April 9, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are getting ready for Williston Economic Development Summit and Awards Banquet on May 6-7. Check out our website for all of the latest details. We hope to see you there!

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
Sanford announces Williston Community Board

News Release - Sanford Health is excited to announce its initial community board for the new hospital and clinic to be built in Williston Square. The community board will provide planning and development oversight of Sanford’s Williston operations and become the first hospital board upon project completion. Read More
Senator Hoeven visits Williston Square,
meets with City, Sanford Leaders

News Release - Senator John Hoeven met on April 7 with Williston Mayor Howard Klug and Dr. Michael LeBeau, President and CEO of Sanford Health’s Bismarck region, and other officials to discuss the redevelopment of Williston Square, the former Sloulin Field International Airport property. Read More
Senator Hoeven meets with Energy Producers,
Northern Border Officials

News Release - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today held a roundtable discussion with local energy producers in western North Dakota to review ongoing developments in the region’s energy industry and outline his efforts to maintain America’s leadership in energy production. Read More Hoeven meets with Northern Border Officials in Bowbells
First State Bank celebrates Ribbon Cutting

First State Bank & Trust held a ribbon cutting on April 8 to celebrate its name change. The bank, formerly known as First National Bank & Trust, launched the rebranding in 2020. Following the ribbon cutting, First State Bank hosted the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours.
Lilac Lane Boutique, loanDepot present
at 1 Million Cups Williston

Williston Herald - 1 Million Cups held their first in-person meeting at Meg-A-Latte, with featured guests Lilac Lane owner Bre Staahl and Greg Cottrell of loanDepot. The program is organized by Williston Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday’s first in-person meeting of 2021 brought together many community members to hear Staahl and Cottrell’s presentations. Read More
Terry Olson Retirement Open House April 20

News Release - The Williston State College Foundation will host an open house in honor of Terry Olson’s retirement from the WSC Foundation. The open house will be held on Tuesday, April 20th, from 1:00-3:30 at the WSC Foundation office located at 721 East Highland Drive, Suite E. Read More
Books on Broadway expands Coffee Shop Hours

Williston Herald - Books on Broadway is making some changes — expanding the business and hoping to get back to in-person events. “So many people have said our coffee is so good, they wished that we’d open up early in the morning,” owner Chuck Wilder told the Williston Herald. Read More
University of Mary to offer Professional
Development Training in Tioga April 12

News Release - The University of Mary is bringing professional development and training to Tioga, ND, called “Preparing and Executing Effective Meetings” through its successful Workforce Development Program. There are two one-hour trainings offered Tuesday, April 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., during the combined Tioga Chamber/ EDC meeting and then 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Neset Consulting Service. This inaugural education session is sponsored by the Tioga EDC. Read More
Plaza Man writes Children's Book about
Oil and Gas Industry

KFYR-TV - The oil and gas industry plays a big role in North Dakota’s economy, but is still an industry many people don’t totally understand. A Plaza man hopes his new book can help teach people of all ages just how important energy is to our state. Read More
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