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Williston Middle School, Bakken Elementary evacuated

As of earlier this month, there were more than 1,200 students in the four grades the two schools, which sit on the same site, serve.

WILLISTON DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-24 18:30:00

Rain hasn't moved drought needle: Williston snagged a little...

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston snagged 2/10th of an inch of rain overnight Wednesday, May 23 — not enough to move the needle on a moderate drought that continues to have its big fat thumb pressed down on western North Dakota.

THE DICKINSON PRESS - 2018-05-25 00:37:38

‘They're not just taking warm bodies’

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivers his keynote address Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in the Bismarck Event Center. "Energy drives the economy," Zinke told the nearly 2,500 registered attendees, "and our advantage is energy." Zinke concluded: "Industry is able to work at a

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2018-05-26 06:00:00

Bakken executives project 'disciplined approach' as ND oil activity...

Ron Ness, left, moderates a panel of Bakken CEO's on the topic of What's Next for the Williston Basin. Seated are, from left, Thomas Nusz, Chairman and CEO of Oasis Petroleum; Erec Isaacson, vice president of Rockies Business Unit, ConocoPhillips; and Brad Holly, President and CEO of Whiting Petrole

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-05-24 23:44:25

Corps to reconsider access in popular areas around Lake Sakakawea

WILLISTON -- All of the sites area fishermen showed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday made the short list of places the federal agency will reconsider for expanded or improved fishing access.Wade Spooner, deputy operations project manager for Garrison Project, and two of his corps associ


Oil company leaders say downturn made Bakken stronger

Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm said Wednesday the drop in oil prices may have been the best thing to happen to the industry.“We would never have gained the efficiencies that we have today without going through that,” Hamm said during the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.But while North Da


Zinke emphasizes partnering with oil industry

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum shared similar visions Wednesday for regulating oil development, focused on partnering with industry to spur innovation.“I don’t think the government should be in a position to be an adversary,” Zinke said as he delivered the keynote sp


Bringing back the sutler’s store

The Hedderich store on Main Street in Williston is about to come down, a victim of a fire that destroyed it in July. But a little piece of its history is about to arise anew in a different location, far-removed from Williston.


Bakken executives project 'disciplined approach' as N.D. oil activity ramps up

North Dakota oil production is expected to return to record levels this summer, but executives of top Bakken companies said Thursday they expect the resurgence to be slow and steady.“We’re taking a real disciplined approach to development,” said Brad Holly, president and CEO of Whiting Petroleum. “W

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2018-05-24 23:00:00

District 1 Food Service director gets national award

Johnson, the Food Service director for Williston Public School District No. 1, has worked to make the lunches schools serve healthy and appealing, and now she’s been honored for her work.


Williston police officer rescue man trapped in burning home

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williston police say officers rescued a man trapped in a burning home.KFYR-TV reports the blaze was reported at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police say officers rescued the man who was in the back of the burning home.Police say two people and two officers were taken to a local


WDA Baseball Tournament: What you need to know about the Coyotes' competition

Williston junior Brady Aberle, front, and sophomore Garret Hill round third base and score on a double from senior Chance Johnson during last Thursday’s regular season finale against Bismarck High at Ardean Aafedt Stadium.The Coyotes open tournament play against Legacy tonight at 7 p.m.Ryan Parish •


Focused and ‘taking no team lightly,’ the Coyotes are ready to host the WDA Tournament

“Our mindset has to be that we can’t take anyone lightly,” senior first baseman Chance Johnson said. “Everyone can compete with everyone else, so we need to make sure we bring our ‘A’ game every single game. [In the first game] Legacy is a good team and we expect them to come back and give us a run


Western North Dakota seeks out workforce solutions

Cindy Sanford, with Job Service North Dakota in Williston, addresses the audience at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in the Bismarck Event Center on Tuesday about the demand for energy-related jobs in the Bakken oil patch of western North Dakota.


Mund making wishes coming true at June 8 luncheon

Mund’s longtime platform was “Make a Wish Passion with Fashion,” an annual fashion show that raised money for Make a Wish North Dakota. During the decade the show ran, she raised $80,000 and granted wishes to 24 students.


North Dakota farmers waiting for rain, Farm Bill

Williston-area farmer Ryan Ellis, recently elected secretary-treasurer of NDGGA, talks about rain, Farm Bill and trade


Man rescued from fire Saturday in Williston

The fire, which happened at a home in the 900 block of Fourth Street West, was reported at 8:22 p.m., and police officers arrived a minute later.


Pickup driver dies in crash with stalled semi near Williston

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North Dakota to talk tech advancements at oil conference

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's oil industry is set to discuss technology advancements that could recover more oil from the Bakken patch at an annual petroleum conference.The Bismarck Tribune reportsthat more than 2,100 people are registered for the three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conferenc


Tioga woman killed in western ND SUV-semi crash

WILLISTON, N.D. — A 29-year-old Tioga, N.D., woman was killed Friday morning, May 18, when her vehicle ran into a disabled semi along U.S. Highway 2.