Group Launches Bakken Field Tours

WILLISTON, N.D. – For people who drive through North Dakota’s oil country and wonder what the heck they’re looking at, a new tour will erase some of the mystery. The Bakken Field Tours, which launch in July, will give people a chance to take an 11-hour bus tour through the Oil Patch that features an…
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Williston Walk-in Clinic Closes

WILLISTON, N.D. – Mercy Medical Center has closed its walk-in clinic, in part due to a lack of staffing. Trina Bressler, vice president of outpatient and clinic services, said it was becoming difficult to recruit enough staff for the Express Care Clinic, which was closed last Saturday. Officials also decided to close the clinic because…
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Overflowing With RVs, Williston Says Enough

WILLISTON, N.D. — People living in campers in Williston will have to get rolling, but they have a few months to find a new place to park. The Williston City Commission unanimously approved Tuesday night an ordinance that makes it illegal to live in an RV outside of a designated RV park. Campers in residential…
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Many Oil Companies Give Back To North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. – As oil companies increase their presence in North Dakota, many are finding more ways to give back to local communities. For Marathon Oil, getting involved locally and supporting the community with donations is a priority, said Terry Kovacevich, Bakken asset team manager. “We’re all trying to encourage each other to make sure…
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Faces Of The Boom: 1980s Bust Influences Williston Hotel Owners To Remain Cautious

WILLISTON, N.D. – With an oil boom driving 100 percent occupancy rates at The El Rancho Hotel and a restaurant that is always packed, many business owners would have expanded or built new hotels. Not Cyndy Aafedt. The majority owner of the Williston hotel said she’s influenced by her father, Ardean Aafedt, who was an…
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