Boardings at airports at airports across North Dakota are up 22 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, Forum Communications reports. Boardings at airports near the oil boom in western North Dakota have skyrocketed -- up 73 percent in Dickinson, 62 percent in Minot and 41 percent in Williston.
Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers
The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.
ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building
It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.
Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years
A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.
MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers
Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified
The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes to play U.S. Bank Stadium in 2023
The Strokes will provide support along with King Princess.
Settlement reached between MOA, family of boy thrown from balcony
The boy suffered multiple injuries that required several surgeries.
Minneapolis bakery to close its doors after nearly 40 years in business
The Chinese restaurant will officially close on Dec. 31.
Delta to offer service from Twin Cities to North Dakota oil patch
North Dakota's oil boom is fueling demand for more air travel. Delta Air Lines is adding two nonstop daily flights between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Williston, N.D., starting in November, the Fargo Forum reports.
Building permits going through the roof in Williston, North Dakota
The hub of North Dakota's oil boom issued a record number of building permits in 2011. The Williston Herald reports the city issued more than $355 million worth of permits. That is more than three times what Williston issued in 2009.
North Dakota official predicts population will hit 1,000,000
The state’s director of mineral resources says oil development could push North Dakota's population to a seven figure number. The oil boom has already created thousands of jobs and that is expected to continue. The 2011 Census estimate put North Dakota's population at 683,932.
North Dakota oil town considers new ban on campers
A new law being discussed would make it illegal to live in an RV within the city of Williston. However, housing is a major issue throughout western North Dakota because of a surge of temporary workers in the oil rich area. The Fargo Forum reports there are up to 400 campers throughout the community that would be in violation of the proposed city ordinance.
Minnesota contractor to build indoor RV park in North Dakota's oil patch
The goal is to help ease the housing shortage in the oil rich part of western North Dakota. Plans call for 10 buildings that will accommodate 240 campers, according to the Fargo Forum. The first phase of the project will open in July. Officials in Williston are considering a new law to ban RVs within the city.
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