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Williston man braves the storm in a tent

January 11, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

As most people prepare to hunker down for the weekend storm, one new Williston resident wants to see what it’s like to ride out a North Dakota blizzard in a tent. Illinois man Jim Menter bought a tent this week after hearing about the forecast. Continue Reading

U.S. oil production at highest level since 1998

December 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota oil production has helped lift U.S. monthly oil production to the highest level since 1998. Continue Reading

Faces of the Boom: Flying rocks help glass repair business take off

December 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If anybody has job security in the Oil Patch, it’s Preston Geving. Geving owns a mobile auto glass repair business in the Williston area, where he estimates he can find five vehicles in any city block that need windshield repairs.
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New truck route relieves congestion in Williston

November 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Truck traffic kept interrupting a press conference here Monday that marked the opening of a new truck bypass, and that couldn’t have made Williston Mayor Ward Koeser any happier. Continue Reading

Faces of the Boom: Driving in pursuit of life as an artist

November 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kurt Wensmann is an oilfield truck driver with a dream on hold. The 26-year-old artist is working long hours now so he can be debt-free by 27 and open a ceramics studio. Continue Reading

Faces of the Boom: Doctor couple helps meet help meet health care demand in Williston

November 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For Dr. Shu-Ming Wang and her husband, Dr. Doug Clark, who both work for Mercy Medical Center, the fact that they’ve lived all over the country is helping them connect with their new patients in Williston. Continue Reading

UND sees added oil degree in Williston, budget changes in Bismarck

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Robert Kelley said during his annual State of the University address Tuesday his staff is working on a way to offer petroleum engineering out west. He also warned of budgetary impact from new performance measurements from the state. Continue Reading

N.D. guardsman wins hunting trip, shopping spree

October 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Phil Sorenson, a soft-spoken Iraq war veteran who lost the lower half of his left leg to a roadside bomb in 2004, is a reluctant celebrity. Continue Reading

Altru to discard meds from a firm linked to meningitis

October 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks health care provider said none of its patients are threatened and the products it is discarding, though sold by the same drug maker, have not themselves been linked to meningitis. Continue Reading

Accelerating economies in the Oil Patch

October 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The heart of the Oil Patch, Williams County, grew and astounding 1,810.3 percent in that period. In comparison, Cass County, once among the state’s fastest growing area, grew just 33.3 percent. Continue Reading

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