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January 29, 2016

Economic Development sponsors Hard Spring Wheat Show Feb. 2-4 in Williston

Williston Economic Development

Williston Economic Development (WED) has announced it will be a major sponsor of the 63rd National Hard Spring Wheat Show Feb. 2-4 in Williston. 
The long-running Wheat Show brings experts and exhibitors to Williston to share cutting-edge information with producers. WED will have a booth at the event showcasing its programs that benefit agricultural business opportunities.  Read More
   
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Chamber honors Klug with Western Star Award

Williston Economic Development

Williston Mayor Howard Klug received the Distinguished Western Star Award at the annual Chamber Awards Banquet.
About 300 people attended the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet recently. The annual event honors selected chamber members for their achievements. Williston Mayor Howard Klug earned the prestigious Western Star Award for his work throughout the community. The following is a list of the other award winners: Chamber Connector Award, Fran Zerr, Job Service of ND; Chamber Engagement Award, Jackie Weig, Williston Area Builders Association; Williston Leadership Award, Debbie Richter, American State Bank & Trust; Patriot Award, Sandy Hampton; Leonard P. Nelson Philanthropy Award (presented by Williston State College Foundation), Pat and Sonny Hanson.

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Gjovig earns Life Achievement Award from Energy Service Companies

Crosby Journal
 
Mark Gjovig has earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Energy Service Companies.
Mark Gjovig recently finished reading "Halftime" by Bob Buford and recalls a statement that resonated. "You're in the second half of your life when you stop competing with people and start helping people," Gjovig says.  Gjovig, who serves as partner and chief financial officer of Go Wireline in Williston, says he is at the point in his life when it thrills him to watch others in his industry succeed. Read More 

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Construction on New Williston High School nears Halfway Point

Williston Herald

Photo of new Williston High School construction site provided by JLG Architects.
The unveiling of the new Williston High School is slated for Fall of 2016 which has kept construction on the project on a tight, and closely monitored timeframe. The school board for Williston Public School District No 1 met on Thursday at the district office and an update on the progress report on the school's construction was presented by JLG Architects and JE Dunn.Mike McLean of JLG Architects approximates the project is nearing 50 percent completion which puts them at a comfortable standing for the remaining months of construction.Read More

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Truck Movement key to growing US-Canada Trade

News Release

Editors Note: A cross the Ports-to-Plains region, people have asked for additional information about the Ports-to-Plains corridors. This is the seventh of 14 articles that will answer those questions. 
US Highway 85 plays a key role in moving goods between the US and Canada. The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway is part of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor.
Canada is the No. 1 export market for U.S. goods. In 2014 the U.S. exported over $19 billion in goods by truck to the entirety of Canada. The Ports-to-Plains Alliance Corridor connects Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada with Montana and North Dakota. While there are 14 border crossings from Portal, ND to Sweetgrass, MT, there are four commercial crossings which are used to track trade using the Ports-to-Plains Alliance Corridor. These four crossings will be referred to as the PTP crossings in the data summarized below. Read More

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ND launches Duhamel-based Tourism Campaign

Inforum.com
 

North Dakota's Josh Duhamel  is calling the state one of the nation's best-kept secrets. The Minot native appeared on NBC's "Today Show" Thursday morning to promote North Dakota Tourism's new 2016 campaign that features Duhamel.  Read More   ND launches Tourism Campaign feature Josh Duhamel

 

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Ulta Beauty coming to Dakota Square Mall in Minot

Minot Daily News

The nation's largest beauty retailer will be coming to Dakota Square Mall as part of a building expansion project to take place this year. The proposed mall expansion will make way for three new retail stores. Ulta Beauty has announced plans to occupy 10,000 square feet of the new space. Read More

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Long-time Minot Airport Terminal may be Demolished

KXNet

Engineers are recommending that Minot's airport terminal be torn down when a new, $94 million terminal opens next month. The cost of removing the existing terminal is estimated at $450,000. Engineers say that's much cheaper than trying to rehabilitate the building so it could be used for a different purpose. Potential uses for the existing terminal also would be restricted because of its closeness to runways and taxiways. Read More

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Landowners Expo Feb. 2 in Stanley

News Release

The Landowner Informational Expo will be held on Feb. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. in Stanley.
Northwest Landowners Association will be hosting a Landowner Informational Expo on Feb. 2 as an opportunity for its members and the general public to learn more about landowner issues and interface with representatives from state agencies, oil and pipeline companies, and elected officials. The Expo will be held at the Mountrail County South Complex in Stanley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More

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PSC to host Public Hearings on Pipeline Proposals Feb. 9 and 11 in Watford City

News Release

Three PSC hearings will be held in Watford City in February regarding three separate pipeline proposals.
The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold two public hearings in Watford City on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, regarding two separate pipeline proposals in McKenzie County. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Teddy's Residential Suites. Meanwhile, another PSC public hearing has been scheduled on Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Teddy's Residential Suites.
 Read More      PSC to host Public Hearing on Proposed Crude Oil Pipeline Feb. 11 in Watford City

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Fundraiser to feature Tours of WSC President's House Feb. 11

News Release

WSC President Dr. Nadolny will open his home for the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Valentine's fundraiser Feb. 11, from 6-7 p.m., to raise money for the Williston Imagination Library. DKG members will provide wine, water, and chocolates during tours of the residence. Composed of female educators, DKG's Williston chapter has been focusing on literacy and promoting professional development for educators since 1948. Of the twelve current members, six are employed by WSC. Donating to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has been one of DKG's biggest fundraising goals. Read More

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Statewide Housing Conference Feb. 16-17 in Bismarck

News Release

The ParkRidge Townhomes development in Williston is an NDHFA apartment project that opened in Williston in 2015.
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency's annual Statewide Housing Conference will be held Feb. 16-17 at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. After an active 2015 for the housing industry in North Dakota, there are many questions about what is in store for 2016. "We will have challenges ahead as the state continues to evolve and grow and it will take a spirit of collaboration and teamwork to turn those challenges into opportunities," said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director.  Read More

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