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Bubble Ball league bouncing into Williston

Bubble Ball Extreme combines the skill of soccer with the thrill of bumper cars. (Image courtesy of Bubble Ball Extreme)

WILLISTON, N.D. — Bubble Ball Soccer, one of the most entertaining and safest sports someone can play, has been taking America by storm. Now, thanks to Ken Quamme, Business Technology Chair at WSC, whose grant application was accepted by Williston Economic Development’s STAR Fund, a Bubble Ball Soccer league is starting January 27 for both WSC students and community members. ...

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City of Williston reaching out for more retail businesses

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials in Williston are trying to draw more retail chains to the western North Dakota oil patch hub. Williston Economic Development and the Williston Convention and Visitor Bureau recently hired the retail data analysis company Buxton to identify the best retail options for the city and begin attracting stores. Based on survey results, the city is aiming ...

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Regional Bakken economy beginning to stabilize

Hotel rentals, the flow of sewage and drilling are all down in the North Dakota oil patch, but the mood regarding the continued growth of Williston’s economy is optimistic, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). At last week’s Williston Economic Development WEST! Conference, the city’s economic activity outside the oil field was highlighted and examined. Organizer of the conference and ...

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Williston marketing campaign spins negatives into positives

WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest marketing campaign in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is putting a positive spin on what would appear to be negatives. The city contracted with a Bismarck-based company called The Creative Treatment to produce a series of marketing videos. The first, launched in May, generated more than 25,000 YouTube views in less ...

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Outsourcing the Bakken supply chain

Oil production in the Bakken comes with an inherently high break-even point for operators. The remote location combined with the lack of infrastructure and local manufacturing has prompted economic leaders in the area to travel out of state to explore the possibility of closing the gaps in the supply chain, reports KX News. Williston Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko says ...

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Williston continuing to grow despite oil industry downturn

WILLISTON, N.D. — A downturn in the oil industry isn’t having much of an effect on construction in the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston. The Williston Herald reports that the value of private enterprise building permits issued through March is $26.5 million. And there are numerous publicly funded projects under way or in the works. They include a ...

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Williston approves developer to head airport project

This week the Williston City Commission gave unanimous approval for Phoenix-based Cardon Development Group to repurpose the current site of the Sloulin Field International Airport after its relocation. Williston Mayor Howard Klug said, “This is a big decision, probably the largest public-private project the city has ever done,” The Williston Herald reports. The firm is one of the five development ...

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5 developers will present pitches for new Williston airport

WILLISTON, N.D. — A committee working toward a new airport in Williston will hear pitches from five developers that want to design the facility. The panel received 10 applications, according to Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko. Five of those have been invited to interview. The three-person committee is doubling in size for the interview process. Wenko, Mayor Howard ...

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