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Registered Nurse $44,190-$95,130
Software Developer $54,360-$87,790
Pharmacist $82,090-$138,620
Medical Assistant $20,810-$40,190
Database Administrator $41,570-$115,660
Web Developer $43,190-$119,940
Computer Systems Analyst $48,360-$119,070
Physical Therapist $53,620-$107,920
Computer Programmer $40,820-$114,180
Occupational $48,920-$102,520
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Jail overcrowding spreads across North Dakota
MINOT, N.D. — Jail overcrowding has spread beyond the Bakken.
Williston still has homeless, transient population
WILLISTON, N.D. — When the oil boom hit Williston, people had no trouble finding employment, but finding a bed was another matter.
Cyber hassle: Data breaches cause headaches for area banks and businesses
Billings-area banks and credit unions are sending thousands of new credit and debit cards to customers this month following data breaches at Home Depot and Albertsons.
CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities
WILLISTON, N.D. — CNN’s Lisa Ling said when she came to Williston, she was prepared to be cat-called due to the influx of men working in the oil fields of western North Dakota.
North Dakota well leaking oil, gas and water
WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities say workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota.
Bozeman Kmart closing in January; other Montana stores will stay open
BOZEMAN — The Kmart store in Bozeman is closing its doors in mid-January.
Former Billings Beef O'Brady's owners seek bankruptcy protection
The former owners of the Beef O’Brady’s franchise in Billings have filed for bankruptcy in Arizona, owing more than $2.1 million related primarily to their restaurant business.
Rimrock Mall holding breast cancer awareness event
Rimrock Mall is hosting a fundraiser for breast-cancer survivors at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Farm bill, donations helped S.D. ranchers recover from 2013 blizzard
FARGO, N.D. — Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days…
Fed banker: Don't raise rates next year
A top Federal Reserve official said Thursday in Billings that the U.S. central bank should be wary of raising interest rates next year while the rate of inflation remains low.
Developer brings new vision for Williston’s Downtown Plaza
WILLISTON, N.D. — Raymond Melendez’s vision for Williston is to create a vibrant downtown and build community.
As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?
FARGO – Rancher Keith Kempenich laughed out loud when asked if he ever gets advice about money.
N.D. oil regulator: Price drop could slow drilling
WILLISTON, N.D. — Recent oil price drops could halt drilling in several North Dakota counties and force the state to reevaluate its budget, the state's top oil regulator said Wednesday.
Affordable housing projected announced for Watford City
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for essential medical personnel in western North Dakota.
N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Industrial Commission.
Oil patch jail being paid off 18 years early
WILLISTON, N.D. — Williams County is paying off its six-year-old jail 18 years ahead of schedule, while officials talk about possibly doubling the size of the facility.