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Williston expanding wastewater treatment plant

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials in Williston have started construction on a $105 million expansion of the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

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Starbucks could open store in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D — Coffee drinkers in the state's oil country could become familiar with the green-aproned barista.

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Williston job fair expected to draw 1,500 people

WILLISTON, N.D. — More than 1,500 people from around the country are expected at a job fair this week in the bustling North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston.

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2 arrested in ND oil patch drug case

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Sheriff’s Office says two Washington men have been arrested in an oil patch drug case that saw law enforcement officers seize two pounds of meth.

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Williston hires more than 35 new teachers

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston public schools hired 37 new teachers over the summer to help deal with increased enrollment tied to the oil boom in western North Dakota.

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4 arrested in Williston theft of $42K worth of firearms

WILLISTON, N.D. — Police in Williston have arrested four people on charges that include possession of stolen property in connection with a gun burglary at an auto parts store.

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North Dakota jails can't keep pace with increased caseloads spurred explosion of Bakken growth

WILLISTON, N.D. — Inmates awaiting trial are being held beyond the typical length of sentence for their alleged crimes in a major oil-producing county in western North Dakota because of a growing criminal caseload, authorities said.

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Williston deputies collide cruisers during domestic call

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities say two Williams County Sheriff's Department cruisers suffered "significant" damage after colliding during a domestic violence call.

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Police: Bogus $50 and $100 bills problem in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Bogus bills increasingly are turning up in cash tills in the oil boom town of Williston, authorities said.

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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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