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Williston Economic Development
October 21, 2016

Public invited to review Potential Revisions for Williston and Williams County Regional Plan Nov. 9-

Williston Economic Development
 
The public is invited to meetings on Nov. 9 and 10 to discuss the findings and recommendations of seven planning documents for the updated Williston and Williams County Regional Plan. Representatives from the City of Williston, Williams County, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and SRF Consulting Group will be present both days. An open house and formal presentation will be held each day at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. The public is also invited to an open house on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All of the meetings will be held at the TrainND Northwest building. Public Input Meeting Nov. 9    Public Input Meeting Nov. 10

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Ribbon Cutting held for Tioga City Hall

Tioga Tribune

Tioga celebrated the grand opening of its new City Hall building with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently.
Tioga officially opened its new city hall with an open house recently. The new 4000-square-foot building has expanded office space, a large reception area, new commission chambers, a conference room, and a garage to accommodate multiple police vehicles. "There's no comparison" to the old city hall, said Tioga resident Romell Lawson. The new city hall was built to serve an anticipated growth in population over the next 20 years. "They really needed a new building," Tioga resident Hank Lautenschlager said. Read More

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Western Area Water Supply celebrates 5th Anniversary

Crosby Journal

The Western Area Water Supply Project is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. Some rural families in Divide County were brought online in 2016.
Murky, cold bathwater waited if you didn't get first dibs on the once-a-week bath before siblings. The same went for washing dirty and clothes. Art and Doreen Schilke, who live on a farmstead near Crosby, remember when clean water was a rare commodity on family farms. While they've had running water for years, this is the first year they've used water from the tap to make coffee. The Schilkes, like many rural families in Divide County, are now served by the Western Area Water Supply Project (WAWSP), which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Read More

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Crosby considers joining Williston Vector Control District

Crosby Journal

Fran Bosch, director of Williston Vector Control District, spoke to the Crosby City Council recently about joining the District.
Members of the Crosby City Council have expressed interest in joining the Williston Vector Control District, although Crosby's membership will hinge on Divide County joining as well. That's because vector control districts must be contiguous, the director of the Williston Vector Control District told the council at its Oct. 2 meeting. Bosch presented information about the district and why it makes sense for it to grow. "It's not that we need the money," he said, but because "the larger a vector control district is, the more effective it is." Read More

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Trampoline Park to open in Minot in November

Minot Daily Herald
HighAir Ground Trampoline Park is preparing to open in Minot before the 2016 holiday season.
Minot's highly anticipated HighAir Ground Trampoline Park is weeks away from making its grand opening at the Oak Park shopping center. According to property manager Chris Lindbo, Minot's first ever trampoline park could open in the next four weeks or the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Lindbo, a lifelong resident of Minot is excited about the park's progress and the unique opportunity it provides for fellow residents. Read More

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Sidney Restaurant receives Revolving Loan for Remodel

Roundup

The owners of Sunny's Family Restaurant will use the Revolving Loan Fund to purchase equipment and remodel their building.
Richland Economic Development Corp is pleased to announce that the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) committee has awarded its fifteenth loan for the expansion of a business in Sidney. Anissa and David "Oscar" Gillespie were approved for a loan to remodel and improve Sunny's Family Restaurant. Anissa completed an application in partnership with her lead lender, Richard Braithwaite, of Stockman Bank of Sidney, and presented this project to the RLF committee for review. Read More

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Richland Economic Development starts Young Professionals in Sidney

Roundup

Sidney Young Professionals is getting started to provide support for new professionals who want to get familiar with the town. Stock photo
A brand new business service is taking shape in Richland County. Sidney Young Professionals has been formed through Richland Economic Development Corp (REDC). The non-profit service was initiated by REDC Project Assistant, Katie Dasinger, after visiting with City Attorney, Joel Krautter, about the challenges of moving to Sidney without knowing anyone, and establishing themselves professionally. The two were familiar with the Young Professionals group in Billings, and did further research into the Watford City Young Professionals to determine how to best address the needs in Sidney. Read More
        
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Trinity High School nears completion in Dickinson

KFYR-TV

Seventy-five days. That's how long students and faculty at Trinity High School have left until they can walk through the doors of their new building. They're ready to come out of the sardine can because they've been cooped up now for two and a half years," says Father Kregg Hochhalter, Dean of Students. Father Hochhalter says the 219 students have been patient and resilient, but are ready for something new. "You need stability and you need constancy. And physically we haven't had that seen March of 2014," says Hochhalter. Nicole Praus was a freshman when the old building burned down. She says she's ready for a fresh start Read More
 
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Divide County seeks to continue School Construction Projects

Crosby Journal

Divide County School Board members are determined to carry out the entirety of construction plans even though the district's $9.9 million in financing will not cover the full cost.  The board accepted bids for phase two, which encompasses additions and renovations at the elementary school and a new geothermal heating system and a physical education annex in the high school. Work will start right away, representatives from construction manager FCI said. The board also voted to begin design of the third phase's classroom additions and office renovations at the high school, in order to seek bids in January. Read More

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Motivational Speaker to perform Nov. 9 in Williston

News Release
Mark J. Lindquist is a nationally recognized motivational speaker.
If you ever wonder if you are as happy and as successful as you can be, wonder no more! Eckert Youth Homes is sponsoring a free personal-enrichment seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at Bakken Elementary School Auditorium.
"Mark J. Lindquist is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, world-touring entertainer, and author of the books, 'Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours' and 'Service, My Way of Life,'" Karen Luther, program director at Eckert Youth Homes, said. Read More

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Upcoming Williston Events

10/21            Grace & Glam, Meg-A-Latte Grand Opening
The celebration will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Harvest Plaza. The festivites will include a style show, music, refreshments and door prizes.
 
10/22            Fort Buford Cemetery Walk          
Celebrate the season with a spooky visit to the Fort Buford Cemetery from 7-9 p.m. CT for spine-tingling tales from the deceased, light refreshments and much more!
10/22-23      Parade of Homes                                                                    Williston Area Builders Association's annual Fall Parade of Homes will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. WABA Fall Parade of Homes
10/25            Williston City Commission
The Williston City Commission will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
 
10/31            Trail of Treats                                                                               The Williston Downtowners Association will sponsor its annual Trail of Treats on Halloween. The event will run from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Businesses interested in participating can call 701-580-9343.
10/31            Teton Trail for Kids
The Williston State College campus will be open to trick or treaters from 2-5 p.m. on Halloween.  
 
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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