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Williston Economic Development
March 24, 2017

Job Fair attracts 700 Job Seekers; 1,500 Openings in Williston Region

Oil Patch Dispatch
Judy Billehus shares information about openings at JMAC Resources in Williston at the Job Fair March 22. Amy Dalrymple / Oil Patch Dispatch
Human resources manager Judy Billehus had goosebumps as job-seekers filled a Williston job fair Wednesday, March 22. "I knew it was going to be hopping," said Billehus, who was recruiting workers to fill oilfield and construction-related jobs for JMAC Resources.Compared to the past two major Williston job fairs, Billehus said more excitement was in the air as the oil industry rebounds from the recent slowdown.Oil drilling is on the rise again in North Dakota with 50 drilling rigs now operating in the state, up from 32 at this time last year. Companies expect to do more hydraulic fracturing this year after many postponed operations while oil prices were low. Read More     Williston Herald: Job Seekers return to Williston for Job Fair
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Craig's Small Engine Repair prepares for 30th Anniversary; BND, STAR Fund aid expansion

Williston Economic Development
by Barbara Peterson

Clockwise from upper right: Craig and Joseph consult on a project; Sarah keeps the inventory on track; Craig and Sarah make a new chain; and Craig and Rena pose with some of their children in the new showroom. Williston Economic Development


Any way you look at it, expanding a business is a big deal. So when the owners of a longtime Williston business needed more space, they invested a lot of time preparing for the project. They studied property listings, met with a lender and went over their plans with a business consultant. All of those preparations were helpful - but their faith and can-do attitude were equally important! Craig's Small Engine Repair (Craig's) is owned by Craig and Rena Helberg. The business evolves around Craig's ability to repair small engines. In addition, the store sells outdoor power equipment and parts and rents equipment. Read More
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Heitkamp discusses Federal Paid Leave Policies in Watford City

News Release
Senator Heitkamp meets with families in Watford City and Wolf Pup Daycare. Williston Herald
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with working women in Watford City to discuss a commonsense federal paid leave policy she helped introduce that would help support local families and economies by enabling working families have paid flexibility to care for their loved ones, and strengthening small businesses so they can retain employees. The meeting was held at Wolf Pup Daycare in Watford City.  Read More

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Family Dollar shows interest in Crosby

Crosby Journal

The Crosby Journal speculates that the Family Dollar chain may be interested in a Crosby location.
The identity of a buyer for city land in Crosby's Southridge Acres is now public following the release of several documents from City Hall. Though a purchase agreement released last week doesn't specifically name a retailer, an engineer's request received at City Hall Monday seeks information in planning a Family Dollar store location. For full story, sign in to the Journal's online edition
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Parshall seeks Funds for New Splash Pad, Pool

Mountrail County Record
by Jerry Kram

The Parshall Park Board is seeking funds for a new splash pad and pool.
The Parshall Park Board will move ahead with the construction of a splash pad and pool north of the Broste Rock Museum. Park Board Chairman Dennis Steele informed the Parshall City Council that the board had met with members of the community who favored rehabilitating the pool near the elementary school. At that meeting, the board voted unanimously to go forward with putting the pool on the site north of the museum.  Steele said the board is looking to assemble a range of funding for the project. Read More

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Drilling to begin near Van Hook in May

New Town News

Drilling is expected to begin in May on private land near the Fort Berthold Reservation.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has completed its environmental analysis on a proposal to drill oil wells on private land within the Fort Berthold Reservation near Lake Sakakawea. With completion of this environmental analysis, the BLM will approve a permit for the Slawson Exploration Company to drill the first eight of 11 wells from a single well pad. The well pad will be located approximately 800 feet from the lake. Read More

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Get ready for Grilling Season; WSC raffles Two Pit Smokers/Grills

  News Release

Tickets are available for purchase in the front lobby of the CTE building Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until May 1at 12 p.m. Submitted photo
In a continued effort to raise funds for the Welding department, WSC student welders have built two pit/smoker grills that will be raffled off May 1, 2017. Winners have a chance at one of the two 64"x20" pit/smoker/grills or $500 in cash. Read More
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Entertainment Inc! to present Bonnie & Clyde

News Release

No matter how many times it is told, the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow lives on in the history books as one of the greatest love stories and crime sprees in the history of the U.S.  Now, their story will be brought to the stage in a musical this month as a theater production of Entertainment, Inc!, featuring Williston natives Susan LaBar and Reo Boston. Read More   Showing March 31 - April 3 & April 6 - 9
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Upcoming Williston Events

03/28              Williston City Commission
The Williston City Commission will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

03/31-04/03   Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical
Entertainment, Inc! will present the musical March 31 through April 3 and April 6 through April 9 at the Old Armory Theatre. Showtimes

04/05              1 Million Cups Williston
Bring a mug and a friend to the monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the WSC Teton Lounge. This month will feature two startups: a barbershop and smoothie store.

04/12               Eggs and Issues
Williston City Administrator David Tuan will be the featured guest speaker at the Chamber program. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at TrainND Northwest. Please RSVP to the Chamber at 577-6000 to ensure adequate food is available.

04/07-08         2017 Home and Garden Show
Whether you are in the market for a new home, looking to renovate or interested in home improvement projects; the home and garden show has much to offer! The show runs April  7 from 2-7 p.m. and April 8 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center.
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