Faces Of The Boom: Longtime Williston Resident Welcomes Newcomers With Hot Meals

WILLISTON, N.D. – The experiences of oil boom workers moving to Williston are familiar to Terri Sorenson. She lived it in 1980. Now the longtime Williston resident is trying to make newcomers to town feel welcome by preparing hot meals for them. “I know what it feels like to be called oilfield trash and have…
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Williston Church Hosts Popular Lutefisk Dinner

WILLISTON, N.D. – First Lutheran Church in Williston hosted what organizers believe is one of the largest lutefisk dinners in the state this weekend. The church served one ton of the Norwegian delicacy Saturday to locals, new residents to the oil boom community and people who traveled from afar for the codfish. “People just come…
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Another Set Of Hollywood Producers Eye North Dakota For TV Show

WILLISTON, N.D. – The creators of an upcoming reality TV show called “Guntucky” are in North Dakota looking for their next show. Evan Stone and Adam Fox, executive producers for the show that’s scheduled to begin airing this spring on CMT, are spending a week filming in the Williston area. Stone said he wanted to…
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Delta Receives First Bakken Shipment

Delta Air Lines has received its first shipment of Bakken crude oil at its refinery in Trainer, Pa., Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Tuesday. The crude oil will be refined into jet fuel for delta’s fleet of airplaines. Delta’s subsidiary, Monroe Energy LLC, was forced to slow production at the 185,000-barrels-per-day plant last November, but is…
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Faces Of The Boom: N.D. Puts Man’s Life Back On The Rails

EPPING, N.D. – Scott Steskal hitched rides on freight trains to get to North Dakota’s oil boom. Now the 51-year-old drives a train at a crude oil transloading facility and is getting his life on the right track. “Until I got up here, my life was pretty much a wreck,” he said. Steskal was living…
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