Community Beat

WPRD calls for community input on Master Plan

By Erica Kingston / October 19, 2023

Williston Area Recreation Center by Erica Kingston “It is important to speak your voice and be a part of the Master Plan process because these are our parks and as a community, we can make them even better for many years to come.” -Emily O’Rear, WPRD The Williston Parks and Recreation District is an integral part […]

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Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Meatball Dinner returns for its 36th year

By Erica Kingston / October 19, 2023

“The original purpose was for fellowship amongst our people and the community.” -Mona Craft, church administrator For 35 years, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Williston has been coming together for a day of fellowship over a homemade meal, while also supporting the youth of their congregation. On Oct. 28, the 36th annual Meatball Dinner will take […]

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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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Proactive awareness increases early detection of breast cancer

By Erica Kingston / October 12, 2023

October marks breast cancer awareness month, a cancer that the National Breast Cancer Foundation says one in eight women will be diagnosed with in their lifetime. Breast cancer starts in the cells of a breast as a group of cancer cells that can invade surrounding tissue or spreads to other areas of the body. Without […]

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Entertainment, Inc! brings “The Mousetrap”  to stage

By Erica Kingston / October 5, 2023

The newest production to hit the stage at the Old Armory in Williston is a true classic and the world’s longest running play with 70 straight years of performances on London’s West End. Entertainment, Inc! will hit the stage next week with Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” for four straight days starting on Oct. 12, telling […]

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Safe Surfin’ Foundation providing free child ID cards

By Alex McCann Johnson / September 28, 2023

The Safe Surfin’ Foundation Child Identification Event will be happening at the Williston Moose Lodge – an event for children and parents to come and receive a child identification card. Brought by the Williston Moose Lodge #239, the Williston Police Department and the Williams County Sheriff’s Office, this event will take place on Sept. 30 […]

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Music and the arts flourish in Williston for over 75 years

By Alex McCann Johnson / September 21, 2023

For 75 years, the residents of Williston have been treated to the harmonious sounds and mesmerizing performances thanks to the Williston Concert Association. The association’s commitment to bring world-class performances in music, dance and theater to the city has been unwavering since its start in 1946. There is no change in experience this year, as […]

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Hometown Healing concert joins the community with music

By Erica Kingston / September 14, 2023

Fans enjoying Clay Walker at the Hometown Healing Charity Concert. Concert goers spread down the sidewalk of the Williston ARC as they purchased tickets and filed into the facility on Saturday night.  The basketball courts  had been transformed into an auditorium complete with suspended video walls and a stage for CHI Williston Foundation’s first ever […]

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Art Fest celebrates everyday heroes

By Rachel Venture / September 7, 2023

Some say that not all heroes wear capes, but at this year’s Art Fest that might be appropriate attire anyway. It’s that wonderful time of year for the James Memorial Art Center’s annual Art Fest and the theme of the year is “Celebrating Everyday Heroes.” Art has a special place in the hearts of the […]

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Donate blood at Safari Trampoline Park

By Alex McCann Johnson / August 31, 2023

Safari Trampoline Park, a place of fun and excitement, will temporarily transform into a haven of hope on Sept. 1. Teaming up with the nationally recognized blood donation organization, Vitalant, the trampoline park beckons the community to be a part of a mission larger than themselves by saving lives. Blood donation is a gift like […]

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Mindy’s Murals Beautifies Winterton Suites

By Rachel Venture / August 24, 2023

Theodore Roosevelt has always accredited his determination to be President of the United States to his time spent in the rugged cattle wilderness of the North Dakota badlands. North Dakota has inspired many other artists and writers to create some of their greatest works. The tough terrain, cold winters and work-filled summers have given rise […]

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History Awaits at Williston Basin Airshow

By Falon Justice / August 18, 2023

Today was a good, good day! As most of you know, the Williston Basin International Airport and Overland Aviation will host the Williston Basin Airshow tomorrow, Saturday, August 19th, at the airport. I was lucky to snag a quick ride on B-25 “Miss Mitchell” with my media friends this afternoon. It was a bit warm, […]

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