Volunteers Fill 1,446 Bags Of Trash Near Watford City

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Volunteers here spent Saturday picking up trash alongside highways near Watford City, Arnegard and Keene, and gathered enough to fill 1,446 bags. Organizer Karen Holte said about 135 people participated in the cleanup day. The volunteers were both local residents and employees of oil companies and other workers who live in…
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Faces Of The Boom: Biberdorf Begins As Energy Impact Coordinator

WILLISTON, N.D. – Wayne Biberdorf is now the eyes and ears of the Oil Patch. The Williston resident who spent his career in the oil and gas industry began working this month as the state’s energy impact coordinator. Gov. Jack Dalrymple appointed Biberdorf to the newly created position, which is designed to improve coordination between…
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UPDATED: New Town Mobile Home Park Residents Protest Eviction

NEW TOWN, N.D. – About 50 people paraded through this northwestern city of 2,000 people Saturday chanting “People over profits” and carrying signs such as “Relocation ended in the ’70s” to protest the eviction of mobile home court residents. Residents of 45 trailers – many of them the poorest members of the Three Affiliated Tribes…
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‘FrackNation’ Filmmaker Visits Oil Patch Communities

WILLISTON, N.D. – The filmmaker of the upcoming documentary “FrackNation” wrapped up her visit to North Dakota on Friday and said she may feature the state in her film. “It’s very likely that I will,” said Los Angeles filmmaker Ann McElhinney. “I think this is an incredible story that the world needs to hear.” The…
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Chancellor Advocates For Four-year Degree At Williston State College

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota University System Chancellor Bill Goetz advocated strongly Thursday for a proposal to add an applied management program at Williston State College that would be the first four-year degree offered by the school. The proposal for the two-year campus to add a bachelor of science degree is creating some concerns about…
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