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Exxon Mobil donates $5 mln to North Dakota housing fund

WILLISTON, N.D. – A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp donated $5 million on Monday to a North Dakota government housing fund that subsidizes construction of low-cost apartments for teachers and emergency personnel in the state’s oil patch. XTO Energy will receive a 100 percent tax write-off for its donation to the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund, which will be used ...

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Donald Trump asked to speak at Williston’s Bakken Energy Festival

Donald Trump might be paying a visit to Williston if event organizers behind an upcoming oil industry festival get their wish. As reported by the Williston Herald, the people behind the Bakken Energy Festival have taken to social media to call on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to come visit the town nicknamed “Boomtown USA.” The campaign was launched Monday ...

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ND regulators holding work session on proposed pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding an informal work session on a $3.8 million pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois. The three-member panel recently completed public hearings in Mandan, Killdeer and Williston on the Dakota Access project, which is the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move North Dakota crude. The PSC will talk about ...

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Bakken oil patch: Too many people, not enough lawyers


In 2010 Steve Fischer completed law school in Ohio, and like many law school grads at that time, he struggled to find work as an attorney, reports Wyoming Public Radio. In search for work, he called a friend to ask if he was hiring, and soon enough he found himself not in a court room, but loading crude onto rail ...

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New oil and gas job training facility open in Williston


Despite the current oil and gas drilling slowdown Williston is now home to a new workforce training facility, according to the Forum News Service. The new, $7.5 million TrainND Northwest Center at Williston State College combines classroom education with the campus’ petroleum simulator and field program, which includes a workover rig and other field equipment for hands-on experience. TrainND CEO ...

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North Dakota oil-loading hub lays off 10 percent of staff – source

TRENTON, N.D. – One of the largest facilities in North Dakota that loads oil onto railcars laid off 10 percent of its staff this week as it pares operations in an environment of lower oil prices, a source familiar with the company’s operations said. Savage Services Corp laid off 12 full-time employees at its 373-acre transloading and pipe logistics facility ...

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Some Central Minnesotans make western North Dakota home

St. Cloud Apollo graduate Dan Thomsen and his family still live in Mandan, North Dakota, albeit in a bigger and better house. Technical High School graduate Kate Chopp continues to chase adventure in Williston, where she still works for Champ’s Place — although now in more of a managerial role. She books music acts and handles advertising and marketing for ...

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Heitkamp, McCain focusing on ND’s trafficking challenges

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Longtime anti-human trafficking advocate Cindy McCain and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are touring western North Dakota to look at the state’s human trafficking challenges. Cindy McCain is the co-founder of the McCain Institute and wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain. She will join Heitkamp in Watford City on Sunday to hear firsthand ...

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Williston continuing to grow despite oil industry downturn

WILLISTON, N.D. — A downturn in the oil industry isn’t having much of an effect on construction in the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston. The Williston Herald reports that the value of private enterprise building permits issued through March is $26.5 million. And there are numerous publicly funded projects under way or in the works. They include a ...

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