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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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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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Whisk It Good baked fresh in Williston

By Rachel Venture / August 24, 2023

Humans are an incredibly multifaceted species who can create music, do math and write code. Some go into one profession, master it then move onto the next profession. Whisk it Good owner Chelsea Norsten started off her career in Williston at the Police Department and for over eight years she diligently helped keep Williston safe. […]

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Jer Bears Sno Shack Passionate About Giving Back

By Erica Kingston / August 17, 2023

Throughout the summer months in Williston and the surrounding communities, a bright green trailer can often be seen, usually accompanied by a line of eager patrons. In parks, at company picnics or community events, Jer Bears Sno Shack has become a common staple over the years – a business run by familiar faces with a […]

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City of Williston offers Neighborhood Revitalization Program

By Erica Kingston / August 10, 2023

With material prices at an all-time high and lending hard to obtain, doing home projects may be put on the back burner. But the City of Williston has formed a program to encourage property improvement in an affordable way. The City Commission passed Resolution 23-003 in February that allows certain homes the opportunity to apply […]

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Meet Local Tattoo Artist, Casey Baker

By Rachel Venture / August 10, 2023

Williston is a very fortunate place to be a tattoo enthusiast. Since the boom, Williston has attracted some great tattoo artists from all over the country. Names like Steve Hebrance of Dark Side Tattoo, and Christina and Jamie of Pretty in Ink draw a big tattoo crowd into our quaint little oil town. The Tattoo […]

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701 Coffee and Speed Shop

By Rachel Venture / July 27, 2023

Coffee is a staple of the morning in the Bakken. From that first grind to the last pour, coffee has powered the oilfields since we first started bringing oil up to the surface. It’s no surprise that motorsport has become the weekend pastime of the hard workers of the oilfield, and this gave Chucky Kuhlmann […]

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Lemonade Day – Williston

By Community Shopper / July 20, 2023

The Williston Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 9th Annual Lemonade Day this Saturday! Lemonade Day is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching youth in grades K-8 important business, financial, character-building, and life skills that are the critical ingredients of entrepreneurship. Running a lemonade stand is a fantastic way to learn about money management and […]

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Galvan’s Bakery

By Rachel Venture / July 13, 2023

Pan Dulce or “sweet bread” has been circulating in Central and South America for over 200 years. After the grisly centuries of the conquistadors, different walks of life learned to coexist in a bountiful part of the world. In the early 20th century, the dictator Porfirio Díaz connected his bakers with French bakers and what […]

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It’s Time For The Bash!

By Alex McCann Johnson / July 6, 2023

Get ready to mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Grenora Bash, a family-friendly event set to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2023. The Grenora Community Club has organized a day filled with activities and entertainment to bring the community together in a celebration of summer. The highlight of the event is the all-day […]

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Making Dirty Clean

By Falon Justice / June 29, 2023

Village Laundry is a family-owned business that has been a vital part of the community since it was purchased by the Hill Family in 2008. What started with a coin laundromat as a side business quickly evolved into Bubba’s Bubbles Laundry and Car Wash and the “New” Village Laundry: a commercial drop-off laundry built in […]

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Farm to Table: An Immersive, Educational Event

By Community Shopper / June 15, 2023

By: Anna Nelson Expansive plains. Rolling hills. Beautiful badlands. This diverse – and at times, unexpected – topography of western North Dakota is home to so much more than its friendly residents; it also provides a home for a vast and vibrant agriculture industry. The region’s landscape is set apart by offering views of both […]

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