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June 14, 2014
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Howard Klug, pictured Thursday, will take over as mayor of Williston later this month. Klug, who has served on the Williston City Commission for six years, received 76 percent of votes in this month’s election.
FOTB: New mayor in town: Williston’s new leader Klug foresees ‘a better place’
June 14, 2014 - 10:57pm
June 7, 2014
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Shirley Trogstad, shown Friday, lives in her former study hall room in Legacy at Central Place, the recently renovated historic junior high school in Williston.
FOTB: Going home from school: Renovated school provides affordable housing for Williston senior citizens
June 7, 2014 - 11:53pm
May 31, 2014
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McKenzie County emergency managers Karolin Rockvoy, left, and Jerry Samuelson, right, tour the tornado damage Friday near Watford City with Homeland Security Division Director Greg Wilz. The county is comparable to most in North Dakota, but an oil boom has brought in an influx of people from across the country. McKenzie County is home to one of the oil boom’s most heavily concentrated areas in the state, with more than 7,000 people living in or near Watford City.
FOTB: In McKenzie Co., emergencies require double duty
May 31, 2014 - 8:05pm
May 18, 2014
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Michelle Thomas, pictured Thursday had to move away from Williston after her rent increased and now commutes from Montana to work.
FOTB: Priced out of her home: Rising rental prices in Williston forces woman to move back in with family
May 18, 2014 - 12:22am
May 10, 2014
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Noreen Sergent participates in a protest of high rental prices on Friday in Williston, months after the lot rent in the trailer park where she lives increased to $750. “We’re surviving. We’re not living nicely,” she said.
Faces of the Boom: Stuck but surviving: Williston trailer park residents feel pinched
May 10, 2014 - 11:37pm
April 26, 2014
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Graphic designer Tiffany Smith works from her home office in Louisiana for Williston-based DAWA Solutions Group.
Faces of the Boom: Louisiana living, Bakken business give woman ‘the best of both worlds’
April 26, 2014 - 11:31pm
April 19, 2014
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Jodi and Timothy McGowan, pictured Wednesday, recently opened Comet Convenience Store in Alexander.
FOTB: How convenient: Mom-and-pop store aims to keep small-town feel
April 19, 2014 - 10:51pm
April 12, 2014
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Coaches Ben Schafer, left, and Jason Cancade talk to the new high school baseball team in Ray between games on Thursday.
FOTB: Baseball is back: Ray adding activities with rising enrollment
April 12, 2014 - 10:32pm
April 5, 2014
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Carolynn Robinson, pictured Friday near Powers Lake, works as an equipment operator for B&G Oilfield Services.
FOTB: Getting attached: Family from Washington state grows on North Dakota
April 5, 2014 - 11:50pm
March 29, 2014
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Willy Amparo, pictured Friday in Williston, moved to North Dakota seven years ago from Florida and works in the oil industry.
Faces of the Boom: Making history: Dominican native proud to have played a part of boom’s beginnings
March 29, 2014 - 6:31pm
March 22, 2014
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North Dakota native Dustin Erbes, assistant facilities coordinator for the Williston Area Recreation Center, gives a tour of the walking track and gym on Saturday in Williston.
Faces of the Boom: State’s biggest indoor rec center a big draw for young recruits
March 22, 2014 - 7:32pm
March 15, 2014
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Pat Bertagnolli, left, director of human resources for B&G Oilfield Services, talks to a job-seeker at a job fair in Williston on Thursday.
The Bakken headhunter: Oil industry recruiter trys to lure in families
March 15, 2014 - 11:02pm
March 8, 2014
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Theodora Bird Bear carries a camera with her so she can document oil and gas development on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation Friday near Mandaree.
FOTB: ‘Stand up for it no matter what:’ Connection to land drives tribal member’s activism on energy
March 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
March 2, 2014
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 Lola Williams gives mail to a resident at the Target Logistic Bear Paw Lodge in Williston.
Faces of the camp: Money’s good, sacrifices great for crew camp workers in Oil Patch
March 2, 2014 - 12:52am
February 22, 2014
FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple
Lucy Meg Quinit, pictured Friday at Trinity Health in Minot, is one of 86 nurses from the Philippines recruited to work in the city.
FOTB: Home away from home: Nurses from Philippines helping plug holes in Oil Patch health care
February 22, 2014 - 11:57pm