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April 22, 2016

Mercy Medical Center joins CHI St. Alexius Health

News Release

Mercy Medical Center celebrates its new name and affiliation with CHI St. Alexius Health recently in Williston. Williston Herald
CHI Mercy Medical Center in Williston and nine other health care facilities in western and central North Dakota are now united under one name, CHI St. Alexius Health. The announcement was made during a ribbon cutting ceremony in Williston this week.
"Today is an exciting day for our organization and the people we serve," said Matt Grimshaw, president of CHI St. Alexius Health Williston. "Our ability to continue to grow and provide outstanding care into the future is strengthened through collaboration of our health care providers across the region." Read More
 

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Construction begins on Williams County Jail Expansion

Williston Herald

The $20 million jail and law enforcement expansion is underway at the Williams County campus near Downtown Williston. Williston Herald
Construction on the county's bigger, better jail is underway.  Workers demolished an apartment building adjacent to the Williams County Law Enforcement Center to make way for the expansion on Tuesday. The new jail, with room for 240 inmates, is designed to ease the chronic overcrowding of the current facility, which holds 132, and eliminate the cost of housing dozens of local prisoners in Montana. Read More
 
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Williston City Hall to open Temporary Entrance beginning May 4

Williston Economic Development
The renovation project at City Hall in Williston is expected to begin soon. Williston Mayor Howard Klug says remodeling is slated to start on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. During the construction project the entrance to City Hall will temporarily be moved to  the northwest corner of the building (the current doorway to the public restroom). Anyone wishing to conduct business or attend meetings at City Hall during construction will be advised to utilize the temporary entrance.
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Clean Williston Week kicks off April 23

Williston Economic Development
by Barbara Peterson

Volunteers helped cleanup the Downtown District in anticipation of the first Art and Wine Walk. The citywide cleanup is April 23 in Williston.
Williston Mayor Howard Klug has declared Clean Williston Week April 23-30, 2016. The declaration was approved by the Williston City Commission at its April 12 meeting. 
Clean Williston Week is part of the "I Will Keep Williston Clean! Will You?" campaign started in 2011. The citywide cleanup will kick off the week's activities on Saturday, April 23.  "The spring cleanup makes us proud of our city, it reminds us not to litter, and it's a great way to kick off the summer," said Williston Mayor Howard Klug.  Saturday's citywide cleanup will be headquartered at Davidson Park. The Clean Williston committee members will begin handing out supplies and free t-shirts at 8:30 a.m. while the complimentary BBQ will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Read More
 
www.cleanwilliston.com

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E-rase your E-waste April 22-23 in Williston

Williston Economic Development
 
Roll-offs will be available today at NDRS and tomorrow at Davidson Park and NDRS for select recyclable products. WED file photo
North Dakota Recycling Services is celebrating Earth Day at its 409 1st Street East location in Williston. NDRS accepting e-waste today and tomorrow at the same location and Davidson Park.  E-rase your E-waste Flyer
 
 

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NDDOT's $680 Million in Road Work will top Last Year's Total

Forum News Service

Construction crews continue to build a new Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Missouri River near Williston. Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service
Mild spring weather has set road construction in motion earlier than usual in North Dakota, and more money will be spent on highways and bridges than last year despite recent budget cuts to the state Department of Transportation. The department has $680 million in work planned for this construction season, up from $615 million last year, spokeswoman Jamie Olson said Monday. While the orange cones won't be as widespread as in 2013 and 2014, which each saw about $820 million in work, "It's still a pretty big construction program," she said. Read More

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Long-time Crosby Business Owners honored at Retirement Party

Crosby Journal

Bev and IJ Jacobson were honored during a retirement open house at J. C. Drug in Crosby. Crosby Journal
Over a 43-year history of pharmacy and retail service, patrons of J. Co. Drug came to regard owners I.J. and Bev Jacobson as friends. As the back room of the drug store swelled with well-wishers during a retirement open house Friday in Crosby, jokes were as abundant as expressions of appreciation for the dedication and long hours the couple devoted to serving the community. "There are people from all over the state who come to this store," said customer Bev Dokken. "They just like the store." "They're very dedicated folks," added Ilene Howard. "I hope they can enjoy life now." Read More


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New Family Restaurant to open in DJ's Lounge in Tioga

Tioga Tribune

DJ's Lounge in Tioga is adding a separate family-friendly restaurant. Tioga Tribune
Tioga has another new eatery. DJ's Lounge has expanded its kitchen and dining room to create a whole new family restaurant serving lunch and dinner. They are also serving breakfast on the weekends, with plans to expand service to weekdays. Heather Novak, who has managed DJs for a decade, said they noticed customers wanted more of a sit-down restaurant where they could take kids. "We wanted to give families more options," Novak said. The new restaurant is separated from the bar by screened windows. Read More


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Future of Ray's Skywatch Inn in Limbo

Tioga Tribune

Not much has happened at the construction site of the proposed Skywatch Inn in Ray.
The Skywatch Inn project in Ray is sometimes referred to locally as the "hole-tel," because it never became much more than a hole in the ground.  And now patience with the lack of progress is again running out. "We will probably revoke their permit," said Mike Sizemore, Development Services Director for Williams County.  Started in late 2014, the project was slated to be completed by spring of last year. After a hole was dug and roads closed off, nothing much more came of it. Read More

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Hess sends ND's First Crude Oil Export to Europe

ABC News / AP
James MacPherson

A petroleum tanker laden with 175,000 barrels of North Dakota crude was being offloaded in Europe on Wednesday, the first such overseas shipment of the state's oil since Congress lifted a 40-year ban on crude exports in December. North Dakota's congressional delegation and industry officials hailed Hess Corp.'s shipment as a milestone that could open more markets in faraway refineries. "It's a big deal," said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. "Once you get a barrel to sea, it will fetch a better price." Read More

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Old Armory to celebrate Centennial April 24

News Release

The Old Armory will continue its Centennial Celebration on April 24 from 2-4 p.m. in Williston.
Williston's Historic Old Armory continues its Centennial celebration from 2-4 p.m., on Sunday, April 24, 2016, with a formal 100th Anniversary Dedication--100 years to the day the Armory was originally dedicated on Sunday, April 24, 1916. A program, entertainment and refreshments will be featured. The Old Armory, as it is referred to, is located at 320 1st Ave E in Williston. The event is free and open to the public. Read More
 
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Paddlefish Season opens May 1

ND Game & Fish

A paddlefish tag is required to participate in North Dakota's paddlefish snagging season, which opens May 1 and is scheduled to continue through the end of May. Snag-and-release of all paddlefish is required on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays while the mandatory harvest of all snagged paddlefish is required on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Read More

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