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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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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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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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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Ray Garden Provides for Food Pantry

By Erica Kingston / July 20, 2023

Eric Viall stands next to the Ray community garden that provides for the local food pantry. Photo by Erica Kingston The plot on the corner of Score Street and Third Avenue in Ray, N.D. looks like a typical garden. The potato plant’s purple buds are blooming and the pumpkin vines are rapidly expanding. But this […]

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Sandstrom Headed to National High School Finals Rodeo

By Erica Kingston / July 6, 2023

Sidney competes in the Reined Cow Horse event on her horse, Benny. Photo Credit: Craig Maley A single pickup and horse trailer were parked at the Ray Rodeo Arena on a late mid-week morning. Three pups rested in the shade of the truck while Sidney Sandstrom and her horse Benny worked in the dusty, warm […]

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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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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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Artist Spotlight – Daphne Clark

By Rachel Venture / December 8, 2022

The Bakken has a powerful influence on the people who grow up here. Endless-day summers, harsh yet family-binding winters, and the rolling prairie that seems to go on like a swirling ocean. This unique environment also influences the art produced here. Daphne Clark was born in the plains valley of Fairview and has spent the […]

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