Crowd Wowed As New Williston Rec Center Opens

WILLISTON, N.D. – More than 2,500 people checked out the new Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday during the first two hours it was open, from families with small children to oilfield workers still in their coveralls. The crowd that gathered on indoor tennis courts for an opening ceremony got louder and louder as speeches…
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Man Charged In Williston Homicide

WILLISTON, N.D. – Prosecutors here have charged a man with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found east of Williston under a mattress. Williston police believe Tovias Cerna Carrillo, 48, shot and killed Juan L. Palacios, 51, on Jan. 18 or 19 in Williston, court records say. Palacios had…
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Escaped Inmate Remains Loose In Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities here are asking residents to make sure their homes, garages, campers and sheds are locked as an escaped inmate remains on the loose. Preston Sonstegaard, who was being held at the Williams County Correctional Center on probation revocation charges, escaped early Tuesday while being treated at the Mercy Medical Center emergency…
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Williston Inmate Sought After Escaping

WILLISTON, N.D. — An inmate escaped custody of the Williams County Correctional Center while being treated at the Mercy Medical Center emergency room in Williston shortly before 2 a.m. today, authorities said. Preston Sonstegaard, who was being held on probation revocation charges, was last seen wearing black and white striped jail pants, no shoes and…
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Williston Moves Forward With Temporary Ban On Mobile Businesses

WILLISTON, N.D. – City commissioners here unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that would establish a six-month moratorium on new mobile businesses. Planning and zoning staff members requested the moratorium so a committee can develop guidelines to govern the businesses. “We keep getting more and more pressure for these,” said Planning Administrator…
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