Halliburton is among the oil companies advocating for some crew camps to remain open in Williston, N.D. The company's Muddy River Lodge, pictured Tuesday, March 8, 2016, is not currently in use, but Halliburton says it needs the housing as an option when oil prices improve. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Judge’s Ruling Confuses Williston Crew Camp Legality

WILLISTON, N.D. – City leaders in Williston are trying to figure out how to respond to a judge’s ruling on crew camps that may have some unintended consequences. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ruled this week that Williston cannot enforce its ordinance on temporary housing until further notice, a victory for crew camp operators who…
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The Target Logistics facilities near Williston, N.D. accommodate more than 1,000 workers. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Crew Camps Get A Win In Quest To Stay Open In Williston

BISMARCK – Williston crew camp operators got a win Tuesday when a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the city from enforcing a ban on temporary housing. Williston crew camps were expected to close July 1, but a ruling by U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland says the camp operators “are likely to prevail”…
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Halliburton is holding a live auction on June 30 to sell 23 residential lots in the Harvest Hills neighborhood of Williston, N.D., including this lot pictured Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Halliburton To Auction Off Empty Williston Lots

WILLISTON, N.D. – Residential lots that Halliburton purchased for employee housing in Williston will soon be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The oilfield service company is selling 21 residential lots in Williston’s Harvest Hills neighborhood through a live auction June 30. The residential lots, as well as two commercial lots in Williston, will sell…
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Crowd Wowed As New Williston Rec Center Opens

WILLISTON, N.D. – More than 2,500 people checked out the new Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday during the first two hours it was open, from families with small children to oilfield workers still in their coveralls. The crowd that gathered on indoor tennis courts for an opening ceremony got louder and louder as speeches…
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Man Charged In Williston Homicide

WILLISTON, N.D. – Prosecutors here have charged a man with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found east of Williston under a mattress. Williston police believe Tovias Cerna Carrillo, 48, shot and killed Juan L. Palacios, 51, on Jan. 18 or 19 in Williston, court records say. Palacios had…
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