When you hear pounding and see digging going on, you naturally get curious. That's exactly what happened outside the radio station today.


Material Testing Services, with offices in Minot and Williston, was on the site of the old police department today, taking samples of soil and checking for contamination. Six holes were punctured into the land, and samples were taken from each.

This activity has ignited some speculation about the future of this prime piece of land. Could this mean the land is in the process of being sold? If so, what might be in store for the site? And if you were the one with this land or project, what would you envision for its future?


The soil testing conducted by Material Testing Services is a crucial step in determining the suitability of the land for various developments. It can help identify any potential contamination issues that need to be addressed before any construction can commence. They also look at soil compaction. The plan was to dig 6 holes, each taking around an hour. One took a bit longer to drill because they ran into a rock.

While the exact plans for the site remain a mystery, the possibilities are endless. This location in Williston holds significant potential for a variety of developments, from commercial spaces to residential complexes or even green spaces for the community to enjoy. It certainly has potential, especially with the quality neighbors!

Scott Haugen
Scott Haugen
MTS Outside Radio Station

As the soil testing progresses and more information becomes available, we will continue to keep an eye on this intriguing project. It's a matter of time before the shroud of mystery surrounding this site is unveiled, and we discover what the future holds for the old police department location in Williston.

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