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The Community Shopper online: Your northwestern N.D. classifieds destination

By Kary Moltzan / October 19, 2023

In the bustling heart of northwestern North Dakota’s Bakken area, a new online treasure trove awaits you – The Community Shopper. This exciting addition to the digital landscape is poised to become your go-to destination for buying, selling and trading in this vibrant region. With a user-friendly interface and a commitment to connecting neighbors and […]

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Women in Leadership Expo 2023: Brand Yourself with Confidence

By Community Shopper / October 19, 2023

By: Anna Nelson, Williston Area Chamber of Commerce President When you walk into a room, what is the first thing you think? If it is related to your appearance or how you may be perceived by others, welcome to the majority – unfortunately. According to Psychology Today, 85% of people globally have low self-esteem. Among […]

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Embracing change: a new era for the Community Shopper

By Kary Moltzan / October 12, 2023

Change is in the air, and not just the shifting seasons. The Community Shopper has undergone quite a transformation in the past year since it was acquired by JC and Susan LaBar. If we liken it to our middle school years – complete with braces and acne – it’s safe to say we’re at that […]

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A warm welcome: introducing Chelsy Weisz, your new editor

By Kary Moltzan / October 12, 2023

Dear Readers, I’ve never been great at small talk and keeping things on the surface level, I tend to dive in head first into the heart of things which is why I want to begin by sharing my “why” with you. In life, my mission is “to educate and inspire others so that we can […]

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A ghost walk through history at Fort Buford

By Alex McCann Johnson / October 12, 2023

When it comes to revisiting history, Fort Buford stands as a reminder to times gone by. This fall season, on Oct. 21, the fort will once again breathe life into the tales of  past residents through its Ghost Walk. An event that began sometime over 15 years ago, the Ghost Walk has become a cherished […]

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Karinderya by Seb and Nik provides a Filipino cultural cuisine experience

By Erica Kingston / October 5, 2023

For a rural northwestern North Dakota town, Williston has become a melting pot of cultures, both domestic and abroad, due to the unique economy of the region. Bringing an opportunity to be immersed in Filipino culture through dining, is a recently opened, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Karinderya by Seb and Nik is the newest business to join […]

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Pheasants Forever improving local habitat for all wildlife

By Erica Kingston / September 21, 2023

As the mornings become crisp, the days shorten and warm layers are brought from the back of the closet to the front shelves. For many, that means long johns and camouflage to accompany wool socks and warm boots, as September holds the dates of many hunting opener days. Pheasants Forever is a non-profit wildlife habitat […]

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Emry’s Locksmithing securing the Bakken

By Rachel Venture / September 21, 2023

It’s a cold, late night and you run to your pickup to warm up. Suddenly, you realize the keys are in the pickup. This situation has happened to just about everyone at some point. In the last 45 years in the Bakken, Emry’s Locksmithing has answered that midnight freezing call to let people into their […]

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Bright Beginnings Daycare to open on WSC grounds

By Erica Kingston / September 14, 2023

Childcare is hard to find. A shortage in capacity of childcare is a nationwide issue with no exception in the town of Williston. The waitlists are long, with often no movement.  Janie Cox saw this need when she decided to quit her teaching job to stay home with her growing family. She opened Happy Families […]

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Bridging the hiring gap: Why North Dakota employers struggle to find talent

By Community Shopper / September 7, 2023

In the heart of North Dakota, a state known for its vast landscapes and opportunities, employers often find themselves facing a peculiar challenge – the struggle to find qualified candidates despite a pool of job seekers. While there are certain factors in play that contribute to this trend plaguing the entire nation, there are some […]

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Celebrating economic achievement at the annual awards banquet

By Alex McCann Johnson / September 7, 2023

The spotlight is set, the stage is ready and the excitement is deep as Williston prepares for one of its most anticipated business events of the year – the Williston Economic Development/Small Business Development Center’s Annual Awards Banquet. Scheduled to take place on Sept.8, from 6-10 p.m. at the Old Armory, this much-awaited gathering has […]

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Sun Country resumes nonstop service from Williston to Las Vegas

By Alex McCann Johnson / August 31, 2023

Sun Country Airlines is gearing up to reintroduce its highly anticipated nonstop service between Williston and Las Vegas. Set to commence on Sept.7, the airline will be offering direct flights every Thursday and Sunday, ensuring a smooth travel experience for passengers. This service will run until Dec.10, with plans already in place to resume next […]

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