March 15, 2019
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The City of Williston has released a new online community guide that features beautiful photos, valuable information and great resources for newcomers, visitors, current and potential new residents. We hope you check it out soon and come back to it often!
Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
Economic Development releases New Online Community Guide
Williston Economic Development is pleased to announce the launch of the new digital community guide. The guide is designed to attract workers. It also serves as a great resource for newcomers. The publication is located online at http://community.willistonnd.comBusinesses are encouraged to share the link on their websites. 

Comparing District 1 and 8's Proposed School Building Plans
Both school districts need more space for students in grades k-5 and high school.
Williston Herald - Public School District No. 1 is 27 days away and a referendum on building two elementary schools and a high school in Williams County Public School District No. 8 is 62 days away. Both plans would add more than 40 mills to residents' property tax bills. Click here for the numbers you need to know for the plans. 

Williston's Dr. Hegge featured in Women's History Month Story 

Dr. Hegge is a Williston native who returned to her hometown to practice  medicine. CHI St. Alexius Health Williston photo - March is Women's History Month and KX News is spotlighting some of the women who are making big contributions to their communities including a Williston native who has moved back to her hometown to make a difference. Dr. Theresa Hegge practices at the Williston Speciality Clinic where she specializes in hand surgery, p lastic and cosmetic surgery, and p lastic and reconstructive surgery.  Read More
WHS Students explore Potential Career Paths
Pictured at the Center for Development are the following: David Tuan, City Administrator; Hayden Kemp, WHS Senior; Jaydon Kvande, WHS Senior; Shawn Wenko, Williston Economic Development Executive Director.
Williston Economic Development - Students from Williston High School fanned out into the workforce on March 12 for Job Shadow Day. One of the job shadowing sites was City Hall. City Administrator David Tuan gave Hayden Kemp and Jaydon Kvande a behind the scenes look at city government. The tour included a stop at economic development and an introduction to WED executive director Shawn Wenko. Other students job shadowed professionals in the IT industry, veterinarians, photographers, law enforcement officers, teachers and more! The project gives seniors valuable information about potential careers.
SBDC to launch New Promotional Campaign
Williston Economic Development is helping the Small Business Development Center launch its "I Heart the ND SBDC" promotion. The SBDC is located in the Williston Center for Development building at 113 4th St. E. near Downtown Williston. Contact Keith Olson if you are looking to start, manage or grow a business at  or  701-774-4279. Pictured in the photos above are Ken Harty of the Williston Herald and  Cynthia Gonzalez and Leticia Ortiz of Williston.
Williston Sports and Rec Show March 15-17
Get ready for the great outdoors at the Williston Sports and Receation Show!
Williston Herald - There's sun in the forecast and the temperatures are above zero, so many people's minds are turning to spring. With the warm weather comes fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor activities, making it the perfect time to visit the Williston Sports and Recreation Show.  The Sports and Rec Show returns to the Raymond Family Community Center for the entire weekend, from Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17, and is full of activities and attractions for all ages.   Read More

McKenzie County Commission approves $500,000 Grant for Shooting Range

Target practice at a shooting range in North Dakota.

McKenzie County Farmer - While construction of a new public shooting range in McKenzie County won't begin in earnest until the snow is gone, the McKenzie County Sportsmen's Club's project received a financial boost when the McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners approved a $500,000 grant to help them with plans.  For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer

Wild Flour Cafe and Bakery opens in Alexander

Roundup - Alexander resident Donna Sims has opened The Wild Flour Café & Bakery in the former Country Café location at 718 Elk Street,  Alexander. Sims is the former owner of Old School Meat Processing that was in operation from 2007-2012. Sims' daughters Alex and Emmalee also help at the restaurant. " For us it is a community place," said Sims. "Its so wonderful that people took their own free time to help with the remodel."  Read More
Eastern Montana's only 24-Hour Port of Entry from Canada to close at Midnight
Billings Gazette - There will be no 24-hour port of entry from Canada into eastern Montana starting a month from now, if the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol carries out changes announced Thursday.  The CBP website says it will reduce its hours of operation at four ports of entry on the Canada border beginning on April 14:  The Port of Raymond north of Plentywood, which is now Montana's only 24-port into Saskatchewan, would be closed midnight to 6 a.m. and the  ports of Scobey, Opheim and Morgan (north of Malta) will  operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round, eliminating longer summertime hours that had extended to 9 p.m.  Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
03/15-17 ------ Williston Sports and Recreation Show
The 34th annual show will feature campers, boats, ATVs, hunting and fishing guides, outdoor equipment, cooking equipment and a Kid Zone at the Raymond Family Community Center.

03/26 ------ City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

04/03 ------ 1 Million Cups
The community is invited to 1MC at 8:30 a.m. at Williston State College Teton Lounge. The event and coffee are free!

04/12 ----- Marketplace for Kids
Elementary students will showcase their startups and learn about running businesses from area business leaders.

04/27 ------ Clean Up Williston
Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to clean a specific zone or attend the clean up on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Davidson Park.
Upcoming Energy Events
04/02 ------ Williston Basin Chapter API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held at the Grand Williston Hotel with the social beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m.  Williston API

06/05-06 ------ 3rd International Safety Culture Summit
The American Petroleum Institute, Saint Mary's University and CN will bring together industry operators, contractors, service/supply companies, academia and regulators together to facilitate collaboration and drive continual improvement. The summit will be held in Chicago.  Registration

07/16-17 ------ Bakken Conference & Expo
The expo is billed as a premier North Dakota Oil Shale event. The two-day show will be held in Bismarck, ND.  Registration Information

10/15-16 ------ The Permian Conference & Expo
The two-day show will be held in Midland, TX. The show is sponsored by the North American Shale magazine.  Registration Information

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