STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Escaped inmate remains loose in Williston
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Authorities here are asking residents to make sure their homes, garages, campers and sheds are locked as an escaped inmate remains on the loose.
Preston Sonstegaard, who was being ... Posted on 10/2/13 at 9:25 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES So You're Moving to BoomTown, USA... Now What?
You hear about oilfield boomtowns everywhere in the media, some outlets even going so far as to compare them to a modern-day Wild West. The thought of actually moving to one of these towns can be daun... Posted on 3/4/13 at 12:42 PM
THE NEW FORTY A commentary on a comment...
I try and publish all the comments submitted on my blog. Occasionally I will choose not to publish a comment, either because it adds nothing constructive to the discussion or is downright hateful or d... Posted on 2/18/13 at 7:58 AM
THE RACING LIFE Storage Wars - Barry Weiss
For you Storage Wars fans... Barry Weiss knows his racing! He was in Fargo to do The Christopher Gabriel Program where I work and so I gave him a couple of The Racing Life on DVD. He said he was plann... Posted on 1/30/12 at 6:00 PM
The victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash here worked in North Dakota as a crane operator to support his wife and three young girls in Mississippi. Anthony Scoggins, 31, identified this week as the pedestrian who died late Thursday after being struck by a pickup, had been at home near Richton, Miss., days earlier and attended church with his family before returning to Williston to work.
The man who died late Thursday in a hit-and-run accident here was identified Monday as 31-year-old Anthony Scoggins of Mississippi. Detective Dave Peterson of the Williston Police Department said officers are asking for the public’s help to locate the pickup and the individuals involved in the crash.
Chuck Miles works six days a week at age 74 while battling cancer to pay his rent in Williston. Stories like this prompted a group called “People in Williston Have Had Enough” to organize a protest here Saturday and begin circulating a petition urging city leaders to take action against high rent prices.
Preston Sonstegaard, who was being held at the Williams County Correctional Center on probation revocation charges, escaped early Tuesday while being treated at the Mercy Medical Center emergency room in Williston.
People seeking shelter at Williston’s Concordia Lutheran Church will be greeted with a sign that reads “Overnighters is over.” The church that has housed job-seekers for more than two years ended the program this weekend after city Planning and Zoning staff said the church needed several fire and building code upgrades for people to sleep there.
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