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United flights between Williston and Houston begin

WILLISTON, N.D. — Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway.

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New Williston high school, fire station take shape

WILLISTON, N.D. — The growing western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is planning a second fire station and a new high school, and doubling the size of its wastewater treatment plant.

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Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

Man arrested in Williston airport bomb scare

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas man was being held in a North Dakota jail Friday after authorities said he ran from a Williston airport security checkpoint when federal agents tried to search his laptop, an incident that closed the facility for several hours.

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Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

Man beaten in front of Williston strip club dies

WILLISTON, N.D. — A man who was attacked outside the entrance of a Williston strip club has died from his injuries, investigators said Tuesday.

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Man likely brain dead after Williston beating

Man likely brain dead after Williston beating

WILLISTON, N.D. — Prosecutors charged a man with an assault that left another man so severely injured that police said he may be declared brain-dead.

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Williston faces teacher shortage ahead of new term

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston Public School District No. 1 is looking to fill 18 open teacher spots just weeks before the start of the school year.

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Industrial fire

Industrial fire

July 28, 2014 1:57 pm Photos

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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.

July 24, 2014 6:36 am Photos

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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.

July 23, 2014 6:40 am Photos

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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.

May 13, 2014 10:13 amLoading…

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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