Second Temporary Bypass Planned Around Williston

BISMARCK – Work will be completed this year on a second temporary truck bypass that will further relieve traffic within Williston, N.D., officials announced Tuesday. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and state Department of Transportation Director Francis Ziegler said the state plans to resurface a section of County Road 9 and County Road 6 to serve as…
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Williston Hospital CEO Seeks Home-grown Help

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota should dream big to meet the health care needs of the Oil Patch, the CEO of Williston’s hospital said Monday. Matt Grimshaw, who leads Mercy Medical Center, told a group of legislators that the state should create a state-of-the art center in Williston to train nurses, physicians, lab technicians and…
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Interest In Bakken Oil Tours Strong

WILLISTON, N.D. – Sylvan Prothero built a vacation around touring North Dakota’s oil fields. The Breckenridge, Minn., area farmer was among about 30 people to participate in the first Bakken Field Tour on Saturday. Prothero said his daughter-in-law thought he was crazy for spending $325 to go on the tour, but he had been reading…
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Faces Of The Boom: Oil Boom Generates National, International Interest In Moving To N.D.

WILLISTON, N.D. – Moving to North Dakota was the best thing that ever happened to Robert Peeler. After losing his job and facing hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, the Red Bluff, Calif., man hoped North Dakota was the route to turning his life around. He found a good-paying job his first day in…
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Natural Gas Production Could Quadruple

WILLISTON, N.D. – Natural gas production in the Williston Basin could more than quadruple current levels, pushing North Dakota into a more leading role in supplying the U.S. natural gas market, according to a study released Wednesday. The report also projects that oil production in the Williston Basin could grow to 1.8 million barrels per…
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