Stripper Grateful For Her Boomtown Adventure

WILLISTON, N.D. – When stripper Susan Shepard started dancing in Williston in 2007, men were often surprised to see attractive women at the small-town strip club. But even as North Dakota’s oil boom was in the beginning stages, Shepard had friends from all over the country traveling to Williston to spend a week dancing for…
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N.D. Company Takes Aim At Natural Gas Flaring

WILLISTON, N.D. – Natural gas that would be wasted at a well site here is instead being converted to electricity and delivering power into the electrical grid. The technology is one example of methods being developed by Bismarck-based Blaise Energy that seek to reduce the amount of natural gas flared in North Dakota. “Nobody likes…
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Woman Shot At Williston Walmart Shot Herself, Records Say

WILLISTON, N.D. – The woman who reported that she had been shot at the Williston Walmart last week instead accidentally shot herself, according to court records. Alexandra Simon is charged in Williams County District Court with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, and discharging a firearm in city limits, a Class B misdemeanor. Court records…
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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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