December 18, 2020
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The City of Williston will be closed December 25 and January 1. If you are looking to start or expand a Williston business in 2021, call 701-577-8110 to set up an appointment. We look forward to working with you!

Merry Christmas!
Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
iSoldMyHouse: North Dakota ranked
Third Happiest State to Live

Inman - Several factors drive homebuyers and home sellers to move: affordable home prices, more job opportunities, a lower cost of living, or the need for a change of scenery. According to home selling platform iSoldMyHouse, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas and Maine will make homebuyers smile from ear to ear. Read More
New Auto Repair Shop opens in Williston

Williston Herald - Borderline Performance and Repair has opened in Williston. Boderline offers diesel and racing maintenance and service. Friends Nick Foss, Tyrel Halverson, “Racecar Jim” Peltier, Micah Mersinger and Matt Post bring a menagerie of skills and training. Read More
Simonsons adds Electric Vehicle
Charging Stations in Williston, Dickinson

Bismarck Tribune - The first fast-charging stations for electric vehicles are up and running in Fargo, Minot and Grand Forks, according to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality. Simonson gas stations in Dickinson and Williston are getting charging stations this month. Read More
Thee Beautique reopens in Sidney

Roundup - Thee Beautique in Sidney is reopening after an October fire caused significant damage to the store and its inventory. The shop features modern styles of clothing, accessories, and many gift options. An open house will be held December 18 and 19. Read More
Allcheck Medical Clinic opens
COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing in Sidney

Roundup - Janette McCollum, owner of Checkers, recently opened the second phase of the future Allcheck Medical Clinic in Sidney. Allcheck has added drive thru COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. Allcheck is located at 223 N. Central. Testing is available 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for an appointment at 406-478-2665. Read More
Kathy Neset: Making her Mark
in the Bakken and Beyond

Bakken Backers - Throughout the years, the Bakken has been home to many talented professionals and leaders. One of those individuals is Kathy Neset. Neset is one of the Bakken's most recognized leaders and one of its greatest ambassadors. Read More
McKenzie County Developers seek improved Workforce Recruitment Efforts

Roundup - Watford City is beginning to develop ideas that would amplify workforce recruitment and retention in McKenzie County. To get a better idea of how to implement something like this, 16 community leaders loaded up on a bus to tour the Bismarck Career Academy and Technical Center on Dec. 10. Read More
Applications available for 2021 Specialty Crop Grants

Bismarck Tribune - North Dakota's Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for 2021 grants to help promote specialty crops. Specialty crops grown commercially in North Dakota include dry beans and peas, lentils, potatoes, confection sunflowers, grapes, honey and various vegetables. Read More
Registration underway for Chamber's
Leadership Williston

Leadership Williston (LW) is an 8-month program centered on cultivating leaders each year through community engagement and exploration and professional development. For over 20 years, LW has provided a unique avenue to challenge leaders from all walks of life and industry in Williston. Do you have what it takes? Read More
Upcoming Williston Events

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

12/22 Coffee & Conversation
The Chamber's virtual networking event is exclusively for members. It will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The program will feature District 1 Representatives Patrick Hatlestad and David Richter. Registration

12/22 Williston City Commission
The virtual meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

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