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FOTB: How convenient: Mom-and-pop store aims to keep small-town feel

April 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amy Dalrymple
Forum News Service
ALEXANDER — Life can get hectic in the Oil Patch, but the town of Alexander has a new business where folks can slow down.
Jodi and Timothy McGowan opened a convenience store last week aimed at giving locals a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hwy. 1804 to close west of Trenton

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

TRENTON — The North Dakota Department of Transportation will temporarily close Highway 1804 about 4 miles west of Trenton, according to a press release.

The highway will close at noon Tuesday so BNSF Railway crews can install a new railroad cross…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Updated: N.D. shuts down handler of radioactive oilfield waste for violations in Killdeer

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health has ordered a company that handles radioactive oilfield waste to shut down its facility near Killdeer after state inspectors found several violations there earlier this month.

The emergency order …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Updated: N.D. shuts down handler of radioactive oilfield waste for violations in Killdeer

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health has ordered a company that handles radioactive oilfield waste to shut down its facility near Killdeer after state inspectors found several violations there earlier this month.

The emergency order …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil Patch truck driver charged with illegal dumping

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON – Criminal charges have been filed against a truck driver accused of illegally dumping oilfield waste in western North Dakota, and the trucking company he worked for could face more than $950,000 in civil penalties for repeat offenses, of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rodeo star to entrepreneur: Murphy’s SM Fencing & Energy Services expanding into multiple areas

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Seth Murphy is one of the most successful entrepreneurs under 30 years old in North Dakota.
Not that anyone would ever know.
Around noon on a weekday, the hulking 29-year-old walked into the Brickhouse Grille, a downtown fine dining establishment f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Beach approves rezoning for railport

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

A controversial railport proposed for Beach has gotten over its first governmental hurdle.

The Beach City Council, following the zoning board’s 4-to-1 recommendation from March 17, approved the rezoning of 275 acres west of town where Utah-based…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Welcome new mobile clinics to Oil Patch cities

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Leaders of Williston should act quickly to modify a city moratorium on mobile businesses in order to welcome Sanford Health’s “clinics on wheels.” Sanford, which has emerged as the most innovative health care provider in the Upper Midwest, is r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Williams County investigating armed robbery

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

EPPING, N.D. – The Williams County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery and assault that occurred about 4 p.m. Thursday near Epping.

Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry said the suspects were driving a black Ford F-150 pickup. Fry did not r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakota cities among fastest-growing in nation: Williston, Dickinson top list for micropolitan areas

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Several North Dakota cities are among the fastest-growing communities in the nation, with Williston leading the way as the fastest-growing micropolitan area, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Census population estimates show that…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com