Friday, November 16, 2012

Headlines From the Williston Wire

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50,000 more oil workers needed in the Bakken oil patch by 2015 -- that's about two years form now.

Delta flights from MSP to Williston inaugurated.

Love's Travel Stops has opened in Williston.

Chester's opens in Love's Travel Stop.

Targa Resources will acquired 100% of Saddle Butte Pipeline, LLC's, ownership of its Williston Basin crude oil pipeline and terminal system, yada, yada, yada, for just under $1 billion ($950 million is the number quoted). The deal includes 155 miles of crude oil pipelines.

Williston Amtrak employee earns the corporation's highest honor: Nancy Olsen joined Amtrak in 1973.

Hmmmm.....Williams County voters defeated a measure to "extend" a half-cent sales tax for infrastructure --- comments redacted....Crosby also defeated a one-percent sales tax measure for St Luke's Hospital .... again, comments redacted ....

Plans for a 65-unit affordable apartment building on hold in Williston ..... the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency needs to raise $4.4 million to capitalize the Housing Incentive Fund, a program that supports the development of affordable rental housing. I remember the comments from a reader suggesting that additional affordable housing not needed in informationally-challenged reader, no doubt. "Ordinary North Dakotans - waitresses, teachers, nurses, bank tellers, and elderly and disabled households - are struggling to pay market rate rent,"

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