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Feeling the pinch of fewer city sales tax dollars

Roughrider Fund Committee puts a hold on future projects

Posted 3/15/16 (Tue)read more »

State’s oil production continues downward slide

State’s oil production continues downward slide

While oil prices started showing signs of a minor rebound in March, low oil prices in January continued to have a downward effect on the state’s oil production

Posted 3/15/16 (Tue)read more »

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry hanging on by a thread

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry hanging on by a thread

Without funding, ministry that has served over 1,100 families could close

Posted 3/15/16 (Tue)read more »

Radioactive waste landfill in county raises concerns

Indian Hills Disposal Solids Management LLC, an oilfield landfill located just north of Alexander, is the first facility in North Dakota to propose accepting radioactive waste under new rules.

Posted 3/08/16 (Tue)read more »

County okays funding for northern bypass linking U.S. 85 to N.D. 1806

Construction of $29.9 million Phase II of roadway to begin this Spring

Posted 3/08/16 (Tue)read more »

Kinder Morgan gives $300,000 donation for construction of new hospital facility

Kinder Morgan gives $300,000 donation for construction of new hospital facility

Kinder Morgan contributed $300,000 to McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ (MCHS) new medical campus

Posted 3/08/16 (Tue)read more »

Ness: U.S. oil in war with foreign producers

Ness: U.S. oil in war with foreign producers

It is pretty hard to sugarcoat the short-term outlook for the United State’s oil industry.

Posted 3/01/16 (Tue)read more »

Masons donate $325,000 to new hospital

Masons donate $325,000 to new hospital

Donation part of $1 million pledge by Ft. Union Lodge

Posted 3/01/16 (Tue)read more »

Foreman pleads guilty to sex abuse

Watford City man faces three more charges of sexual abuse of a child

Posted 3/01/16 (Tue)read more »

Watford airport has $5 million impact on local economy

Watford airport has $5 million impact on local economy

Economic impact of Watford City’s Municipal Airport has greatly increased over the past five years.

Posted 3/01/16 (Tue)read more »

Watford City celebrates opening of new school

Watford City celebrates opening of new school

New $53 million high school welcomes students to first day of classes

Posted 2/23/16 (Tue)read more »

Oil prices won’t rebound until 2017

Oil prices won’t rebound until 2017

North Dakota’s oil, gas production continue on a downward slide

Posted 2/23/16 (Tue)read more »

A pilot’s worst nightmare

A pilot’s worst nightmare

Watford City pilot makes emergency landing on I-94

Posted 2/23/16 (Tue)read more »

Hospital to offer surgery services

Hospital to offer surgery services

McKenzie County Healthcare System partners with UND Medical School to develop surgical program

Posted 2/16/16 (Tue)read more »

Traffic fatalities still high on U.S. 85

Traffic fatalities still high on U.S. 85

Even after four-laning, 19 motorists died in vehicle accidents in 2015

Posted 2/16/16 (Tue)read more »

County looks to have new land use plan by June

To continue on in their strategy of executing a new comprehensive plan for McKenzie County’s future development, the county is taking the next step forward by hosting a set of public meetings on Feb. 23 and 24.

Posted 2/16/16 (Tue)read more »

New high school set to open

New high school set to open

District to hold Open House for 167,000-square foot, $53 million school on Monday, Feb. 15

Posted 2/09/16 (Tue)read more »

CornerStone Bank to build new bank in Watford City

Bank to open in new location in summer of 2017

Posted 2/09/16 (Tue)read more »

County’s first baby arrives by ambulance

County’s first baby arrives by ambulance

On the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 20, Traci Cole and her significant other, Jimmy Royster, did not think they would almost be delivering their new baby boy in the parking lot of a truck stop, let alone the back of an ambulance. But that is exactly what happened.

Posted 2/02/16 (Tue)read more »

Watford’s Main Street welcomes new businesses

Watford’s Main Street welcomes new businesses

Five new businesses bring more retail, dining experiences

Posted 2/02/16 (Tue)read more »