize a growth of that scale and momentum, but it’s a transformation city officials and residents of Williston, North Dakota have grappled with since the area’s oil “boom” six years ago. According to Census data, Williston ...

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NDPC year in review – key takeaways

This week the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) held its annual meeting in Fargo providing an overview of the state of the Bakken to its growing membership. Topics ranged from a review of the past year’s activity to the most recent legislative session, current technological trends and of course, what’s in store for the future. Although times are tough at ...

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Halliburton cuts jobs in Williston, North Dakota

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Sept 21 (Reuters) – Halliburton Co, the world’s No. 2 oilfield services provider, said on Monday it has laid off staff in Williston, North Dakota, blaming plunging crude oil prices. The company provided no details on the number of employees affected. “Halliburton will continue to monitor the business environment and will adjust the size of our workforce to align with ...

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US 85 bridge near Williston being closed for maintenance

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Lewis and Clark Bridge on U.S. Highway 85 south of Williston will be closed for 24 hours for maintenance work. The highway is the major north-south artery in the western North Dakota oil patch. Motorists will need to take alternate routes between 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The state Transportation Department says alternative routes ...

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Regional Bakken economy beginning to stabilize

Hotel rentals, the flow of sewage and drilling are all down in the North Dakota oil patch, but the mood regarding the continued growth of Williston’s economy is optimistic, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). At last week’s Williston Economic Development WEST! Conference, the city’s economic activity outside the oil field was highlighted and examined. Organizer of the conference and ...

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Work beginning on $30 million highway bypass around Killdeer

KILLDEER, N.D. — Construction is beginning on a $30 million bypass to route truck traffic around the western North Dakota oil patch town of Killdeer. Ground was broken for the project on Tuesday and work was beginning Wednesday on the 4-mile, two-lane project that will move traffic around the west side of the community, connecting state Highways 200 and 22, ...

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