Renée Jean / Williston Herald
WILLISTON, N.D.—When the last airplane takes off from Sloulin Field and the airport site is decommissioned, the city will have an immense opportunity that is 640 acres wide. Deciding what to put in that field of dreams wasn't just a matter of deciding what to build, Cardon Global CEO Don Cardon told a packed house of Williston residents who gathered in the Grand Williston Hotel to learn more about the city's plan for the land.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - - McKenzie County's Emergency Management Director Karolin Jappe is carrying sandbags around with her to pass out to those in the path of ice jams that are working their way down the Yellowstone River to where it joins the Missouri River in far western North Dakota near the Montana border.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Behind the Washington curtains — but in not-so-secret media-leaked fashion — senior members of the Republican party are romancing Congressman Kevin Cramer into a 2018 run for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's seat. This week, Cramer admitted he is not just flirting with that idea, but giving it serious consideration. He anticipates announcing a decision in January or February, he said Wednesday, Dec. 27, to allow people with an interest in either race to have enough lead time to make decisions themselves.
MISSOURI-YELLOWSTONE RIVER CONFLUENCE — Chairs were placed in jovial circles with fishermen hard at work on their paddlefishing gear at a camper city sprung up practically overnight at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers near the Montana-North Dakota border. Monday, May 1 marked opening day for paddlefishing season, but as it was a mandatory catch and release day, most of the hopeful fishermen were sitting in camp, making sure all their hooks, weights and poles were prepped for today, the first catch and keep day of the season.
WILLISTON, N.D. --- The state of North Dakota has added another step to help ensure the safety of crude transport by rail with the addition of two inspectors and a rail safety program.
WILLISTON, N.D.—The buildout of a pipeline system that likely spells the end of the truck and train boom in the Bakken is continuing. The latest in the pipeline series involves a short segment of 12-inch pipeline that travels a mere 1.1 miles, but could have a super impact for Bakken crude. The line is being built by the Hess Corporation and while short, it connects to something long indeed — the Dakota Access pipeline, which travels 1,172 miles to Patoka, Ill. Its maximum overall capacity is listed online as up to 570,000 barrels a day.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A northwest North Dakota power company has just taken a big leap that positions it to to make a bigger mark on the nation’s energy map. Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative, on the eve of celebrating its 25th anniversary, was recently welcomed as the newest member of the Southwest Power Pool, a nonprofit Regional Transmission Organization that manages the electric grid and the wholesale energy market in the Central United States.
TIOGA, N.D. — While the city of Williston was deciding the fate of its own man camps, market forces were deciding the fate of another. Capital Lodge, between Ray and Tioga, has closed, according to a report in the Tioga Tribune. Attempts to contact a representative of the lodge, which last winter had hoped to convert the camp into an extended stay hotel, for additional comments were not successful. Calls were answered by a machine and emails sent to its website bounced back as undeliverable.