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Williston, Williams County officials to testify on oil tax split - Williston Herald
BISMARCK —There will be another substantial contingent of Williston and Williams County supporters in Bismarck today and Friday, testifying in favor of a bill redistributing the percentage of oil production taxes returned to western North Dakota.
Revised forecast predicts $4B drop in oil tax - Williston Herald
BISMARCK — A revised state revenue forecast presented Thursday to North Dakota lawmakers predicts the effects of sagging oil prices will cause oil and gas tax revenue to drop more than $4 billion over the next two years compared with the December ...
Pipeline not state inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak - Williston Herald
BISMARCK (AP) - A North Dakota official says a pipeline that spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state prior to being used. North Dakota Industrial Commission spokeswoman Alison Ritter said ...
New doctor, women’s health at Mercy Medical - Williston Herald
WILLISTON — Mercy Medical Center added a new OBGYN to its staff in preparation of increased demand for prenatal and women’s health care in 2015. “I provide prenatal care and care for women of all ages really,” said Dr. Fareed Kadum. Kadum has more ...
Arness visits area students - Williston Herald
WILLISTON — Failure is not just an annoying inevitability. It's a crucial part of the learning process, and it is required for any worthwhile success. How you handle that fact decides where and how far your footsteps can ultimately take you. That was the ...
Judge lets overtime lawsuit proceed - Williston Herald
FARGO (AP) — A lawsuit accusing oil-services company Schlumberger Ltd. of failing to pay overtime wages in North Dakota's oil patch can move forward, a federal judge says. Judge Ralph Erickson's ruling, released Monday, grants conditional class-action ...
City tables apartment parking rules - Williston Herald
WILLISTON — Williston City Commission voted to tabled Ordinance No. 1008 after the first reading and send it back to city staff Tuesday. The ordinance, a response to a perceived lack of parking for new apartment complexes, would modify parking ...
Inmate arrested for new crimes one week after being released - Williston Herald
WILLISTON — A convicted Williams County offender was arrested and charged with multiple felonies roughly one week after leaving incarceration. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office charged Kevyn Johannesson, 26, with five felonies after arresting him ...
Steven L. Iwen - Williston Herald
Steven L. Iwen, age 69, passed away Saturday Jan. 24, 2015. A Family and Friends Service will be Wednesday, Jan. 28,at 2:30 p.m. at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Tioga. A funeral service will be Thursday evening, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church ...
John Hauso - Williston Herald
John Hauso, 62, of Culbertson, Montana, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, Jan. 24, 2015. His funeral will be celebrated Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. (Mountain Time) at the Community of Christ Church in Culbertson. Pastor Jack Scotson ...
Floyd Daley - Williston Herald
Funeral services for Floyd Daley, 90 of Watford City are at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City with Pastor Rob Favorite officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Schafer Cemetery, Watford City under ...
Love and coffee - Williston Herald
WILLISTON — She didn't come here for the oil boom, but she wasn't supposed to be a coffee shop manager, either. Love brought Louise Skaare to the Bakken, and it has set her on an entirely unexpected, but excellent, adventure. Skaare met her husband Joey ...
Heitkamp pushes Keystone changes - Williston Herald
WASHINGTON D.C. — The recent spill of 30,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River on Jan. 17 has woven its way into debate on a measure that would have moved the Keystone XL Pipeline bill forward in the U.S. Senate. Heitkamp voted for the measure ...
Blast from the past - Williston Herald
BISMARCK — No matter where Hunter Berg may roam, the Williston area will always hold a special place in his heart. In return, he will always be a beloved figure in the Bakken. Berg grew up on a farm near Grenora and became a prominent figure in the ...
EPA: 4M gallons pumped out - Williston Herald
More than 4 million gallons of a mixture of fresh water, brine and oil have been pumped from the area affected by the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota's current energy boom, according to a report issued Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency.