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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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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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Lewis and Clark State Park hosts Flannel Fest

By Erica Kingston / September 28, 2023

Fall in North Dakota can be an elusive creature that, some years, barely shows up at all. Even though the beloved season is short, the Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau and Lewis and Clark State Park are taking full advantage of the prime weather and scenery along lake Sakakawea to have people come and enjoy […]

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Youth on the search for food during Great Food Hunt

By Erica Kingston / September 21, 2023

Almost a month before trick-or-treaters will hit the streets to fill their bags with candy, youth from local churches will be knocking on neighborhood doors in search of a different food item. Confirmation students from First Lutheran, Gloria Dei, Our Saviors and Trinity Lutheran of Trenton, N.D. will be teaming up and going door-to-door in […]

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Not Today campaign brings global speaker to talk on suicide prevention

By Erica Kingston / September 14, 2023

Five years ago ConnectUs Therapy’s Katie Shannon spoke to the Williston high school cross country team about suicide prevention, birthing the Not Today campaign. Each year since, more students have participated in the event by wearing its t-shirts and walking together in honor those who have died by suicide. Through generous donors and the Williston […]

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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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Hometown Healing concert connecting the community through music

By Erica Kingston / August 31, 2023

It can feel like the world has shifted in the past couple of years. Mental, physical and economical hardships hit and left feelings of separation and strain throughout communities. CHI St. Alexius Health Foundation in Williston has been working hard on an event that they hope will bring a communal connection to their  town. In […]

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Challes donates childhood bird egg collection to N.D. state parks

By Erica Kingston / August 24, 2023

Contributed by Marie Challes. Lewis and Clark Park Ranger Zach Audette and Marie Challes with the donated bird egg collection. In the mid 1960’s, Marie Challes, then in her early teens, and her father set their sights on the native birds around their family farm near Ray, N.D. For nearly two years they kept their eyes […]

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Opportunity Foundation, INC.

By Rachel Venture / August 17, 2023

James, OFI help recipient, and Courtney, program director Photo by: Rachel Venture It is great to live in a world with so many different and wonderful people. People who wake up each morning and ask themselves, “How can I make today better for humanity?” And then set out to answer that question. At Opportunity Foundation […]

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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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Sip, Give, Go Is Making an Impact in Williston

By Alex McCann Johnson / August 3, 2023

Sip, Give, Go is the brilliant execution of a food drive orchestrated by the First Lutheran Church in Williston. This heartwarming initiative is all about coming together as a community and collecting non-perishable food items to stock the local food banks. The driving force behind this effort is to ensure that the food bank shelves […]

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Fort Union Hosts Indian Arts Festival

By Erica Kingston / July 27, 2023

Traditional American Indian Dancer at Fort Union NPS Photo/Emily Sunblade Fort Union preserves the history of what was once a bustling fur trade post on the Upper Missouri River. Next weekend, the fort is hosting an event that brings that history to life. On August 5-6, the Indian Arts Festival will be held at Fort […]

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