June 14, 2019
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

It's Father's Day weekend and that means its time for the Fort Union Rendezvous at Fort Union. The Rendezvous is in full swing as is the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant at Bakken Elementary. We wish everyone a safe and happy weekend filled with fun activities!

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
STAR Fund allocates $98,000 to Projects at Creedence, Dan's Tire Service, Creation Carpets
The Williston STAR Fund board of directors meets monthly at the Center for Development. The board has seven members.
Williston Economic Development - The Williston City Commission has approved up to $98,000 for three large business projects in Williston. The commission approved grants from the STAR Fund Flex PACE program to fund expansions at Creedence Energy Services and Dan's Tire Service and improvements at Creation Carpets. Williston Economic Development (WED) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) said these projects support the trend of larger projects in 2019 compared to 2018. "Activity is up significantly," said Keith Olson SBDC Williston Regional Director. "We are seeing the projects get bigger again; renters are buying their buildings, people are buying equipment and seeing a lot of opportunity." Read More
Williston Airport Enplanements up 20.9 Percent in May
Enplanements continue to climb at Sloulin Field International Airport. Boardings during May 2019 were up nearly 21% compared to one year ago. In 2018, there were 6,509 boardings compared to 7,868 this year. The new XWA Airport is slated to open in October. At that time, the Sloulin Field airport will be decommissioned and closed. Subscribe to the Williston Wire for the latest airport news.
McKenzie County Commission allocates $1 Million for Golf Course Expansion
The McKenzie County Commission approved giving an additional $1 million to the McKenzie County Job Development Authority (JDA), for the golf course. "The county through the JDA has already provided $750,000 for the project over the last two years," stated Joel Brown, JDA president, as he made the request to the commissioners last Tuesday.  For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Whiting donation to bring Obstetrics
back to Watford City
Whiting Oil and Gas donated $200,000 for a new labor and delivery wing at the hospital in Watford City.
McKenzie County Farmer - While the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems Inc. has not been able to offer obstetrics services to the women of McKenzie County for over 20 years, thanks to the generous donation of Whiting Oil and Gas, those services will return to the new hospital. On June 6, representatives of Whiting presented a check for $200,000 to help underwrite the cost of a new labor and delivery wing at the hospital. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Equinor donates $22,000 to Emergency Services in Northwestern North Dakota
News Release - Equinor, an international energy company, is donating over $22K to emergency management services in the McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties in North Dakota. The donated funds will help first responders meet and enhance the individual needs in each county to protect and support those communities.  Read More
EDND Summer Conference June 17-19 in Mandan
Mandan will welcome economic developers and businesses June 17-19 at the EDND Summer Conference! "Cowboy Up: The Ride to Community Betterment" conference will begin with a special pre-conference session June 17 providing basic training about economic development finance. Registration
Reclamation Pipeline Tour June 20

Williston Field Days July 10-11
A big part of the dryland field day is crop tours. Pictured are people on the tour.
News Release - The annual dryland agronomy and horticulture field day will be held Wednesday, July 10 at the North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center 4.5 miles west of Williston on U.S.Highway 2. The event begins with registration at 3 p.m.CST.  Read More
NW North Dakota Job Fair Sept. 11

Upcoming Williston Events
06/14-15 ------ Miss North Dakota and Miss North Dakota Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants will be held at the Bakken Elementary Auditorium. 

06/17 ------ Father's Day

06/21 ------ CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Golf Tournament
The four-person scramble tournament will be held at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Call 701-774-7404 for more details.

06/25 ------ City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

06/26 ------ ACTIVATE Women
Women business owners are invited to ACTIVATE Your Finances at 11:45 a.m. at New Hope Church. The topic will be Income Statements. Lunch will be served. RSVP at http://bit.ly/ACTIVATEwomen.

07/03 ------ 1 Million Cups
The meeting will be held from 8:30 -9:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. Two owners of startups will present and free coffee will be available. Support your local small businesses and entrepreneurs with your attendance.

10/03-05 ------ XWA Grand Opening Events
Media Day, VIP Day and Community Day are being planned. More details TBA.

Upcoming Energy Events
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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