The Williston Coyotes played a scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 23, and their first regular season game is set for Friday at home against the Watford City Wolves.

The Sidney community lost an important voice and friend earlier this month with the passing earlier this month of Kent “Maverick” Simonis, longtime radio host and a deeply involved member of the community. The Herald asked some of his friends and coworkers what Mav's loss meant to them.

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Williston Public School District No. 1 is asking voters to OK two measures to help fund new schools. The election will be at the Williston ARC Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters will weigh in on a number of positions Tuesday, including three Williams County Commission seats, state's attorney, sheriff and state legislative races. The Herald has profiled candidates in those races, as well as for U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Election Day is Tuesday, with primaries for state and county races and the general election for the city of Williston, Williston Public School District No. 1 and Williams County Public School District No. 8. Here is our coverage of the candidates up for election.

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