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Williston: From Boomtown to Hometown

What does a city look like when its population more than doubles in the span of five years? It’s probably difficult to visualize a growth of that scale and momentum, but it’s a transformation city officials and residents of Williston, North Dakota have grappled with since the area’s oil “boom” six years ago. According to Census data, Williston rose from ...

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Top 5 benefits of equipment rental in a devalued oil and gas market

Let’s face it. In stronger markets, buying is possibility the better choice. However, don’t underestimate renting as a business-saving option. Renting allows companies to avoid increasing capital expenditures, save money on preventative maintenance and repairs services as well as ensures that equipment doesn’t become technologically obsolete. Once the decision to rent has been made, what next? There are multiple companies that ...

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Oil and saltwater release contained in Williams County

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says about 2,100 gallons of oil and 12,600 gallons barrels of saltwater were released, contained and recovered on a site just outside of Williston. StatOil Oil and Gas LP reported Wednesday’s incident to the state division. The company reported that the cause of the contained fluid release at the oil ...

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Williston Wal-Mart no longer open 24 hours

The convenience of 24-hour shopping is about to change at the Williston Wal-Mart as it prepares to close its doors from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. beginning August 15. As reported by the Williston Herald, the Williston Wal-Mart is one of five stores in North Dakota that will be reallocating resources by doing away with its 24-hour policy to better ...

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Sewage flow becomes Williston’s oil bust indicator

WILLISTON, N.D. – The population of a U.S. oil boomtown that became a symbol of the fracking revolution is dropping fast because of the collapse in crude oil prices , according to an unusual metric: the amount of sewage produced. Williston, North Dakota, has seen its population drop about 6 percent since last summer, according to wastewater data relied upon ...

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2 accused in oil patch trafficking sentenced to prison

BISMARCK, N.D. — Two Californians who admitted to human trafficking in the North Dakota oil patch have been sentenced to prison. The case involved brothels disguised as massage parlors that operated between June 2010 and March 2014 in Minot, Dickinson and Williston. Authorities alleged that Trina Nguyen (wihn) and Loc Tran lured four women from California to work as prostitutes ...

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