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CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

WILLISTON, N.D. — CNN’s Lisa Ling said when she came to Williston, she was prepared to be cat-called due to the influx of men working in the oil fields of western North Dakota.

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Developer brings new vision for Williston’s Downtown Plaza

WILLISTON, N.D. — Raymond Melendez’s vision for Williston is to create a vibrant downtown and build community.

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N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Industrial Commission.

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Oil patch jail being paid off 18 years early

Oil patch jail being paid off 18 years early

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williams County is paying off its six-year-old jail 18 years ahead of schedule, while officials talk about possibly doubling the size of the facility.

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Sex sting operation results in 2 arrests in Glendive

Sex sting operation results in 2 arrests in Glendive

Authorities arrested two men Friday in Glendive for allegedly attempting to have sex with a child, according to a release from the Montana Department of Justice. 

October 15, 2014 3:44 pm Photos

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North Dakota's oil boom sparks new industry

North Dakota's oil boom sparks new industry

BISMARCK, N.D. — Working relationships between energy and other industries in North Dakota were touted Tuesday as the future of the state’s economy at the eighth annual Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference.

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North Dakota HIV/AIDS rate rises with population growth

WILLISTON, N.D. — The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country have flocked to the state because of its booming economy.

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Bakken firefighters too busy responding to oil-related activity to hold annual fundraiser

BURLINGTON, N.D. — A volunteer fire department in the western North Dakota oil patch is so busy that it doesn't have time for its annual Halloween haunted house fundraiser.

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N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Worker accommodations in North Dakota's oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style "man camps" might imply that roughness of life, too.

October 13, 2014 6:20 am Photos

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Dakotas state vets caution about pig virus spread

Dakotas state vets caution about pig virus spread

BISMARCK, N.D. — State veterinarians in the Dakotas are stressing the need for people in the hog industry to take measures to guard against the spread of deadly pig viruses, after two new cases were confirmed in South Dakota.

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Truck bypass makes small town eerily quiet

Truck bypass makes small town eerily quiet

ALEXANDER, N.D. — Tobacco Depot owner Phil Hamda was looking forward to the truck bypass west of Alexander, but after it opened last month his business took a hit.

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N.D. regulators approve 197-mile-long oil pipeline

WILLISTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission says a permit to convert a 197-mile long oil gathering line into a transmission pipeline has been approved.

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More Hepatitis C cases found in Minot area

BISMARCK, N.D. — Three additional cases of hepatitis C related to the outbreak in Ward County have been confirmed, according to the North Dakota Department of Health.

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Unusual alliance on oil spill cleanup

Unusual alliance on oil spill cleanup

TIOGA, N.D. — On Monday, Patty Jensen delivered a treat to the workers doing the cleanup on the site of one of North Dakota’s largest oil spills.

October 06, 2014 6:40 am Photos

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School criticized for showing 'Pretty Woman' clips

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — School officials in Devils Lake are being criticized for showing clips from a movie about a prostitute during an assembly to educate students about the school dress code.

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North Dakota offense started slow but is coming off best half

MISSOULA -- Slowly but surely sophomore Joe Mollberg has gained traction as signal-caller in North Dakota’s new offense.

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MSUB men beat Mary 2-1 in soccer

David Loeung and Niklas Schregel scored a goal apiece on Thursday afternoon in leading Montana State Billings to a 2-1 victory over the University of Mary in GNAC men's soccer play at Yellowjacket Field.

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North Dakota man sentenced in trafficking of 34 pounds of meth through Montana, N.D.

BUTTE — A 48-year-old North Dakota man who was convicted of trafficking over 34 pounds of methamphetamine in Montana and North Dakota has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

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Montana man pleads guilty to 'most egregious environmental crimes' in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Montana executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dakota has pleaded guilty to 11 felony charges in federal court.

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Man accused of sexually abusing 5-month-old girl on trial

DICKINSON, N.D. — A man accused of sexually abusing a 5-month-old girl is on trial in Dickinson.

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