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Western ND - Pop 27K

MEET Williston

Located in northwestern North Dakota where

the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers meet, Williston has been a crossroads and gathering place for centuries. Today it’s a leader in energy development with many new businesses, neighborhoods and services, as well as being home to Williston State College. Together with its ample outdoor recreation and amenities, this makes Williston a great place to call home.

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Williston is the largest city at the center of the Bakken oil formation and has been central to North Dakota’s petroleum and natural gas industry. At the height of the oil boom, it gained national attention for its heavy influx of workers. The resulting economic growth has proven to be very positive for the people of Williston with many new opportunities for jobs and many new amenities. Besides energy careers, the area is rife with opportunities in healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, transportation, value-added agriculture, tourism, education and hospitality.


  • Halliburton Energy Services
  • Williston Public School District
  • WalMart
  • Nabors Drilling USA
  • CHI St. Alexius Medical Center
  • City of Williston
  • Liberty Oilfield Services
  • Oasis Petroleum, LLC
  • Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


Emergency Care

Available Locally

  • Primary Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Veterinary Care
  • Veteran Healthcare



Williston offers a wide variety of urban amenities including unique stores, restaurants, craft breweries and nightlife. Its revitalized downtown is full of new businesses in renovated buildings and is a favorite place to shop or grab an espresso. The city also has the state’s largest indoor recreation center with an indoor water park and workout facilities.

Many parks, trails and golf courses offer outdoor recreation nearby. Within easy driving distance, Lake Sakakawea is perfect for boating, kayaking and fishing. On the shore of the lake, golfers enjoy a nationally rated, championship-level, links-style course with amazing scenery. To the west, visitors enjoy reconstructed historic forts near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. Hiking, biking and other outdoor activities are popular, making this an extraordinary place to live.

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Want to learn more about the good life in Williston and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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Visit Williston
(Explore activities, events and things to see and do in the Williston area)

Where in Williams County?
(Learn more about communities and opportunities in northwest North Dakota)

Williston Parks and Rec
(Find city parks and other recreational facilities and programs)

Williston Chamber of Commerce
(Connect with the business community in Williston)

Williston Economic Development
(See how you can be part of the great things happening in Williston)