Michael Shaw came to Williston in 2012 to operate a homeless veterans shelter in an environment where unemployment was virtually unheard of.
More than two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota’s oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and pickup trucks lined up outside a church, will be showcased for the first time next month.
Western North Dakota farmers this year have agreed to plant 6,000 acres of a crop that can be made into jet fuel.
As a blizzard slams the Northeast, mid-winter warmth is breaking records in the Northern Plains. Record-high temperatures in the 50s and 60s were set in parts of the region Monday, and Tuesday temperatures were expected to climb even higher — into the 70s even in southwestern South Dakota.
North Dakota regulators say a 400-barrel oil spill has been contained at a well site about a mile north of Williston.
Worker accommodations in North Dakota’s oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style “man camps” might imply that roughness of life, too.
Delta Airlines is making a move to cash in on the oil boom in North Dakota. This week, the carrier announced two daily nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Williston, N.D.
Airlines are rushing to add service to North Dakota to haul in workers drawn by the state’s oil boom.
Spring break in northwestern North Dakota’s oil-producing region isn’t much fun for students who are living in campers and hotel rooms.
The headlines we usually hear from North Dakota’s oil boom are about all of the jobs and the big money to be made. Now, we are hearing about the dark side of the boom.
They are Minnesota families separated by more than 600 miles. Tammy and Jason Hardy of Brainerd are one of hundreds of Minnesota families now divided by the oil boom of North Dakota.