Finding a hotel room in Williston is no longer a problem.
Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director Amy Krueger says gaining 1,000 rooms in three years has taken the stress off tourism in the area.
That's just in time for the 13-year-old Babe Ruth World Series in Williston this week.
Players will arrive Wednesday and Thursday for 'ice breaker' events on Friday and opening ceremonies on Saturday morning.
More than 400 hotel rooms are booked for the tournament --- and there is room in the inn.
(Larry Grondahl, Host President for 2013 BRWS) "You probably saw the blurbs that, 'You can't get a room in Williston, you can't get a room in Williston.' That's not true. I'm on the Convention and Visitor's Bureau too and a year and a half ago things were a little tight but now we're running about 65-70 percent occupancy rates. There's room available. Anybody who wants to come, there's going to be plenty of room for everybody."
CVB Director Amy Krueger says rates cover a wide range from $55-$200 a night.
The CVB has reserved room blocks that can be booked through www.VisitWilliston.com.
(Amy Krueger, Williston CVB Executive Director) "It is a national stage so we have set up room blocks for the parents and fans. We have separate room blocks for the officials and all of the kids are staying with host families so we're able to accommodate with all the different measures that are out there for us. And as I said before, going from 600 rooms to 1600 rooms, creates a lot more inventory for us to choose from for those parents coming in."
The Babe Ruth World Series Championship Game will be on Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m.
KX Sports will have live play-by-play coverage right here on KXMC and the entire 4-x network.
Minot Police say Zofia Kristal Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday
A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.
They ask if you have any information about the incident that you contact them at 852-0111.
In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.