- Williston company settles federal racial discrimination suit Updated: May-25-16 10:31 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Williston-based oil field service company will pay $250,000 to a worker it fired after he complained of harassment to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Football coach Switzer to attend North Dakota oil expo Updated: May-24-16 7:41 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys football coach Barry Switzer is slated to attend North Dakota's oil expo and conference in Bismarck.
- Rig count rises slightly as North Dakota oil expo begins Updated: May-24-16 5:32 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A slight uptick in the number of drill rigs in North Dakota Tuesday fueled some hope to the struggling industry as the state's annual petroleum conference got underway but a top oil industry official warned that production likely will be flat through 2016.
- 6 indicted for alleging selling heroin Updated: May-22-16 12:32 pm
WILLSTON, North Dakota - A federal grand jury has indicted six people allegedly connected with a Chicago drug ring with distributing heroin.
- Groundbreaking expected within months on Williston airport Updated: May-22-16 10:23 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Groundbreaking is expected to begin within months on a new $265 million airport northwest of the city that will serve the Williston region.
- North Dakota oil expo comes amid trouble times for industry Updated: May-22-16 10:20 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's oil expo and conference kicks off at a troubled time for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity that has hurt both oil companies and oil-producing states like this one. The three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo starts Tuesday in Bismarck with a theme of "Bakken Forward," featuring seminars and talks aimed at making it through the rough patch. The event closes with an address by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
- Resident claims largest lottery prize ever won in the state Updated: May-20-16 4:36 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Lottery officials in North Dakota say a Williston resident has claimed the largest lottery prize ever won in North Dakota.
- 2 men killed in North Dakota oil patch hub came from Ohio Updated: May-20-16 12:32 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Two men killed in a shooting in Williston came to the western North Dakota oil patch hub from Ohio.
- Williston State College names new women's basketball coach Updated: May-20-16 10:06 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Former Williston State College basketball standout Kia Herbel has been named head coach of the school's women's basketball team.
- Williston man accused of stealing oil field explosives Updated: May-20-16 8:02 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Williston man is accused of stealing about 230 explosives used in the oil fields and stashing them in his home.
- Trio apprehended in oil patch facing federal drug charges Updated: May-19-16 8:23 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Three people arrested in the North Dakota oil patch over the winter are accused in federal court of being part of a multi-state drug ring.
- Williston fighting lawsuit filed by crew camp operators Updated: May-18-16 7:02 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - The city of Williston is asking a judge to reject a request for an injunction against a July 1 deadline for oil field crew camps in city limits to shut down.
- $3M winning lottery ticket sold in Williston Updated: May-18-16 12:26 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Lottery says a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million was sold in Williston.
- Williston man catches record 131-pound paddlefish Updated: May-18-16 12:18 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Williston man has set a new state record by catching a 131-pound paddlefish.
- Delaware man sentenced in decade-old North Dakota rape case Updated: May-16-16 7:09 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Delaware man has been sentenced for raping a 14-year-old girl in a driveway in the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston as she walked home from a friend's house.
- Williston State president says he's resigning in June 2017 Updated: May-16-16 5:08 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Williston State College President Raymond Nadolny says he'll resign his position in June 2017 to spend more time with family.
- Williston State College establishes business incubator Updated: May-14-16 11:48 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - The city of Williston's first business incubator is taking applications and will be hosting an open house on Tuesday.
- Newest elementary school in Williston given an apt name Updated: May-13-16 11:21 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - The newest elementary school in the oil patch hub of Williston has been given an apt name.
- New Town woman sentenced to 7 years for dozens of felonies Updated: May-12-16 7:22 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A New Town woman accused of dozens of felonies stemming from two burglary sprees in Williston has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison.
- Hundreds of bags of trash picked up along oil patch highway Updated: May-11-16 6:50 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Officials say more than 1,800 bags of trash were picked up by hundreds of volunteers along the major north-south highway corridor in North Dakota's oil patch.
- Williston man gets 5 years for sexually assaulting girl Updated: May-11-16 10:29 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Williston man accused of having sexual contact with a girl twice in a span of two years has been sentenced to serve five years in prison.
- Bernie Sanders schedules Friday rally in North Dakota Updated: May-11-16 6:51 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Another U.S. presidential hopeful has scheduled a campaign event in North Dakota.
- Williston angler lands possible state-record paddlefish Updated: May-10-16 7:21 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Williston angler over the weekend landed what might be a North Dakota record paddlefish.
- Authorities: Williston man, 20, dead after head-on crash Updated: May-10-16 2:08 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Authorities say a 20-year-old Williston man is dead after the pickup he was driving crashed head-on with another vehicle.
- Drop in trucking permits costs Williams County millions Updated: May-06-16 7:05 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Income from the sale of frost law permits to truckers plummeted this year in Williams County, in the heart of North Dakota oil country.