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  • In 1932, North Dakotans were on the alert at the prospect of something big: gold in North Dakota! Earlier in the year, free flake gold was reportedly washing up in the Missouri River near Denbigh. On this date, mining engineer Deane Purves declared to Williston residents his belief that it is “possible there is gold enough on the Missouri bottoms in the vicinity of Williston to create profitable employment to many men out of work.”
  • On this date in 1909, the city of Williston celebrated the opening of their new Great Northern Depot. There had initially been some concern that the new depot would be farther from the city that the old depot, but the local commercial club got involved to ensure that it would be built close to the original site.
  • On this date in 1995 the Bismarck Tribune reported that Nels Berger of Williston received a birthday telegraph from King Harald V (the 5th), King of Norway. Why would the king want to congratulate a retired farmer in North Dakota? Well, not only was Nels Berger originally from Norway, but he had turned 110, making him the oldest person in the state.
  • On this date in 1917, Williston had a bit to boast about within the walls of its county jail. The Williston Graphic reported: “It is not every county jail in the state that can boast of an artist (yes, a really truly [good] artist that paints color and pen and ink sketches that sell on their own merit), [but] Williston can.”
  • A new carrier will be providing non-stop air service between Williston and Las Vegas.Beginning September 2nd, Sun Country Airlines will provide twice…
  • On this date in 1938, twenty Mandan Pioneer Daughters met with their Bismarck counterparts at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Bismarck. The Daughters consisted…
  • Williston State College president Raymond Nadolny says he will leave his post when his current contract is up.That will be at the end of June, 2017."When…
  • With a planned ground breaking next spring, officials with Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport say things are on track for a potential…
  • The North Dakota Safety Council will host a pilot course on oil and gas safety. The course was authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health…