German Artist Captures The Bakken

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A German photographer is capturing the Bakken through an artist’s eyes. Andy Scholz, an art photography faculty member from Regensburg University in Germany, is spending several weeks in North Dakota working on a project about the oil boom. The project is a cultural exchange funded by the German Consulate. In addition…
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Oil Boom Schools: Williston Adds 350 Students; Watford Up 160

WILLISTON, N.D. – Schools in the booming towns of Williston and Watford City welcomed hundreds of new students Monday. Early enrollment estimates in Williston show a student body of about 3,150, an increase of about 350 students since the school year ended last May, said Superintendent Viola LaFontaine. Much of the growth is in the…
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Faces Of The Boom: A Match Made In The Oil Patch

WILLISTON, N.D. – Amanda Propper was so nervous for her first date in North Dakota, she had her friends wait across the street. “I didn’t want to go. I hadn’t dated anybody up here,” said Propper, who moved from Georgia to Watford City about 1½ years ago. “That wasn’t in the plan. I didn’t want…
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Postmaster General Promises Improvements In The Oil Patch

WILLISTON, N.D. – Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe toured North Dakota’s Oil Patch Wednesday and pledged to improve service to the rapidly growing area. “I’m sorry this has taken so long, but we will get this stuff resolved,” Donohoe told community leaders during a roundtable meeting in Williston. Residents of Williston and surrounding communities told Donohoe…
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Recycling Fracking Water Could Be A ‘game-changer’ In N.D.

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The technology is now available to allow oil companies to recycle water used for hydraulic fracturing in North Dakota, industry representatives said Tuesday. But implementing that technology in the Bakken will take time as operators adjust to the new methods and regulators respond with new permitting rules. Oil service companies Halliburton…
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