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Rickard Elementary principal named Williston Schools Assistant Superintendent

WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - The Williston Basin School District will start the upcoming school year with a new Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent. On Thursday, the school board approved a one-year contract for Rickard Elementary Principal Kevin Klassen to become the Assistant Superintendent, with an annual salary of $175,000. Klassen has been the principal at Rickard since 2015 and the District says a decision on his replacement will be made soon.
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Williston outdoor pool project officially has a name

WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - The fundraising effort to bring an outdoor pool back to Williston took another step forward Wednesday with the announcement of the facility’s future name: Williston Water World. Naming rights were awarded to the anonymous donor who gave $1.5 million to the project in February. The...
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Fireworks sales underway without drought conditions

WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - Fireworks sales started this week in Williston, and people are eager to light up the sky this Fourth of July. For the first time in two years, North Dakota isn’t experiencing drought conditions, which is good news for fireworks vendors and their customers. Vickie May...

Williams County Vector Control director discusses spraying efforts

WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - The Williams County Vector Control Director spoke to the Williston City Commission this week to discuss the season’s spraying efforts. Dr. Levi Zahn told commissioners that wet conditions throughout the spring brought mosquitoes to the county about three weeks earlier than normal. Unfortunately, weather conditions this summer have made it difficult for aerial spraying.

Williston Man Injured in Rear-End Collision on Highway 2

Williston, ND (KEYZ) A 42-year-old Williston man sustains minor injuries Monday, June 27 after being rear-ended on Highway 2 west of Ray. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a Ram pickup driven by 23-year-old Beau Hyatt of Bainville, Montana struck the rear end of a John Deere tractor being operated by 42-year-old Patrick Evanson of Williston around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Both vehicles were traveling westbound on Highway 2, nine miles west of Ray.

Cymbaluk to Takeover XWA Portfolio for Williston City Commission

Williston, ND (KEYZ) With Chris Brostuen choosing not to run for another term as City Commissioner, the prodigious duty of overseeing the Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) falls on the shoulders of a familiar face at city hall. Williston City Commissioner Tate Cymbaluk, recently re-elected to another 4-year term on...

Williston’s Weekly Street Party, Summer Nights on Main, is Back!

Williston, ND (KEYZ) Kick-off your shoes and crack a cold one . . . Williston's annual summer street party, Summer Nights on Main, is back!. Summer Nights on Main is a free 9-week concert series put on by the Williston Downtowners Association and sponsored each week by different area businesses and organizations. Concert goers flood Main Street from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. each Thursday evening during the summer to listen to great bands performing music from a variety of genres, eat great food from a dozen or so food vendors, and chill in the Beer Garden. SNOM, as the locals call it, even has activities for the kids. It is truly a family-friendly event.

Accident involving tractor, pickup near Ray leaves two injured

RAY, N.D. (KFYR) - A two-vehicle accident between a pickup and a tractor occurred 9 miles west of Ray Monday afternoon. Officers say both vehicles were traveling on U.S. Highway 2 when the pickup, driven by a 23-year-old male from Montana, rear-ended the tractor driven by 42-year-old Patrick Evanson of Williston.

Family Crisis Shelter looking for additional funding from Williams County

WILLISTON, N.D. – Officials with the Family Crisis Shelter in Williston are looking to receive additional funding from the Williams County Commission. The shelter covers victims of domestic and sexual assault throughout Williams, McKenzie, and Divide Counties. They also support those struggling with homelessness, drug abuse, and mental health. Speaking at a county commission meeting last week, officials say a lack of donations throughout the pandemic has them struggling with their upkeep costs.

Buffalo Trails Day Is Here Again, July 9-10

July 9-10, the Buffalo Trails Museum, Epping, will be pleased to present the 56th Annual Buffalo Trails Day. There are lots of activities planned this year. Saturday, July 9 will start at 9 a.m. with the vendors opening and a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament next to the museum. "Jump N Fun" opens at 1 the south lot of Epping Lutheran Church and the Falcon Brothers will begin playing in the park. The Eagles Nest Cornhole Tournament starts at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m., food trucks will open on Main. Mayor Bemis will take his place in the dunk tank near the pavilion at 5 p.m. Ted and Keri will perform at the Main Street Pavilion at 8 p.m.. There will be fireworks at dark, weather permitting.