FAQ Topic: Newcomer 101


Depending on where you live, there are a couple of options for local transportation. There are two options in Williams County! NW Public Transit(Williston Council for Aging) Wildrose Public Transit QUICK TIP: Use the NDDOT’s Transit Provider Map to find the best transportation option for you! With this map you can  find information about the … Continued

Local News

There are lots of ways to find out what is happening in Williams County. Though word of mouth and gossip are definitely an option, you can also turn to the local media. There are large and small community newspapers as well as local TV and radio stations, to keep you well-informed and entertained.    Bakken Beacon … Continued


Williams County is home to several local, regional and national banks so you can protect and grow your nest egg!  Grenora   Dakota West Credit Union  Ray   First State Bank & Trust  Western Cooperative Credit Union   Tioga   The Bank of Tioga Williston   American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston   Coinstar Bitcoin   First International Bank & … Continued

Grocery Stores and Markets

Everybody’s gotta eat! With multiple grocery stores and markets across the County, you’re sure to find what you need from fresh produce, to gourmet ingredients to midnight snacks!  Ray Ray’s Foods Jack & Jill (Ray)   Thoreson’s Meat Processing (Ray) Tioga Cash Wise Tioga (Tioga)   Williston Albertson’s (Williston)  Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op (Williston) Broken Horn Meats … Continued

Mail and Shipping Services

Post Offices Need stamps, to send a package or a post office box? Williams County has several post offices in our communities where the mail must always come through!  Alamo Post Office   Badlands Post Office/Postal Store (Williston)  Cash Wise Postal Unit (Williston) Epping Post Office   Grenora Post Office  Ray Post Office   Tioga Post Office  Trenton Post … Continued

Voter Registration

North Dakota does not have voter registration, however you must have an acceptable form of identification to vote in an election. Acceptable forms of identification include: North Dakota Driver’s license North Dakota Nondriver’s identification card Tribal government issued identification (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency … Continued

Vehicle Registration and Drivers Licenses

If you’re coming to Williams County from out of state, getting a North Dakota drivers license and vehicle registration should be on your to-do list. ND law provides a 60-day grace period to get your new license, and 90 days to get your vehicles registered (and your fancy new North Dakota license plates)!  If you … Continued

Water, Sewer, Gas & Electric

Again, the location of your humble abode will determine who you’ll need to talk to about setting up water, sewer, gas and/or electric service. Your best bet is to reach out to the City you will be living in to get scoop.    In most cases, electricity will be provided by either Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative or Montana … Continued

Internet, Television, and Phone

Depending on where you plant your roots, you’ll have a few different options for internet, landline phone service or television. ALL of our communities and rural areas have fantastic high-speed internet for you to work from home, stream your favorite programs, and connect all of your favorite devices.   Midco   Serving the Williston Area Internet, Phone, … Continued

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