Latest Williston News

North Dakota police confiscate then return reporter's phone

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota police investigator violated state law by confiscating a local radio journalist's cellphone without a valid warrant and has been forced to return the device, the state's attorney general said Wednesday. Tom Simon, 62, who works for Williston...

Boardings at 8 commercial airports nearly double in November

Jan. 10, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Passenger traffic at North Dakota's eight commercial airports in November nearly doubled from last year, despite the surging coronavirus. Year-to-date boardings in November were ahead of 2020 at all eight airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson,...

Regulators cleaning up firefighting foam spill

Jan. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota environmental regulators worked Friday to clean up a firefighting foam spill in Williston. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued a news release saying 6,000 gallons of a foam and water mixture were released from a Polar Creek...

Leak reported by company fined for state's largest oil spill

Dec. 14, 2021 17:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota history has reported a leak from a pipeline within two miles of the record discharge in 2015, state officials said Tuesday. The latest spill from a Summit Midstream Partners pipeline...

Williston man tried for running down neighbors, killing 1

Dec. 01, 2021 12:04 PM EST

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The trial continues for a Williston man accused of running over several neighbors with his truck, killing one of them. Steven Rademacher is charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorizing in a July 2019 confrontation with some neighbors....

Troopers: Woman, child die in head-on crash near Williston

Nov. 07, 2021 14:49 PM EST

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A man faces driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter charges in a head-on collision near Williston that killed a woman and a child. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the 52-year-old Williston man was driving the wrong way in the...

Sheriff: Intruder fatally shot at residence near Williston

Nov. 01, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williams County deputies and the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a report of a shooting at a residence near Williston Monday morning, according to sheriff's officials. The caller reported an individual breaking into the residence was...