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New Permanent FBI Office to open in Williston

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Senator John Hoeven and about a dozen law enforcement officials from across western North Dakota announced the FBI will establish a permanent office in Williston. The office is expected to have four agents. Barbara Peterson / Williston Economic Development

Senator John Hoeven was in Williston today to announce that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will establish a permanent field office in the city. "After months of effort, today we're announcing very good news for Williston and western North Dakota, as well eastern Montana," Hoeven said. "We're going to have an FBI office in Williston, and that's vital not only for addressing crime, but also for maintaining our quality of life."  Read More

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Construction commences on New Williston High School

AP/Bismarck Tribune

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More than 200 people attended the ground breaking ceremony for the new Williston High School recently. The school will be located on approximately 35 acres donated by Orville Erickson. Barbara Peterson / Williston Economic Development

The ground breaking for a $57 million new high school in Williston was a fitting way for Viola LaFontaine to celebrate her birthday. The Superintendent of the Williston Public School District #1 led the effort to secure funding for the project which will ease overcrowding in the district's schools. The current high school was built approximately 55 years ago in Williston. AP/Bismarck Tribune: Ground Broken for New School

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