April 16, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are gearing up for our Economic Development Summit on Thursday, May 6 at the Eleven Restaurant and Lounge. The one-day conference is free and open to the public. Check out the agenda and register today! Space is limited so registration is required.

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
Williston City Commission approves $679,000 in
STAR Fund Incentives

Williston Economic Development - The Williston City Commission has awarded up to $679,000 in STAR Fund incentives to five business at its meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The projects included Car Tunz, Conlin’s Furniture, Fisher Orthodontics, Light of Christ Lutheran Church and the Williston Volunteer Honor Guard. Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko says the STAR Fund is on a record setting pace so far this year. Read More
Williston Economic Development adds
Six More Projects to 21 in 2021 Campaign

Williston Economic Development - – Williston Economic Development (WED) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have added six more businesses to their “21 in 2021” campaign. The goal of the 12-month promotion is to assist 21 small business projects in 2021. “Our goal was to help seven new businesses, seven business expansions and seven quality of life projects in the community,” explains Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko. “We probably should have said 42 in 21 because we are halfway to reaching our goal right now, just within the first four months of the year.” Read More
Arnie's Powersports and Cycle celebrates
Ribbon Cutting

Williston Economic Development - The new owners of Arnie's Powersports and Cycle celebrated their ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 15 in Williston. Austin and Melissa Ellingson purchased the store in early 2021. The couple is wrapping up the remodel of their service department and waiting room. They hope to open it next week!
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston opens Walk-in Clinic

KUMV-TV - Covid numbers in and around Williams County are now low, which is allowing CHI St. Alexius to transition their respiratory clinic into a regular walk-in clinic. The focus of it is to provide a safe, timely, and less expensive option to seek medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries. Read More
Soda Shack opens in Ace Hardware
Parking Lot in Williston

KXNet - As the warm weather creeps in, one Williston woman intends to serve up some cold, sweet drinks. The Soda Shack opened earlier this week serving various flavors over shaved ice. The shack is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekly and is located in the Ace Hardware parking lot. Read More
Wenko featured on KEYZ Radio

KEYZ Radio - News Radio caught up with Williston Economic Director Shawn Wenko for a look at the many recipients of April STAR Fund dollars. In total, 11 businesses/organizations were approved for funding during Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Read More
Sanford Health shares New Clinic, Hospital Plans
with US Senator Hoeven

Williston Herald - Sanford Health’s Bismarck region President and CEO Dr. Michael LeBeau visited the future site of Sanford’s new clinic in Williston, and shared his thoughts on what the Sanford’s presence will do for health care in the region. LeBeau met with Williston city leaders and Senator John Hoeven at the former Sloulin Field airport, future home to Williston Square. Read More
North Dakota Airports rebound in March

News Release - During a month that marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic started to severely impact air travel; North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 72,504 airline passenger boardings. This is an increase of almost 22,000 passengers from the previous month of February as Spring travel in North Dakota begins to take off. Read More
Cape Air brings New Planes to Sidney

Roundup - Cape Air presented their new Tecnam P2012 Traveller planes to the public at the Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport on April 7. The new planes will replace the airline's current fleet of Cessna 402s. The first commercial flight from the Sidney Airport took place April 9. Read More
Watford City Airport begins Final Phase of
Runway Reconstruction

McKenzie County Farmer - The Watford City Airport has officially closed its runway for all air traffic as it undergoes its second and final phase of the largest reconstructive makeover it has ever seen. “We’re going from a 4,400-foot to a 6,550-foot runway,” says Luke Taylor, airport manager, of the $24.124 million project. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
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