City of Williston, officials to celebrate opening of Williston Basin International Airport

 Photo courtesy of the Williston Basin International Airport Facebook page

City, local and federal officials will gather today in Williston, along with residents, to celebrate the opening of the Williston Basin International Airport (XWA).

Gov. Doug Burgum will join local, state and federal officials at a ceremony this afternoon to celebrate the completion of the new XWA. ; U.S. Sen. John Hoeven; U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer.; former Gov. Jack Dalrymple; Williston Mayor Howard Klug; Winsome Lenfert, Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, Federal Aviation Administration; Williston City Commissioner Chris Brostuen; and project developer Don Cardon, among others, are scheduled to be in attendance for the ceremony, which is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. at the airport's terminal.

Burgum will highlight the state’s investment in the project and its vital importance to the growing population and economy of the Williston region and the entire state.

NOTE: Tune in to Scott Hennen's What's On Your Mind radio show, beginning at 8:30 a.m. CST, as Scott will be broadcasting LIVE from the Williston Basin International Airport. Scott is scheduled to visit with Williston Basin International Airport director Anthony Dudas, Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko, Williston Mayor Howard Klug and Williston City Administrator David Tuan. You can tune into the What's On Your Mind Radio show on AM 1100 The Flag, AM 1090 KTGO,, and via the WZFG and KTGO mobile apps.