UPDATE: MEX Center near Williston closing indefinitely, Sheriff’s Office investigating over theft concerns

MEX Center near Williston
MEX Center near Williston(KUMV)
Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 9:53 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2023 at 5:35 PM CDT
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WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - UPDATE (8/28/2023 at 5:35 p.m.): Pilot Gas Station issued a statement regarding the closing of the MEX Center near Williston.

“Mountain Express Oil Co. (MEX) and its affiliates are ceasing operations due to Chapter 7 liquidating bankruptcy. As a result, MEX’s dealer location within our network in Williston, ND is temporarily closed. We welcome our valued guests to visit our closest alternative location in Minot, ND (Flying J #550),” a representative of Pilot said in a statement.

The representative explained that the MEX locations closing are dealer locations, meaning that MEX owns and operates the locations within the Pilot network. Pilot provides the fuel and the awards program for guests throughout the network, as well as the Pilot branding.

UPDATE (8/25/2023 at 12 p.m.): The Williams County Sheriff’s Office said an emergency call made Friday morning at the MEX Center north of Williston was due to the store closing their business indefinitely.

In a release, the department said they received a call saying the store was in disarray and that there were no employees. Upon investigation, the department said the business is closing its doors and the employees did not lock the doors the night before.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating to determine whether or not anything has been stolen from the store.

ORIGINAL REPORT (8/25/2023 at 10 a.m.): The Williams County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to avoid the MEX Center area at 13 Mile Corner until further notice due to an ongoing investigation.

The MEX Center is closed until further notice.

No other information is being released at this time.

This is an ongoing story.