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Associated Press, Published May 23 2013

Williston to get third state district court judge

WILLISTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has decided that one of two new judgeships in the Northwest Judicial District will be based in Williston.

That will give the city in the heart of North Dakota's growing oil patch three judges to handle an increasing caseload.

The Supreme Court hasn't decided where to base the second new judgeship approved by the Legislature, though the district's court administrator tells the Minot Daily News it likely will be chambered in Stanley or Watford City. The district right now has judges only in Williston and Minot.

The Legislature also approved a new judgeship in the southeast part of the state. The Supreme Court has not yet decided where to base it.

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