Faces Of The Boom: Woman Works Hard To Prove Herself In Oilfield

WILLISTON, N.D. – As a woman working in the oilfield, Ale Broschat has a motto she lives by: “The muddier you are, the better you are.” The 29-year-old from Mexico City has worked alongside men in the Williston area for four years. She recently became a drilling engineer, but first worked on drilling rigs as…
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Williston: There’s No Such Thing As Fast Food

WILLISTON, N.D. – I typically avoid Williston’s fast food restaurants, and today I was reminded why. I have no patience, so the long lines that I see at the drive-thru windows of McDonald’s, Arby’s, Dairy Queen and the other fast food joints scare me away. Today my husband and I were out and about and…
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Forum Communications Seeks Western ND Bloggers

Forum Communications is looking for individuals who live in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota and want to share their experiences, photos, news, etc. If that’s you and you’d like to contribute to a blog about what’s going on in that region, contact Shane Mercer at smercer@forumcomm.com.

Williston Community Center Limits Access After Human Waste Found In Hallway

WILLISTON, N.D. – Officials here are limiting access to a community center used by many homeless oil boom workers after human waste was found in a hallway. Larry Grondahl, president of the Williston Park Board, said the Raymond Family Community Center has seen an increase in the number of people who use the facility to…
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Williston Officials Delay Action On RV Ban

WILLISTON, N.D. – City commissioners here delayed a decision on a proposed RV ban after an overflow crowd overwhelmingly opposed it Tuesday. Commissioners decided to give people 30 days to submit comments on a proposal that would make it illegal to live in a camper that is not part of an RV park. Many opponents,…
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