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Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

WILLISTON, N.D. — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing toxic chemicals exploded.

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Officials: Williston fire burned chemicals; air OK

Officials: Williston fire burned chemicals; air OK

WILLISTON, N.D. — An emergency manager says this week's fire at a Williston oil field supply company likely burned dozens of different chemicals that were stored there.

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Massive industrial fire shuts down state highway, causes flight cancelations

Massive industrial fire shuts down state highway, causes flight cancelations

WILLISTON, N.D. — A massive fire at an oil supply company was burning itself out Tuesday afternoon, 12 hours after it began in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.

July 22, 2014 7:04 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),

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Man charged in North Dakota with masquerading as FBI agent

Man charged in North Dakota with masquerading as FBI agent

WILLISTON, N.D. — A convicted con man who swindled Nashville, Tenn., businesses out of five-star hotel rooms, stretch limousine rides, helicopter rentals and expensive gifts didn’t fare quite as well during a month in the North Dakota oil patch, investigators contend.

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N.D. boom town denies townhouse project

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission has rejected a plan to develop 73 townhouses in the oil boom town.

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Defense: Murder suspect trying to scare, not kill

Defense: Murder suspect trying to scare, not kill

WAHPETON, N.D. — The attorney for an Idaho man accused of killing a man outside a strip club in the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston says his client was only trying to scare the man.

July 11, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Williston schools, churches adapt to growing Spanish-speaking population

WILLISTON, N.D. — When Jorge Lopez and his parents attended Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, it was a complex experience.

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Swiss company plans $500M Williston development

BISMARCK, N.D. — Swiss firm Stropiq is planning a $500 million mixed-use development in the oil-rich North Dakota city of Williston.

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Oil worker death rate

Oil worker death rate

Construction workers built an apartment building in Williston, N.D., in 2011. The AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor federation, says the state's death rate of 97.4 per 100,000 in the construction industry in 2012 was nearly 10 times the national average in that field.

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United to add flight between Williston and Houston

WILLISTON, N.D. — United Airlines will begin a daily roundtrip flight between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston on Aug.19.

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Fire destroys Williston home where 7 men lived

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities say fire has destroyed a Williston modular home where seven men resided.

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FAA head visits N.D. airport strained by oil boom

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota state and local officials hosted the head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Williston on Monday to push their case for federal assistance and funding for infrastructure development at several airports strained by the state's oil boom.

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12-year-old shoots teen girl in North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. — A 12-year-old boy is in the custody of juvenile authorities after a shooting in Williams County that injured a 15-year-old girl.

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Williston homeless shelter effort deemed a success

WILLISTON, N.D. — The city of Williston has formally recognized a company that provided beds at its crew camp for a temporary emergency homeless shelter last winter.

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Williston approves 1 percent tax on lodging

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston's City Commission has passed a 1 percent tax on lodging and restaurants that could be used to pay for a convention center or a downtown parking garage.

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Ground broken on 2 truck bypasses in N.D. oil region

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials broke ground on two truck bypasses in North Dakota's oil-rich northwest on Tuesday, which they hope will relieve traffic congestion and make city roads safer.

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Williston traffic accidents increase; 10 victims

WILLISTON, N.D. — The most recent statistics from the Williston Police Department show traffic accidents have increased in the city compared to 2013.

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People involved in Williston shootings identified

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston Police Department on Monday identified two people shot Saturday, calling one incident domestic violence and the second an apparent suicide.

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Man killed, woman injured by gunshots in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Authorities in Williston say everything is "under control" after two shootings near the city's downtown Saturday afternoon.

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