“Crank it up for another 90 seconds with A Preacher in the Patch …. Oil Patch, that is.” That catchphrase is well-known to radio listeners in western North Dakota, where lifelong Williston man Ron Evitt began a radio ministry in 1997 incorporating his oilfield background.
Phyllis Larson, 76, decided to retire for good two years ago. But then the Williston woman got a note on her door that her rent was going up. “I was just devastated,” said Larson, who spent her career as a health professional.
Officials in a northwestern North Dakota county say an inmate escaped custody while being treated in the emergency room of a Williston hospital. Williams County officials say Preston Sonstegaard was last seen wearing black and white striped jail pants with no shoes and no shirt.
Traffic accidents in Williston fell dramatically in June compared to the same time a year ago. The Williston Herald reports there were 113 accidents reported in the city limits in June, compared to 151 accidents in June 2012.
Williston police say a woman suffered a gunshot wound to her leg after reports of shots fired at a Walmart parking lot. Police have did not release the woman's name or the extent of her injuries. The case is still under investigation.
The Rev. Larry Duffy is bringing his ministry to the streets of Williston. Duffy, an ordained minister who is originally from Ontario, Canada, relocated to Williston and uses his van to bring free sandwiches, coffee and spiritual guidance to people in need.
Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Stensaker, of Williston, is accused in the shooting death of 58-year-old Jack Sjol, who had been missing three weeks before his body was discovered Tuesday in a private dump ground near his ranch.
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