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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 »

Injunction shuts down gun range

Injunction shuts down gun range

Shooters look to make range safer

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 »

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 »

40 percent of Watford elementary students considered “homeless”

40 percent of Watford elementary students considered “homeless”

Lack of permanent housing and living conditions of many area residents are factors in “homeless” classification

Posted 10/07/14 (Tue)read more »

Firefighters give of their time to serve their community

Watford City volunteer firefighters are on pace for responding to approximately 275 to 300 calls by the end of 2014.

Posted 10/07/14 (Tue)read more »

Costly road closures

Costly road closures

Rain-closed roads cost the state’s oilfield over $50 million per day

Posted 10/07/14 (Tue)read more »

$500,000 donation ‘kicks off’ healthcare system’s fund drive

$500,000 donation ‘kicks off’ healthcare system’s fund drive

First International Bank & Trust makes its largest donation to any single community project

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

Legislation would infuse money to city, county

Legislators say surge funding, change in Gross Production Tax formulas is critical to oil-impacted areas

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

Study: McKenzie County could see 13,500 wells by 2027

McKenzie County is projected to have 13,500 wells by 2027. To put that growth into perspective, McKenzie County had 2,656 in production in July of this year, while there are now 11,287 producing wells in all of North Dakota.

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

With U.S. 85 Bypass open, Alexander back to normal

With U.S. 85 Bypass open, Alexander back to normal

With bypass around Alexander has finally completed, city residents are thrilled to have their Main Street back.

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

Alexander School out of room

Alexander School out of room

District turns to voters for $17 million bond issue to meet student growth

Posted 9/23/14 (Tue)read more »

Henrikson charged with murder-for-hire

Former Watford City man faces federal felony charges in two deaths

Posted 9/23/14 (Tue)read more »

A melting pot of cultures

A melting pot of cultures

Children from 49 states, 20 foreign countries attending Watford Elementary

Posted 9/23/14 (Tue)read more »

Farmers rush to finish harvest

Farmers rush to finish harvest

About half of the crops in McKenzie County are still standing in the fields waiting to be harvested.

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

Oil production sets new record

Oil production sets new record

North Dakota produces 1.10 billion barrels of oil per day in July

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

School Board okays 12 percent mill levy increase

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 approved a 12 percent mill increase for school district patrons as it finalized a $14.8 million budget.

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

City Council eyes $104 million budget

Watford City budgets $60 million for new Events Center

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

County to spend $135 million of $192.6 million budget on roads and bridges

Proposed county budget up 96.8 percent

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

Busting at the seams

Watford City sees school enrollment jump 27 percent

Posted 9/09/14 (Tue)read more »