ENERGY BRIEFS Offi cials plan for Williston homeless shelter
WILLISTON (AP) — Offi cials are planning for a temporary homeless shelter in the booming North Dakota oil patch city of Williston. Upper Missouri Ministries director Nick Johnson said the effort began when
two dozen representatives of churches and nonprofi ts discussed what to do when the weather turns frigid. Upper Missouri Ministries has a camp facility in Epping that is being used
temporarily as a shelter, mainly for families. Johnson said the goal is to have an emergency shelter in Williston that would provide a warm place to sleep. Cots and blankets are available from the state and Salvation Army. Offi cials just need to fi nd a building to house them. Offi cials also are looking for churches or nonprofi ts willing to open their doors for the night on a rotating schedule.
Dickinson housing project not likely to get aid DICKINSON (AP) — Dickinson city offi cials say a proposed housing project
isn’t likely to qualify for rent subsidies. The City Commission is backing a Fargo nonprofi t developer’s request for housing tax credits to build the $8 million Patterson Place project. It would consist of 54 town homes, built over two years. Rents would start at $419 a month. The apartments would be targeted at families earning between $8 and $17 an hour. North Dakota’s Housing Finance Agency is offering $2.5 million in tax credits
this year. Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson said the city needs the credits, but Minot
may have a stronger case because of the city’s fl ood damage. The nonprofi t’s chief operating offi cer said the tax credits are needed to offer
Value of Williston building permits still climbing WILLISTON (AP) — The city of Williston issued a record $357.7 million
worth of building permits last year. The amount was more than triple the value of building permits issued in 2010.
The year before, the city issued $44 million worth of building permits. Williston is a hub of western North Dakota’s energy boom. During July, August
and September, the city had almost $722 million in taxable sales and purchases, the largest volume of any city in North Dakota.
N.D. awarded $276M for highways North Dakota’s congressional delegation said the Federal Highway Adminis-
tration has awarded more than $276 million to help shore up North Dakota road- ways damaged by fl oodwaters last year. The money is part of a record $316 million the state will get in federal emer- gency transportation funding. The amount is separate from the regular federal
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funding the state gets for highways. Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg said the $316 million
for North Dakota makes up about one-fourth of all federal emergency highway funding being distributed nationwide.
— Associated Press
Killdeer’s unoffi cial chamber calls it quits KILLDEER (AP) — The unoffi cial chamber of commerce in the southwestern
North Dakota community of Killdeer has called it quits. The Killdeer Town Criers organized more than 40 years ago. The group dis-
solved at the end of last year because of a lack of participation. The Town Criers promoted local businesses and welcomed new ones. The
group also organized several events including a Halloween Pumpkinfest and a Fourth of July parade. The city is looking into options, including working with Dunn County to cre-
ate a full-time position. Town Criers spokeswoman Vicki Pennington said that with the oil boom in the region, the city needs some sort of chamber of com- merce.
Glen Ullin forum to prepare for oil impact A community forum on how to prepare for oil development impact will be
held Jan. 18 at the Glen Ullin High School. Registration is required by contacting the Morton County Extension offi ce. The forum begins at 10 a.m. and will include a session titled “What We Wish
We Knew,” with Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford, McKenzie County developer Gene Veeder and Mountrail County Commissioner Greg Boschee. Sessions on “Making Informed Decisions” will be headed by Joel Quanbeck, a planner from Ulteig Engineering, on the topic of zoning ordinances, and by Dave Saxowsky, from North Dakota State University’s agribusiness and applied economics department, on the topic of surface and mineral rights and under- standing lease agreements.
Man dies at well site Authorities are waiting for autopsy results before saying much about the death
of a 21-year-old Edgar, Mont., oilfi eld worker. Dustin Bergsing’s death was re- ported in a 911 call early Saturday morning at a Marathon Oil well in a remote location in northwestern Dunn County. Dunn County Sheriff Don Rockvoy said it doesn’t appear the death was related
to work or gas inhalation and that neither foul play nor self-harm are suspected. Rockvoy said the body was discovered by another worker. Marathon Oil spokeswoman Lee Warren confi rmed that there was no apparent incident at the well that could be linked to the man’s death. Funeral services are being handled by Franzen Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Mont. The funeral home released the victim’s name with the consent of the family Monday evening.
— Bismarck Tribune
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