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Experts predict lasting boom

Experts predict lasting boom

According to four analysts who recently re-evaluated the future of the Bakken and Three Forks shale play, the Williston area – which includes Divide, McKenzie and Williams counties – will see a lot more oil boom before a bust. The experts are calling for the boom to continue through about 2039, a decade longer than predicted just last year.

Posted 4/15/14 (Tue) read more »

City assessment meeting brings out 25 residents

Two dozen property owners turned up Tuesday last week for Crosby’s tax equalization hearing and just like last year, city and county officials said the state will probably decide how much assessed values will increase this year. Twenty-five Crosby residents crammed into the city hall garage, trying to figure out why the assessed value of their properties has increased again this year, in some cases doubling. Similar issues last year led both city and county elected officials to take a pass on approving the assessments. In the end, the state decided on a 19 percent across-the-board residential property increase in Crosby.

Posted 4/15/14 (Tue) read more »