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Las Vegas girl found in ND after mom sees photo on Backpage

MINOT, N.D. — A 14-year-old girl from Las Vegas has been found in North Dakota after her mother reported finding her photo on a website that advertises sexual services. The Bismarck Tribune reports the teenager’s mother contacted police after seeing messages from Backpage.com on her daughter’s email account. She also saw a photo of girl who looked like her missing daughter. ...

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2 to plead guilty in oil patch human trafficking case

BISMARCK, N.D. — A man and woman accused of luring women from California to work as prostitutes in the western North Dakota oil patch have reached plea agreements with prosecutors. Trina Nguyen (wihn) and Loc Tran are to plead guilty on Thursday. They were scheduled for a nine-day trial in federal court in June on charges related to human trafficking ...

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$500 million Williston development clears big hurdle

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County planning and zoning committee is recommending that the County Commission approve a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of Williston. The Williston Herald reports that the committee motion also requires Swiss-based Stropiq to begin infrastructure work within 1 ½ years. The Williston Crossing project proposed by the international real estate company would include 1 ...

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2014 felony arrests in Williston more than double from 2013

WILLISTON, N.D. — Felony arrests in Williston in 2014 more than doubled from the previous year. Police Chief Jim Lokken says there were 1,328 felony arrests in the oil patch hub last year, up from 591 in 2013. Lt. David Peterson attributes the big jump to more illegal drugs in the area, primarily heroin and other opiates. He says they ...

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Areas in western North Dakota among nation’s fastest-growing

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cities and counties in the western North Dakota oil patch continue to be among the fastest-growing areas in the country. The U.S. Census Bureau says that between 2013 and 2014, Williston and Dickinson were the fastest-growing micropolitan areas in the country. A micropolitan area is an entity with between 10,000 and 50,000 people. By percentage, Williams County ...

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As oil prices slide, North Dakota sees manufacturing in its future

WILLISTON, N.D. – Business and community leaders in North Dakota’s western oil patch have launched an aggressive campaign to convince more manufacturers to set up shop locally, part of a push to expand the area’s economy beyond crude production and slash costs. The effort, which was launched on Wednesday at a conference in Williston, capital of the state’s oil industry, ...

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Halliburton closing Minot facility, transferring many jobs

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Houston-based oil field services company Halliburton is suspending operations at its facility in Minot and transferring many of the jobs there to locations in Williston and Dickinson. Spokeswoman Susie McMichael says the company will shut down the Minot facility on April 1 due to “changing business needs from its customers.” Halliburton isn’t saying how many of ...

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Swiss company wants decision on $500M Williston project

WILLISTON, N.D. — An international real estate company is pressing officials in North Dakota’s Williams County make a decision on approving a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of the oil patch hub of Williston. Swiss-based Stropiq has asked the Williams County Commission to force its planning and zoning committee to make a recommendation on Williston Crossing. The project ...

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Radioactive waste landfills becoming contentious issue

BISMARCK, N.D. — A special waste landfill in far western North Dakota will seek to dispose of radioactive waste, if it becomes legal. Charles Slaughter, of Canada-based Gibson Energy, said his company plans to step up at its WISCO landfill west of Williston about 1 mile from the Montana line, The Bismarck Tribune reported. “We will modify our permit to ...

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ND officials investigating improper disposal of oilfield waste

The North Dakota Department of Natural Resources is in the process of investigating approximately 100 filter socks that were improperly disposed of in Williston, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). Clean-up of the site is expected to begin today. The scene was discovered by a citizen who alerted state authorities earlier this week. Used filter socks are a waste product ...

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