WILLISTON, N.D. - Two weeks ago, Williston opened their brand new high school, and Sunday they held an open house to open the building to the community.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple, First Lady Betsy Dalrymple and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler were just a few of those that came out to take a look at the new school. After a presentation, they got to see the building inside and out.
The new building joins a long list of schools in northwest North Dakota to either open or see major renovations over the last year. To state officials, the upgrades are in large part thanks to the foresight of districts in the region to meet growing demand.
"Enrollments are growing every year, and very rapidly. These school boards have done a great job. They have planned for the future and they see that these communities are going to keep growing," said Dalrymple.
Watford City, Grenora and Alexander schools have all either opened new buildings or completed renovations this year.