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McKenzie County bids a fond farewell to Father John Pfeifer

McKenzie County bids a fond farewell to Father John Pfeifer

After years in the priesthood, Father John looks forward to a retirement of fishing and living close to family

Posted 6/06/12 (Wed)read more »

County zoning plans continue to develop

McKenzie County officials are continuing to develop a county-wide comprehensive zoning plan, which will include specific zoning designations and the accompanying land use plans.

Posted 5/30/12 (Wed)read more »

Tobacco Gardens Resort opens for the season with a new look

Tobacco Gardens Resort opens for the season with a new look

New all-season restaurant opens on Lake Sakakawea

Posted 5/30/12 (Wed)read more »

Military service was a family tradition

Military service was a family tradition

Quale awarded Bronze Star for valor during service in Vietnam

Posted 5/23/12 (Wed)read more »

School District No. 1 working to solve teacher housing problem

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 school board has finally come to the decision either it has to purchase housing or they are not going to be successful in recruiting and hiring new teachers or administrative staff.

Posted 5/23/12 (Wed)read more »

Moving on up!

Moving on up!

Bakken propels North Dakota to No. 2 oil-producing state in the country

Posted 5/23/12 (Wed)read more »

Developers have big plans for growing Watford

Developers have big plans for growing Watford

New subdivisions to bring housing, retail and commercial options to city

Posted 5/23/12 (Wed)read more »

City gives go-ahead for new developments

Watford City’s City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday, May 7, cleared the way for what could very well be the biggest summer of building development that the city has ever seen.

Posted 5/16/12 (Wed)read more »

Watford gives food vendors 45 days to move

Watford gives food vendors 45 days to move

The battle over mobile food vendors in Watford City finally boiled over last Monday when the Watford City City Council voted 3-1 to give mobile food vendors 45 days to come into compliance with zoning ordinances, and in most cases that means relocating.

Posted 5/16/12 (Wed)read more »

Hadley brings wealth of experience to county planning job

Hadley brings wealth of experience to county planning job

Walter Hadley, who has extensive planning experience in Idaho, has been hired as the new planner for McKenzie County .

Posted 5/16/12 (Wed)read more »

WAWS brings water to western North Dakota

WAWS brings water to western North Dakota

$110 million project to provide potable water to municipal and rural residents throughout western North Dakota.

Posted 5/09/12 (Wed)read more »

Perfect seeding conditions

Early seeding in McKenzie County continues to run way ahead of last year's late start.

Posted 5/09/12 (Wed)read more »

DOT to study four-lane for U.S. 85

While an actual four-lane of U.S. Highway 85 from Watford City to Williston could very well be years in the future, the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation (NDDOT) has begun taking the initial steps of making that a reality.

Posted 5/09/12 (Wed)read more »

New museum exhibit showcases oil industry

New museum exhibit showcases oil industry

Museum to house scale model of oil well site

Posted 5/02/12 (Wed)read more »

W.C.H.S. goes into “lock-down” as part of drug search

W.C.H.S. goes into “lock-down” as part of drug search

The Watford City High School went into “lock-down” for minutes last Wednesday afternoon as the Watford City Police Dept., along with members of the Northwest Area Task Force and canine units from the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Williston Police Dept., conducted a drug search of the school.

Posted 5/02/12 (Wed)read more »

Food trucks pose new issues for city

The overwhelming demand for restaurants is not yet being met by new restaurants, but by vendors in food trucks or trailers.

Posted 5/02/12 (Wed)read more »

$8 million remodel plan for elementary school unveiled

$8 million remodel plan for elementary school unveiled

It wasn’t all that many years ago, when faced with a decade of declining enrollment, that the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 School Board was giving very serious consideration to the closing of the Watford City Elementary School.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed)read more »

School District No. 1 to hire and hire . . . and hire

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 is looking to hire 12 teaching positions and two administration positions for the 2012-2013 school year.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Homefest gets a big makeover

Homefest is a Watford City tradition that celebrates class and family reunions, street dances and warm weather.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Traffic violations on the rise

Law enforcement see huge jump in number of traffic offenses

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed)read more »