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Nicole Skabo

Job Service Offers Assistance to Outlying Communities

TIOGA—Job Service North Dakota, Williston branch, doesn’t only serve the Williston area but also extends its services to a few other outlying communities. Currently, the communities of Watford City and Tioga receive these outreach services provided by Job Service. The days set aside for these events are dubbed Watford City Wednesdays (meeting the first and third Wednesday of each month […]
by Nicole Skabo
December 24, 2021

Tioga City Commission Votes to Increase Consultant’s Salary

Tioga—The Tioga City Commission voted 3-2 Monday night to increase Economic Development Committee (EDC) Consultant Dennis Lindahl’s salary from $60,000 to $70,000 per year. The approval occurred after much discussion among the commissioners, and only after the proposed raise was reduced from $20,000 to $10,000 per year. Commissioners voted 2-2 on that motion with Tim […]
by Nicole Skabo
December 21, 2021

Local Hotel and Restaurant Owner Wants to Give Back

The Historic Hygge Hotel sits on the corner of Main Street in Powers Lake, ND. “The hotel has such an interesting past, and I was just drawn to the history of the building,” said Lisa Thomas who purchased the building and has renovated it.  “The hotel was built in 1909 at the time the city […]
by Nicole Skabo
December 5, 2021

Superintendent of Williston Public Schools Resigns after Weeks of Turmoil

On Monday, Nov. 15, the Williston Public School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Jeff Thake. A press release issued by the board stated both the board and Thake have come to an amicable resolution and will be parting ways.  Dr. Thake’s resignation comes after questions were raised about possibly $2.5 million being unaccounted for following the merger of Districts 1 and 8 to form District […]
by Nicole Skabo
November 20, 2021

Workforce Development Classes Offered in Tioga

TIOGA–Tioga and surrounding area residents have the opportunity to be taking part in specially designed workforce development classes offered by University of Mary. The monthly classes began in June and run through December. They are being offered in conjunction with the Tioga Economic Development Council (EDC) for the reduced cost of $50. “They [Tioga EDC] […]
by Nicole Skabo
November 19, 2021

Williams County Park Board Forming Master Plan for Park System

WCPB hosts open-houses for public input WILLISTON–Williams County Park Board (WCPB) has been formulating a Park System Master Plan to establish a long-range vision to support the future recreational needs in the county. This plan is based on goals, development, and improvements the park board will prioritize based on funding, needs, and input from the […]
by Nicole Skabo
November 18, 2021

Tioga Grassroots Event Enthralls Crowd

TIOGA – The Sons of Liberty based in Tioga sponsored a “Freedom Fest” at the Tioga Community Center on Saturday, October 23rd. Featured speakers were District 2 GOP Chairman, Justin LaBar, Rep. Sebastian Ertelt (R-Dis. 26), and Rep. Jeff Hoverson (R-Dis. 3). Despite skepticism about the need for such events expressed by the Tioga Tribune […]
by Nicole Skabo
October 25, 2021

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