The Bismarck Civic Center is a buzz getting ready for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Tuesday through Thursday this week.

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The center of the oil industry universe will center in and around the Bismarck-Mandan area as we are playing host to the world! And the preparations are underway.

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In preparation for the big event, you should avoid the Bowen Street and 5th Street areas as the big machinery and equipment are getting moved in and placed through out the parking area as outdoor exhibits are getting situated for the conference. A spokesperson for the event said that everything should be in place tonight.

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Bowen is closed to through traffic and some traffic and traffic lanes are blocked on 5th Street as the organizers move heavy machinery and equipment in place for the three day conference.

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For the schedule of events for the conference, log on the official website.