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Faces of the Boom: A schoolhouse becomes a home

WILLISTON, N.D. - An abandoned schoolhouse that was becoming surrounded by oil development is now transformed into a historic new home for Williston business owners.


UPDATED: Industrial Commission approves oil mega-unit

BISMARCK – An oil drilling proposal that drew opposition from many mineral owners moved forward Wednesday in a split vote with Gov. Jack Dalrymple objecting.

Industrial Commission to consider McKenzie County mega-unit on Wednesday

BISMARCK – An oil company’s proposal to develop about 25,000 acres in McKenzie County as one large drilling unit will come before the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Wednesday.

Faces of the Boom: Got the munchies? Call Kelli

WILLISTON, N.D. - Kelli Cook, a 40-year-old mother of two, recently launched Munchies Food Taxi, a restaurant delivery service that aims to fill a void in Williston.


Documentary on Williston newcomers debuts at Sundance Film Festival

WILLISTON, N.D. – A documentary about a Williston church that opened its doors to job-seekers who needed a place to sleep will premiere today at the Sundance Film Festival.


Faces of the Boom: After enduring RV, family happy to have a home

WILLISTON, N.D. – Paul and Marcia Whitcomb thought they’d be temporary North Dakotans, working in the oilfield to earn money and someday returning to Arkansas.


From desert heat to North Dakota cold: Arizona man and his RV adapting to frigid temps in Oil Patch

WILLISTON, N.D. – In Arizona, Bill Ferguson used aluminum foil on the windows of his RV to keep out the heat and sun during hunting trips.


Burning question: How to safely ship oil

CASSELTON, N.D. – Casselton Mayor Ed McConnell was a quarter-mile away from the blaze that erupted after Monday’s train collision and could feel the heat through the windows of his vehicle.

Accounting firm brings expertise to Oil Patch

WILLISTON, N.D. – Tax manager Gloria Jordan remembers the first woman who came into the accounting firm where she works with an oil royalty check for half-a-million dollars.


Faces of the Boom: Cashing in at Cash Wise

WILLISTON, N.D. - When Kimberly Pick heard the grocery store chain she and her husband work for was expanding to North Dakota’s Oil Patch, she put a bug in her husband’s ear.


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Higher Education Notebook: Offutt retires from Board of Regents

Longtime Concordia College Board of Regents member Ron Offutt has retired from the board after 20 years. Offutt, a 1964 Concordia graduate, served as chairman for 11 of those years.


Higher education notebook: Fewer science, engineering majors in North Dakota

Census data released last week show that North Dakota ranks below the national average in the percentage of college graduates with degrees in science and engineering.


Higher Education Notebook: Chancellor readies for legislative session

The North Dakota University System chancellor is putting on a lot of miles this fall.


Higher Education Notebook: Grant funds partnership with Africa university

A $1.1 million grant will allow North Dakota State University to work with a university in Uganda on food security research.


Higher Education Notebook: Roundtable discusses higher education funding

How to fund higher education will be the topic of discussion Monday and Tuesday during a meeting of North Dakota’s Higher Education Roundtable.


Higher Education Notebook: NDSU senior receives prestigious scholarship

A North Dakota State University senior is the recipient of a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award.


Higher Education Notebook: Valley City State University, Mayville State University have fall housing shortages

North Dakota’s two smallest universities have unique housing shortages this fall.

Higher education notebook: NDSU to award record number of doctoral degrees

North Dakota State University will set another record this spring for the number of doctoral degrees awarded.


Higher Education notebook: NDSU group takes service learning trip to reservation

A group of 15 North Dakota State University students, faculty and staff took a service learning trip last weekend to the Fort Berthold Reservation.


NDSCS one of 10 campuses hosting national event

North Dakota State College of Science is listed in the same sentence as Harvard, Rutgers and Brown this week.