Oil Field Development Evicts Tribal Members From New Town Trailer Park

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Residents of a 45-lot mobile home park in New Town, many among the poorest members of the Three Affiliated Tribes, are being evicted and will be replaced by oil workers. Tribal leaders, who were offered a chance to buy the mobile home park, are working on a solution, but a severe…
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$3 Million For Growing Williston School District Will Have A ‘big Impact’

WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston Public School Superintendent Viola LaFontaine anticipates the district will grow by 800 to 1,200 students next fall, prompting the need for additional state aid. A $3 million matching grant awarded Thursday by Gov. Jack Dalrymple and other members of the state Board of University and School Lands will go a long…
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Conference Connects Investors With Opportunities In Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. – Jeff Zarling, president of a Williston communications firm, says he often fields calls from people asking about “the Bacon.” He tells them he doesn’t have time to educate them on the phone about the Bakken oil fields and they should visit North Dakota to see it for themselves. “Don’t try and do…
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Hawaiian Brothers-in-law Achieve Dream By Opening New Restaurant In Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. – Hawaiian Mike Kim used to joke with his wife about moving to North Dakota to get some space from their families. “That just seemed like the most remote place you could possibly go,” Kim said. Little did he know that North Dakota would turn out to be his ideal location to open…
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Photo Blog: Scenes From A Boomtown

WILLISTON, N.D. – A lot of people are curious about what daily life is like in Williston during the oil boom. Here’s a peek at what I see every day in Williston. My apartment building is in a part of town that’s developing rapidly. Every day I see a new crane or new building project…
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