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Miss ND Celebrates 75th Diamond Anniversary in June

By Community Shopper / May 25, 2023

WILLISTON, ND: The Miss North Dakota Scholarship Organization, Inc. is excited to announce plans for the 75th Diamond Anniversary Competition and Events in June in Williston. While this is the 75th Anniversary of the organization, it’s the 37th year the competition has been held in Williston. To celebrate the 75th Diamond Anniversary, Forever Miss North […]

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Williston’s Own, Vivian Kalmik

By Falon Justice / May 11, 2023

2023 Williston Band Day Parade Marshall, Vivian Kalmik Band Day is a multi-generation event predating World War II. It has evolved over the years as Williston has grown and changed. The earliest reference found to date of Band Dayin Williston was a 1927 newsprint article, which gives Band Day a 96-year history. Hundreds of student […]

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Paddlefish: A North Dakota “Dinosaur”

By Falon Justice / May 4, 2023

Shannon Kobzina, Williston ND. May 1st 2022 “I am ‘the net’!” It’s the most wonderful time of May; Paddlefish season is here!! Paddlefish snagging with a valid tag is legal from May 1 through May 21. The open area includes the Yellowstone River in North Dakota, and the Missouri River west of the US Highway […]

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72 Years of Serving Williston with Quality Appliances and Televisions

By Alex McCann Johnson / April 27, 2023

Established in 1951, Ekblad’s has been a part of the Williston community for an impressive 72 years. This family-owned business has its roots in the very foundation of the city, having evolved alongside the progress of technology and the growth of the local population. With a legacy that spans generations, Ekblad’s continues to thrive by […]

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One Strange Night is All You Need

By Alex McCann Johnson / April 20, 2023

Thad Case & Gio Johnson on the set of One Strange Night during rehearsal. Get ready for a night of laughter and surprises with One Strange Night, directed by Jim Ryen and sponsored by the WSC Foundation. This hilarious play will be performed April 20-24  and is sure to have you entertained. The play follows […]

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11th Annual Home & Garden Show

By Falon Justice / April 13, 2023

This weekend the Western Area Builders Association will be holding its 11th annual Home and Garden Show at the Raymond Family Community Center here in Williston. This yearly event showcases local businesses in the construction and home improvement industry. If you’re in the market for new siding, gutters, roofing, or home remodeling, this is the […]

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WAVA April Art Show Dedicated to Linda Beard

By Community Shopper / April 6, 2023

Williston Area Visual Artists (WAVA) invites you to join us for an artist’s reception April 13, 2023 from 7-8:30 pm at the James Memorial Art Center. WAVA is proud to dedicate the WAVA April Art Show to Linda Beard, our departed dear friend and member of our club.  As a club, our mission is to […]

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Strong Women, Strong Connections

By Rachel Venture / March 30, 2023

The Bakken is a test of every strength we have as humans. We all know the Bakken is a 24 hour industry that never sleeps and whether it’s negative 30 degree wind chills or scorching 100 degree summer days, the Bakken shows us who we really are and what we are capable of. Women of […]

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ASB Innovation Academy: “What is innovative Learning?” and Other Questions Answered

By JC LaBar / March 23, 2023

In his effort to further aid Williston School District #7 in its mission of providing adequate education for its increasing student population, the district’s newest Superintendent, Dr. Richard Faidley, proposed a drastic and highly controversial plan to revamp the new ASB Innovation Academy – only three years after its opening. This revolutionary facility helped introduce […]

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3 Steps to Simplify Tax Prep so You Can File on Time

By Community Shopper / March 16, 2023

Spring is noted for the sense of rejuvenation it inspires when temperatures warm up and flowers begin to bloom. But in the United States, the onset of spring is followed shortly thereafter by tax season, which typically generates entirely different feelings than the first sight of spring blooms. The deadline to file tax returns in […]

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The Right to Read with Your Local Library

By Alex McCann Johnson / March 9, 2023

The state of North Dakota is one of many where lawmakers are targeting local libraries for the contents within. Right now, library workers are in an uncomfortable position regarding how these bills are presented. Library workers are tasked with upholding the First Amendment, the freedom of speech, by providing information to the community in various […]

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Williston Basin School District 7 Fast Facts

By Falon Justice / March 2, 2023

With the upcoming Middle School Reconfiguration Public Forum coming up this week (and next), I wanted to share a bit of information from the Long-Term Facilities Planning Report, School Board Presentation, held May 3, 2022, and Presented by Consultant Dr. Jeffrey M. Schatz. General Guiding Principles for Making Decisions about Facility Needs (as found in […]

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