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Church service at strip club canceled; new site sought

WILLISTON, N.D. -- The church service scheduled for Sunday at Whispers Gentlemen's Club in Williston has been canceled, according to organizer Windie Lazenko of 4her North Dakota.

WILLISTON, N.D. -- The church service scheduled for Sunday at Whispers Gentlemen's Club in Williston has been canceled, according to organizer Windie Lazenko of 4her North Dakota.

Lazenko, a former stripper who is now advocate for victims of human trafficking, said she was working to find an alternate location after the club canceled the event.

Whispers general manager John Hinton said Saturday the club owner wanted the event moved somewhere else to so no “bad publicity” would come from it.

“So the city doesn’t turn anything bad, negative against us,” Hinton said.

On Tuesday night, the Williston City Commission will discuss new ordinances that would eliminate exotic dancing in downtown Williston. The proposal would allow Whispers and neighboring Heartbreakers to continue operating in their current location as bars, but it would restrict adult entertainment to certain industrial zones.

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