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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple North Dakota native Dustin Erbes, assistant facilities coordinator for the Williston Area Recreation Center, gives a tour of the walking track and gym on Saturday in Williston.

Faces of the Boom: State’s biggest indoor rec center a big draw for young recruits

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WILLISTON — Shawn Egge didn’t expect to return to his hometown of Williston after he graduated from college in Missouri.

But the town he knew growing up as a small, quiet community is now home to the largest indoor recreation facility in North Dakota.


Egge got a job offer to work for the state-of-the-art center while visiting home over Christmas break.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.