December 24, 2020
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We will close at noon Christmas Eve and reopen on Monday, December 28 at 8 a.m. If you are seeking to apply for a Williston STAR Fund grant, applications are available online at willistondevelopment.com.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!
Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
Williston Health Care Professionals
begin receiving Moderna Vaccinations

KEYZ Radio - CHI St. Alexius Health in Williston received a Moderna vaccine shipment on Tuesday and began distributing shots soon after. Three physicians were the first to roll up their sleeves for the initial shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine! Read More KUMV-TV: CHI receives Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Tri-County Regional Development
conducts Economic Status Survey

Bakken Backers - A questionnaire provided by the Tri-County Regional Development Council will be used to assess the region's current economic environment due to COVID-19 and the downturn of the energy sector in Williams, McKenzie, and Divide counties. For more information call Molly at 701-577-1358 or email at mollyw@ci.williston.nd.us. Take the Survey
North Dakota Entrepreneur named to
Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Dickinson Press - Maartje Murphy sells gelato made at her family farm at events such as weddings, graduations and farmers' markets. Her small-town business ultimately earned her a coveted spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Read More
Winter Coat Drive underway in Williston

The Williston Multi Faith Winter Coat Drive is underway. Drop off winter coats at any participating church or Model Drive In Cleaners. Model Cleaners will clean the coats in time for the distribution at Faith United Methodist Church. The deadline to drop of coats is December 30. Read More
Hard Spring Wheat Show February 10 in Williston

Williston Research Extension Center - The Wheat Show will provide a great line-up of experts on issues affecting the grain industry. Included in our programming this year will be experts on disease, weed control, weather, marketing and more. For more information call or email Clair at 701-774-4315 or clair.keene@ndsu.edu. Read More
Crosby Resident honored for
Organizing Harvest Help for Neighbor

News Release - The Mosaic Company is pleased to announce the six winners of its recent Harvest Heroes contest, which recognizes those who have gone above and beyond to make the harvest season easier. The six winners come from around the U.S.: Jenna Binde from Crosby was selected as the grand prize winner and will receive the Super Harvest Hero Prize pack for her inspirational contributions. Read More
Elysian Beauty & Brow opens in Watford City

KXNet.com - A Watford City woman is taking her love of beauty and turning it into a one stop beauty shop. Elysian Beauty & Brow specializes in facials, Brazilian waxes and natural brow restorations. The shop is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More
Minot Chamber, Minot Area Development Corporation
to merge January 1

KUMV-TV - The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and the Minot Area Development Corporation will merge, after their members approved the move with overwhelming support, the organizations announced December 21. The merger will become official January 1, 2021. Read More Minot Daily News: Minot Chamber, MADC to merge
Upcoming Williston Events

Now-12/31 Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive
The 19th annual event features lighted holiday displays at Spring Lake Park.

12/25 Christmas
City of Williston offices will be closed.

01/01 New Year's Day
City of Williston offices will be closed.

02/10 National Hard Spring Wheat Show
The 68th annual Wheat Show will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Williston Area Recreation Center. Call 701-577-4595 or email kelly.leo@ndsu.edu for more information.

02/12 Williston Chamber's Virtual Awards Ceremony
The Chamber's annual awards ceremony will be held virtually on their website and Facebook page. Nomination Form
Upcoming Energy Events

01/05 Williston API Annual Meeting
Annual meeting. More details to be announced soon.

02/20 Williston API Chili Cook-off
The 40th Annual Chili Cook-off will be held from 3-11 p.m. at The Well on the Williston State College campus. Admission is $10 per person. Must be at least 21 years old to attend.

05/11-13 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will be held at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck.

11/19 Williston Petroleum Banquet
The annual celebration of industry achievements will be held at The Well on the Williston State College campus. More information