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From dropout to hotshot: Washington woman turns life around in North Dakota Oil Patch

November 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.
Hanna Olson, of Enumclaw, Wash., looked at him and said, “If you want a good hotshot driver, I’m your gal,” as she held two t…continue reading on

California man charged with murder in Williston

October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A California man has been charged with the murder of another man outside the entrance to a downtown strip club in August, according to court documents.
Kyle Siler, 29, a former bouncer at Whispers strip club, was charged Tuesday with C…continue reading on

Williston State College president placed on leave for alleged misconduct involving alcohol use

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Williston State College President Raymond Nadolny was placed on indefinite paid leave Wednesday for alleged misconduct involving alcohol use, North Dakota University System officials said.

Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen informed Nado…continue reading on

Williston native goes from square bales to drill bits: Mischke works his way to the top

October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Western North Dakota’s energy boom has lured workers from around the world, but for Kevin Mischke, the oilfields got him off the farm but kept him close to home.
Mischke, 39, grew up on a farm and ranch northwest of Williston, played…continue reading on

Williston launches water treatment project for growing population

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON, N.D. — A $105 million water treatment plant was heralded by Williston’s mayor as a project that will allow the city to grow at an official groundbreaking Wednesday.

Dave Tuan, director of Public Works, called the facility “one of t…continue reading on

Williston teen reported as runaway

September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A 15-year-old boy has been reported as a runaway by the Williston Police Department.

Gage Lee Cox of Williston is described as 6 feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the teen…continue reading on

Four arrested in gun burglary investigation

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The Williston Police Department arrested four people Thursday after an investigation into a gun burglary at Napa Auto Parts on Sept. 4.

Robert Rehfeldt, 31, of Idaho; Breanna McCollim, 20, of Idaho; Kelly Plutowski, 54, of North Dakot…continue reading on

Williston mayor would like to see strip clubs go: Owners facing lawsuits from dancers over wages

September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Mayor Howard Klug said ridding Williston of its two strip clubs would be best for the city in North Dakota oil country.
On the heels of last month’s fatal beating of 25-year-old Dean Niederklopfer in front of the Whispers strip club,…continue reading on

Found something new to do in ND: Veteran trucker sees challenges of Oil Patch driving

September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Darrel Harris is something of a Renaissance man.
The 62-year-old truck driver from Milton-Freewater, Ore., has worked as a teacher, commercial fisherman and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He even managed an auto parts st…continue reading on

Texas company looking at Bakken pipeline market

September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A Texas-based company is looking to enter the Bakken crude oil shipping business.

Enterprise Products Partners of Houston is seeking customer commitments for its proposed crude oil pipeline from the Williston Basin in North Dakota to …continue reading on