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June 26, 2015

18th Street Underpass opens in Williston

News Release

 

State and local leaders helped celebrate the grand opening of the US Highway 2 Overpass  / 18th Street Underpass in Williston this week. The new roadway will make it much safer for pedestrians and bikers to travel to different parts of the City. Williston Economic Development
State and local officials celebrated the completion and opening of the US Highway 2 Overpass / 18th Street Underpass in Williston: Ron Rauschenberger, representing Gov. Jack Dalrymple, as well as Sen. Rich Wardner, Williston Mayor Howard Klug, former Williston Mayor Ward Koeser and North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Grant Levi attended the ribbon cutting and spoke about the project's many benefits. "Helping western North Dakota address the impacts of rapid growth continues to be a priority for our state and this new overpass/underpass is another example of our commitment to meeting those needs and enhancing roadway safety," said Dalrymple." Read More     KXNet: New Overpass opens in Williston
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Heitkamp, Cindy McCain to address Human Trafficking Issues in Western North Dakota

News Release

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp will bring Cindy McCain, a local, national, and global leader in the fight against human trafficking, for a human trafficking tour of western North Dakota this weekend. They will hear firsthand about the unique human trafficking challenges North Dakota is facing and the work being done in the state to combat human trafficking, and Cindy McCain will share her insight on strategies and best practices to combat this horrific crime. Heitkamp, McCain help fight Human Trafficking

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Dakota Prairie Refinery to celebrate Grand Opening June 29 in Dickinson

News Release

 

U.S. Senator John Hoeven will participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the Grand Opening of the Dakota Prairie Refinery in Dickinson. The refinery is designed to process 20,000 barrels of locally-sourced Bakken crude oil per day, and is the nation's first greenfield refinery since 1976. Hundreds are scheduled to attend, including Mayor Dennis Johnson and other City and County leaders.


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MonDak Ag Showcase July 9-10 in Williston

News Release

The MonDak Ag Showcase will feature programs for farmers and gardeners. Williston Economic Development
The public is invited to the MonDak Ag Showcase on July 9-10 in Williston. The annual event promotes northeastern Montana and northwestern North Dakota as ideal places for new agricultural businesses and development. The 2015 event will feature dryland and irrigation crop tours, a variety of seminars, and a social featuring wine and beer sampling, tours of the new TrainND building and a sneak preview of Williston Economic Development's new video campaign. MonDak Ag Showcase Agenda     MonDak Ag Showcase Poster     Business After Hours Flyer

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Drone Technology featured at Sidney Field Day

Williston Herald

The drone software allows a flight plan to be mapped out ahead of time over a field and flown automatically, allowing accurate maps to be made that contain valuable information about the health of crops or livestock.
The stars of the Sidney Field Day were the drones - or unmanned aerial systems - brought in by Brian McGinnis and Roger Meyer. McGinnis put one in the air to demonstrate its capabilities. "You can see, it's not going to go anywhere," McGinnis said. The unit has a computer and software on board that allows it to adjust to wind speeds so that it can hover exactly where you tell it to stay.  Read More
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Upper Missouri Valley Fair draws Big Crowds

Williston Herald

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will headline the entertainment Friday, June 26 at the Upper Missouri Valley Fair. 
The Upper Missouri Valley Fair is drawing big crowds. Some of the featured attractions are the large petting zoo, inflatable bouncy houses, pony rides, carnival rides and games, free entertainment, food vendors, 4H competition, stock car races, concerts, and BMX Pros Trick Team and its high-flying acrobatics featuring Scott Ditchfield who has appeared on America's Got Talent. Read More   Williston Herald: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to headline Friday's Entertainment
 

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Youth Education on Stage to present Hello Dolly! June 30, July 1-2

Williston Herald

 

Ticket prices for Hello Dolly! are Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students grades 7-12 $8; and Children ages 3-12 $5.
Youth Education Stage will present the popular Broadway Musical Hello Dolly! June 30, July 1 and July 2. Show times are 7 p.m. nightly at the Old Armory Theatre. The lead cast members recently talked with the Williston Herald about the production: Lyle Williams will be playing Cornelius; Brody Laroque will be playing Barnaby; Sloan Hanson will be playing Ermengarde; Schotsy Eichmann will be playing Minnie Fay; Jeremiah Jaramillo will be playing Ambrose; Hayden Kemp will be playing Horace; and Renee Evenson will be playing Dolly.  Read More
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Garden Tour July 11 in Williston

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The Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary invites you to its annual Garden Tour to raise funds for equipment at the hospital. The July 11 event will feature an educational program, delicious refreshments, tours of beautiful flower gardens and a raffle. The Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 9 a.m. in the dining room at First Lutheran Church. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. followed by a demonstration at 9:30 a.m. on "Potting Plants and Unique New Plants." Read More 


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Salvation Army seeks Volunteers for Emergency Disaster Training July 31, August 1

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The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for its new Williston Emergency Disaster Services volunteer team. The two-day training for future EDS volunteers will be held July 31 and August 1 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Worship and Service Center. EDS volunteers provide relief services to survivors and first responders when there are local disasters. RSVP to Captain Joshua Stansbury at 701-572-2921 or Joshua_Stansbury@usc.salvationarmy.org by July 22.  Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services 

 

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Cash Wise opens in Dickinson

Dickinson Press

 

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held earlier this week at the new Cash Wise Foods in Dickinson. Store director Matt Sellers, pictured with microphone at left, delivered some opening comments during the celebration. Dickinson's newest supermarket is located in the Prairie Hills Mall.  Read More 

 

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Miss ND credits Hometown for Success

KXNet

Miss North Dakota 2015 plans to visit every middle school in the state during her reign. 

Last summer, Hazen native Delanie Wiedrich, sang her way to the Medora Musical stage as a Burning Hills Singer. In mid-June, she was crowned Miss North Dakota at the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant in Williston. "It's all just one big blur of tears and screaming and craziness," says Wiedrich. Since that unforgettable moment, Delanie says it's been a whirlwind - from endless paperwork to scheduling appearances at every middle school in North Dakota. Wiedrich credits her hometown support for her success. Read More 


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Defining North Dakota "Slang"

103.3 US Country Radio

 

You may be aware that natives of North Dakota have an accent, but you may not realize that many of the state's words do not translate to different regions of the US. Take a look at a list of words that we have given a special definition to over the years.  Read More 

 

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