2014 News Clips

Independent Record | Helena, Montana

12.19.14 – Helena Valley man found guilty of kidnapping and rape

11.25.14 – Advocacy group blames Montana Developmental Center staff for alleged rape

11.20.14 – Gay couples exchange vows locally and statewide

Williston Herald | Williston, North Dakota

11.15.14 – Burning money: Natural gas flaring disrupts way of life, burns away millions of dollars

11.8.14 – Unsafe environment: Red tape delays sidewalk completion at recently celebrated senior housing project

11.1.14 – City takes out $125 M in debt: Loan goes toward new sewer plant as EPA investigates old $7.5 M facility

10.15.14 – Bursting at the bars: Uptick in crime is siphoning space from North Dakota jails

10.6.14 – Taming the ‘Wild West’: Soaring budgets in McKenzie County and Watford City are falling short

9.18.14 – James Henrikson indicted: Washington man faces murder-for-hire charge in K.C. Clarke case

8.1.14 – $2 M bond set for alleged human trafficker

7.29.14 – City looking at $1 billion in added costs

7.19.14 – On the edge of oil: In the shadow of a boom, Grenora is thriving

7.18.14 – Job Service: More women seeking oil and gas jobs

7.18.14 – Housing comes to a boil: Residents express anger, no solution appears on the horizon

7.17.14 – OSHA focuses on the Bakken: Thirty-four North Dakota laborers have died from work-related injuries since 2012

6.18.14 – It’s official: 1 million barrels a day

6.11.14 – End of an era in Williston: Mayor Ward Koeser to pass the torch after 20 years

6.11.14 – Commissioner Howard Klug dominates mayoral election with 75 percent of the vote, defeating businessman Marcus Jundt 19

5.24.15 – North Dakota has developed new housing at a faster rate than any other state in the nation for the past three years

5.13.14 – The race for mayor is on

5.8.14 – First North Dakota LNG plant to open in Tioga

5.3.14 – Paddlefish season opens: Anglers flock to Williston for annual fishing trips

5.1.14 – Man, 20, dies in oilfield accident: OSHA says oilfield fatalities represent half its workload in area

4.25.14 – Chaos in the park district: Days after being illegally suspended, executive director returns to work

4.22.14 – FAA willing to partner with state

4.16.14 – Dumping salt water leads to state charges

3.28.14 – Fastest growing ‘micropolitan’ in the nation

3.11.14 – Student population increased 32 percent, homeless youth numbers on the rise

2.25.14 – ‘Inundated with construction’: City building department reports 85 percent growth over one year

2.15.14 – Police playing catch up to oil patch crime increases

2.1.14 – Unwritten Endings: Trailer park residents facing uncertain future after rent increase

1.18.14 – Piecing together Williston’s housing puzzle: Housing is still an issue and it doesn’t seem to going away anytime soon

1.15.14 – County Commission lowers illegal housing fine against Stallion Oilfield Services to $26 K, down from $2.6 M