Latest Williston News

Bismarck schools buying plane for aviation students

Jan. 15, 2020 10:49 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck Public Schools is believed to the first district in North Dakota to own an airplane. The School Board has given administrators the go-ahead to buy a Cessna 150, single-engine plane for the student aviation program at the district's Career Academy. District business manager...

Proposed gas plant could reduce flaring in Bakken oil patch

Jan. 9, 2020 12:12 PM EST

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A proposed gas plant could help reduce wasteful flaring in the northern region of the Bakken oil patch. Outrigger Energy, of Denver, wants to build a plant in Williams County west of Williston capable of processing up to 450 million cubic feet of gas per day. Crude oil prices...

Gas pipeline, processing plant proposed in North Dakota

Jan. 8, 2020 3:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Colorado company has proposed a 70-mile natural gas pipeline to a planned processing plant in western North Dakota, bringing to six the number of similar facilities scheduled to come online by the end of next year. Denver-based Outrigger Energy II said its pipeline would originate...

Williston man killed in crash involving 2 semitrailers

Jan. 1, 2020 10:51 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a crash in Mountrail County involving two semitrailers killed a 28-year-old Williston man. The Bismarck Tribune reports the semi that Jemond Petersen II was driving collided with another semi that was making a U-turn in front of it on state Highway 1804. The Highway...

Las Vegas couple found dead in camper in North Dakota

Dec. 11, 2019 6:19 PM EST

Authorities in northwestern North Dakota say a couple from Las Vegas, Nevada, have been found dead in a camper with high levels of carbon monoxide. Authorities were called Tuesday about a man and a woman found non-responsive in the camper parked in Williston, according to the Williams County Sheriff's Office....

Eighth, final medical marijuana dispensary opening in ND

Dec. 10, 2019 2:12 PM EST

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The final medical marijuana dispensary is set to open this week in North Dakota. The eighth dispensary is expected to open in Dickinson on Friday. Jason Wahl, director of the Division of Medical Marijuana, says opening the final dispensary is a milestone for the program. The state...

Williams County rejects landfill's radioactive waste request

Dec. 5, 2019 4:12 PM EST

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Williams County Commission has rejected a revised permit for a landfill that wants to become the first in North Dakota to dispose of radioactive oilfield waste after a state rule change. The commissioners made the decision at a meeting Tuesday, the Bismarck Tribune reported. They...