Kathleen J. Bryan, Forum News Service
WILLISTON — Rebecca Lloyd has had just one patient who says they get a good night’s sleep. It’s likely because of the stress in western North Dakota’s boom town. But the 49-year-old from Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, who arrived in Williston in August and started her acupuncture practice a month later, is trying to do something about it. She’s hoping to increase the quality of life in Williston and the surrounding area. “I just wanted to bring something new and help them. I’ve only had one patient who says they sleep well at night.
RAY — Authorities say a woman arrested Sunday for leaving her two children unattended in a vehicle while she and her boyfriend were drinking at a club in Ray was...
WILLISTON — Two years ago Tim “Polar Bear” Garrison faced the prospect of no work in his home state of Michigan, where a 9 percent unemployment rate was among the highest in the nation. When Garrison, 46, left home the single father of six had $400 and his fingers crossed, as he drove the more than 900 miles to Williston.
NEW TOWN — One day in Camarilla Hunter’s sixth-grade class, rainbow-colored candy made math a whole lot sweeter and fun for her students. “When can we eat the Skittles?” a boy interjected, as Hunter, 35, explained the goal of their assignment was to find the fraction, decimal and percent for each color in their small bag of candy. It was all in a day’s teaching for the third-year educator at New Town Middle School on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota. Earlier in the school day the students learned about the U.S.
NEW TOWN — With just two weeks in office, newly elected Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox is seeking a partnership with state and federal governments to tackle issues facing...
WILLISTON — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn. Hanna Olson, of Enumclaw, Wash., looked at him and said, “If you want a good hotshot driver, I’m your gal,” as she held two thumbs up pointed toward her. He thought to himself, “I’ll take a chance on this kid.” Olson, now 22, moved to Williston three years ago as a 19-year-old high school dropout to work and make a lot of money. “I heard the work was good, came and checked it out and a week later I convinced my cousin and her boyfriend to move over here.
BISMARCK — Two Republican incumbents held onto to their seats on the state’s Public Service Commission in Tuesday’s election. With 401 of 427 precincts reporting, PSC Chairman Brian Kalk received 64.5 percent of votes compared to Fargo business consultant Todd Reisenauer, who received 35.3 percent of the vote. With 381 of 427 precincts reporting, Commissioner Julie Fedorchak had 65.5 percent of votes. First-term state Sen.
WILLISTON — After a lease dispute nearly sidelined their doughnut shop last year, Constance and Jeff Colburn are once again serving up their signature sweets in downtown Williston. The doughnut operation — newly minted Go Go Cafe and Donuts — has since expanded to include homemade soups and sandwiches, opening in a new location off Main Street in September. It took six months for the two Californians to transform a former photography studio into a light-filled space with a retro aesthetic.
WILLISTON — Filmmaker Jesse Moss wanted to tell the big story of life in Williston during an epic oil boom. Instead, he would be drawn to a local pastor who opened up his home and church to workers migrating from across the country in pursuit of black gold and the riches that flow from it. Moss said he filmed “The Overnighters” in a “cinema verite” style, witnessing the lives of Rev.
WATFORD CITY — Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined with state and local officials here Tuesday to christen three truck bypasses in western North Dakota, paving the way for once-quiet communities to regain some semblance of normalcy amid the region’s energy boom. “So here we are today in a place where 12,830 vehicles go by each and every day, about 5,000 of them being trucks,” Dalrymple said.