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  • Searching for a Richland County Homemaker

    Tie Shank|Oct 12, 2016

    "You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give"-that quote rings very true for Richland County Commission on Aging's most recent homemaker. Linda Lunstad worked for more than a year providing contracted homemaking services (light duty housework) to elderly clients in Richland County. While this did tend to be a full-time job, it was much more than that to Linda-and to her clients. Linda recently moved away from Richland County but says she is still missing her job. "I just...

  • Alzheimer's – Not Just A Disease Of Old Age

    Tie Shank|Mar 16, 2016

    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 perc...

  • NDIC Monthly Directors Cut Update

    Tie Shank|Mar 2, 2016

    On February 17, 2016 North Dakota lndustrial Commission Director, Lynn Helms, published the monthly Directors Cut advising the following: ND Sweet Crude Price November $32.16/barrel December $27.57/barrel January $21.13/barrel Today's $16.50/barrel (lowest since February 2002) (all-time high was $136.29 7/3/2008) Pricing Source: Flint Hills Resources Rig Count: November 64 December 64 January 52 Today's rig count is 41 (lowest since July 2009 when it was 40)(all-time high was 218 on 5/29/2012)...

  • February Proclaimed American Heart Month in North Dakota

    Tie Shank|Feb 24, 2016

    Governor Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed February 2016 as American Heart Month in North Dakota. In recognition of American Heart Month, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) continues to raise awareness about the importance of prevention, early detection, and treatment of heart disease. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in the state of North Dakota and in the United States. Every minute counts when someone is having a cardiac emergency. "It is important for individuals...

  • Christmas Around The World

    Tie Shank|Dec 16, 2015

    United States: Many people in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25. Although celebrated in many ways, the day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. In the days or weeks before Christmas Day, many families decorate their homes with lights, wreaths, Christmas trees and many other festive decorations. Radio stations begin playing Christmas music, churches organize holiday events, plays and put up Nativity displays. Non-profit organizations hold fund-raisers and clothing and...

  • Williston Downtowners Holiday Stroll

    Tie Shank|Nov 25, 2015

    The Williston Downtowners Association will be hosting its annual “Holiday Stroll” on Fri., Dec. 4 from 1 – 8 p.m. What a great opportunity to join your friends and neighbors by kick-starting your holiday shopping while enjoying lots of great festivities in the downtown district. Activities include a visit with Santa, carolers, treats, sales, music, an ice sculptor and much more! 4 - 5 p.m. - WHS Vocal Jazz carolers around Downtown 4 - 7 p.m. - Ice Sculptor 5:15 - 6:15p.m. - First Lutheran Churc...

  • How Creative is Your Company?

    Tie Shank|Nov 18, 2015

    Over the past several years, businesses and individuals alike have been very generous and supportive in giving back to their community. The Salvation Army is serving more people in the United States than ever before. Each year they are seeing large increases in the number of Americans seeking the basic necessities of life, food, shelter, and warmth. Approximately 30 million people received help from The Salvation Army last year alone. The Salvation Army provides the following services,...

  • Quick Change Oil Honoring Military Veterans November 9 – 13

    Tie Shank|Nov 4, 2015

    "Calling all veterans!" Are you a veteran or the spouse of a deployed active service member? If so, Frank and Terry, owners of Quick Change Oil in Sidney, MT., along with their sponsors, Cherry Creek Radio, High Caliber Sports, Cross Petroleum and Car Quest extend an invitation to stop by for a FREE oil change during their Veterans Day week event. No appointment is necessary! Just stop by Quick Oil Change at 714 W. Holly St. in Sidney Monday – Friday, November 9th – 13th between 8am and 5pm (MT...

  • Late Season Soybean Stem Diseases

    Tie Shank|Nov 4, 2015

    As a result of seeing several late-season stem diseases, Sam Markell, Extension Plant Pathologist has republished the following article in the Sept. issue of the NDSU Extension Service Crop and Pest Report. We are seeing several late-season stem diseases show up in North Dakota; notably, brown stem rot and charcoal rot. Now is a great time to examine your soybeans for diseases; particularly stem disease whose symptoms appear late in the season; brown stem rot, charcoal rot and sudden death...

  • Caterpillar Announces Restructuring And Cost Reduction Plans

    Tie Shank|Oct 21, 2015

    Late September, Caterpillar Inc. announced significant restructuring and cost reduction actions that are expected to lower operating costs by about $1.5 billion annually once fully implemented. The cost reduction steps will begin in late 2015 and reflect recent, current and expected market conditions. For 2015, the company's sales and revenues outlook has weakened, with 2015 sales and revenues now expected to be about $48 billion, or $1 billion lower than the previous outlook of about $49...

  • 3rd Annual Run for Help Zombie 5K

    Tie Shank|Oct 21, 2015

    Escape the Zombies. Help support your local United Way on Oct. 24, 2015 at Spring Lake Park. Registration starts at 4 p.m. and the race starts at 5:30 p.m. Runners receive a flag football belt and 2 flags upon race check-in, then must avoid zombies throughout the course as they are chased for their flags. This 5k course offers some varied terrain such as asphalt, dirt, grass and hilly areas but does not cross any public roads outside of the park and fairgrounds area. This race is a great way to...

  • Dry Conditions Causes Yields To Be Lower Than Average In MT And ND"

    Tie Shank|Oct 21, 2015

    Montana: Due to the heat and drought during the flowering period, pea yield is low in some areas of Montana,” states Chengci Chen, Ph.D. of EARC, Montana State University. “Some farmers only received 20-30 bu/ac yields, except for those who seeded very early and escaped the stress. Lentils did relatively better than peas. There is some Ascochyta disease pressure on chickpea. For a successful Chickpea crop. Fungicides do not control the Ascochyta blight if the varieties don’t have some level...

  • Late Season Soybean Stem Diseases

    Tie Shank|Oct 21, 2015

    As a result of seeing several late-season stem diseases, Sam Markell, Extension Plant Pathologist has republished the following article in the Sept. issue of the NDSU Extension Service Crop and Pest Report. We are seeing several late-season stem diseases show up in North Dakota; notably, brown stem rot and charcoal rot. Now is a great time to examine your soybeans for diseases; particularly stem disease whose symptoms appear late in the season; brown stem rot, charcoal rot and sudden death...

  • House Votes To Lift 40 Year Old Ban On Exporting U.S. Crude Oil

    Tie Shank|Oct 14, 2015

    Early Friday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 261 - 159 to repeal the ban on oil exports which was signed into law by President Gerald Ford in response to the Arab oil embargo. H.R. 702 removes restrictions on exporting domestically produced crude oil by repealing section 103 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, relating to the authority of the President to restrict the export of coal, petroleum products, natural gas, or petrochemical feedstocks. The ban on...

  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Tie Shank|Oct 14, 2015

    For the ninth consecutive year, on Sept. 10, 2014, National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence service in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet due to a lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence...

  • The New Williston High School

    Tie Shank|Oct 7, 2015

    WILLISTON: The new Williston High School is right on track to open for the 2016-2017 school year. Located on approximately forty acres just west of the Harvest Hills Phase II Subdivision, between 32nd and 37th Streets West, the high school is expected to be completed in July, 2016. Williston High School Principal, Jason Germundson, refers to the new building as the "Flagship," as it'll be one for every student and every community member to be proud of. The school is being built by award winning...

  • Current Active Drilling Rig Count Below What Operators Indicated Would Be Their 2015 Average

    Tie Shank|Sep 30, 2015

    September 14, 2015, Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, today published the monthly Director’s Cut stating the current “drilling rig count dropped 5 from June to July, increased 1 from July to August, and dropped 5 this month. Operators are now committed to running fewer rigs than their planned 2015 minimum as drill times and efficiencies continue to improve and oil prices continue to fall. This has resulted in a current active drilling rig count of 10 to...

  • Williston Parks And Recreation District To Compete For Prestigious Honor In The Park And Recreation Industry

    Tie Shank|Sep 23, 2015

    The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce Williston Parks and Recreation District as a finalist for the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. This year’s proud sponsor of the Gold Medal Awards program is Musco Lighting LLC. Celebrating its 50th anniversary with NRPA and founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors c...

  • West Dakota Water: Expanding the Use of the Missouri River

    Tie Shank|Aug 19, 2015

    WILLISTON: West Dakota Water, a subsidiary company to JMAC Resources, Inc., is an oilfield water resources contractor specializing in fresh water sourcing, transportation, and conveyance for well completions and production maintenance. WDW was granted an industrial permit by the ND State Water Commission to withdraw a total of 12,000 acre feet from two access points on the Missouri River. The first is in McKenzie County and is for 10,000 acre feet, the second is in Williams County for another...

  • Light Up the Wild West August 15th & 16th

    Tie Shank|Aug 12, 2015

    WILLISTON: Light Up the Wild West is a 2-day festival style concert featuring 10 big bands from Christian, Country, and Rock music - offering a wide range of music. Held at the Raymond Family Community Center with Vegas Sound and Lighting, one of the best sound and light systems in the world, this event is sure to offer something for everybody. There are 2 days with 10 big bands, Vegas quality production, air-conditioned venue, concession food. Doors open at 6 o’clock – first performance sta...

  • Construction is Expected to Begin on the Williston Basin International Airport in Spring 2016

    Tie Shank|Aug 5, 2015

    WILLISTON: The Sloulin Field International Airport is expected to begin construction of the new Williston Basin International Airport in the spring 2016 and anticipates the completion between the fall of 2017 and fall of 2018. Although the airport will be changing the name to Williston Basin International, they will be naming the terminal of the new airport 'Sloulin Terminal' to honor the sacrifice and dedication of the Sloulin family. The new terminal will sit on approximately 1500 acres,...

  • Enbridge expected to begin work on the ND work stations of the Sandpiper Pipeline Project late fall 2015

    Tie Shank|Aug 5, 2015

    The Sandpiper Project is an interstate crude oil pipeline that will bring growing supplies of North Dakota Bakken crude oil from the Enbridge Beaver Lodge Station south of Tioga, North Dakota to Clearbrook, Minnesota and then onto an existing Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. From these terminals, the crude oil can be shipped through Enbridge pipelines and other third-party pipelines to U.S. and eastern Canadian refineries. More than 75 percent of the Sandpiper route follows pipelines...

  • Triangle Electric: Wired for Success

    Tie Shank|Aug 5, 2015

    WILLISTON: For nearly seven decades Triangle Electric has been a family owned business, serving the western North Dakota and eastern Montana regions. The company began in 1946 and then in 1947 owners Harold Hoffelt, Oscar Stenehjem, and Selmer Johnson placed an ad in the Williston Herald offering a reward to the person who choose the best name for their company, thus became Triangle Electric. When the oil and gas exploration began in North Dakota in the early 1950′s, Triangle Electric was w...

  • Hefty Seed – Helping Producers Not Just Survive, But Thrive

    Tie Shank|Jul 15, 2015

    Hefty Seed Company was founded north of Sioux Falls, SD by Ron Hefty in 1969 as Hefty Farm Supply. As time went on, seed sales became a major focus for Ron, and led to the only name change in the company history. Hefty Farm Supply became Hefty Seed Company in 1984 and has grown through the years to having over twenty-five facilities in SD, ND, MN, IA, MO, MT, ID, NE, and WA. Hefty Seed has continued to expand to where the company assists the producers in corn and soybean seed, herbicides, fungic...

  • Light Up the Wild West August 15th & 16th

    Tie Shank|Jul 15, 2015

    WILLISTON: Light Up the Wild West is a 2-day festival style concert featuring 10 big bands from Christian, Country, and Rock music - offering a wide range of music. Held at the Raymond Family Community Center with Vegas Sound and Lighting, one of the best sound and light systems in the world, this event is sure to offer something for everybody. There are 2 days with 10 big bands, Vegas quality production, air-conditioned venue, concession food. Doors open at 6 o’clock – first performance sta...

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