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Arnegard Post Office closure meeting gets off to slow start

Arnegard Post Office closure meeting gets off to slow start

Arnegard area residents who felt strongly that the closing of their community’s post office will have a disastrous impact on their community and the delivery of their mail, patiently sat and waited last Wednesday morning to meet with postal service representatives.

Posted 9/28/11 (Wed)read more »

School Board approves $8.3 million budget

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 school board gave its stamp of approval on a $8,3361,146 budget for the 2011-2012 school year.

Posted 9/21/11 (Wed)read more »

Well fire claims two

An oil well explosion on Wednesday, Sept. 14, claimed the lives of two workers, while two more are still in critical condition at Regions Hospital Burn Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Posted 9/21/11 (Wed)read more »

Grassy Butte residents fight to keep their post office

Grassy Butte residents fight to keep their post office

Grassy Butte residents are boiling mad that their post office is one of 3,700 post offices in the United States that have been targeted for closure.

Posted 9/21/11 (Wed)read more »

Tough choices ahead for museum

Tough choices ahead for museum

A big piece of McKenzie County’s history is threatening to fall apart. But Alexander residents are struggling to keep it intact.

Posted 9/14/11 (Wed)read more »

Ground broken for new motel

Ground broken for new motel

After months of speculation and rumors, it is official. Watford City will have a new motel open by the spring of 2012.

Posted 9/14/11 (Wed)read more »

Commissioners looking at $60 million budget

McKenzie County has big changes in store for the 2012 proposed budget.

Posted 9/14/11 (Wed)read more »

Reliever route around city discussed

Good things came out of last Tuesday’s Theodore Roosevelt Expressway meeting, namely an acknowledgement by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) that something has to be done about U.S. Highway 85.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed)read more »

End comes for Four Eyes Motel

End comes for Four Eyes Motel

When the walls of the Four Eyes Motel start coming down this week, there will be some tears shed by Daryl and Esther Vance.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed)read more »

A long journey to be a pastor

A long journey to be a pastor

It’s been a long journey for Rob Favorite, the newly-ordained Senior Pastor of First Lutheran Church in Watford City. But, according to him, it’s been a good one.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed)read more »

NDRA Finals rides into town

One of the nation’s top 100 events happens this weekend right here in Watford City as the NDRA Championship Rodeo rides into town for two nights of great rodeo action.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed)read more »

Alexander to host 66th annual Old Settlers’ Day

Good times are in store for those who live in Alexander and its surrounding area as the community hosts its 66th annual Old Settlers’ Day celebration.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed)read more »

Farmers see big drop in yields

Farmers see big drop in yields

Usually farmers in western North Dakota are singing, dancing or even praying for rain. But this season many farmers seem to have changed their tune.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed)read more »

Watford’s school enrollment tops 700

Watford’s school enrollment tops 700

It’s been a long, long time since Watford City has seen over 700 students enrolled in its school system. But the days of rising enrollment seem to be back and school officials couldn’t be happier.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed)read more »

Boom’n Bakken

Boom’n Bakken

5,000 new rigs to be drilled in the next two years

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed)read more »

TR Expressway to hold annual meeting in Watford

TR Expressway to hold annual meeting in Watford

With thousands of oilfield-related trucks now traveling U.S. Highway 85 on a daily basis, the number one question on the minds of area residents is, “What improvements are in the works for this highway?”

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed)read more »

City Council says “No more” to man camps

There won’t be any more temporary work force housing units going up within the city of Watford City or within the one-mile Extraterritorial Zoning Area (ETA).

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed)read more »

School district braces for more students

Every dawn has its day. For a school system, that day is now, and the dawn is enrollment.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed)read more »

Rib lovers devour 3,000 pounds of ribs in an hour

Rib lovers devour 3,000 pounds of ribs in an hour

Just like that Ribfest has come and gone, but it will have people smiling every time they think about the fun they had.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed)read more »

Overwhelmed and understaffed

During a time when the rest of the world is in an economic slump, western North Dakota is thriving in its own bubble.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed)read more »