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Post Office is overwhelmed and understaffed leading into holidays

Post Office is overwhelmed and understaffed leading into holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, the local Watford City Post Office is feeling the pressure of trying to adequately meet the needs of their customers with an insufficient amount of staffing and an enormous amount of mail volume.

Posted 11/18/14 (Tue)read more »

Drilling activity slows

Drilling activity slows

Drilling begins shift to the “Heart of the Bakken”

Posted 11/18/14 (Tue)read more »

Board looks to build second elementary school

Board looks to build second elementary school

Existing school too small to meet new student growth

Posted 11/18/14 (Tue)read more »

Brother, sister charged with kidnapping their uncle

Niece had uncle sign over oil well rights, loan her and her family more than $20,000 before kidnapping him

Posted 11/12/14 (Wed)read more »

Woman arrested after shooting man in the face

Shooting incident results in four being arrested for involvement in drug ring

Posted 11/12/14 (Wed)read more »

Voters elect first female county commissoners

Schwartzenberger elected sheriff; Skarda, Best to serve on McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners; Republicans head to State Legislature

Posted 11/12/14 (Wed)read more »

Fedorenko earned a Purple Heart during Korean War

Posted 11/04/14 (Tue)read more »

Watford City bypasses finally open

Watford City bypasses finally open

Opening of U.S. Highway 85 and N.D. 23 bypasses reroutes 5,000 trucks per day from city’s streets and intersections

Posted 11/04/14 (Tue)read more »

Alco files for bankruptcy

Impacts on Watford store not known

Posted 11/04/14 (Tue)read more »

A lot is taking shape in Watford City’s ‘backyard’

A lot is taking shape in Watford City’s ‘backyard’

Over $110 million in housing projects currently underway in 10 subdivisions

Posted 10/28/14 (Tue)read more »

Sanford donates $1 million to new hospital in Watford

Sanford donates $1 million to new hospital in Watford

A healthcare partnership in Watford City is expanding to greatly enhance growing community’s needs

Posted 10/28/14 (Tue)read more »

County commission, sheriff races will be key local races

Nov. 4 election will decide fate of state, local candidates

Posted 10/28/14 (Tue)read more »

Falling oil prices could hurt state’s drilling activity

McKenzie County will be least impacted as oil prices fall

Posted 10/21/14 (Tue)read more »

Four-story office building going up on Watford’s Main Street

Four-story office building going up on Watford’s Main Street

Developer breaks ground on 40,000 square foot new office, retail building

Posted 10/21/14 (Tue)read more »

Work begins on new high school

With footings and foundation work underway for the new Watford City High School, members of the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 School Board spent last Monday discussing options that they have to increase the maximum capacity of the school to 800 students.

Posted 10/21/14 (Tue)read more »

Levang named healthcare system’s Woman of Excellence

Levang named healthcare system’s Woman of Excellence

Levang credits the MCHS staff for being the ‘glue of the organization’

Posted 10/21/14 (Tue)read more »

A crime that affects not only the victim, but the community

A crime that affects not only the victim, but the community

Domestic violence becoming a bigger problem throughout the oil patch

Posted 10/14/14 (Tue)read more »

City approves record $104 million budget

The Watford City City Council gave its go-ahead to spending $77 million to construct a new wastewater treatment facility and a new community Events Center.

Posted 10/14/14 (Tue)read more »

Injunction shuts down gun range

Injunction shuts down gun range

Shooters look to make range safer

Posted 10/14/14 (Tue)read more »

County okays $188.8 million budget

With budget approval, county plans to add 45 full-time employees to staff

Posted 10/14/14 (Tue)read more »