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State invests $119 million in water for Bakken Region

$40 million provided for Western Area Water Supply projects

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed)read more »

Ribfest returns to Watford

Teams sought for Aug. 9 event

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed)read more »

Commission imposes Burn Ban for county

Because of abnormally dry conditions this spring, the McKenzie County Commissioners have issued a countywide Burn Ban.

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed)read more »

USGS doubles estimate of oil in the Bakken/Three Forks

USGS doubles estimate of oil in the Bakken/Three Forks

Report says over 7.4 billion barrels of oil recoverable in Williston Basin

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed)read more »

City feels short-changed by Legislature

Not enough funding provided for small oil-impacted communities

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed)read more »

State takes industrial water sales from Western Area Water

Legislature to provide funds to complete water projects in McKenzie County

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed)read more »

City Hall to undergo remodeling

City remodels City Hall to make room for more employees

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed)read more »

Power companies reach agreement on service areas

MDU, McKenzie Electric to provide electric service to new growth areas

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed)read more »

More judges needed in NW Judicial District

More judges needed in NW Judicial District

In the Northwest Judicial District (NWJD), only two judges preside over an ever-increasing caseload in the rapidly-growing McKenzie, Williams and Divide counties.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

DOT moving forward with U.S. 85 plans

Four-laning of highway, bypass of Watford City to begin this summer

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

More time for students

School District adds extra class period to each day

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

County leads state in oil production

County leads state in oil production

McKenzie County leads state in production of natural gas

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

City, county leaders devastated by Senate cuts

Hope is that $417 million for oil-impacted ambulances, law enforcement, city and county will be restored

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

Spring not here yet!

Spring not here yet!

Storm dumps upward of 14” of snow across portions of McKenzie County

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

Costly road work

County to spend $30 million to fix County Road 16

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

City prods electric suppliers to reach service agreement

MDU, McKenzie Electric have until April 24 to create area service agreement

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

Foundation to funnel donations to school district

Watford City High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and the North Dakota Community Foundation to funnel donations to school district

Posted 4/11/13 (Thu)read more »

Watford third grader is city’s “Mayor for a Day”

Watford third grader is city’s “Mayor for a Day”

Being the mayor of Watford City is not easy for many reasons. But perhaps the job would be easier without the constraints of adult life and adult rules.

Posted 4/10/13 (Wed)read more »

County leads state in traffic fatalities

County leads state in traffic fatalities

Nine people have died in vehicle accidents since beginning of the year

Posted 4/10/13 (Wed)read more »

Funding, roads top forum topics

Taking care of the immediate needs of the state, as well as providing additional state funding for oil-impacted counties in northwestern North Dakota are the two main issues facing the North Dakota Legislature this session.

Posted 4/03/13 (Wed)read more »