Aug. 17, 2018

Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The community is invited to the 50th annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game tonight at Aafedt Stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Other activities include face painting, dunk tank, inflatables and much more! We hope to see you there!

 Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
Klug, Tuan to meet with Washington DC Leaders
KEYZ Radio - Mayor Howard Klug and City Administrator David Tuan are among a select group of North Dakota leaders, invited to the White House on August 30, where Trump administration officials are eager to hear about the North Dakota miracle. Chiefly, how western North Dakota has helped to not only feed the world, but keep its engines running. Read More
XWA on track for Oct. 10, 2019 Opening
KUMV-TV - New airport construction is continuing to move forward and was the main focus of the Williston City Commission meeting Tuesday evening. The XWA project team received approval on two task orders for construction on the commercial parking lot and navigational aide installation. They also discussed a new provider for electronic advertising opportunities for the current airport, Sloulin Field International.  Read More
Williston Fire Department receives Recognition
Williston Fire Department Ambulance Service recently received recognition for Pediatric Preparedness by the North Dakota EMS for Children Program. KUMV-TV
KUMV-TV - Last year in Williston, there were 2,400 calls for ambulance assistance. Of those calls, 254 were for children. The Williston Fire Department Ambulance Service recently received recognition for Pediatric Preparedness by the North Dakota EMS for Children Program. Read More
Energy Festival Aug. 24-25 in Williston
Minneapolis' Metallica tribute band - ONE will be featured at the Energy Festival.
Williston Herald - The Williston Energy Festival is energizing the community for the fourth year in a row. The annual event is presented by U.S. Energy and is designed to showcase and celebrate the energy industry in the Bakken region. It takes place on Aug. 24 and 25 and features a variety of activities. Kicking off August 24 at the Raymond Family Community Center, the festival features a job fair and community expo, with a kid's zone, face painting and a free community appreciation feed at 6 p.m.    Read More
Charity Ball Sept. 8; Proceeds to fund Digital Radiology, Lab Improvements
News Release - The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation Charity Ball is Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Well on the Williston State College campus. A spectacular evening is planned to raise funds for lab equipment upgrades and new digital radiology. The Charity Ball will feature live circus entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions and much more! For further details call 701.774.7466 or email Read More
Clean Up Williston Sept. 29
Cleanup volunteers gathered at Davidson Park for supplies and refreshments during the Spring Cleanup in 2017. Williston Economic Development photo
Williston Economic Development - The City of Williston is calling on families, friends, co-workers and colleagues to help clean up Williston on Saturday, Sept. 29! The citywide cleanup will be headquartered in the parking lot at Davidson Park and Aafedt Stadium from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cleanup volunteers are welcome to pick supplies, register for a cleanup zone, drop off recyclables such as scrap metal, cardboard and residential tires (limit four per household) and enjoy a free lunch. Read More
Energy Secretary visits ND; Leaders tout Innovation
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry meets with state leaders and the president of the University of Mary. Bismarck Tribune photo
Bismarck Tribune - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured North Dakota coal facilities Aug. 13 and applauded the state for its role in advancing America's energy security. "This renaissance of the energy industry in America, North Dakota is right at the tip of the spear," Perry said following a roundtable discussion with energy industry leaders. "You all are playing a very, very important role in a resurgence of America on the global stage." Read More
Energy Transfer Partners to announce Expansion
The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners said the company hopes to announce an expansion soon. Bismarck Tribune photo
Bismarck Tribune - The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners said Aug. 13 he hopes to announce an expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline soon. Kelcy Warren, CEO of the company that developed the $3.8 billion pipeline, participated in a roundtable discussion with U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and other energy industry leaders at the University of Mary in Bismarck . Read More
Crosby may build New Outdoor Pool
Crosby city leaders are taking steps to build a new outdoor pool for 2019. Crosby Journal photo
Crosby Journal - Crosby city and park officials have taken the first steps toward potentially replacing the public swimming pool. The pool, now over 60 years old, has been suffering from cracks in the concrete and excessive water loss. Mayor Bert Anderson said at the city council meeting recently that he would like to ensure the future of the pool. "I think we have got our money's worth out of that pool," Anderson said. "I think it's time to move on and build a new pool." To read the full story sign in to our online edition.
Holistic Restaurant opens in Watford City
Lindy Collins has opened a new holistic restaurant called Metanoia in Watford City. McKenzie County Farmer photo
McKenzie County Farmer - While many women dream of opening a holistic restaurant, Lindy Collins has done just that. The owner of Watford City's Metanoia, held a grand opening of her new business on Aug. 4.  After experiencing some health issues, Collins began exploring healthier options. With a big family in mind, what started as an idea for a health food store eventually evolved into a restaurant. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Upcoming Williston Events
 08/21 ------ Connecting Communities BBQ - Fairview
A free BBQ will be provided for Fairview residents from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sharbono Park. The BBQ is sponsored by Williston Regional Ecoomic Development.

08/23 ------ Summer Nights on Main
The live music will begin at 5 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Williston. Enjoy entertainment, food vendors, shopping and other activities for the whole family!

08/28 ------ Network Before 9
Join the Chamber for coffee, refreshments and networking with fellow Chamber members at a location to be announced.

08/28 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room at City Hall.

09/05 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
Learn about how to start a business in Williston during the free meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge on the Williston State College campus.

09/08 ------ Opportunity Foundation Golf Tournament
Registration is open for the 13th annual Darrell Schmidt Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course. Golf Tournament Flyer

09/29 ------ Clean Up Williston
Help clean up Williston from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Supplies and refreshments will be available at Davidson Park. There will also be roll-offs for used tires (four maximum), metals and other materials. Help keep Williston clean and pick up up trash in your neighborhood, business, boulevards and parks.

10/04 ------ Women in Leadership Expo
The expo will be held from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. at TrainND. $59 per person. Limited Seating Available! Register at  or call 701-572-2835.
Upcoming Energy Events
09/18-20 ------ Cost-effective Well Site Facilities On Shore
North America's Only Initiative Dedicated Entirely To Facilities Engineers & Project Management Professionals. The conference will be held in Houston, TX. Register for the Show

09/24-26 ------ NDPC Annual Meeting
The meeting will be held at the Ramada in Fargo, ND.

10/03-04 ------ Bakken Oil Product & Service Show
The 8th annual trade show and seminars will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center. Bakken Oil Show website
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