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Williston moves to help homeless

WILLISTON, N.D. – City commissioners here took the first step this past week to allow churches to serve as emergency homeless shelters.

Boom boosts book business: Store owner says influx of oil workers means more readers in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. – Independent bookstore owner Chuck Wilder noticed a change in business four years ago when guys in Halliburton coveralls started coming into his shop.


McKenzie County hires full-time state's attorney

WATFORD CITY, N.D – McKenzie County has hired its first full-time state’s attorney to keep up with increasing caseloads in the growing Oil Patch county.


New fracking technique could cut demand for fresh water

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved the first significant pilot test of recycling water for hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken, which could lead to conserving millions of gallons of freshwater and reducing truck traffic.

Oil services worker ‘had to move on’ from teaching

WILLISTON, N.D. – Lynda Knutson-Hill made a big career change this year – from early childhood education to the oil industry.


Defense attorney claims victim in fatal Williston hit-and-run 'put himself at risk'

WILLISTON, N.D. – Bond was set at $150,000 Friday for a man charged in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 31-year-old Mississippi man. David George Krause, 28, is charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving death, both Class B felonies.


Fire destroys two Williston apartment buildings

WILLISTON, N.D. – A huge fire that destroyed two apartment buildings here Friday highlighted the strain on fire department resources as the rapidly growing city adds more multi-story buildings.


Entrepreneur offers solution for workers in Oil Patch who don’t have addresses

WILLISTON, N.D.- Getting mail delivered in the Bakken is a frustration for some, but for recent college graduate Dave VanAssche, it inspired his entrepreneurial spirit.


Outage leaves McKenzie County residents in cold

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – A power outage in McKenzie County late Friday and early Saturday caused residents of 1,750 households to seek warmth as temperatures approached 20 below zero.

American Petroleum Institute names finalist for oil achievement awards

WILLISTON, N.D. – Innovations and achievements in North Dakota’s oil industry will be recognized next week during a banquet here.

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VCSU receives grant for water education, research

A grant will allow a Valley City (N.D.) State University center to serve as a statewide resource for water education, research and management.


Higher Education Notebook: MSUM students work with city leaders

Students at Minnesota State University Moorhead are reaching out to city leaders.


Higher Education Notebook: People complying with new NDSU smoking ban

Campus leaders say the first month of a new smoking ban at North Dakota State University went well, but the education process will be ongoing.


Higher Education Notebook: MSUM to offer Swedish course

Minnesota State University Moorhead will offer a Swedish language and culture course this fall for the first time in about 20 years.


Higher Education Notebook: Former student body president to co-lead

A former North Dakota State University student body president who helped start the campus chapter of Students Today Leaders Forever will soon serve as one of the organization’s executive directors.


Higher Education Notebook: Two Moorhead campus projects included in bill

Moorhead campuses are pleased with a proposed bonding bill that includes support for two major building projects.


Higher Education Notebook: ND higher ed board seeking new members

North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education is accepting applications for new members.

Higher Education Notebook: Concordia launches interactive Web tour

Concordia College launched a new virtual tour last week that has already reached potential students in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Higher Education Notebook: MSUM launches ‘lean’ initiative to cope with cuts

Minnesota State University Moorhead is getting lean.


MnSCU looks for board applicants to fill 3 seats

The board that governs Minnesota’s colleges and universities is seeking new members.