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Legislature provides help for the patch

Passage of HB1377 will provide city, county with funding from state Strategic Investment and Improvements Fund

Posted 4/28/15 (Tue)read more »

Combined Auditor/Treasurer’s office becomes effective May 1

Combined Auditor/Treasurer’s office becomes effective May 1

Svihovec appointed to lead combined departments

Posted 4/28/15 (Tue)read more »

Watford plans four big road projects with surge money

City to use $32 million in surge funding to build roads

Posted 4/28/15 (Tue)read more »

Radioactive material discovered in dumpster at county landfill

Businesses asked to monitor for illegal dumping

Posted 4/28/15 (Tue)read more »

Oil production continues to decline

Oil production continues to decline

North Dakota sees two consecutive months of lower oil production

Posted 4/21/15 (Tue)read more »

Man charged with stabbing, attempted kidnapping of wife

Man charged with stabbing, attempted kidnapping of wife

A Watford City woman owes her life to the quick actions of bystanders, local law enforcement, and emergency responders who came to her aid during a moment of life or death.

Posted 4/21/15 (Tue)read more »

Oil well flare to blame for grass fire

Oil well flare to blame for grass fire

High winds fans flames across 3,000 acres in north McKenzie County

Posted 4/21/15 (Tue)read more »

Watford posts record sales in fourth quarter

McKenzie County’s taxable sales top $100 million

Posted 4/15/15 (Wed)read more »

Taylor Ag Services changes ownership

Taylor Ag Services changes ownership

Helena Chemical Company purchases Taylor Ag

Posted 4/15/15 (Wed)read more »

County decides to finance new law enforcement center project

Bids for two major county road projects come in lower than expected

Posted 4/15/15 (Wed)read more »

Watford City ready to ‘Pick Up The Patch’

Watford City ready to ‘Pick Up The Patch’

Last year, local volunteers picked up over 8,000 tons of trash in just one day

Posted 4/15/15 (Wed)read more »

Watford man arrested for beating woman

Victim suffered bruising across her body and broken orbital bone

Posted 4/15/15 (Wed)read more »

Costs for healthcare facility come in $21 million high

McKenzie County Healthcare System faces tough choice of either raising more funds or cutting project size

Posted 4/07/15 (Tue)read more »

City property owners see big jump in taxable values

As a result of the oil boom, properties around Watford City, both commercial and residential, continue to see their values increase.

Posted 4/07/15 (Tue)read more »

Ambulance damaged in two-vehicle collision

Chalk up another major accident on the deadliest stretch of highway in North Dakota.

Posted 4/07/15 (Tue)read more »

Watford City pipe bomb suspect being charged federally

What ended with the Minot Police Department Bomb Squad being called in to a Watford City RV Park and the arrest of a 29-year-old Colorado man charged with Terrorizing, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of Explosives, has now gone from being a state case to a federal case.

Posted 4/07/15 (Tue)read more »

McKenzie County is fastest growing county in nation

New census estimate says county’s population grew 18.3 percent in 2014

Posted 3/31/15 (Tue)read more »

Watford man threatens to kill two women

Inglis faces charges of felony terrorizing after being taken into custody following traffic stop

Posted 3/31/15 (Tue)read more »

Documentary drives issue of sex trafficking home

Documentary drives issue of sex trafficking home

Watford City forms task force to deal with sex trafficking

Posted 3/31/15 (Tue)read more »

Housing market in Watford holds steady

Housing market in Watford holds steady

With a tremendous amount of construction still going on and slated to begin, housing is starting to fill up

Posted 3/24/15 (Tue)read more »