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Oil, gas economist to speak at EDC, Chamber meeting

Scott to address the future of oil and gas industry in the Bakken

Posted 2/24/15 (Tue)read more »

Oil production up as rig count falls

McKenzie County is currently producing 37 percent of state’s oil, 45 percent of state’s natural gas

Posted 2/17/15 (Tue)read more »

Final cost for new high school is $52.2 million

Final cost for new high school is $52.2 million

School Board looks at options to meet next fall’s growing student population

Posted 2/17/15 (Tue)read more »

New indoor arena and equestrian training center opens in Watford City

New indoor arena and equestrian training center opens in Watford City

Roughrider Stables & Training Facility offers riding, training, and boarding services

Posted 2/17/15 (Tue)read more »

Watford City’s student numbers expected to double in 10 years

Watford City’s student numbers expected to double in 10 years

New study shows district enrollment to top 3,900 students by 2024

Posted 2/10/15 (Tue)read more »

Post Office begins in-town delivery of mail

Post Office begins in-town delivery of mail

New mail route will service 800 Watford City postal customers

Posted 2/10/15 (Tue)read more »

E-book library comes to McKenzie County

McKenzie County Public Library launches new Library 2 Go program

Posted 2/10/15 (Tue)read more »

City has a building boom in 2014

City has a building boom in 2014

Watford City issues 511 building permits totalling more than $242 million in 2014

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue)read more »

Minot Bomb Squad detonates bombs in Watford RV park

Colorado man charged with possession of explosives, terrorizing, and reckless endangerment

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue)read more »

State’s Attorney’s Office expands in response to growth in crime

McKenzie County judicial system sees similar caseload to Stark County

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue)read more »

Lighting coming to U.S. 85 bypass

Lighting coming to U.S. 85 bypass

NDDOT begins safety review on four-lane portion of U.S. Highway 85 Corridor

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue)read more »

Packing in the garbage

Packing in the garbage

County landfill sees usage jump from 20 tons to 300 tons per day in two years

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue)read more »

Lower oil prices pushing drilling into the Bakken core

Lower oil prices pushing drilling into the Bakken core

McKenzie County will be less impacted by prices than other parts of the Bakken

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue)read more »

Growing to meet more crime

Watford City sees 35 percent increase in DUI-related citations in past year

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue)read more »

School’s Facebook page shares bus, weather information

'McKenzie County School Bus' Facebook page shares bus route information with parents

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue)read more »

Homestead at Watford City will be 720-acre, master-planned community

Holm family donates land for new elementary school and recreation areas

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue)read more »

Home of Economy to open new store in Watford City

By February, Home of Economy hopes to open a new store in Watford City. The store will be located in the space currently occupied by Alco in Watford City’s South Park Plaza.

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue)read more »

City asked to back loan for expansion of golf course

First phase of Fox Hills Golf Course expansion project could cost $4 million

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue)read more »

Fire destroys oil storage tanks

Fire destroys oil storage tanks

Area firefighters battled fire for two days before extinguishing blaze

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue)read more »

Most county residents see increase in their taxes

State property tax relief helps lessen some of 2014 tax bite

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue)read more »