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Williston group has major plans for downtown

Williston group has major plans for downtown

WILLISTON, N.D. — With an influx of new stores, the growing Williston Downtowners Association has big plans.

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Woman ‘sick of getting beat up’ gets ‘pimp’ arrested

WILLISTON, N.D. — A 31-year-old man has been arrested for promoting prostitution after a woman at a Williston hotel told police he would assault her when she didn’t make at least $1,000 a night working for him.

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Williston transplant wants to put a musical take on the Bakken

Williston transplant wants to put a musical take on the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — Keesha Renna is drawn to stories, and in her adopted city of Williston, the tales of struggle, heartache and loneliness are boundless.

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FBI office approved for Williston

FBI office approved for Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — A permanent field office for federal agents to combat a surge in crime in western North Dakota could open in Williston as soon as early 2015.

November 14, 2014 11:56 am Photos

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Bank robbed in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials say a bank in Williston has been robbed.

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Project Heat shelter starts up again in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — A temporary emergency homeless shelter for men that operated in Williston for about seven weeks last winter is being expanded to several months this winter.

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From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.

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Career of Williston official saw city's ups, downs

Career of Williston official saw city's ups, downs

WILLISTON, N.D. — Tom Rolfstad would barely get the words "Williston" and "North Dakota" out of his mouth and the person whose hand he was shaking turned away to find someone more interesting in the room.

November 09, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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California couple has doughnut shop back in business

California couple has doughnut shop back in business

WILLISTON, N.D. — After a lease dispute nearly sidelined their doughnut shop last year, Constance and Jeff Colburn are once again serving up their signature sweets in downtown Williston.

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Bakken county passes sales tax to pay for public safety

Bakken county passes sales tax to pay for public safety

WILLISTON, N.D. — A sales tax approved by Williams County residents to provide money for public safety in the rapidly growing oil patch region should generate tens of millions of dollars annually, though not everyone is excited about its passage.

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Ground broken for $57 million high school in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Construction is underway on a $57 million high school in Williston to accommodate a rapidly growing student body.

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Williston sharply increases development fines

Williston sharply increases development fines

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s Building Authority has sharply increased fines for developers who sidestep city ordinances in the interest of speed and convenience.

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Man faces murder charge in Williston beating death

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man accused in the beating death of another man outside a Williston strip club in August now faces a murder charge.

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Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

WILLISTON, N.D. — A documentary portraying the gritty side of the North Dakota oil boom is coming to Williston.

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Williston still has homeless, transient population

Williston still has homeless, transient population

WILLISTON, N.D. — When the oil boom hit Williston, people had no trouble finding employment, but finding a bed was another matter.

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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.

October 17, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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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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Defense says there's no evidence man profited from N.D. sex trade

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man charged with human trafficking in Williston pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday as his attorney argued there is no evidence linking him to the sex trade.

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OSHA investigating death of welder in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a welder in Williston.

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N.D. schools see hike in students deemed homeless

WILLISTON, N.D. — As enrollment continues to surge at schools in North Dakota’s oil country, the number of students deemed homeless under federal regulations is also increasing.

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