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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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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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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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