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November 10, 2016

MODE opens in Downtown Williston

Williston Economic Development

Chamber Ambassadors helped the owners of MODE celebrate their ribbon cutting Nov. 9. Williston Economic Development
Shoppers flocked to a new boutique in Downtown Williston yesterday. The Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony for MODE - Williston. The new women's clothing store is located in the new Renaissance on Main building at the corner of Main St. and 2nd St. W. Two Williston entrepreneurs are collaborating on the project; Deanette Piesik and Kim Wenko. The store will celebrate its grand opening Nov. 10 and 11 with giveaways and special offers.
 
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Construction begins on Red Rock Ford in Williston

Williston Herald

There might be something charming about having a car dealership in the middle of downtown, but it can also be quite limiting. Red Rock Ford, which in June took over the space in Williston previously occupied by Select Ford, understands that very well. That's why the dealership is planning a big move. The company started work on its new location in early November. The site is located in the Sand Creek Town Centre retail development near Menards.  Read More
 
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Veterans Day Program Nov. 11 in Williston

Williston Economic Development

The public is invited to the 2016 Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at 10:50 a.m. in Williston. The program emcee will  be
American Legion Commander Dan Brown while the featured speaker will be Cpt. Heather Omlid, North Dakota National Guard. Music will be provided by the Williston Middle School band while the Williams County Sheriff's Deputy Association will sponsor and serve lunch immediately following the program.  
 
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New Photography Studio to open in New Location Nov. 12

News Release

The owners of Tangled Roots Photography and Kirsten Braaten Photography will celebrate the grand opening of their new location Nov. 12 from 2-6 p.m. The store is located in the  Diamond Plaza next to Sears. " Kirsten and I recently re-located to a bigger and better studio space to better accommodate our clients and provide an even more memorable boutique photography experience," said Lexi Anderson, owner of Tangled Roots Photography. "We have spent many hours renovating our new space and we are incredibly exited to share it with the public." 

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Developer of Lindahl Wind Farm proposing Second Project in Area

Tioga Tribune

Tradewind Energy is in the early planning stages for a potential wind farm that would be located near its Lindahl Wind Farm.
Another wind farm is being proposed in Williams County. The proposed Aurora Wind Project would be located west of the Lindahl Wind Farm. Tradewind Energy, the company that developed the Lindahl Wind Farm, has submitted applications for a conditional use permit for six meteorological towers in the planned project area. The temporary towers are the first step to developing a full project plan, which will then require the extensive county permitting process. "It's in its infancy stages," said senior development manager for Tradewind, Brice Barton. Read More
 
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Heitkamp tours North Dakota, Canadian Border

Minot Daily News
Border protection officers shared their challenges in recruiting and retaining personnel with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, during her visit to the Portal Port of Entry Nov. 4. Heitkamp met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discuss ways to improve security along the nation's more than 5,500-mile northern border. "All of our borders need to be secure," said Heitkamp, who noted that activities such as drug or human trafficking shift northward when security is tightened on the southern border. Read More
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Richland County celebrates Economic Development Successes

Sidney Herald

Richland Economic Development celebrated a successful year with its annual dinner and meeting held at the Sidney Country Club on Nov. 1. Leslie Messer, executive director, noted how the area's economy is starting to pick back up. In a brief review, Messer said their Revolving Loan Fund had helped start or improve a total of 15 businesses which are connected to 105 employees in Sidney area. Read More

 
 
Leslie Messer is the executive director of Richland Economic Development.
 
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New Sportsman's Club seeks Land for Gun Range near Sidney

Sidney Herald

The new Richland County Sportsmen's Club is seeking space for a gun range.

The new Richland County Sportsmen's Club is making strides and the goal of a first-class gun range in the area is becoming closer to reality. The club held its organizational meeting at the Elks Lodge recently. The Richland County Sportsmen's Club is now officially a 501 (c)(4) and it can begin searching for property for a gun range. The land should be at least half a section. Read More 

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Public invited to WSC Foundation Open House at New Location Nov. 15

News Release
 
The Williston State College Foundation will host an open house at its new location next to Jimmy John's on Nov. 15 from 1-4:00 p.m.  Terry Olson (Executive Director), Hunter Berg (Director for Alumni Relations & Athletics), Carmin Klein (Associate Director), and Kim Gratz (Office Manager) welcome the Williston community to stop by 721 East Highland Drive Suite E and share a cup of coffee and have a something sweet to eat. Read More
 
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API Achievement Awards to be announced Nov. 17

Roundup
The Williston Basin Chapter American Petroleum Institute is holding its 5th annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 17th at the Grand Williston Hotel & Conference Center. The banquet is a networking opportunity that honors the achievements of individuals and organizations that have contributed to the success of the oil and gas industry in the Williston Basin, as well as celebrating those accomplishments with Achievement Awards.  Read More
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Mattress Firm to open Nov. 19 in Williston

Williston Economic Development

The grand opening of Mattress Firm in Williston will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
A new specialty mattress store will open its doors Nov. 19 in Williston. Mattress Firm is located in the Sand Creek Town Centre retail development next to Riddle's Jewelry. The Williston store is the seventh Mattress Firm to open in North Dakota. The others are located in Bismarck (3), Minot (2) and Dickinson (1). The grand opening will feature deep discounts on selected mattresses plus five mattresses will be sold for just $5 each to qualified buyers. Read the Williston Wire for more details next week.
 
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Williston to celebrate Small Business Saturday Nov. 26

Chamber Blog
Shopping local is not a new concept - it's what everyone did before we became so global. American Express founded 'Small Business Saturday' six years ago as a special day to celebrate and support our small businesses. Read More
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A Magical Medora Christmas coming to Williston Dec. 8

News Release
Five legendary Medora performers are bringing a family-friendly Holiday Show to audiences in North Dakota and western Minnesota! During 24 shows in 19 communities, A Magical Medora Christmas show will feature vocal performances by the amazing Emily Walter, the multi-talented Jared Mason, and the wonderful Job Christenson. Throughout the show, Bill Sorensen will wow you with spectacular magic and some hilarious banter with everyone's favorite steel guitar player, Roger Rettig! Read More
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Upcoming Williston Events

11/10            Business after Hours at Country Floral
Celebrate the start of the holiday decorating and entertaining season at Country Floral from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Business After Hours flyer

11/11             Veterans Day Program
The program will begin at 10:50 a.m. at the National Guard Armory on Main Street in Downtown Williston.

11/11            Night in Disguise Charity Ball
The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston annual Charity Ball and auction will feature the Dueling Pianos. Reserve your tickets today for this fun fundraising event.

11/18             Eggs & Issues
The Chamber's breakfast and program for members will feature fire and safety information for business owners. The event will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at TrainND Northwest. Eggs and Issues flyer

11/19            Gloria Dei Bazaar
There will be donuts, lefse, rommegrot, slushburgers, homemade pie, baked goods, silent auction, caramel rolls and cinnamon rolls.
 
11/25            Holiday Lights Parade
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. The 2016 theme is Animation. Click here to register
 
12/01            Holiday Stroll
The annual stroll in Downtown Williston will feature shopping, visits with Santa, holiday treats, in-store sales, carolers, an ice sculptor and much more!
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