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Dickinson retailer Starboard to open second location in Williston

Starboard, a Dickinson retailer, has signed a lease to open a new clothing store in Williston this fall.

The new location for the apparel store is nearly 4,000 square feet and is located in Granite Peak Development’s Sand Creek Towne Centre — a 36,000-square-foot strip mall near the new Williston Menards and Cash Wise Foods locations. The shopping center is located on 32nd Avenue West, just off U.S. Highway 2.

Starboard’s focus is on men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, sunglasses, shoes and accessories. It carried Oakley, North Face, Under Armour, Fox, Miss Me, Rock Revival, Big Star, and about 25 more major brands.

When asked about the expansion, co-owner Jeff Hafner said it was an exciting time for the company.

“The second store will bring local access to highly desirable brands for the community of Williston,” he said in a news release. “We have enjoyed strong support from Dickinson and the surrounding community and anticipate similar support from Williams County.”

Starboard was founded in 2009 by Hafner and his brother, Lenny Johnson, and opened its first store in March 2010 in Dickinson at the Prairie Hills Mall. In December 2013, Starboard completed renovated a 5,200 square-foot store across from its original location in the mall.

Dustin Monke

Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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