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A drilling rig peers out over a residential neighborhood in Williston, N.D. The operating company, Statoil, is taking steps to minimize the impacts to residents. Amy Dalrymple/Forum Communications

Oil company begins drilling in Williston, N.D., neighborhood

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WILLISTON, N.D. -- Residents of one of Williston's newest neighborhoods now have an up-close view of a drilling rig.

Statoil is drilling four wells in northwest Williston, adjacent to many new homes and a developing residential area.

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For Fargo man Chuck Horejsi, who is renting a room in a house near the rig this summer, seeing the derrick from his bedroom window is unusual.

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