Governor’s Energy Stocks, Contributions Raise Questions

BISMARCK –  When an oil company wanted to drill for oil near a beloved North Dakota landmark, it brought to light a possible ethical question for Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Dalrymple owns stock in ExxonMobil, the parent company of XTO, that applied for a permit to drill near a ranch once owned by Teddy Roosevelt. As…
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‘American Journey’ Williston Episode Was Show’s Highest Rated

WILLISTON, N.D. – The recent episode of “American Journey” with host Ty Pennington on HLN that featured Williston was the show’s highest rated, according to Gregg Thompson, the man featured in the episode. If you missed it, the channel formerly known as CNN Headline News will air it again at 6 p.m. central on Sunday.…
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Fire Victim Identified As Washington Man; Woman Still Unidentified

WILLISTON, N.D. – Authorities have identified a man who died in Monday’s camper fire in rural Williston as Lawrence Norman, 47, of Kelso, Wash. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office is still working to identify a woman who also died in the fire, said Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry. The victims died from smoke inhalation, authorities said.…
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Williston Leaders Reject Request For Concealed Weapons In Church

WILLISTON, N.D. — City commissioners here rejected a request from 10 Williston pastors to let churches decide whether to allow concealed weapons. Pastors brought a petition to the Williston City Commission on Tuesday night with concerns about mass shootings across the country and the safety of churches as gun-free zones. “The simple, brutal hard truth…
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Ruling Won’t Delay Sandpiper Pipeline, Enbridge Officials Say

WILLISTON, N.D. – A federal ruling on the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline from western North Dakota to Superior, Wis., will not delay the project, an Enbridge Pipelines spokeswoman said Monday. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied a petition from Enbridge on Friday on the basis of its proposed rate structure. Enbridge officials plan to reassess…
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