Faces Of The Boom: Louisiana Men Bring Mobile Motel, Cajun Cooking To The Oil Patch

WILLISTON, N.D. – Louisiana native Dex Comardelle brings Southern hospitality to North Dakota workforce housing. The 23-year-old was working toward a degree in hospitality management at the University of Louisiana when he started to hear about North Dakota’s oil boom. Comardelle and his father, Ricky, who has provided living quarters for offshore drilling operations in…
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More Oil Workers Expected In ND To Catch Up On Fracking This Summer

BISMARCK – More temporary oil workers are expected in Williston, Dickinson and Minot this summer to catch up on a backlog of wells that need hydraulic fracturing, North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator said Monday. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said drilling crews are outpacing well completion crews. At the…
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Larry The Cable Guy’s Williston Show Prompts More Interest In N.D.

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Sheriff’s Office was featured on an episode of “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” last night, and already the office is getting calls. Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry, who appeared in the show that aired on the History Channel, said the department received six calls the following morning…
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Slain Williston Man’s Family See No Connections To Suspects

WILLISTON, N.D. – Family members of Williston man Jack Sjol are still searching for answers after prosecutors here charged five additional people in connection with the 58-year-old rancher’s death. “We don’t understand why Jack would have any connection with these people,” daughter-in-law Christy Sjol said Tuesday after court appearances of three defendants. Court records filed…
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Larry The Cable Guy’s Williston Episode Airs Wednesday

WILLISTON, N.D. — The History Channel will air its Williston episode of “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” at 8 p.m. central on Wednesday. The comedian visited the Williston area in August 2012 for his show that focuses on stories around the country. The preview of the episode shows Larry helping construct the…
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