Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 580-6890.
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WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston city commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday in favor of an ordinance that eliminates crew camps next year, but signaled they want to work on a compromise to keep some workforce housing open.
TIOGA, N.D. – North Dakota's largest natural gas processing plant shut down for maintenance Wednesday afternoon, a move expected to temporarily cause more flaring in the Bakken.
WILLISTON, N.D. – More oil is now gathered by pipeline than truck in western North Dakota, taking pressure off Oil Patch communities faced with congestion, traffic fatalities and dust.
TIOGA, N.D. – It’s taken as long as 2½ years for western North Dakota farmer Dennis Johnsrud to resolve one issue with a pipeline company. But now Johnsrud is seeing...
WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston city commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to close crew camps next year, prompting oil industry representatives to warn that their workforce may leave without temporary housing. The City Commission approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require camps to stop operating July 1 and require the buildings to be removed by Sept.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The McKenzie County sheriff is facing a criminal charge for allegedly using a county credit card to charge nearly $1,000 in unauthorized expenses during a trip...
MINOT, N.D. – The former Sawyer school superintendent awaiting trial for human trafficking and other sex charges now faces allegations from two more teenage victims. Charles William Soper, 51, is...
WILLISTON, N.D. — As one official put it, a new truck route will end "truckmageddon" in Williston. Construction is now complete on a permanent truck reliever route around Williston, where traffic counts have grown 160 percent since 2008. "The explosion of truck traffic during the Bakken boom, was as I would call it, 'truckmageddon,'" said Sen. David Rust, R-Tioga, during an event Wednesday in Williston. "And it needed to be addressed." Traffic congestion was the No. 1 complaint of western North Dakota residents after the influx of oil activity, Gov.
MINOT, N.D. – A Kenmare woman sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the starvation death of her son admitted she deprived the boy of medical care, but said...