Spill Contamination Lingering Years Later, Study Says

WILLISTON, N.D. – Wastewater spills from North Dakota oil production have caused widespread water and soil contamination, researchers from Duke University say in a new study. Researchers who took soil and water samples near the sites of some of North Dakota’s largest oil-related spills found high levels of ammonium, selenium, lead and other toxic contaminants…
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Eliminating Addresses For Oil Wells Concerns McKenzie Officials

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Officials in the state’s highest-producing oil county want to keep a requirement for operators of oil wells to seek legal street addresses for all well sites. One proposed change being considered to state oil and gas regulations would eliminate that requirement, but McKenzie County officials say they rely on street addresses…
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Williston Leaders Reject Strip Club Request For More Time To Comply With New Rules

Whispers and Heartbreakers strip clubs in Williston, N.D., pictured in October 2014. Eric Hylden/Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston city leaders said Tuesday there should have been no confusion over strip club ordinances they approved earlier this year and rejected a request to give Heartbreakers more time to comply. Members of the Williston City…
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Cruz, Trump Campaigns Showing Interest In ND Oil Conference

BISMARCK – The campaigns for Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have “shown an interest” in this year’s Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. Tessa Sandstrom, spokeswoman for the North Dakota Petroleum Council, said the campaigns for both presidential candidates have inquired about the conference scheduled May 24-26 at the Bismarck Event Center. “The Cruz and Trump campaigns…
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Jobless Claims Down, Postings Up As Seasonal Employment Kicks In

WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston’s office of Job Service North Dakota is like a teeter-totter, says manager Cindy Sanford. While a handful of workers will come in and file for unemployment, another company will contact the office to advertise new job openings. “It really hasn’t completely balanced out,” Sanford said. Statewide, claims for unemployment are dropping…
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